Our NSBA Members
As the nation’s first small-business advocacy organization, NSBA is America’s leading small business association. We work with and for you to protect your right to own, operate, and grow your small business. Our advocacy, business advice, and membership benefits cover a range of small businesses across many industries. You can count on NSBA to carry your voice on the issues that matter most.
NSBA is driven by a 32-member Board of Trustees comprised of volunteer small-business owners who oversee the organization and our policy stances. NSBA’s Leadership Council, a broad, grassroots network of small-business advocates, also helps develop and promote NSBA’s policy agenda. Any NSBA member can participate in our Issue Committees where they can raise issues facing their business and help the committee develop policy stances on those issues. Our Policy Groups are reserved for Board members; however, we have an open application process and encourage anyone interested in joining NSBA discussions or advancing their membership to work with our staff and leadership!
NSBA's organization is purposeful and simple: Policy Groups are comprised of our Board of Trustees, and Issue Committees are comprised of our NSBA and Leadership Council membership.
Still not sure of your Policy Group or Issue Committee status? Contact Ian Elsenbach any time.
These groups oversee: small-business finance and access to capital, including credit cards, lending, bankruptcy law, securities issues and venture capital, federal small-business programs under the SBA, federal procurement, international trade, and innovation and technology issues.
Environment and Regulatory Affairs
These groups oversee: regulatory reform and flexibility, paperwork reduction, issues involving the SBA Office of Advocacy, and all issues related to energy costs and efficiency, and the environment.
Health & Human Resources
These groups oversee: health care and health benefits taxation, employee benefits, medical malpractice, labor issues, union relations, FMLA issues, retirement, immigration and minimum wage.
These groups oversee: federal taxes and the IRS, including expensing, broad tax reform, the Fair Tax, and federal budgetary issues.
Our Corporate Partners
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