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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Letters to CongressJul 15, 2021 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 2348, the "Golden-preneurship Act"

This Hill letter on S. 2348, the "Golden-preneurship Act" was sent to Sens. Shaheen and Scott.

Above the FoldJul 15, 2021 - 10:45am
Road billboard advertising "Now Hiring All Shifts"

Less than Half of Small Business Owners Can Find Workers, New Poll Shows

A new US Chamber study shows that most small businesses are struggling to find workers with the right combination of skills and experience.

ReportJul 14, 2021 - 8:00am

MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Special Report on the State of the Workforce

As America continues to reopen, small business optimism about hiring prospects for their business are muted, as an equal number say they are more optimistic or more pessimistic compared to before the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to the latest MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce survey.

Press ReleaseJul 14, 2021 - 8:00am

Less than Half of Small Business Owners Can Find Workers, New Poll Shows

As America continues to reopen, small business optimism around hiring prospects are muted, as an equal number say they are either more optimistic or more pessimistic compared to before the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to a poll taken June 16 – 23, 2021 and released today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife.

Letters to CongressJul 12, 2021 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Carlos Del Toro to be Secretary of the Navy

This Hill letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Armed Services on the nomination of Carlos Del Toro to be Secretary of the Navy.

Above the FoldJul 01, 2021 - 10:00am
Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk | Photo via Flickr / Beth Mahoney

“We’re in Survival Mode:” On the Delaware Shore, Small Businesses Struggle to Stay Afloat Amid Worker Shortage

In seaside Rehoboth, it's a devastating and all-too-common narrative for tourism-dependent employers amid a national workforce crisis.

Press ReleaseJun 15, 2021 - 8:00am

Small Business Owners ‘Hopeful’ as Businesses Reopen and Pandemic Recovery Accelerates, New Poll Shows

Businesses say easing COVID-19 restrictions and ramping up vaccinations are keys to success in 2021

ArticleMay 28, 2021 - 10:45am
Elena Ledoux, CEO of Superb Maids in Las Vegas, with her team.

How One Las Vegas Small Business is Driving Upward Mobility for its Employees

Elena Ledoux, CEO of Superb Maids in Las Vegas, is helping her employees build their futures.

Above the FoldMay 06, 2021 - 3:45pm
A couple of small business owners hold and "open" sign in front of their shop.

K-Shaped Recovery Gives Way to Great Resurgence

This summer should mark the end of the K-Shaped Recovery and the beginning of the Great Resurgence. Read more.

Above the FoldMay 05, 2021 - 2:00pm
Wittern Group

Small Businesses Host Vaccine Clinics to Speed Up Shots

Some small business owners have taken it upon themselves to help get shots into the arms of employees and community members.