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 CongressJan 15, 2021 - 12:30pm

Coalition Letter on the Nomination of Isabel Guzman to the SBA

This Coalition letter was sent to the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, supporting the nomination of Isabel Guzman to be Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA).

EventDec 22, 2020 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
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Small Business Update

Congress is zeroing in on a new coronavirus relief deal that will include a new round of funds for small businesses across the country.

ReportDec 22, 2020 - 1:00pm
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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.

Letters to CongressDec 21, 2020 - 4:15pm

Key Vote Letter on the Senate Amendment to H.R. 133, the COVID-19 Relief Package

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, supporting the Senate Amendment to H.R. 133, the omnibus COVID-19 relief legislative package.

Above the FoldDec 16, 2020 - 11:30am
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Small Business Owners Still Feel Pain of Pandemic and Fear More to Come

Small businesses anticipate the worst of the pandemic is still ahead according to the Q4 2020 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index (SBI). The poll, released this week, also finds that half (50%) of small businesses see operating for a year or less in the current business climate before having to permanently close.

Press ReleaseDec 15, 2020 - 9:30am

Small Business Owners Still Feel Pain of Pandemic and Fear More to Come

Small businesses in Midwest are least likely to have plans to increase staff

Press ReleaseDec 15, 2020 - 9:30am

Small Business Owners Still Feel Pain of Pandemic and Fear More to Come

Small businesses in South are most likely to report good local economy

Press ReleaseDec 15, 2020 - 9:30am

Small Business Owners Still Feel Pain of Pandemic and Fear More to Come

Small businesses in West are more conservative when looking towards future

Press ReleaseDec 15, 2020 - 9:30am

Small Business Owners Still Feel Pain of Pandemic and Fear More to Come

Attitudes of small businesses in Northeast are pessimistic about the economy 

Press ReleaseDec 15, 2020 - 8:00am

Small Business Owners Still Feel Pain of Pandemic and Fear More to Come

Small businesses anticipate the worst of the pandemic is still ahead and half (50%) of small businesses see their operations continuing for a year or less in the current business climate before having to permanently close according to a new poll taken October 30 – November 10 and released today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife.