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.

Projects and Programs

Recent Activity

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.

EventNov 14, 2018 - 8:00am to 2:00pm

2018 Small Business Series - Phoenix

For the second year in a row, our Phoenix event will mark the capstone to our annual nationwide tour. On November 14, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with MetLife, will welcome small business leaders from across the state to the Small Business Master Class: Phoenix.

Above the FoldOct 11, 2018 - 4:00pm
Small Business Administration Administrator Linda McMahon (left) and Labor Department Secretary Alexander Acosta speak at the U.S. Chamber Small Business Summit.

The Economy and Pro-Growth Policies Have Put Small Businesses in a Happy Place

70% of small business owners are optimistic about the economy.

Press ReleaseOct 04, 2018 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Honors NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care as ‘Dream Big’ Small Business of the Year Award Winner

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded NightLight Pediatric Urgent Care from Sugar Land, Texas, as the 2018 winner of the $25,000 prize for its annual Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award, presented by MetLife.

Above the FoldOct 01, 2018 - 9:00am
America's 28 million small businesses produce more than 60% of new jobs.

Small Business Optimism Soars

70% of small business owners have a positive outlook about their companies and today’s business environment.

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.

Above the FoldJul 26, 2018 - 11:30am
Beer mug

Trouble Brewing: Why Tariffs are Making it Harder to Make American Beer

Pretty much everything in a brewery that isn’t an ingredient or a stool is made of metal.

LetterJul 25, 2018 - 9:45am

Letter Thanking Chairman Chabot and Ranking Member Velázquez

On July 24, 2018, Dr. Christel Slaughter, CEO of SSA Consultants and incoming U.S. Chamber Chair of the Small Business Council, sent a letter to Chairman Chabot and Ranking Member Velázquez thanking them for holding a hearing on how the passage of Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has benefited small businesses. The hearing will take place July 25, 2018.

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.