In this day and age when Big Money has an ever increasing influence in Washington, it’s critical for small business to make its voice heard. The National Small Business Association (NSBA) is a staunchly nonpartisan organization that carries out this mission.
NSBA’s 65,000 members represent every state and every industry in the U.S. and are proud to be the nation’s first small-business advocacy organization.
This year, the NSBA celebrates its 75th Anniversary and continues to advocate on behalf of America’s entrepreneurs. In its rich history, NSBA has made significant strides in advocating for small businesses. From their humble beginnings under founder DeWitt Emery, a small-business owner who aimed simply to make a difference, to today with their broad, national presence as the leading small-business advocacy group, NSBA fights daily for Mr. Emery’s mission to make a difference for America’s small businesses.
Tribute, Inc. president, Tim Reynolds, sits on the Board of Trustees as the Advocacy Chair and recommends membership in this valuable organization. In addition to vigorous lobbying efforts in Washington, D.C., members benefit from NSBA’s vast expertise in tax simplification and fairness, procurement, regulatory reform, affordable health care, small business technology funding, and small-business exporting.
Additionally, NSBA has partnered with a number of organizations to offer discounts on everything from shipping to energy to financing, as well as various insurance and online benefits. These benefits are exclusive to NSBA members.
Through membership, you’ll also get the most up-to-date analysis on the issues that matter most to your small business through their constantly updated website (www.nsba.biz), electronic newsletter - “The Weekly Advocate”, and various social media sites.
Every two years, NSBA brings together small-business leaders from across the country at the Small Business Congress to discuss and develop a small-business agenda for upcoming session of Congress.
Registration is now open for the congress in Washington, D.C. Nov. 29-30 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. Small Business owners' presence in Washington, D.C. this November couldn’t be more important and timely.
This year, they are hosting the Small Business Congress right after the highly-anticipated 2012 elections in order to kick-start their agenda by getting their message in front of lawmakers early. The timing of the event will also uniquely position NSBA to impact the very long to-do list awaiting the lame-duck Congress in the weeks following the election. Join the NSBA and make your voice count!