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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Recent Activity

Press ReleaseMay 30, 2018 - 9:00am

Local Economic Outlook Pushes Small Business Optimism to Record High

The Q2 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index (Index) released today recorded an overall score of 68.7, up 2.4 points from the Q1 score of 66.3, driven in part by the strongest local economic outlook on record, a firmer hiring environment, and a stronger backdrop for investing. Two out of every three small business owners are optimistic about their company and the small business environment in the United States.

Above the FoldMay 15, 2018 - 9:15am
Small Business Infrastructure Reform

Small Businesses Need Infrastructure Improvements to Keep Growing

As we celebrate the success of small business, let’s remove the barriers to their further growth and prosperity.

LetterMay 08, 2018 - 10:00am

U.S. Chamber of Commerce - H.R. 1702, the "Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act of 2018"

This letter was sent to the members of the U.S. House of Representatives in support of H.R. 1702, the “Small Business Development Centers Improvement Act of 2018.”

VideoMay 07, 2018 - 4:15pm

To all of America’s Small Businesses, Thank You.

Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the cornerstone of the American dream. These risk-takers and dreamers spur growth, create jobs, and expand opportunities. 

Above the FoldMay 03, 2018 - 4:30pm
Employee Amy Merritt prepares a flower arrangement at Flowers By Julia in Princeton, Illinois.

Tax Reform is Pumping Up Small Businesses Optimism

Finding qualified workers, rather than taxes, are small business owners’ most-pressing concern, an NFIB survey found.

Above the FoldMay 02, 2018 - 5:15pm
A "Taxes" sign is displayed at a Jackson Hewitt Tax office in Washington, D.C.

What do the Big Tax Reform Changes Mean for Your Small Business? We’ve Got Answers.

A good piece of advice is don’t wait until 2019 to talk with your tax advisor or CPA about how you can benefit from tax reform.

ArticleApr 30, 2018 - 4:15pm

Small Business Week is a Go! Who Better to Kick it Off with than Linda McMahon

Tom Sullivan, vice president of small business policy at the Chamber, met with SBA head Linda McMahon to pick her brain on small business.

Above the FoldApr 30, 2018 - 9:00am
Small Business Week

Celebrating America’s Economic MVPs

Small Business Week is an opportunity to show our appreciation for the backbone of our nation’s economy.

Above the FoldApr 23, 2018 - 12:45pm
Nejvi Bejko, a Michigan State University graduate, is living her dream as an assistant manager of a growing small business fashion brand, MM.LaFleur.

‘I Actually Existed’: How One DREAMer’s Career Hopes are Turning into a Nightmare.

Fashion was always her future. Facing the prospect of being deported was never something she thought she'd have to worry about.

Above the FoldApr 17, 2018 - 5:30pm
Piggy bank surrounded by shredded pieces of the U.S. tax code.

Here’s How Tax Reform is Working for American Workers, Businesses, and Families

Whether it’s through increased business investment, more jobs, or more pay, we're seeing tax reform’s benefits all across the country.