Small Business Council

The council is the U.S. Chamber’s principal policy committee and action group representing the issues of concern to small business.

For information on the Small Business Council, please contact Jaclyn Neuman at

The council is the U.S. Chamber’s principal policy committee and action group representing the issues of concern to small business. In addition to focusing on small business policy, the council assists small business members in creating effective grass roots actions and strategies on legislative, regulatory and international initiatives. The group is able to bring to the U.S. Chamber Board’s attention small business issues they regard as important or comment on the small business impact of policy being considered by other Chamber standing policy committees.  

The majority of the membership is comprised of small business owners whose size range from the self-employed to larger enterprises. Other members may include CEO’s or small business directors of state and local chambers of commerce, small business advocates of member associations, and small business representatives of organizations dedicated to serving the interests of small businesses. 

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Recent Activity

Above the FoldMay 05, 2021 - 2:00pm
Wittern Group

Small Businesses Host Vaccine Clinics to Speed Up Shots

Some small business owners have taken it upon themselves to help get shots into the arms of employees and community members.

Above the FoldApr 30, 2021 - 2:45pm
Small businesses along Main Street in America

Small Business Would Be Hit Hard by Corporate Tax Increase

Over one million small businesses would see their tax bills increase significantly with a corporate income tax raise.

ArticleApr 27, 2021 - 2:15pm
The White House located in Washington, D.C.

What the Business Community Wants, Needs, and Deserves to Hear from President Biden

Here is what the business community wants to hear from President Biden in his speech marking his first 100 days in office.

Press ReleaseApr 21, 2021 - 3:30pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Applauds Tax Credit for Small Businesses as a Path Forward for Economic Health

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Vice President of Small Business Policy, Tom Sullivan released the following statement in response to President Biden’s revisions to the tax credit to compensate small businesses for providing paid time off for vaccines. 

Letters to CongressApr 20, 2021 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Syed Nomination for Deputy SBA Administrator

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, on the Nomination of Dilawar Syed to be Deputy Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

Above the FoldApr 15, 2021 - 2:00pm
Food server in a mask working in a tent.

Save Small Business Initiative: A Year of Commitment and Action

Throughout the pandemic the Chamber has been on the side of small business and will continue to be there moving forward.

Press ReleaseMar 25, 2021 - 2:15pm

U.S. Chamber Applauds Senate Passage of Paycheck Protection Program Extension

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce applauds the Senate for its passage of the Paycheck Protection Program Extension Act.

Letters to CongressMar 25, 2021 - 8:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 1799, the "PPP Extension Act"

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate on H.R. 1799, the "PPP Extension Act."

Above the FoldMar 18, 2021 - 1:15pm
Female small business owner ringing out customers at outdoor restaurant

5 Takeaways from MetLife, US Chamber Q1 Small Business Index

The Q1 2021 MetLife and U.S. Chamber Small Business Index shows that COVID-19 vaccines are lifting spirits for small businesses.

Letters to CongressMar 18, 2021 - 9:15am

Coalition Letter Requesting the Simplification of the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) for Small Businesses

American Institute of CPAs, American Payroll Association, National Association of Professional Employer Organizations, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Letter to Treasury Secretary and IRS Commissioner on simplifying the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) for small businesses.