Small Business Congress is Going Virtual in 2021!

Every two years, NSBA brings together small-business leaders from across the country at the Small Business Congress to discuss and develop the small-business agenda. This year, the Small Business Congress will look a little different: instead of a 3-day in-person event, we will hold a series of virtual events. Starting on Feb. 9 and going throughout Feb. 18, we will hold a series of Leadership Issue Discussions, exclusive to the NSBA Board and Leadership Council, where we will discuss and debate any and all issues facing America’s small businesses today. The event will culminate on Feb. 23 with the overall Small Business Congress where we will finalize NSBA’s Priority Issues for the coming two years.


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* Because we know it’s been a tough year, we are offering this event
FREE of charge to all NSBA Board and Leadership Council Members.


Leadership Issue Discussions

The first part of our Small Business Congress will feature six interactive webinars with a specific policy focus for each one. You will hear from policy experts, Capitol Hill insiders and Members of Congress on a host of issues and proposals to inform our discussion, and finally, you will select the top three or four issues to forward on to the culminating event, the official Small Business Congress.


Small Business Congress

Small Business Congress is the culminating event pulling together the work of all six Leadership Issue Discussions on Tuesday, Feb. 23. This final event is open to any small-business owner. We will hear from NSBA leadership, policy experts and political insiders on what’s likely to move in the 117th Congress, and finally, we will vote on the organization’s Priority Issues.



Leadership Discussions:

  • Tax Policy:  Tuesday, Feb. 9 | 12:00 – 1:30
  • Labor & Employment:  Wednesday, Feb. 10 | 12:00 – 1:30
  • Health Care:  Thursday, Feb. 11 | 12:00 – 1:30
  • Regulatory Policy:  Tuesday, Feb. 16 | 12:00 – 1:30
  • Capital Access:  Wednesday, Feb. 17 | 12:00 – 1:30
  • Technology & Trade:  Thursday, Feb. 18 | 12:00 – 1:30

Small Business Congress:

    • Culminating Event: Tuesday, Feb. 23  |  12:00 – 2:00
*All times are EST. Registration closes 2 hours prior to the start of each session.

Small Business Congress Partner

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