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National Small Business Association

  • Primarily focuses on advocacy efforts on issues affecting small businesses
  • Members hold a Small Business Congress every two years to set an agenda of priority issues
  • Conducts research and connects members to professionals who can assist in a variety of areas


With more than 65,000 members representing all 50 states and every industry, the National Small Business Association is a nonpartisan small business advocacy organization representing small companies before Congress, the White House, and a variety of federal agencies. NSBA also conducts research on issues affecting small businesses and provides resources to entrepreneurs.

Who’s it for?

All entrepreneurs and small business owners who want to stay up to date on issues affecting small companies.


We offer access to the latest resources, information, and best practices in advocacy and communications for our members, government offices, and the media.

Resources & Services


NSBA maintains a news feed on issues affecting small businesses, which is subdivided into individual issues such as access to capital, tax and budget, regulatory reform, energy and environment, and more.


Every two years, at the beginning of each new Congress, NSBA members convene a Small Business Congress to discuss, debate, and vote on the priority issues on which the organization’s advocacy efforts will concentrate. NSBA also maintains four Issues Committees on taxation, economic development, environmental and regulatory affairs, and health and human issues.


NSBA produces two biannual economic reports to provide trending data on how well small businesses are doing, as well as regular targeted surveys on a variety of issues.

Member Benefits

NSBA helps connect its members to experienced professionals who can offer guidance in procurement, affordable health care, exporting, and many more areas. Members also receive exclusive discounts on lending, shipping, and other products and services.


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