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Election Day

Small Business and Elections 

The need for elected officials who support small business and NSBA’s priorities is greater than ever. According to the most recent World Bank Rankings, the U.S. ranks fourth in ease of doing business, but 20th in terms of starting a business, and 64th in terms of dealing with and paying taxes.


Amidst painful inflation, rising interest rates, and increasingly cumbersome and confusing regulatory policies imbalanced on the back of small-business owners, talking to your employees about how to understand business priorities at the polls could make a difference for years to come.

Engage your employees.
Talk about policy.

Get out the Vote for Small Business.


Election Resources for
Employers and Employees



Today, there are more than 70 million people in the U.S. that work for, or run a small business. That equals one of every two individuals in the private workforce, one in three individuals in the U.S. voting population and one in four of the total U.S. population. 


This 2022 survey was conducted online among 650 small-business owners from Aug. 22 through Sept. 12, 2022. We hope you find the data in this report useful. 

View NSBA's complete Survey collection here


NSBA is a recognized source for data on America’s small-business community. Read our complete collection of Issue Briefs - a great tool to share with employees and workers when it comes to facilitating productive election-related discussions in the office and on the job. 


At the beginning of each new session of Congress, NSBA members gather to hear from thought leaders on countless issues facing small business, and then discuss, debate and ultimately vote on the organization’s Top 10 Priority Issues for the coming two years.

Engage with Congress 




Members are at the core of NSBA, and our efforts in Washington would be nothing without their support in driving the small-business advocacy initiatives we do every day. ​Click now and check back often to learn the latest about our efforts on Capitol Hill and beyond! 

Not sure of your congressional district or who your Member or Senator is? This service will assist you by matching your ZIP code to your congressional district, with links to your member's website and contact page.


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