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The Coronavirus Shock and Small Businesses: Firm Preparedness, Impacts, and Policy Responses
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
Joe Brusuelas, Chief Economist, RSM
Thad Inge, Government Relations Manager, Paychex
Moderator: Michael Chow, Lead Data Analyst and Economist, NFIB; NABE Small Business/Entrepreneurship Roundtable Co-Chair
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading throughout the U.S. at an increasingly rapid pace with over 3,800 cases reported. Government officials have thus far responded with rate cuts totaling 150 bp, a bipartisan $8.3 billion emergency aid package, and the declaration of a national emergency, freeing up $50 billion in additional funding, with additional measures being considered. Forecasts for transportation, hospitality, and recreation industries have been downgraded and financial markets have reacted to these quickly changing dynamics in a negative and volatile fashion.
Should economic turmoil persist and revised forecasts become reality, small businesses are unlikely to survive unscathed. How prepared are small firms to cope with a rapid spread of COVID-19, what has the impact been on them thus far, and what can (or should) the government do to assist small firms during these turbulent times?
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“Small Business Agenda Items for the Trump Administration”
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
Join us for a webinar and discussion on the Small Business Agenda Items for the new President. Our speakers will discuss many issues on the agenda for the new President to address to help small businesses including: regulations, minimum wage, lending, healthcare, trade policy and other economic factors.
Karen Kerrigan, President & CEO, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council
Ray Keating, Chief Economist, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council
Holly Wade, Director, Research and Policy Analysis, NFIB
Daniel Bean, Financial Analyst at FDIC & NABE Small Business/Entrepreneurship Roundtable
For nearly twenty-five years, Karen Kerrigan's leadership, advocacy, and training work has helped foster U.S. entrepreneurship and global small business growth. She is president & CEO of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council, and is the group’s chief advocate for its members. Karen regularly testifies before the U.S. Congress on key issues impacting entrepreneurs and the economy, and has been appointed to numerous federal advisory boards including the National Women's Business Council, the U.S. Treasury's Taxpayer Advisory Panel, and the National Advisory Committee for Labor Provisions of the U.S. Free Trade Agreements. Kerrigan regularly engages with the President's cabinet and key advisors and has participated in several White House economic summits and scores of events hosted by the Small Business Administration, U.S. Treasury Department, and other federal government agencies and departments. She has written hundreds of Op-Eds and newspaper columns, and regularly appears on national television and talk radio programs. She graduated from SUNY Cortland with a B.A. in Political Science.
Ray Keating, Chief Economist, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council
Raymond J. Keating serves as chief economist for the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council). He writes, speaks, and testifies before Congress and state bodies on a wide range of issues affecting the entrepreneurial sector of the economy. Keating authors SBE Council's annual "Small Business Survival Index" and the "Small Business Tax Index." He also is the author of the SBE Council book, Unleashing Small Business Through IP: The Role of Intellectual Property in Driving Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Investment. Keating is a former columnist for Long Island Business News, Newsday on Long Island, and the New York City Tribune. He also formerly served as an adjunct business professor at Dowling College. Keating has written hundreds of articles, with pieces published in such periodicals as The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Boston Globe, National Review, Investor's Business Daily, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Times, New York Post, Daily News, and many more. Keating holds an MA in economics from New York University, an MBA in banking and finance from Hofstra University, and a BS in business administration and economics from St. Joseph's College.
Holly Wade, Director, Research & Policy Analysis, National Federation of Independent Business
Holly Wade is the director of research and policy analysis for NFIB, where she provides analysis on public policy issues and economic trends affecting small business. She also produces the monthly Small Business Economic Trends survey with NFIB’s chief economist. She is a member of the National Association of Business Economics, National Economists Club, and the Department of Commerce’s Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business. She has undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Sociology from the University of Washington and a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Denver.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Pam Porter, Executive Vice President, Opportunity Finance Network
Daniel Bean, Financial Analyst at FDIC & NABE Small Business/Entrepreneurship Roundtable Chair
Join us for a webinar and discussion on the Small Business Lending Landscape in 2016. The Small Business Lending Landscape is rapidly changing. We will discuss: 1) market size and trends; 2) traditional lenders; 3) alternative sources; and 4) emerging new entrants. In addition, this Webinar will explain and identify factors that are driving changes in Small Business Lending. Other topics for discussion include SBA Lending Growth, Mission-Driven Lenders, and Small Business FinTech.
