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.
- WorkforceTalent ForwardWednesday, October 0409:00 AM EDT - 03:00 PM EDT
- Environment and SustainabilitySustainability and Circular Economy Summit 2023Thursday, October 05 - Friday, October 0609:00 AM EDT - 12:30 PM EDT
- Small BusinessAmerica's Top Small Business Summit: Ready. Set. Scale.Thursday, October 1909:00 AM EDT - 01:30 PM EDT
The number of small business loans has decreased by roughly 43% since the last recession.
Nearly half of small business owners feel “good” about their local economy, but only 38% feel the same way about the national economy.
Small Business Saturday may have passed, but together we can make every day a small business day.
Here's a taste of what you can expect at the Small Business Master Class: Phoenix on December 14.
112 million Americans shopped at small businesses and independent restaurants in 2016.
Local economic optimism pushed up the MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index for the second consecutive quarter.
The MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index rose in the fourth quarter.
One of the biggest challenges business owners face is a cumbersome and complex tax code.
An optimistic outlook on the local economy and continued positive perceptions of small business health has pushed the Q4 MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index (Index), released today, up for the second consecutive quarter to 63.2 from 62.3 in Q3.
By: Cordell Eddings Ninety-eight percent of the watercooler talk at the Flags of Valor workshop is about sports, the weather and the typical small talk you’ll hear at just about any other office in America.