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.

With America’s 28 million small businesses representing more than 99% of all employers, accounting for nearly half of all private sector workers, and generating 61% of net new jobs*, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is firmly committed to advancing a strong small business agenda.

The Small Business Council is the U.S. Chamber’s principal policy committee and action group representing the issues of concern to small business.  In addition to formulating small business policy, the council assists in creating strategies on legislative, regulatory and international initiatives.  The group is able to bring to the Chamber’s Board of Directors attention issues they regard as important or comment on the small business impact of policy being formulated 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. 

For more information on the Small Business Council, please contact Megan Trzcinski at or (202) 463-5761.

*Source: Small Business Administration (August 2017)

Recent Activity

Above the FoldJan 18, 2018 - 9:00am
A meeting inside a WeWork office in San Francisco, CA.

What’s Tech’s Impact on Small Business? Here’s What We Found Out.

84% of small businesses in the U.S. use at least one major digital platform to provide information to customers.

SpeechJan 10, 2018 - 9:00am

2018 State of American Business Address

U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue's remarks on the State of American Business as prepared for delivery on January 10, 2018.

Above the FoldDec 21, 2017 - 3:45pm
Tanks at a Noble Gas Solutions facility in New York.

What Tax Reform Means for One Upstate New York Small Business

Full expensing for businesses, "will trigger a tremendous amount of growth."

EventDec 14, 2017 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
Small Business Series - Phoenix Header Graphic

Small Business Master Class: Phoenix

Join small business owners from across the state of Arizona for an interactive, one-day program.

Above the FoldDec 07, 2017 - 9:00am
U.S. Chamber Small Business Council Chair and founder of Utah-based Cuisine Unlimited Maxine Turner testifies before the House Small Business Committee.

Small Business Tax Reform is Imperative to Economic Growth

It needs to bolster the small business community’s ability to hire, innovate, and grow.

Above the FoldDec 05, 2017 - 9:15am
Financing Mainstreet Agenda

Main Street Businesses Need Financial Regulatory Reform

The number of small business loans has decreased by roughly 43% since the last recession.

Above the FoldNov 27, 2017 - 1:30pm
Metlife and U.S. Chamber Q4 Small Business Index

Small Business Sentiment is Warming, Drawing Confidence from Their Own Backyard

Nearly half of small business owners feel “good” about their local economy, but only 38% feel the same way about the national economy.

Above the FoldNov 22, 2017 - 1:00pm
Small Business Masterclass Phoenix

Infographic: 5 Takeaways for Small Business Owners

Here's a taste of what you can expect at the Small Business Master Class: Phoenix on December 14.

Above the FoldNov 22, 2017 - 9:30am
Shop small on Small Business Saturday

Get Out There and Shop Small for a Big Impact

112 million Americans shopped at small businesses and independent restaurants in 2016.

Above the FoldNov 21, 2017 - 3:15pm
Metlife and U.S. Chamber Q4 Small Business Index

Small Business Owners’ Views Vary by Region, but They Agree on One Thing: The National Economy is Worsening

Local economic optimism pushed up the MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index for the second consecutive quarter.