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.

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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 FoldDec 03, 2019 - 3:00pm
Small Business Manufacturer

Small Business Owners Report Record Confidence in Latest US Chamber Survey

American small businesses report record-high confidence despite economic uncertainty and looming trade wars.

Press ReleaseNov 26, 2019 - 10:15am

Chamber launches Shop Safe campaign to protect consumers and businesses from counterfeit goods

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Ahead of the holiday shopping season, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Innovation Policy Center is raising awareness with consumers about the dangers of counterfeit goods and how to avoid falling for scams. 

ReportNov 25, 2019 - 12:00pm
CTEC / Facebook Report - Cover Graphic: How Social Media Tools Benefit Small Businesses (A Case Study)

How Social Media Tools Benefit Small Businesses

The results of this survey show that Facebook is a widely used platform among small businesses, and that the majority find Facebook’s products to be important to their business. Small businesses use Facebook’s products for a variety of reasons, including marketing, communication with customers, and providing general information about their business.

Letters to CongressNov 18, 2019 - 3:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Jovita Carranza to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration

This Hill letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, supporting the Nomination of Jovita Carranza to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration.

Above the FoldNov 05, 2019 - 4:15pm
U.S. Small Business Owners

Digital Tools Allow U.S. Small Businesses to Grow Internationally, Prompting Need for Long-Term Trade Agreements

The rise of small businesses on an international scale calls for sustainable trade agreements.

Above the FoldNov 04, 2019 - 1:15pm
Call Sign Coffee

How a Veteran-Turned-Entrepreneur is Helping Those Who Served — And How You Can Too

Army Veteran Brynt Parmeter explains how his business, Call Sign Coffee, is able to help support veteran communities by selling coffee.

Press ReleaseOct 30, 2019 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber, Google release new study on the economic impact of small business exports

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with Google, released a new study today on the economic impact of U.S. small business exports. The study examines the current economic contributions of small business exporters, common obstacles small businesses face when exporting, and the role technology can play to expand opportunities for small business exporters.

Press ReleaseOct 23, 2019 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Statement on the House Passage of the CASE Act

Today, Neil Bradley, Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce issued the following statement in regards to House passage of the Copyright Alternative in Small Claims Enforcement Act (CASE Act):

Above the FoldOct 21, 2019 - 4:45pm

Will Congress Help Small Businesses?

Business owners across a range of industries are calling for #USMCAnow. Dick Cardew, founder of Arizona-based Cardew Hay, tells us why.

Above the FoldOct 18, 2019 - 3:00pm
Dream Big Gala 2019

Small Business Leaders Find Inspiration at CO— Summit

Read the insightful tips and pieces of advice from entrepreneurs at the 2019 CO– Summit.