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September 30th, 2020 by

COVID RELIEF NOW COALITION For Immediate Release Wednesday, September 30, 2020  Contact:         Maura Morton, 202-381-8644;                           Jennifer Myers, 202-289-3148;   NEW COALITION OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTOR LEADERS CALL ON CONGRESS TO ACT ON COVID RELIEF BEFORE ELECTION  The COVID Relief NOW Coalition calls for “No Recess Without Relief” imploring Congress to find bipartisan solution to move […]

September 29th, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – Tonight is the first presidential debate, and the nation’s leading advocate for entrepreneurs and small business owners is urging debate moderator Chris Wallace to direct pointed questions about the state of Main Street businesses and local economies to the candidates during the portion of the debate he has […]

September 29th, 2020 by

SBE Council’s COVID-19 Policy Solutions Series  The Main Street Recovery Co-Investment Fund: How Washington Can Immediately Deliver Matching Capital to Help Local Businesses Recover and Grow October 1, 2020 1:00 p.m. ET RSVP Below Investment crowdfunding is gaining momentum and offers a practical solution that Congress or the Federal Reserve can immediately utilize to efficiently […]

September 28th, 2020 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C.  – In a letter sent to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives today, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) president & CEO Karen Kerrigan warned about the potential closure of millions of small businesses and why it is important to take immediate steps to modify and […]

September 25th, 2020 by

In a September 24 CNBC article about the push by small business groups and banks to simplify the  Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness process, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan commented on why this is needed and why many small business owners and banks are waiting it out to see if Congress or […]

September 22nd, 2020 by

NEWS For Immediate Release Washington, D.C. – It’s National Small Business Week, and the nation’s leading advocate for entrepreneurs and small businesses implored Congress to act on measures to boost the viability of our nation’s Main Street businesses in order to preserve and protect local economies throughout the United States in the aftermath of COVID-19 […]

September 22nd, 2020 by

It’s National Small Business Week and in a September 21 Morning Consult Op-ed, SBE Council president & CEO Karen Kerrigan and ACCF nonresident Senior Fellow Mike Roman express their sense of urgency about the need for Congress to act on further relief and a recovery package for America’s small businesses. As they note in the […]

September 17th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- A major area of the economy that has bounced back impressively since the first months of this pandemic has been housing. After three months of strong growth, the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau points to a housing construction taking a breather in August. Well, kind of, given that the […]

September 16th, 2020 by

by Raymond J. Keating- The latest report on retail sales from the U.S. Census Bureau pointed to the consumers climbing out of the hole created by the pandemic and related shutdowns, as well as e-commerce retailers largely sustaining recent increases in sales. Census reported that sales for retail and food services in August grew by […]

September 16th, 2020 by

NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Small Business SOS: It’s Time to Supercharge Local Crowdfunding to Unlock Needed Capital New Report Highlights Investment Crowdfunding’s Success, and COVID-19 Policy Opportunities for Recovery Washington, D.C. – Access to capital continues to be a top challenge for struggling local businesses and entrepreneurs, and COVID-19’s economic impact is deepening its toll […]

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