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.
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- Shopping Small Benefits More Than Just Local BusinessesAll signs point to high consumer demand this holiday season and this year is more important than ever to shop small. But shoppers should spend their dollars with kindness and understanding as small businesses face unique challenges in the wake of the pandemic.
- The State of Small Business NowWhat you need to know about small business in America, including the latest data on hiring trends, vaccine mandates, and more.
- 4 Visa Programs That Can Help Employers Solve Their Workforce NeedsAmerican businesses are in the midst of the biggest labor crisis ever, with more open positions than there are available and willing workers to fill them. Legal nonimmigrant workers can help businesses meet their workforce needs. Here are four nonimmigrants visa programs to know about.
Some provisions being discussed for inclusion in the reconciliation bill could increase costs, punish entrepreneurs, and create unnecessary fines that small businesses cannot afford.
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.
Experts share ways for entrepreneurs to plan for their financial future, especially in the post-pandemic world, including better understanding revenue drivers and knowing the power of investments.
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- InternationalThird Annual Transatlantic Business Works SummitWednesday, December 08 - Thursday, December 0909:00 AM EST - 01:00 PM EST
- InternationalSpotlight on Central America: The Call to Action and Partnership for Central AmericaMonday, December 1301:45 PM EST - 03:45 PM EST
- Diversity, Equity, and InclusionEquality of Opportunity In Action: Improving Access to Capital for Minority-Owned BusinessesWednesday, December 1512:00 PM EST - 01:00 PM EST
- Jul 28, 2021Coalition Letter on Tax Reporting This Coalition letter was sent by the Consumers Bankers Association to Congressional leadership on a reporting proposal for financial institutions.
- Jul 15, 2021U.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.
- Jul 15, 2021Less 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.
- Jul 14, 2021MetLife & U.S. Chamber Special Report on the State of the Workforce (July 2021) 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.
- Jul 14, 2021Less 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.
- Jul 13, 2021U.S. Chamber Launches State Initiative that Shows Small Businesses Would be Hit Hard by President Biden’s Proposed Tax Increases WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching an initiative providing detailed data on how President Biden’s proposed tax increases will impact small businesses throughout each state. The U.S. Chamber’s analysis of IRS and Census data reveals there are 1.4 million small businesses that will be negatively impacted by the proposed tax increases. These include small businesses in every sector of the economy, including agriculture, construction, health care, real estate, finance, and more.
- Jul 12, 2021U.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.
- Jul 01, 2021“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.
- Jun 29, 2021U.S. Chamber Letter on FY22 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Appropriations, ahead of the committee's markup of the Fiscal Year 2022 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill,
- Jun 22, 2021199A Response Letter to Proposed Deduction Legislation The undersigned trade associations voice strong opposition to any reductions or repeal of the 20-percent deduction for qualified business income under Section 199A, including phasing out the deduction above certain income thresholds.