The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) is a 100,000 member small business advocacy organization... MORE

BizLine News Blog   RSS

A Look at the Global Innovation Index 2014

by Raymond J. Keating- The Global Innovation Index 2014 – an annual ranking of 143 economies published by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization – was released on July 18. The index, which has been published since 2007, uses 81 measures to gauge innovation capabilities and results. In terms of major findings, […]

FACT OF THE WEEK: Uncorking Inflation

With the Federal Reserve running loose money without any precedent in the history of our nation, and for almost six years now, is inflation finally being uncorked? The rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) over recent months points to real and significant concerns about inflation. As defined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the […]

FCC Won’t Let Go of Regulating the Internet

by Raymond J. Keating- The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has received “an avalanche of net neutrality comments,” according to a report at FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler (as reported by The Hill) “incited a firestorm in April when he unveiled his plan to rewrite rules governing content delivery on the Internet. Under his original plan, Internet […]


Health Care Policy Cost Index Business Tax Index Survival Index 2011 Monetary Policy, Gas Prices and the Impact on Small Business