Jun 09, 2014 - 2:15pm

The #ASBS Social Media Challenge

Digital Strategic Communications, Intern

America is made of small businesses; in fact over 70% of U.S. jobs are created by small businesses. They are the legs upon which our country was founded and upon which they stand today.

Whether your company is just you or has 100+ employees, we want lawmakers in Washington, D.C. to hear your voice. Why? Because, "when small businesses speak, our leaders listen!"

This week in Washington D.C. businesses from across the country are gathering at America’s Small Business Summit’s (#ASBS) 10th Anniversary. Attendees are scheduled to meet with their representatives on Wednesday to discuss issues, regulations, and policies that impact their ability to innovate and create jobs.

Here's how to participate:

  • Record a short video with your message to Congress (i.e. "My name is John Doe from California, and my business, 'John Doe Transportation,' needs Congress to update America's aging roads and bridges.")
  • Share your message on Vine, Instagram, or YouTube. Then tweet the link.
  • Include the hashtag #IAmSmallBiz.
  • Be creative! You can show us your business or your product, you can create something in Photoshop, or you can use glitter and craft paper to get your message across. 
  • If your representative has a Twitter account, include his or her official handle (i.e. @USChamber).

We will be monitoring all submissions that include the proper hashtag, retweeting the best messages, encouraging lawmakers to retweet, and using Twitter's self-serve ad platform to promote the most compelling tweets

Once ASBS is over, the Tweeting doesn’t have to end. Keep the conversation going!

Whether or not you're able to travel to the steps of the U.S. Capitol, you can and should add your voice to the conversation. See you on Twitter!

About the Authors

About the Author

Former Senior Manager, Digital Strategic Communications, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

About the Author

Digital Strategic Communications, Intern