Small Business Policy

The Small Business Policy team formulates small business policy and assists small business members in creating effective grassroots actions and strategies on legislative, regulatory and international initiatives.

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Above the FoldJun 13, 2017 - 4:15pm
Vice President of Small Business Policy Tom Sullivan kicking off the Small Business Series in Dallas.

Here's Why Small Business Matters

MetLife and the U.S. Chamber held its first Small Business Series in Dallas, Texas.

Above the FoldMay 24, 2017 - 8:00am
MetLife Index Cover

Small Business Owners Bullish On Growth Despite Economic Jitters

The MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index is a new national quarterly survey of small business owners.

Press ReleaseMay 24, 2017 - 8:00am

America’s Small Businesses Eyeing Expansion, Despite Concerns about the National Economy

The inaugural MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index (Index), released today, found that nearly two-thirds of small business owners are expecting revenue growth and looking to hire despite harboring concerns about the health of the national economy. Based on telephone interviews with 1,000 small business owners and operators, the survey found that nearly a third plan to hire more employees and 60 percent expect revenue to increase in the year ahead. Comparatively, only 6 percent plan to reduce their staff size and 9 percent are forecasting a decrease in revenue.

LetterMay 16, 2017 - 4:45pm

Letter Supporting S. 584, the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act

On May 16, 2017,he Chamber sent a letter to Senator Johnson and Senator McCaskill offering our support for S. 584, the Small Business Regulatory Flexibility Improvements Act.

Above the FoldMay 05, 2017 - 4:15pm
Greetings From Main Street Postcard

Dear Washington: Messages from Main Street on Health Care Reform

During the first 100 days of this year, we embarked on a small business listening tour around the country.

Press ReleaseMay 01, 2017 - 10:45am

U.S. Chamber Commemorates National Small Business Week, Celebrates Contributions of Main Street

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today welcomed National Small Business Week, and reinforced its support for the 28 million American small businesses that make big contributions to the nation’s economy and their local communities.

Above the FoldApr 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
Postcard LetsGrow

Dear Washington: Messages from Main Street on Tax Reform

During the first 100 days of the year, we heard from more than 100 small business owners about what they're looking for from Washington.

Above the FoldApr 06, 2017 - 12:00pm

Trimming the Overgrown Hedge of Red Tape

One small business owner offers his perspective on how regulations affect him.

ArticleMar 30, 2017 - 11:00am

Tom Sullivan Talks Tax Reform

Tom Sullivan talks about what the future holds for comprehensive tax reform and what it means for small businesses.

Above the FoldMar 28, 2017 - 11:30am
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation chart: The negative impacts of federal regulations and selected major state labor regulations on small busiensses per year.

How Regulations at Every Level Hold Back Small Business

Since 1980, the U.S. population has grown by 40% while the number of companies started annually declined 11%.