Small Business Majority is a national small business advocacy organization, founded and run by small business owners to ensure America’s entrepreneurs are a key part of an inclusive, equitable and diverse economy. We actively engage small business owners and policymakers in support of public policy solutions, and deliver information and resources to entrepreneurs that promote small business growth and drive a strong, sustainable job-creating economy. Our extensive scientific opinion polling, focus groups and economic research help us educate and inform policymakers, the media and other stakeholders about key issues impacting small businesses and freelancers, including healthcare, access to capital, taxes, retirement, paid leave and other workforce issues.
We believe small business entrepreneurship is a potent force for positive change in every aspect of creating a thriving society and economy—from addressing long-term unemployment to providing quality jobs in challenged communities. Small, local businesses are forces for economic development—creating economic opportunity in the neighborhoods where they operate by providing jobs that lead to income growth and helping revitalize challenged areas. Indeed, healthy small business ecosystem can provide a pathway for women, minorities, youth, veterans and immigrants to enter the mainstream American economy and build income and independence.
The small business community is vast, diverse and dynamic. It includes 6 million small employers with 43 million employees and nearly 22 million self-employed people, with varying political points of view. But they have at least one critical thing in common: Together, these entrepreneurs and other small business owners create jobs, innovate and grow the economy.