Small businesses employ nearly half the entire American workforce and represent 43.5% of America’s GDP. As we have for over a century, the U.S. Chamber represents the full spectrum of the American business community. And like America, where most businesses are small businesses, the vast majority of our members—90%—are small businesses and state and local chambers of commerce.
How The Chamber Advocates for Small Business
All across America, small and medium-sized exporters are flourishing, selling their products to international customers, gaining market share—and creating jobs. Here are three of them.
The last time the Small Business Administration (SBA) was formally reauthorized by Congress was over two decades ago and the vast majority of small businesses support reauthorization. The 118th Congress can get it done.
Showcase: Innovative Small Businesses
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- Small Business Weekly ForecastEvery week the U.S. Chamber's Vice President of Small Business Policy Tom Sullivan summarizes the latest data and what it means for the health of America's small businesses.
- How Small Business Owners Can Navigate Inflation and High Interest RatesFinance expert and small business owner Stephanie Sims says now is the time to take a deep look into your small business’ finances and prepare for economic uncertainty.
- Small Business Data CenterLearn about small businesses’ contributions to the economy and the unique challenges they face.
The Chamber’s Prompt Pay Pledge is asking companies to pay small business suppliers and vendors faster. Our VP of Small Business Policy explains why it’s important for the economy.
A district attorney discusses the impact of rising retail crime and how entrepreneurs can keep their businesses and customers safe.
Become a member
U.S. Chamber members range from the small businesses and local chambers of commerce that line the Main Streets of America to leading industry associations and large corporations.
Learn more about how your business can become a member.
The Chamber’s Small Business Council supports and fights for policies that keep Main Street businesses thriving and workforce vibrant. This includes advocating for a tax and regulatory environment that helps—not hurts—small business owners to create jobs and serve our communities and economy.
- ImmigrationCommon Grounds: Spotlight on Legal Immigration ReformThursday, September 2811:00 AM EDT - 11:30 AM EDT
- WorkforceTalent ForwardWednesday, October 0409:00 AM EDT - 03:00 PM EDT
- Small BusinessAmerica's Top Small Business Summit: Ready. Set. Scale.Thursday, October 1909:00 AM EDT - 01:30 PM EDT
Richard Cardew, founder of Cardew Hay Co. in Arizona, believes modernizing the immigration system will help alleviate the ongoing worker shortage.
Four small business owners share why it’s important to pay suppliers and vendors promptly.
The accessibility and specialization of trade, technical, and vocational programs equip new generations of aspiring entrepreneurs with sought-after skill sets that position them for success.
The U.S. Chamber is recognizing small businesses that are driving economic growth, innovating and creating jobs.
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Financial Services, supporting H.R. 4035, the “Protecting Small Business Information Act 2023.”
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, on the Fiscal Year 2024 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill.
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Appropriations, on the Fiscal Year 2024 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill.
The rule would change what water features fall under federal jurisdiction, creating new expenses and enforcement risks for farmers, business owners, and home builders with plans to use their land.
Inflation remains the top concern for a majority of small business owners (54%) according to a recent poll by the Chamber. In comparison, other issues like rising interest rates, revenue, and supply chain issues remain second-tier worries.
Failure to act now to restore immediate Research and Development expensing will increase the cost of innovation in the United States and slow economic growth for businesses of all sizes.