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 atJNeuman@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 formulating 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 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. 

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Recent Activity

Letters to CongressJul 11, 2019 - 11:00am

Reauthorization of U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Programs

This letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, supporting the reauthorization of U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) programs.

Letters to CongressJul 09, 2019 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Financial Services Legislation

This letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, supporting three bills related to financial services and opposing one more.

ArticleJul 04, 2019 - 6:30am

Letter to The Advocate: Courts should support insurance options for small businesses

Small business owners struggle to provide their employees with health insurance. About 8 in 10 are concerned about health care prices. Last year, President Donald Trump took steps to change that. His administration finalized a rule that would let small businesses band together and buy less expensive health plans.

ArticleJun 19, 2019 - 10:00am
United States Senate

Why the Senate Should Act on the SECURE Act

The Senate need to act on the SECURE Act/RESA to take the first step toward increasing retirement security.

Above the FoldJun 17, 2019 - 1:45pm
North America Connected

Expanding Digital Trade and IP Protection are Crucial for U.S. Small Business Growth

As online shopping grows in popularity, U.S. small businesses are finding unlimited growth potential in international markets.

Above the FoldJun 17, 2019 - 9:00am
A woman paging through a book at Oxford Exchange in Tampa, FL.

Small Business Confidence Is Growing

What has led to renewed optimism among America’s small business owners? Smart pro-growth policies.

Above the FoldJun 14, 2019 - 3:30pm
David Godwin, owner of Godwin's Painting Services in Annapolis, MD, and his family.

Celebrating Father’s Day with Dad Entrepreneurs

Let's spotlight some dad entrepreneurs out there working hard to run their businesses and take care of their families.

Above the FoldJun 13, 2019 - 3:30pm
Trade

Small Business Exports and Digital Trade: Two Great Things that Go Great Together

Congress, business leaders, and entrepreneurs discuss digital trade as a tool to boost small business exports.

Above the FoldJun 12, 2019 - 11:30am
The Q2 2019 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index is 68.7.

Small Business Owners’ Economic Outlook Rebounds, While Complexity of Health Care Poses Challenge

The increase in the MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index matches the largest increase in economic confidence since 2017.

Press ReleaseJun 12, 2019 - 8:00am

Small Business Owners’ Economic Outlook Rebounds, Hiring Plans Hold Steady

This 3.1-point rebound follows a drop during the first three months of 2019 and marks the largest quarter-to-quarter increase in economic confidence in the history of the Index.