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May 28th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C.- Today, the U.S. House passed the “Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act,” H.R. 7010. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan issued the following statement on the legislation’s passage, which makes key fixes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): “There are many important improvements and updates to PPP […]

May 28th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House is expected to vote on changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in legislation introduced by U.S. Representatives Chip Roy (R-TX) and Dean Phillips (D-MN). While the original legislation, the “Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act,” included the repeal of the arbitrary 75-25 ratio for determining […]

May 27th, 2020 by

Karen Kerrigan, President & CEO of Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council talks with host Vince Molinari about how small businesses are getting back to business in this COVID economy. Kerrigan and Molinari discussed the state of small businesses, the latest on the PPP loan program and needed reforms, and temporary relief provided by the Securities […]

May 22nd, 2020 by

May 22, 2020 1:00 p.m. ET Recently, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued temporary relief from certain provisions of Regulation Crowdfunding. Small businesses can now more quickly and easily conduct public fundraising to access the capital they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. NextSeed Co-Founder and CEO, Youngro Lee, will be hosting a webinar with guest […]

May 20th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release 5G “Upgrade Order” Clarifies Rules, Reduces Time and Red Tape Washington, D.C – On May 19, Federal Communications Commissioner (FCC) Brendan Carr announced that his “5G Upgrade Order” will be voted on at the agency’s June 15 open meeting. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan […]

May 20th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – On May 19, President Donald J. Trump issued an Executive Order, “Regulatory Relief to Support Economic Recovery,” which aims to identify and remove barriers to innovation and restrictive red tape that may hinder the restoration of economic growth in the U.S. economy. Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE […]

May 19th, 2020 by

UPDATED May 23, 2020 by Karen Kerrigan- New on May 22: Interim Final Rules on Loan Forgiveness The rules cover what is forgivable under PPP, the forgiveness process, and other procedures in a Q&A format. New on May 22: SBA Loan Review Procedures and Related Borrower and Lender Responsibilities. The rules, provided in a Q&A […]

May 18th, 2020 by

The two organizations are releasing a report & convened small business leaders to highlight the importance of small business to the American economy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Chris Landrigan Washington, D.C. – The Small Business Roundtable (SBR), a coalition of leading small business and entrepreneurship organizations, has partnered with Facebook to release the State of […]

May 13th, 2020 by

In a May 13 Morning Consult Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan covers key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to make it more effective for small businesses and enable them to maintain the jobs that are critical to so many local economies. As she noted in the piece: PPP needs to […]

May 12th, 2020 by

U.S. Senate hearing to explore “State of Broadband” on May 13 NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. –  On Tuesday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. ET, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will host a hearing of vital importance to small businesses across the United States: “The State of Broadband Amid the […]

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