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 JNeuman@USChamber.com.

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

Letters to CongressJan 15, 2021 - 12:30pm

Coalition Letter on the Nomination of Isabel Guzman to the SBA

This Coalition letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, supporting the nomination of Isabel Guzman to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA).

ReportDec 22, 2020 - 1:00pm
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Guide to Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Loans

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued this guide and cheat sheet to help small businesses and self-employed individuals prepare to file for a loan from the CARES Act's Paycheck Protection Program.

Press ReleaseDec 22, 2020 - 8:45am

U.S. Chamber Commends Congress Passing Bipartisan Measures to Protect Creators, Manufacturers, Consumers, and Jobs

Protect Lawful Streaming Act, Case Act, and Trademark Modernization Act are a trifecta of wins for America’s innovators, creators, and consumers.

Press ReleaseDec 22, 2020 - 7:00am

U.S. Chamber CEO Commends Passage of Pandemic Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Chamber of Commerce CEO Thomas J. Donohue today issued the following statement on the passage of pandemic relief legislation.

Above the FoldDec 16, 2020 - 11:30am
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Small Business Owners Still Feel Pain of Pandemic and Fear More to Come

Small businesses anticipate the worst of the pandemic is still ahead according to the Q4 2020 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index (SBI). The poll, released this week, also finds that half (50%) of small businesses see operating for a year or less in the current business climate before having to permanently close.

Press ReleaseDec 15, 2020 - 8:00am

Small Business Owners Still Feel Pain of Pandemic and Fear More to Come

Small businesses anticipate the worst of the pandemic is still ahead and half (50%) of small businesses see their operations continuing for a year or less in the current business climate before having to permanently close according to a new poll taken October 30 – November 10 and released today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife.

Op EdDec 11, 2020 - 9:15am

Small businesses owners: Our livelihoods are at stake and Congress doesn't seem to care

Small Business Council Chair, Ian MacLean, and Small Business Council Vice Chair, Natalie Kaddas, pen OpEd on the need for Congress to pass small business relief stimulus legislation. Published on CNN.com.

Above the FoldDec 09, 2020 - 12:15pm
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Without Action from Congress, Utah’s Cuisine Unlimited and Many Other Small Businesses May Be Forced to Close Their Doors

Maxine Turner, founder of Salt Lake City catering company Cuisine Unlimited, breaks down the cost of Congress' inaction on pandemic relief.

Op EdDec 07, 2020 - 2:45pm

I almost lost my business in March. More stimulus will prevent me from losing it for good

Small Business Council member, Jeff Good, interview on CNN Newsroom about the need for Congress to pass a stimulus.

Letters to CongressDec 07, 2020 - 11:30am

Renewing the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Coalition Letter

A coalition letter consisting of leading business & policy groups urging Congress to immediately renew the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help small businesses survive and design a long-term loan program to support a bottom-up recovery.