The NSBA Leadership Council is a select group of small-business activists who engage with Congress, the administration, state and local Government and the media. NSBA Leadership Council members are a diverse group of business owners that share the common attribute of being leaders in their communities.

NSBA Leadership Council members enjoy special benefits which provides the participant a seat at the table and opportunities to become involved in various activities, events and business intelligence. 

Take Your Seat at the Table

As a member of the Leadership Council, you can take an active role in crafting NSBA policy through our active Issue Committee structure. We encourage you to join one of our four Issue Committees: Taxation, Economic Development, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs, and Health and Human Resources.


Tell Us Your Story

NSBA maintains an active presence with the media and is a go-to resource for reporters. As a member of the Leadership Council, we count on your expertise and your stories to inform the media and general public about what it means to run a small business in America.


Why Voting Matters

As a member of the Leadership Council, you know how important it is to vote–and encourage others to vote on a small-business platform. To make that easier, we have designed a nonpartisan poster about voting to display at your workplace.


What Can You Say to Employees?

To help make talking to employees easier–and avoid any potential issues–NSBA has consulted with leading employment attorneys and asked them to identify what you can and cannot say to employees about voting.


Read NSBA’s Latest Politics Survey

See where you stand in relation to your cohorts in America’s small business community. This survey has a wealth of information, and routinely finds small-business owners are independent-minded, politically engaged and split relatively evenly among Republicans, Democrats and Independents.

*Stay tuned for the 2020 report in July.


NSBA’s Leadership Council plays a critical role in our grassroots advocacy. Please take a few moments today to visit the NSBA Action Center and personalize our many pre-drafted letters on a wide variety of topics.

In just two minutes, you can send in well researched letters to your Members of Congress and start building–or build upon existing–trusted relationships with influential lawmakers from your state.