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
Chamber’s “America’s Top Small Business Awards” Celebrates the Pioneers of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Community Engagement
The Q3 2023 Small Business Index reaches a post-pandemic high score as more small businesses feel confident about the state of the economy and their business health.
High concern for inflation remains; 56% say keeping up with employee salaries is a challenge
Every 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.
High technology usage among American small businesses is correlating with growth in sales, employment, and profits.
New report finds that high technology adoption—including Artificial Intelligence—leads to growth and optimism among U.S. small businesses, even as they navigate the challenges of a post-pandemic economy and express concerns over potential tech regulations.
This Statement for the Record was filed with the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, for the committee's field hearing, entitled “One Size Does Not Fit All: Understanding the Importance of Rightsizing Regulations for Small Businesses.”
A small landscaping business in Florida depends heavily on foreign national workers in the U.S. on temporary work visas. There simply aren’t enough to fulfill business demand.
Richard Cardew, founder of Cardew Hay Co. in Arizona, believes modernizing the immigration system will help alleviate the ongoing worker shortage.