Small Business Policy Expo 2019- Washington, D.C.

Small Business Policy Expo 2019- Washington, D.C.

Date: January 31, 2019

SBE Council Supports Innovator Entrepreneurs

There’s no better way to support the entrepreneurs that we work with, than being a part of the policy discussions with lawmakers. Idea Buyer founder, Eric Corl, will be on the panel discussing policy changes that need to be made to encourage start up and small business innovation.



Small Business Policy Expo 2019 will feature conversations with leading small business advocates, friends in Congress and the Administration about the state of entrepreneurship and small business growth, and the policies needed to enable both.

Changes on Capitol Hill means new power players, new policy proposals and new strategies for advancing legislation. Where do policies impacting entrepreneurship and small business fit in? SBE Council sees an opportunity for bipartisan action in several key areas. We will discuss the policy tailwinds and headwinds for entrepreneurs and the economy, as well as emerging issues. (See the full program and list of speakers, and check back for regular updates here.)

A “Ready to Launch” reception honoring new Members of the 116th Congress will conclude the day.


2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Panel Discussion and Speakers

The Small Business Agenda 2019: Consensus for Action?

The nation’s leading small business advocates discuss key areas for bipartisan collaboration in 2019.

Policy Headwinds and Uncertainties in 2019

Small business leaders and policy advocates discuss how change on Capitol Hill and existing policies could create uncertainty for the economy and entrepreneurs.

Taking the Lead: The Future of U.S. Trade Policy

Entrepreneurs and leading experts discuss the future of USMCA, trade accords in the pipeline, and the direction of the Administration’s trade policies.

Propelling Startups, Small Businesses and Innovation Through Smart Policies

What policies are in the works to support innovative startups, strengthen U.S. competitiveness, and enable a more dynamic economy? Panelists will discuss capital formation, empowerment zones, workforce challenges and other key issues.

Invited Speakers of the 116th Congress:

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL)

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC)

Senator Krysten Sinema (D-AZ)

Senator John Thune (R-SD)

Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez (D-NY)

Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH)

….and more! Also invited: Special Guests from the White House

6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Ready to Launch Congressional Reception

Join us for food and refreshments in honor of the new Members of the 116th Congress. Meet the leaders of the nation’s leading organizations representing small business owners and entrepreneurs!



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