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

Above the FoldMar 08, 2019 - 11:15am
CEO of NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care Zawadi Bryant (right) discusses the challenges of entrepreneurship at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Series held in partnership with MetLife in Houston, TX, on March 5.

'Never Give Up!': Lessons and Learnings from Four Highly Successful Women Entrepreneurs

They shared some of the secrets to their success at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Series event in Houston, TX.

Above the FoldMar 06, 2019 - 4:30pm
The Q1 2019 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index is 65.6.

Small Businesses Still Optimistic, but Poor Infrastructure is a Road Block

Future investment and hiring plans remain nearly stable, according to the MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index.

Above the FoldMar 06, 2019 - 1:30pm
U.S. Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue testifies before the House Ways and Means Committee on fixing our infrastructure.

U.S. Chamber's Donohue to Congress: ‘The Time Has Come’ for a 21st Century Infrastructure System

The costs of inaction for American businesses, workers, and families are piling up.

Press ReleaseMar 06, 2019 - 8:00am

Small Business Index: Despite Dip in Economic Outlook, Owners Remain Bullish on Hiring, Revenue Growth

Small business owners express serious concerns about the quality of America’s infrastructure

EventMar 05, 2019 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
Small Business Series: Houston

Small Business Series: Houston

On March 5, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Texas Association of Business, in collaboration with MetLife, will welcome business builders from across the state to the Small Business Series: Houston.

Above the FoldFeb 28, 2019 - 4:45pm
African American small business owner in an apron holds a "open" sign.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship are Keys to Economic Empowerment

There is an urgent need for greater focus on unlocking the full economic potential of black innovators and entrepreneurs.

Above the FoldFeb 26, 2019 - 3:45pm
Case Design Remodeling truck

'It Makes It Difficult to Do Business.' Failing Infrastructure Takes a Toll on Local Washington, D.C., Business

By 2025, our nation’s failing infrastructure will have cost American businesses $7 trillion.

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.

Businesses Make the Case for Infrastructure Investment

Deteriorating infrastructure hurts companies' bottom lines.

Letters to CongressFeb 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