About Us

Celebrating its 75th Anniversary in 2012, NSBA continues to advocate on behalf of America’s entrepreneurs. A staunchly nonpartisan organization, NSBA’s 65,000 members represent every state and every industry in the U.S. We are proud to be the nation’s first small-business advocacy organization.

 

History

In its rich, 75-year history, NSBA has made significant strides in advocating for small businesses. From our humble beginnings under founder DeWitt Emery, a small-business owner who aimed simply to make a difference, to today with our broad, national presence as the leading small-business advocacy group, NSBA fights daily for Mr. Emery’s mission to make a difference for America’s small businesses.


Board of Trustees

NSBA is a uniquely member-driven organization, led by small-business owners from across the country who are extremely active in small-business issues locally, regionally and nationally.


Staff

NSBA’s staff boasts decades of small-business advocacy expertise, from our long-serving leadership to our knowledgeable and well-connected government affairs team—we have who it takes to get the job done.


Councils

NSBA has two Councils to provide added, targeted expertise, networking and resources to small-businesses in high-tech industries and those engaged in exporting: the Small Business Technology Council and Small Business Exporters Association 


Affiliates

NSBA serves as an umbrella group for various local, state and regional small-business groups with whom we are proud to be affiliated and working toward one common small-business goal.