New Small Biz Coalition Launched

April 3, 2018

NSBA joined other leading, national small-business and entrepreneurship organizations to form the Small Business Roundtable (SBR), a coalition dedicated to advancing policy, securing access, and promoting inclusion to benefit the 30 million businesses at the heart of the American economy.

“As we launch SBR, we are excited to serve as a genuine hub for America’s small-business community. Our first priority is to advocate for policies that foster American Entrepreneurship. While that agenda includes clearing away government-imposed burdens, we also set a high priority on funding for key federal programs supporting entrepreneurship. We also will champion the role of small business in trade and infrastructure policy, amplifying the political voice of small-business owners. Lastly, SBR is working to identify new candidates for membership and seeking input from business community leaders as we grow our coalition,” said Todd McCracken, president and CEO of NSBA.

The SBR is committed to improving the entrepreneurial environment and marks a step to better organize the small-business community inside the Washington, D.C. beltway. Joining NSBA in the launch is: Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), National Association for the Self Employed (NASE), National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO),  the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC), and the Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (National ACE).

“Washington responds most to organized interests, and today marks a step to better organize the small-business community,” noted Founders and Co-Executive Directors Rhett Buttle and John Stanford. “One in ten Americans take the risk to launch a business, and when they succeed, our country succeeds. With the backing of our members we can make sure Congress and the Administration hears this message loud and clear.”

In the coming months, SBR will be reaching out to additional small business associations to join their ranks.

Click here to learn more about the Small Business Roundtable.

 

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