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

Press ReleaseSep 14, 2021 - 8:00am

Small Business Owners More Cautious About Future Plans as Delta Variant Cases Rise, New Poll Shows

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With the Delta variant causing a rise in COVID-19 cases, small business owners are showing increasing caution when it comes to future plans for hiring and investing in their business, according to a poll taken July 16 – 30, 2021, and released today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife. 

Above the FoldSep 13, 2021 - 9:15am
Small business owner applying an -OPEN- sign to the entrace door with the safety measures to respect during Covid-19 pandemic.

New Poll Shows Small Businesses Turning More Cautious

The Q3 2021 MetLife and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index (SBI) finds that small business owners are increasingly cautious.

Press ReleaseSep 01, 2021 - 12:00pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Announces Finalists for Annual Dream Big Awards

Finalists chosen from a record 1,000+ applicants; will be recognized during Annual Small Business Awards Program 

Letters to CongressJul 15, 2021 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 2348, the "Golden-preneurship Act"

This Hill letter on S. 2348, the "Golden-preneurship Act" was sent to Sens. Shaheen and Scott.

Above the FoldJul 15, 2021 - 10:45am
Road billboard advertising "Now Hiring All Shifts"

Less than Half of Small Business Owners Can Find Workers, New Poll Shows

A new US Chamber study shows that most small businesses are struggling to find workers with the right combination of skills and experience.

Press ReleaseJul 14, 2021 - 8:00am

Less than Half of Small Business Owners Can Find Workers, New Poll Shows

As America continues to reopen, small business optimism around hiring prospects are muted, as an equal number say they are either more optimistic or more pessimistic compared to before the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to a poll taken June 16 – 23, 2021 and released today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife.

ReportJul 14, 2021 - 8:00am

MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Special Report on the State of the Workforce

As America continues to reopen, small business optimism about hiring prospects for their business are muted, as an equal number say they are more optimistic or more pessimistic compared to before the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to the latest MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce survey.

Press ReleaseJul 13, 2021 - 8:30am

U.S. Chamber Launches State Initiative that Shows Small Businesses Would be Hit Hard by President Biden’s Proposed Tax Increases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching an initiative providing detailed data on how President Biden’s proposed tax increases will impact small businesses throughout each state. 

Letters to CongressJul 12, 2021 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Carlos Del Toro to be Secretary of the Navy

This Hill letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Armed Services on the nomination of Carlos Del Toro to be Secretary of the Navy.

Above the FoldJul 01, 2021 - 10:00am
Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk | Photo via Flickr / Beth Mahoney

“We’re in Survival Mode:” On the Delaware Shore, Small Businesses Struggle to Stay Afloat Amid Worker Shortage

In seaside Rehoboth, it's a devastating and all-too-common narrative for tourism-dependent employers amid a national workforce crisis.