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NEWS | SBC 2023 First Look Preview

Small Business Congress 2023 is just around the corner!

Bad small business policy is best left in the past, which is why we’re looking forward to having you at this year’s Small Business Congress, where we’ll learn about and debate policies most impactful to our 65,000+ members’ businesses.

From Feb. 7-8, SBC 2023 attendees will hear from policy insiders, lawmakers, and small-business experts on a variety of issues facing small business, including tax, trade, technology, regulations, and health and human services.

Hosted at the iconic Hotel Washington mere steps from the White House and only a few minutes from Capitol Hill, SBC 2023 is a highly-anticipated forum to share your insight, challenges, worries, and successes that NSBA will ultimately carry to Congress and champion for change.

Starting things off Tuesday, Feb. 7, SBC 2023 begins with a session on capital and procurement issues with a legitimate lineup of speakers, including Claire Kramer Mills, Assistant Vice President and Director of Community Development Analysis at the Federal Reserve Board and Bibi Hidalgo, Associate Administrator at the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Following this panel, SBC programming continues with a conversation on tax policy, including expiring tax cuts and increased IRS enforcement, as well as NSBA’s efforts to eliminate undue targeting of small businesses.

Not missing any meals, we’ll move next to our keynote luncheon, where Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, Chair of the House Education and Workforce Committee will discuss her committee’s agenda, and we will sit down for a fireside chat with two of the nation’s leading economic reporters, Heather Long from the Washington Post and Zachary Warmbrodt from Politico.

Continuing the Small Business Congress, Janis Reyes of the SBA Office of Advocacy and others will lead a conversation regarding the office fights against unfair regulations affecting small businesses. Liz Wikle, Principal Economist at Gusto, and Taylor Maag from the Progressive Policy Institute will then discuss workforce issues with the delegation.

Tuesday’s programming concludes with two concurrent best-practices sessions on the digital frontier and doing business with the federal government where you’ll hear from experts in each field, followed by a reception with food, drinks, and plenty of networking with small-business leaders from across the country.

Wednesday morning, Feb. 8, SBC delegates are back at it early with a Congressional Breakfast featuring House Small Business Committee Chair Roger Williams (R-TX), leading next to a session with NSBA leadership on the biggest small-business issues shaping up for the 118th Session of our U.S. Congress.

The culminating event of SBC is the Small Business Town Hall, where participants will discuss and debate which issues shall be NSBA’s Top 10 Priority issues for the 118th Congress, voting in real-time on NSBA’s priorities through the Poll Everywhere app available in your phone platform’s app store.

If you’d like assistance with the app or additional information on the working agenda, reach out to NSBA any time at, and follow us for updates!

If you haven’t already registered to attend, the time is now to step up and make the commitment to fighting for our small business community – the backbone of our nation’s economy and lifeblood of opportunity.


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