There are more than 30 million small businesses in the U.S., employing nearly half of the entire American workforce. Through their resilience, drive, and creativity, these small businesses fuel the American economy. They build careers, power innovations, and serve communities across the country.
Technology and Small Business
Report finds that technology is a driver of economic success for small businesses and that policymakers must encourage an environment that enables all businesses to succeed with digital tools.
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- Report: What Small Businesses Are Offering Now to Find and Keep WorkersThe newest Small Business Index with MetLife shows 37% of small businesses surveyed plan to increase staff this year. To attract workers amid a shortage of talent, small businesses are offering new benefits and opportunities to recruit and retain workers.
- Spiraling Inflation Is Small Businesses’ Top Concern According to New SurveyInflation is, by far, the top concern for small businesses in early 2022, according to new data from a MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce report.
- How This Small Business Is Finding Workers in a Tight Job MarketWyoming Machine is offering flexible work schedules, a benefit rarely seen in manufacturing, to attract and retain talent during the worker shortage.
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.
In CO–’s inaugural Start. Run. Grow event, four entrepreneurs share success stories and challenges to encourage future leaders to start their own businesses.
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- Security and ResiliencePath Forward Special UpdateTuesday, August 1602:00 PM EDT - 03:00 PM EDT
- International47th India Ideas SummitTuesday, September 06 - Wednesday, September 0712:00 AM EDT - 12:00 AM EDT
- SpaceU.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Aerospace SummitWednesday, September 14 - Thursday, September 1502:00 PM EDT - 05:00 PM EDT
- Mar 03, 2022Bottom Line Construction & Development Builds New York Communities through Investment in Untapped Talent
Alexis McSween, founder and CEO of Bottom Line Construction and Development in New York, shares how her company is providing opportunities in underserved communities and building the next generation of construction leaders.
- Mar 03, 2022Special Report on Inflation and Supply Chain Shocks on Small Business
The latest Small Business Index findings from the U.S. Chamber and MetLife show that concern for inflation is soaring. Concerns around supply chain disruptions has intensified, too.
- Mar 02, 2022Spiraling Inflation Is Small Businesses’ Top Concern According to New Survey
Inflation is, by far, the top concern for small businesses in Q1 2022, according to new data from a MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce report.
- Feb 22, 2022U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 2657, the “Northern Mariana Islands Entrepreneurship Act of 2021"
This Hill letter was sent to Senator Mazie K. Hirono supporting S. 2657, the “Northern Mariana Islands Entrepreneurship Act of 2021.”
- Feb 04, 2022U.S. Chamber Letter on H.R. 3438, the “Northern Mariana Islands Entrepreneurship Act of 2021”
This Hill letter was sent to Delegate Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan, Representative Andrew Garbarino, Representative Kaiali'i Kahele, and Delegate Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen, supporting H.R. 3438, the “Northern Mariana Islands Entrepreneurship Act of 2021.”
- Feb 02, 2022Coalition Letter on Reauthorization of Small Business Programs
The Chamber signed on to this Coalition letter, which was sent to Congressional leadership urging reauthorization of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.
- Jan 31, 2022How One Small Business Is Finding Workers in a Tight Job Market
Wyoming Machine is offering flexible work schedules, a benefit rarely seen in manufacturing, to attract and retain talent during the worker shortage.
- Jan 31, 2022Small Businesses Are Still Grappling with Supply Chain Disruptions
Small business is bearing the brunt of supply chain challenges caused by worker shortages and delays. Nearly two in three small businesses have had to alter their supply chains in the past six months, according to the Q4 2021 U.S. Chamber and MetLife Small Business Index.
- Dec 14, 2021Small Business Index Reaches Pandemic-Era High as Small Business Optimism Overcomes Uncertainty
Small business owners’ optimism around hiring and investment plans led to a pandemic-era high score of 63 for the MetLife and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index. At the same time, 74% of small business owners are concerned about the impact of inflation.
- Dec 13, 2021Small Business Owners Are Optimistic Despite Labor Shortages and Supply Chain Challenges Ahead of the Holidays
More than three in four small business owners are optimistic about the future of their business, according to a new U.S. Chamber poll, but supply chain disruptions persist.