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SBE Council Praises House Passage of LNG Exports Bill

By at 28 January, 2015, 6:47 pm

Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) President & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement regarding passage of the “LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act” (H.R. 351) by the U.S. House of Representatives on January 28: “The U.S. House of Representatives has taken the first step in strengthening America’s role as […]



By at 21 January, 2015, 12:30 am

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), a nonprofit advocacy and research organization dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship and protecting small businesses, said President Barback Obama’s State of the Union address included a laundry list of expensive ideas, the cost of which would fall on the backs of many entrepreneurs, small employers […]


SBE Council Urges 114th Congress in Ads: “Do Your Job” and Pass “TAX REFORM NOW”

By at 9 January, 2015, 8:30 am

Washington, D.C. – The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) has been greeting members of the 114th Congress with ads at Washington’s Ronald Reagan National Airport and on 500 Metro Rail Cars with an important message about one of the group’s top priorities for 2015. The “Tax Reform Now” ad campaign began on December […]


SBE Council Calls New York Ban on Fracking a Ban on Growth and Jobs

By at 18 December, 2014, 2:55 pm

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) made clear its disappointment with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to ban hydraulic fracturing in the state. SBE Council president and CEO Karen Kerrigan said, “This misguided ban on hydraulic fracturing in New York amounts to a ban on economic growth, small […]


SBE Council Ranks the 50 States in “Small Business Policy Index 2014”

By at 11 December, 2014, 11:03 am

How Do States Rank on Small Business Policy Friendliness?                       Washington, D.C. – Today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) released its 19th annual “Small Business Policy Index 2014: Ranking the States on Policy Measures and Costs Impacting Small Business and Entrepreneurship.” The Index, which SBE […]


SBE Council Co-Hosts National Symposia in Northern Virginia Addressing Challenges, Opportunities for Small Business in 2015

By at 24 November, 2014, 10:30 am

The Travelers Institute Chooses the Dulles Region for Next Small Business – Big Opportunity℠ Symposium National symposia series addresses challenges small businesses face Reston, Va., Nov. 24, 2014 – The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV), today will hold its next Small Business – Big Opportunity symposium at […]


Small Business Growth from Natural Gas Production and Exports

By at 13 November, 2014, 11:01 am

New Report Shows Energy Sector – Led By Small and Medium Size Firms – Added Significant Small Businesses and Jobs, While Overall U.S. Economy Witnessed Losses WASHINGTON, DC (November 13, 2014) – In the midst of a historic energy revolution, United States energy sector companies – particularly small and midsize businesses – are adding new […]


SBE Council Asks EPA to Withdraw its “Waters of the U.S.” Proposal

By at 12 November, 2014, 1:58 pm

Washington, D.C. —The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) joined with 375 trade associations and chambers from 50 states representing a wide range of industries to voice strong concerns with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (Corps) flawed proposed rule to dramatically expand the scope of federal […]


Regulating the Internet Not a Directive Sent by Voters, says Small Business Advocate

By at 10 November, 2014, 4:11 pm

..entrepreneurs and small businesses will be hurt the most by President’s call to place the Internet under tight federal control Washington, D.C. – In response to President Barack Obama’s statement today urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to impose stringent regulations on the broadband Internet, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen […]


CRS Calls on Congress to Address Regulatory Fairness, Transparency, and Accountability

By at 5 November, 2014, 2:10 pm

Washington, DC— Karen Kerrigan, President of Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council and Center for Regulatory Solutions, issued the following statement in response to the 2014 mid-term election results: “Regardless of the party in power, both parties should agree that our nation’s regulatory system is impeding economic growth and is hostile to small businesses and everything […]


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