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.
Small business advice from CO—
- Small BusinessCO— Start. Run. Grow. Staying Connected in a Hybrid WorldThursday, August 1112:00 PM EDT - 01:00 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
- Feb 23, 2017U.S. Chamber and MetLife Team Up to Support and Celebrate America’s Small Businesses
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife (NYSE: MET) today announced a new multiyear collaboration to elevate the voice of America’s small business owners and highlight the important role they play in the nation’s economy.
- Feb 17, 2017Small Businesses Really Get Thwacked by Regulations Small businesses shoulder regulatory costs that are 2 ½ times more per employee than larger businesses.
- Feb 16, 2017Thomas Sullivan Testimony for House E&C Committee Hearing "Modernizing Environmental Laws"
Thomas Sullivan's testimony before the House Energy & Commerce Environment Subcommittee hearing, "Modernizing Environmental Laws: Challenges and Opportunities for Expanding Infrastructure and Promoting Development and Manufacturing.
- Jan 30, 2017Letter Supporting Linda McMahon's Nomination to lead US Small Business Administration
Letter from Maxine Turner, founder of Cuisine Unlimited and chair of the U.S. Chamber Small Business Council, and Tom Sullivan, Vice President of Small Business Policy at the U.S. Chamber, to Chairman Risch and Ranking Member Shaheen supporting the nomination of Linda McMahon to lead the U.S. Small Business Administration.
- Jan 25, 2017Why My Small Business–And Millions More–Are Counting on Regulatory Reform
It's hard to overstate how beneficial regulatory reform legislation would be to small businesses like mine.
- Jan 19, 2017Maxine Turner Statement for the Record submitted to the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management
Maxine Turner's statement for the record submitted to the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management on improving small business input for regulatory policymaking.
- Jan 18, 2017Letter Complimenting Passage of H.R. 5, the Regulatory Accountability Act
On January 18, 2017, the Chamber sent a letter to Congressman Chabot, Congresswoman Velázquez, Senator Risch, and Senator Shaheen applauding the House passage of H.R. 5 which compiles several regulatory reform bills, including H.R. 55, the “Regulatory Accountability Act,” and H.R. 33, “the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act of 2017,” and urge the Senate to expeditiously consider regulatory reform legislation.