SMALL BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP

 

You are our top priority

 

Here at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, we have one mission: To help business leaders like you grow your company, create jobs, and strengthen our economy. We are working every day to elevate the voice of America’s small business owners, highlight the role they play in the nation’s economy, and support Main Street businesses through challenging and uncertain times — like the ones we face now.

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A UNIQUELY POWERFUL MEMBERSHIP EXPERIENCE


By becoming a member of the Chamber, you gain access to the latest intelligence on the important issues (including an exclusive twice weekly email briefing), insider research on emerging challenges and opportunities for small business owners, and some of the nation’s premier events for entrepreneurs. You also unlock access to webinars, guides, and other resources to help you access funding and support available to you amid the pandemic.

In addition, you will be fueling our fight for government policies and regulations that help you run and grow your business, eliminate bureaucratic barriers, and strengthen America’s economy. Our elite team of lobbyists and policy experts will fight for you every day on Capitol Hill, before the White House, in the courts, and in federal regulatory agencies — long after this current crisis has passed.

Explore the resources and programs below for a small sample of what the Chamber has to offer.

GUIDES & RESOURCES

 

CO—Coronavirus Small Business Guide

Delivering the latest resources, advice and information to help small businesses navigate this challenging time, including financial aid guides, remote working tips, best practices, links to webinars and townhalls, and much more. Follow along on Twitter and Instagram for the latest.

Most Popular Guides
Guide to Small Business Emergency Loans (PPP)

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides 100% federally guaranteed loans that can be forgiven if borrowers maintain or restore payrolls. Check eligibility, calculate borrowing limits, and apply using this guide.

Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness

Use this step-by-step guide to calculate your PPP loan forgiveness amount, navigate record-keeping requirements, and determine repayment terms on amounts not forgiven. 

Guide to Relief for Independent Contractors

If you are an independent contractor or self-employed individual, you may be eligible for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans/grants, SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), and/or Unemployment Compensation for lost income. This guide walks you through all the steps.

 
MORE GUIDES
SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans  |  Employee Retention Tax Credit  |  Coronavirus Paid Leave Programs

Main Street Lending Program  |  Alternative Health Coverage Options  |  Unemployment Insurance Programs

The Small Business Initiative

Through the Save Small Business Initiative, the Chamber has been advocating for policies and aid to help companies stay afloat and keep paychecks flowing to American workers and families during this time.

 

The Small Business Council

The Small Business Council is the primary vehicle by which small businesses take part in determining the Chamber’s small business strategy.

The Council is the U.S. Chamber’s principal standing 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 Chamber board’s attention small business issues they regard as important or comment on the small business impact of policy being formulated by other standing Chamber policy committees.

Join The Chamber

Join the Chamber

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing companies of all sizes across every industry. We advocate for pro-business policies that help you create jobs and grow our economy. Our members range from mom-and-pop shops and local chambers to leading industry associations and large corporations.

They all share one thing in common—they count on the Chamber to be their voice in Washington, D.C.

 

 

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Designed for business owners, CO— is a site that connects like minds and delivers actionable insights for next-level growth. We provide everything you need to start, run and grow your business with examples from companies like yours.

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CO– Event Series: CO— Blueprint

Register today for CO— Blueprint: Re-Engaging Your Customers

Join us every other Wednesday at 2:00pm ET for a new audience-driven discussion that combines expert advice with practical strategies from business owners like you.

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Big Dreams Deserve Big Rewards!

Dream Big Gala 2019

 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with Chase for Business® to recognize the very best in American small business. The annual Dream Big Awards program honors the achievements of small businesses and highlights their contributions to America’s economic growth.

New this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Community Support and Leadership Award winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize.

The 2020 Small Business of the Year award winner will receive national recognition and a $25,000 cash prize. The award winners will be announced and honored at the Dream Big Virtual Awards on October 15, 2020.

THE QUARTERLY SMALL BUSINESS INDEX

The MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index is released on a quarterly basis and is compiled from 1,000 unique phone interviews with small business owners and operators each quarter. The Index delivers a comprehensive quantitative snapshot of the small business sector as well as explores small business owners’ perspectives on the latest economic and business trends.

 

 


Coronavirus Special Reports

Small Business Coronavirus Impact Poll

In partnership with MetLife, we have implemented a monthly Small Business Coronavirus Impact Poll during the height of the coronavirus.

Read the Coronavirus Impact Polls
 

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Join The Chamber

Join the Chamber

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing companies of all sizes across every industry. We advocate for pro-business policies that help you create jobs and grow our economy. Our members range from mom-and-pop shops and local chambers to leading industry associations and large corporations.

They all share one thing in common—they count on the Chamber to be their voice in Washington, D.C.