FACT: Productive, innovative, competitive economies require smart and simple regulations to prosper.

Unfortunately, the complexity of the federal regulatory system creates disproportional cost burdens on small businesses:

  • 99.7%: Percent of U.S. companies that are SMBs
  • $11,700: Average yearly regulatory cost per employee for SMBs
  • $40B: The regulatory costs of federal economically significant rules to SMBs per year

The federal regulatory process must be reformed to ensure that agencies implement the will of Congress and that the courts uphold the constitutional principle of separation of powers, so our country can get back to work without the undue, unchecked burden of overregulation. It’s time for entrepreneurs to join together to stop the regulatory choke hold on American small businesses.

What can we do about it?

Join Small Business Nation today and join the fight to change how major rules are created in this country. Small Business Nation is a project of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, founded specifically to help startups and small businesses succeed.  We're dedicated to ensuring that regulations don’t impose an unnecessary burden on business owners or stifle economic growth and job creation. Our nationally recognized team of lobbyists and policy experts will fight for your interests every day on Capitol Hill, in the courts, before the White House, and in federal regulatory agencies.

Your contribution is an investment in:

  • Accountability. Federal agencies need to show that the costliest rules are truly needed and are written to use the least costly option available to achieve their objective.

  • Transparency. Agencies must be open about why and how they make key decisions to regulate, and avoid making those decisions in secret under pressure from special interest groups, entirely outside of the normal rulemaking process.

  • Participation. Agencies should be required to inform the public of pending regulatory decisions on high-impact rules early in the process, share their data and economic models, and allow those who will be affected adequate time for public input.

Members also receive:

  • Access to SBN toolkits, webinars, and our resource library
  • Subscription to our weekly email newsletter, The Startup Rundown
  • Discounts with FedEx shipping
  • Discounts on leading Chamber publications and events
  • Access to U.S. Chamber of Commerce web sticker and window decal


We have strength in numbers. Every single dollar makes a difference.

Membership is just $250 per year.


Or you can call toll free 800-638-6582

Contributions to the U.S. Chamber are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution.  For 2018, 25% of contributions relate to lobbying and are not tax deductible as a business expense; 75% may be deductible as a business expense.  The U.S. Chamber does not solicit or accept funds earmarked for political purposes.