Small Business Policy

The Small Business Policy team formulates small business policy and assists small business members in creating effective grassroots actions and strategies on legislative, regulatory and international initiatives.

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Press ReleaseAug 04, 2020 - 8:00am

Coronavirus Pandemic Hits Minority-Owned Small Businesses Disproportionately Hard, New Poll Shows

More minority-owned businesses fear permanent closure, struggling to secure loansBelief that minority small businesses face greater challenges sees sharp increase

Above the FoldJul 31, 2020 - 10:30am
American Business Community Amid COVID-19

Poll Shows Small Business Recovery Losing Steam Amid Concerns over COVID Resurgence

Our small business impact poll with MetLife sheds more light on the state of the American business community amid the pandemic.

Above the FoldJul 30, 2020 - 10:00am
Shuttered small business

What’s Needed from Congress Now to Save Small Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on America’s small businesses. The U.S. Chamber has been fighting for legislation to support small businesses for months, but more must be done to ensure they can weather the pandemic and continue to reopen and rebuild.

Above the FoldJul 29, 2020 - 9:30am
Small businesses and technology

How Technology Enables Small Business

Technology is a critical asset for small businesses, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's why:

Press ReleaseJul 29, 2020 - 8:00am

Small Business Recovery Loses Steam Amid ‘Second Wave’ Concerns, New Poll Shows

Seven in 10 small businesses bracing for a COVID-19 resurgence 

Letters to CongressJul 14, 2020 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on S.3742, the "RELIEF for Main Street Act"

This Hill letter was sent to Senators Cory Booker, Steve Daines, and Patty Murray, supporting S. 3742, the “Recharge and Empower Local Innovation and Entrepreneurs Fund for Main Street Act (RELIEF for Main Street Act).”

Above the FoldJul 02, 2020 - 9:00am
Autonomous Vehicle

How AV Technology is Driving Solutions During COVID-19

Automated Vehicle technology is enabling innovative contactless solutions amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Above the FoldJul 01, 2020 - 4:15pm
Pia Carusone, CEO & Founder, Republic Restoratives

Pride Month Spotlight: Pia Carusone, CEO & Founder, Republic Restoratives 

We interviewed Pia Carusone of Republic Restoratives to learn more about how she fosters inclusivity in the American distilling community.

Above the FoldJun 26, 2020 - 2:15pm
Jamie Leeds

Pride Month Spotlight: Jamie Leeds, Chef and Restauranteur, Hank’s Oyster Bar & Jamie Leeds Restaurant Group 

Like many food-centric cities across the country, the lifeblood of the food and beverage industry in Washington, D.C. is increasingly dependent on neighborhood  hot spots –the places where D.C. residents can enjoy a familiar meal or a cocktail from a friendly face in our big town.