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
10:00am - 11:00am ET
Karen Mills, Senior Fellow, Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School & Former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration
Daniel Bean, Financial Analyst at FDIC & Chairman of the Small Business/Entrepreneurship Roundtable (NABE)
Mills slides (PDF)
Join us for a discussion on the State of Small Business Lending including credit access during the recovery and how technology may change access to credit. During the 2008 crisis, small businesses were less able to secure bank credit because of a “perfect storm” of falling sales, weakened collateral, and risk aversion among lenders. Online platforms are emerging which are bringing small business lending into the 21st century by changing how small loans are evaluated and opening up entirely new pools of capital access in the process. There is evidence that access to bank credit for small firms was in steady decline prior to the crisis, hit hard during the crisis and has continued to decline in the recovery. Is there a gap in small business access to credit?
Registration is FREE for NABE members, $20 for others.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Ian Hathaway, Founder and Managing Director of Ennsyte Economics, a Research & Consulting Firm
Robert Litan, Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Economics Studies Program at the Brookings Institution
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Daniel Bean, Financial Analyst at FDIC & Chairman of the Small Business/Entrepreneurship Roundtable (NABE).
Join us for a discussion on the dynamics of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Topics include: 1) The Increasing Dominance of Older Firms; 2) Entrepreneurship and Job Creation; and 3) The Declining Business Dynamism in the United States. What is driving the decline in the firm formation rate?
Thursday, December 12
2:00 pm EST
Molly Brogan Day, National Small Business Association (NSBA)
Augustine (Gus) Faucher, PNC Services Group
Dan Bean, Financial Analyst, FDIC
Autumn 2013 PNC Survey of Small Business Owners PNC-Report1.pdf
NSBA 2013 Mid-Year Economic Report NSBA-Report1.pdf
The NABE Small-Business-Entrepreneurship Roundtable will hold a webinar/teleconference to discuss the current U.S. Small Business Owners Outlook. The Mid-Year 2013 National Small Business Association survey findings will be discussed. In addition, highlights of the Autumn 2013 PNC biannual survey will be presented.
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Molly Brogan Day, Vice President of Public Affairs NSBA Molly Brogan Day is currently the Vice President of Public Affairs for the National Small Business Association. Ms. Day served as a senior director of government affairs, overseeing advocacy and public outreach on health care, immigration, workplace issues and employee benefits.
Gus Faucher, Vice President and Senior Macroeconomist, PNC Financial Services Group Gus Faucher is Vice President and Senior Macroeconomist at the PNC Financial Services Group. He is responsible for contributing to the preparation of PNC’s U.S. economic forecast and alternative economic scenarios. In addition, he contributes to PNC’s National Economic Outlook, Economic Releases, Market Expectations Survey, and Economic Outlook Survey of Small Business Owners Reports.
Thursday, July 25 2:00pm ET
William Dunkelberg, Chief Economist, National Federation of Independent Businesses
Dunkelberg Slide Presentation (PDF)
Holly Wade, National Federation of Independent Business
William Dunkelberg will discuss the current state of the small-business economy, how large and small businesses have differed in the recover, and potential obstacles/opportunities that could affect small-business growth in the future.
William Dunkelberg is a former president of NABE and has served as the chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business since 1971. Dunkelberg is a nationally known authority on small business, entrepreneurship, consumer behavior and consumer credit and government policy.
Registration is free for NABE members, $20 for others.
Thursday, July 12 11:00am ET
Dan Bean, Financial Analyst, FDIC, moderator Molly Brogan, Vice President of Public Affairs, NSBA
2011 NSBA Year-End Economic Report 2012 Small Business Taxation Survey Politics of Small BusinessAccess to Capital Survey
The NABE Small Business-Entrepreneurship Roundtable will hold a teleconference to discuss how small businesses have fared over the past 12 months. The 2012 National Small Business Association (NSBA) Small Business Taxation Survey results will be presented. In addition, the NSBA Politics of Small Business Survey findings will provide an overview of the role small business plays not just in the U.S. economy, but in our overall political system.
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The National Small Business Association (NSBA) celebrating its 75th anniversary has been one of the nation’s leading small business advocates. Issues such as small business confidence; past and projected business growth; past and projected job growth and small business financing are some topics of concern as described in the Economic Outlook. As the 2012 election kicks into high gear, America’s small businesses continue to be the focal point for stump speeches, however what really maters is what happens after the campaigning is over according to the Politics Survey. While the respondent’s political persuasion played a key role in their opinions, all small business owners agree on one thing: economic and fiscal issues drive their voting decisions. The NSBA 2012 small business Taxation Survey provides timely and useful information on how taxes are impacting America’s small business community.
