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 Megan Trzcinski at

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. 

*Source: Small Business Administration (August 2017)

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Recent Activity

TestimonyFeb 13, 2019 - 12:00pm

Testimony: Small Businesses Priorities for the 116th Congress

Small Businesses Priorities for the 116th Congress Thomas M. Sullivan Vice President, Small Business PolicyU.S. Chamber of Commerce Testimny: Committee on Small BusinessUnited States House of Representatives February 13, 2019

Above the FoldFeb 06, 2019 - 1:00pm
Don Duvall (left), Jim Jalbert (center left), and James Strange (center right) discuss infrastructure improvements at America's Infrastructure: Time to Invest.

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LetterFeb 06, 2019 - 8:30am

Letter Thanking Chairwoman Velázquez and Ranking Member Chabot

February 5, 2019 The Honorable Nydia Velazquez                                       The Honorable Steve Chabot     Chairwoman                                                                        Ranking Member                       

LetterJan 08, 2019 - 1:30pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce - Supporting Seven Bills That Would Benefit Small Businesses

January 8, 2019   TO THE MEMBERS OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: On behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council, the Chamber supports seven bills that are scheduled for consideration by the House that would promote small business growth and development:

Above the FoldDec 07, 2018 - 4:45pm
The Q4 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index is at 69.3.

Small Businesses Continue to Be Optimistic, but Struggle to Find Workers

The Q4 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index is at 69.3.

ArticleDec 04, 2018 - 4:00pm

New Models for Business Engagement Game Changers for Small Business

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Press ReleaseNov 28, 2018 - 9:00am

Small Business Index: Economic Outlook High Despite Hiring Difficulties

The Q4 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index (Index) released today recorded an overall score of 69.3, indicating a pause in the upward trend of the Index.

Above the FoldNov 26, 2018 - 9:00am
Small Business Saturday

Supporting Our Small Businesses

Thanksgiving is the start of the holiday shopping season.

Above the FoldNov 20, 2018 - 11:45am
Shop small on Small Business Saturday

Support Your Local Community by Shopping Small

Customers have spent $85 billion at independent retailers and restaurants since Small Business Saturday started in 2010.