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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Join us for Growth Without Barriers, April 21 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Please join SBE Council President & CEO Karen Kerrigan, and Andrew Sherman, partner, JonesDay, for our next Growth Without Barriers webcast, 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. ET. The topics for the webcast include: "A Policy and Legislative Update/Outlook and Developing New Revenue Streams at Home and Abroad."

The program will be an "OPEN LINES Format," which means hosts Sherman and Kerrigan will be accepting and answering the broad array of questions you may have about the policy and economic climate for small business.

Webcast Link: Please join us for this informative webcast by clicking here at 10:00 a.m., April 21. (Login: sbecouncil, Password: Streamsbe)

Karen Kerrigan and Andrew Sherman will update entrepreneurs on the status of critical issues, and the direction of major policy between now and the end of the year.

Policy and Legislative Update: The GOP majority has settled in at the U.S. House. Meanwhile, dynamics in the U.S. Senate continue to evolve as Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) works to balance competing interests among his own Democrat colleagues - and the GOP -- while he also looks ahead to the 2012 elections. President Obama is mixing things up too, criss-crossing the country this week to tout his deficit-cutting plan to reform entitlement spending, but raise taxes on higher-income earners ( which includes entrepreneurs and small business owners). There was a flurry of legislative activity last week (1099 repeal, nullification of EPA GHG regulation in the House, a budget deal, a House vote on the Ryan budget) with much more to come, but what legislation will be signed by President Obama?

In our Update from THE Hill segment, we will cover taxes, regulation, Dodd-Frank and health care law implementation. Kerrigan will give a comprehensive run-down on other pending initiatives that could raise small business costs. She will also provide an update on efforts to reform outdated regulations that are hurting capital access, and provide insight into the great tax and budget debate.

Increasing Business Revenues: Having spent a fair amount of time abroad over the past several months, Sherman will discuss opportunities for generating new business from overseas markets. Sherman will also be prepared to answer your questions about revenue generating strategies at home, and general business concerns or questions you may have. Sherman will cover:

• Global growth opportunities for small and growing companies

• How to target the right markets and the myth of the BRIC

• Current trends, challenges and resources

• Common mistakes and pitfalls

Your Business Questions Answered: The April 21 webcast provides you with the opportunity to ask questions, in real time, to our hosts. As always, Kerrigan and Sherman welcome your questions on any topic of your choosing. Once you link into the webcast, you can ask your question in real-time. However, please feel free to send your pre-webcast questions to

Kerrigan and Sherman welcome all your questions for the duration of the webcast. Your questions will come live, on set, and we look forward to hearing from you.

To join us for this webcast please click here for the direct link to the April 21, 1:00 p.m. ET event. (Login: sbecouncil, Password: Streamsbe)

We look forward to seeing you on April 21!

Karen Kerrigan, President & CEO

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