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

ReportJun 03, 2020 - 8:00am
Many Small Businesses Have Reopened But Growing Number Believe Recovery Will Take More than Six Months

Small Business Coronavirus Impact Poll

The June MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Coronavirus Impact Poll showed that most small businesses are open in some capacity and are showing some signs of optimism about the future.

EventMay 15, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Register today for our final National Small Business Town Hall on May 15

National Small Business Town Hall

Join us at noon ET as Inc. and the U.S. Chamber will answer funding and loans questions at our final virtual Town Hall. With information on the CARES Act changing rapidly, we're bringing you the latest information on the policy and funding that affects you.

EventMay 01, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Register today for our sixth National Small Business Town Hall on May 1

National Small Business Town Hall

Every Friday at noon EST, Inc. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will bring small business owners like you actionable insight on the CARES Act and the latest economic policies that affect you.

EventApr 29, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Register today for Workshop Wednesday: Protecting Your Business from Cyber Threats

Workshop Wednesday: Protecting Your Business from Cyber Threats

The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has hit small businesses hard, and now many must pivot their business models or find new resources to survive and thrive. We at CO— are here to help you learn skills and new approaches to keep your business going.

ReportApr 24, 2020 - 9:15am
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Guide to Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Loans

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued this guide and cheat sheet to help small businesses and self-employed individuals prepare to file for a loan from the CARES Act's Paycheck Protection Program.

EventApr 22, 2020 - 10:30am to 11:15am
Register today for Workshop Wednesday: Managing and Motivating a Team During Coronavirus

Workshop Wednesday: Managing and Motivating a Team During Coronavirus

Join us on April 22nd at 10:30 am EST for the next installment of our virtual event series, Workshop Wednesday: Managing and Motivating a Team During Coronavirus, an audience-driven discussion designed specifically for the small business community.

Press ReleaseApr 16, 2020 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Urges Congress to Restore CARES Act Funding for Small Businesses

“Today’s tragic and staggering unemployment figures underscore the dire need for bridge funding to keep more Americans on the job and more businesses afloat during the coronavirus economic crisis. There is absolutely no excuse for failing to get these funds approved immediately. American small businesses, self-employed workers, and independent contractors need and expect the type of bipartisan cooperation that led to the CARES Act to solve this immediate crisis.”

Letters to CongressApr 10, 2020 - 11:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Replenishing Funding for the PPP and EIDL Program

This Hill letter was sent to the members of the United States Congress, urging them to replenish funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program.

Press ReleaseApr 07, 2020 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Asks Congress to Ensure No Small Businesses is Left Behind in CARES Act

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer Neil Bradley today sent a letter to congressional leaders urging quick action for American small businesses should Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding not be sufficient after surging demand for those programs.

Press ReleaseApr 03, 2020 - 8:00am

New U.S. Chamber – MetLife Poll: One in Four Small Businesses on Brink of Permanent Closure, Half Eyeing Temporary Shutdown

A new poll taken from March 25 – 28, 2020 and released today from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife reveals that one in four small businesses (24%) say they are two months or less from closing permanently amid the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. One in 10 (11%) are less than one month away from permanently going out of business.