What are the major issues facing small business owners in 2012? Please join this upcoming SBERT sponsored teleconference to learn answers to this question and more.
Molly Brogan, Vice President of Public Affairs NSBA Molly Brogan is currently the vice president of public affairs for the National Small Business Association (NSBA). Ms. Brogan served as senior director of government affairs, overseeing advocacy and public outreach on health care, immigration, workplace issues and employee benefits. She also facilitated the NSBA Political Action Committee, and oversaw the 2006 election campaign and endorsement activities.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
11:00 AM (ET)
Dan Bean, Financial Analyst, FDIC, moderator
Molly Brogan, Vice President of Public Affairs, NSBA
Holly Wade, Policy Analyst, NFIB
How do small business owners view the overall U.S. economy today? What are the challenges facing small business? What are the current small business economic trends? Please join this upcoming SBERT sponsored Teleconference to learn answers to these questions and more.
This event is free for members of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Roundtable and KnowledgeLINK members, $15 for NABE members, and $60 for others.
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Molly Brogan, Vice President of Public Affairs NSBA
Molly Brogan is currently the vice president of public affairs for the National Small Business Association (NSBA). Ms. Brogan served as senior director of government affairs, overseeing advocacy and public outreach on health care, immigration, workplace issues and employee benefits. She also facilitated the NSBA Political Action Committee, and oversaw the 2006 election campaign and endorsement activities.
Holly Wade, Policy Analyst, NFIB
Holly Wade Serves as a policy analyst providing in-depth research and analysis on small business policy issues including health insurance and international trade. In addition, she produces the monthly Small Business Economic Trends Survey with NFIB’s chief economist and other policy related surveys of small business owners. Ms Wade also serves as a member of the Department of Commerce’s Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Small and Minority Business.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
2:00 PM (EDT)
Chad Moutray, U.S. Small Business Administration, Office of Advocacy, moderator
Tim Kane, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation slides
Scott Shane, Case Western Reserve University slides
The webinar will discuss the impact of start-ups on the economy and the role for policy makers in enhancing the economic impact of firm formation. The presenters will discuss the appropriate approach for federal, state, and local policies toward entrepreneurship.
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William Powers, International Economist, U.S. International Trade Commission, moderator
Kate Bishop, Business Development Officer, Export-Import Bank Slides PDF
Richard Ginsburg, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration Slides PDF
John Tschetter, Deputy Director, Economic and Statistics Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce Slides PDF
Small businesses account for 30 percent of the total known export value, and international trade represents a major opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses. This panel will discuss the current situation for small businesses wishing to export (or import), government programs designed to assist those wishing to sell their goods and services internationally, and credit and other challenges that stop some small firms from pursuing overseas trade.
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Tuesday, April 27
Alicia Robb, Senior Research Fellow, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, moderator
John Taylor, Vice President of Research, National Venture Capital Association
Catherine Mott, CEO & Founder, Blue Tree Capital Group, and Chairman, Angel Capital Education Foundation
Slide Presentation (PowerPoint)
Slide Presentation (PDF)
There's no secret that start-ups are having a hard time finding capital these days. The venture capital industry is downsizing (755 first time fundings in 2009 vs.1038 in 2005). Angels and angel groups are an increasingly important part of the start-up ecosystem. Where do angels invest? Where do VC’s invest? Also, the SBA Business Dynamics Statistics reports that all net new jobs from 1985 – 2005 came from companies less than 5 years old. What's ahead for venture and the angel community? Can they continue to drive the economic growth and job creation engine that has served the US so well? And what is an entrepreneur to think and do?
This teleconference is available for purchase as a podcast by NABE members.
Stuart Hoffman, Chief Economist, PNC Bank, moderator
Denny Dennis, Senior Research Fellow, National Federation of Independent Business slides
Eric Zarnikow, Associate Administrator for Capital Access, U.S. Small Business Administration slides
Registration is free for all NABE members, $60 for non-members.
Chad Moutray, Chief Economist and Director of Economic Research, U.S. Small Business Administration
Robert F. Graboyes, Senior Healthcare Advisor, National Federation of Independent Business slides
NABE Small Business and Entrepreneurship Chair Chad Moutray and Robert F. Graboyes, senior healthcare advisor for the National Federation of Independent Business, will address a number of healthcare-related issues of interest to small businesses, including the recently passed House and Senate healthcare bills.
The podcast of this teleconference is a free download