Small Business Nation

U.S. Chamber Small Business Nation is a community that was founded on the open exchange of information and ideas, while creating the opportunity for small businesses to speak with a unified voice.

Small Businesses account for three-quarters of all new jobs in this country and embody the spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship and individual initiative. Because of the U.S. Chamber's key role in ensuring our country’s growth and prosperity, it has launched U.S. Chamber Small Business Nation.

Bringing together America’s small businesses – the engine of economic growth – will strengthen individual endeavors while amplifying the collective voice of business.

Recent Activity

Press ReleaseOct 16, 2019 - 8:00am

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Honors Strata-G, LLC as ‘Dream Big’ Small Business of the Year Award Winner

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded Strata-G, LLC from Knoxville, Tennessee, as the 2019 winner of the $25,000 prize for its annual Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award, presented by MetLife. The annual award celebrates the achievements of small businesses and honors their contributions to America’s economic growth.

EventSep 18, 2019 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
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CO— Salt Lake City

Join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, MetLife, and the Salt Lake Chamber on September 18 as we welcome growth-focused business owners from across the state for a half-day program. Together, we'll build ideas and share actionable insight to some of the most vexing challenges in business. Across the last three years, we've embarked on a national tour to listen to small businesses at every stage of their growth, and we are excited to bring those best practices, ideas, and inspirations to the CO— stage in Salt Lake City for the first time.

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.

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.

Press ReleaseAug 29, 2018 - 10:00am

Small Business Index Shows Access to Capital is Strong Amid Record High Optimism

The Q3 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index (Index) released August 29, indicates optimism and is the sixth consecutive quarter the Index has risen. Year over year the Index score has increased by 7.4 points.

ArticleAug 03, 2018 - 1:30pm

Meet Christel Slaughter, the New Chair of the Chamber’s Council on Small Business

For more than 30 years Dr. Christel Slaughter, CEO of SSA Consultants, has been passionate about leading organizational change and planning efforts for hundreds of clients across the United States with a concentration of this work focused in the public sector.

EventJul 24, 2018 - 8:00am to 2:00pm

2018 Small Business Series - Twin Cities

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business Series convenes and engages small business CEOs on the local level in cities around the country. Each event features both local success stories along with national expert voices on topics such as building your brand, creating a strong workforce, and getting up to speed on cyber security.

Above the FoldJul 10, 2018 - 11:00pm

‘Real Ugly, Real Quick': 3 Pennsylvania Industries Feeling the Sting of Tariffs

From manufacturing to agriculture, business owners are coping with the changes to come. For small businesses, there are no winners.

Above the FoldJul 09, 2018 - 4:30pm
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‘I Feel Like We’re the Pawns:’ Meet 3 Michigan Small Businesses Already Hurt by Tariffs

More than $2.3 billion in Michigan exports are vulnerable due to the emerging trade war, leaving business owners paying the bill.