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Our Story

NSBA Means Small Business

More than 85 years of advocacy.  

Serving over 65,000 Members.  

Representing every industry and all 50 states. 

NSBA is a staunchly nonpartisan organization, with decades of small-business advocacy expertise - from our long-serving leadership, to our knowledgeable and well-connected government affairs team - we are proud to be the nation’s first small-business advocacy organization.

Since 1937

Focused on federal advocacy, enacting critical access to capital programs, preventing unfair small-business tax penalties, and repealing some of the most potentially damaging laws and regulations, are just a few examples of our successes and what we do every day. 


Proudly nonpartisan, NSBA is known for our  Economic Reports as well as the valuable results of our targeted surveys. Our legacy and reputation is a pragmatic, non-political, small-business advocacy organization, representing the 70 million owners and employees that make up American small business.

About - Our Staff
Ian Elsenbach
Todd McCracken

Membership &

Strategic Development Team: 

Joel Brookmeyer

Scott Coven

Susan Belisle

Chad Horner

Jim Ogle

Our Councils

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NSBA Council - SBEA

INTRODUCTING | NSBA is proud to offer this resource to Veterans looking to start, run, and grow their business, offering peer-led mentoring, policy updates on veterans & small-business issues in D.C., and access to a network of other Veteran-run businesses.

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Work With NSBA

Work With NSBA

Join the team at NSBA!

NSBA is currently seeking Manager of Government Affairs/Federal Policy. This position will be responsible for building and maintaining NSBA relationships with a diverse group of lawmakers and government/policy professionals, as well as managing volunteer policy committees and developing policy updates for leadership.


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1156 15th St NW

Suite 502

Washington, D.C. 20005

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