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REPORT: Best to Worst State Tax Systems for Entrepreneurship and Small Business

By at 16 April, 2015, 6:43 am

Contact: Raymond J. Keating, 631-909-1122    rkeating@sbecouncil.org Washington, D.C. – Tax Day has come and gone, but tax compliance and paying taxes weigh on small business owners and entrepreneurs everyday. At the state level, some states make it easy to deal with taxes. Other states make it real painful. Today, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council […]

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President Obama Vetoes Resolution to Protect Small Businesses and Their Employees’ Privacy from Labor Union Havoc

By at 31 March, 2015, 5:04 pm

Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council President & CEO issued the following statement in response to President Barack Obama’s veto of S.J. Res 8, a resolution against the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB’s) far-reaching rule favoring labor union interests over small businesses and their employees: “It is ironic that President Obama vetoed legislation […]

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As House Prepares to Vote on EPA Transparency Legislation, CRS Responds to White House Veto Threat

By at 17 March, 2015, 7:52 am

Washington, D.C. – Today is the final day for the public to submit comments to EPA for its proposed rule to further tighten the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone (Ozone NAAQS).  Ozone NAAQS are shaping up to be the most expensive regulation ever issued. Just yesterday, 11 governors described the rule as, “onerous” […]

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FCC’s Intrusive Internet Order Will Choke Innovation and Entrepreneurship

By at 12 March, 2015, 1:27 pm

Small Business Group Looks to Congress to Step In Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement regarding the long-awaited release of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) plan to regulate the Internet: “When government regulates as intrusively as the FCC has done through its […]

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Small Business Advocate Comments on FCC Vote to Regulate the Internet With Archaic Public Utility Regulations

By at 26 February, 2015, 2:09 pm

Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement in response to a 3-2 vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate the Internet as a public utility: “The vote by three members of the FCC to regulate the Internet with archaic public utility […]

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Passage of Permanent Expensing Bill in U.S. House Cheered by Small Business Advocate

By at 13 February, 2015, 12:35 pm

Washington, DC – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) President & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement in response to passage of “America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2015” (H.R. 686) in the U.S. House today: “To be competitive in today’s economy small businesses must invest. But Washington has made it difficult […]

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SBE Council Supports Launch of Local Business Coalition to Combat Expansion of Joint Employer Definition

By at 10 February, 2015, 3:24 pm

Washington, D.C. – Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) President & CEO Karen Kerrigan applauded the launch of a new coalition of local business owners and small business groups who are concerned that the National Labor Relations Board will expand the definition of joint employer, which would undermine the employer-employee relationship and diminish the autonomy […]

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SBE Council Chief Economist Concerned About Self-Employment Trends

By at 6 February, 2015, 12:43 pm

Washington, D.C. – Today, Raymond J. Keating, chief economist for the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), issued the following statement in reaction to the jobs data release today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: “The strong job growth in both the payroll and household surveys for January is most welcome. However, our […]

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Small Business Advocate Praises House Passage of Regulatory Reform Bill that Strengthens Environment for Startups and Small Business Success

By at 5 February, 2015, 4:39 pm

Washington, D.C. – In response to today’s passage of the “Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2015” (H.R. 527) by the U.S. House of Representatives, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) President & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement: “Entrepreneurs across America are burdened by excessive government regulation. Moreover, they don’t understand how and […]

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FCC Chairman’s Call to Regulate the Internet Undermines Small Business

By at 4 February, 2015, 4:04 pm

“…a sad day for American innovation and entrepreneurship” Washington, D.C. – Today, Karen Kerrigan, President and CEO of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), issued the following statement in reaction to Federal Communication (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler’s call and forthcoming actions to regulate broadband networks: “With his proposal to regulate wired and wireless […]

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