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.
Top Takeaways from the U.S. Chamber’s 2023 State of American Business Address
This year’s State of American Business speech sets out an 'Agenda for American Strength': an aspirational and forward-looking plan to set up the country and its business community for long-term success.
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- Inflation Creating ‘Perfect Storm’ of Challenges for Small BusinessesSmall business owners across the nation say the effects of inflation are hitting the service industry hard.
- Five Years of Insights: What We've Learned from the Small Business IndexThe MetLife and U.S. Chamber Small Business Index celebrates five years this quarter, Q2 2022. We take a look at its highs and lows, major trends, and what the future holds for small businesses.
- 4 Small Business Owners Explain What They Need from GovernmentThe U.S. Chamber’s Bill of Rights is helping America’s small businesses explain their perspectives to elected officials on what is needed to create an environment where small business can thrive.
An end-of-year omnibus package included a few small business legislative victories related to retail theft, employee benefits plans, and mergers and acquisitions.
The Q4 2022 MetLife and US Chamber Small Business Index found that most small businesses actively give back to their local community in a variety of ways. Most are also concerned about inflation and an economic downturn.
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—
- Jan 18, 2017On 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.