Growth Without Barriers

Growth Without Barriers

For over 25 years, SBE Council has worked to successfully implement a range of policy and private sector initiatives to strengthen the ecosystem for startups and small business growth. For more information: SBECouncil.org

Episodes

October 28, 2021 20 min
Karen Kerrigan, SBE Council: Weak GDP and why "Build Back Better" is not the answer; IRS surveillance update; "Big Tech" Senate antitrust bill's harm to small biz; supply chain solutions; getting ready for the holiday and more.
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Karen Kerrigan, SBE Council: Census Bureau Small Business Pulse Survey presents troubling picture; "Big Tech" Senate bill sabotages small businesses; update on IRS scheme to track banking accounts; Luetkemeyer's "Guidance Clarity Act" passes House.
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Karen Kerrigan, SBE Council: Privacy dangers and complexity of proposed IRS tracking of all transactions over $600; how changes to 20% deduction under House Dems' tax plan will impact SMBs; high marks to SEC for new Capital Raising Navigator Tool.
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Karen Kerrigan, SBE Council: Census Bureau weekly data shows difficult environment for small biz, government shouldn't make it worse; Facebook outage lessons; QuickBooks/Small Business Roundtable virtual Entrepreneurship Exchange on Weds Oct 13.
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Karen Kerrigan, SBE Council: New SBE Council study by EY Quest ranks economic harm of proposed Biden Admin. tax hikes; why $80 billion + supercharged IRS reporting is bad for small biz; update on $1.2 trillion and $3.5 trillion spending packages.
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Karen Kerrigan, SBE Council: Update on the $3.5 trillion spending package and SBE Council's aggressive opposition to harmful measures; SBA's new $2M cap on EIDL loans; time-sensitive tax/marketing resources at SBECouncil.org.
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Growth Without Barriers - DIGITAL EDITION: Asheesh Agarwal on America's technological edge, policies government action that threaten the edge and national security, and his recent op-ed at The Hill: "Will the US emulate China's tech takedown?"
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Growth Without Barriers - DIGITAL EDITION: Dr. Kekai Namauu; Air Force Vet; founder, Dynamic Advancement & NTI; on his cybersecurity training biz for vets and how DOE proposals to limit use of online education hurts vets, innovation & our economy.
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Karen Kerrigan, SBE Council on National Small Business Week, a summary of the wins and losses in the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package - including big tax hikes - and results of a new American Edge survey and where voters stand on "Big Tech."
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Karen Kerrigan, SBE Council: The Biden vaccine/testing mandate and its impact, small business retirement plan requirements advance in U.S. House, and latest Census Bureau's Small Business Pulse Survey shows why both these proposals are harmful.
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Karen Kerrigan, SBE Council: What's behind August jobs data, what's next for $3.5 trillion spending bill, Senator Manchin's WSJ op-ed opposing the bill, more on step-up basis repeal, SBECouncil blog series debunking premise of Biden Competition EO.
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Karen Kerrigan, SBE Council, on tragic events in Afghanistan; tax impact of $3.5 trillion budget on small biz; why retroactive capital gains tax at death will crush small biz + be cash cow for big banks; 5G LinkedIn Live on 9/1 with AT&T Business.
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Karen Kerrigan, SBE Council, on House's return to vote on $3.5 trillion spending package, and impact on small biz; new data from SBA's Office of Advocacy on self-employed & wealth creation; why the Biden plan for prescription drugs is a problem.
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Raymond J. Keating, chief economist, SBE Council, discusses small business and A) new SBE Council tax survey; B) current economic situation, workforce shortage, inflation; C) economic and tax implications of the $3.5 trillion spending package.
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Karen Kerrigan, SBE Council, on the latest SBE Council survey showing great concern about possible tax increases, and the impact of higher capital gains taxes and elimination of step-up in basis, on small and family businesses and family farms.
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Karen Kerrigan, SBE Council, on a tale of two infrastructure packages - the "bipartisan" and "human infrastructure" packages - the implications for small business, and the "pay fors" for each. Hint: watch your pocket on the latter package.
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Karen Kerrigan, SBE Council: Impending Biden vaccine/testing requirements for federal employees/contractors; Karen's Washington Times op-ed on government & healthcare; infrastructure packages & PRO Act threat, new SBA PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal.
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Growth Without Barriers - DIGITAL EDITION: Rieva Lesonsky, CEO of GrowBiz Media: Mastering Facebook, Amazon & other marketing platforms; online advertising & social commerce strategies; important data from Rieva's TrendCasts at SBECouncil.org.
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Karen Kerrigan, SBE Council, on Senate HELP Committee's hearing on the PRO Act; will Democrats break their pledge to not raise taxes on small biz?; a recap of SBE Council's "State of Small Business and Startups in the Digital Economy" briefing.
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Karen Kerrigan, SBE Council, on Gallup "Confidence Survey" ranking small business at #1; status of infrastructure deal & budget package, update on opposition to DOL/David Weil nomination; SBE Council's Capitol Hill Briefing, July 22, 1 pm ET.
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