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Help for Small Businesses During Coronavirus Pandemic

We are working every day at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to elevate the voice of America’s small business owners, highlight the important role they play in the nation’s economy, and support our Main Street businesses throughout challenging and uncertain times, like the ones we are facing now.

During this time, the Chamber is ramping up the ways we stand for small business. And we won’t stop. 

CO—Coronavirus Small Business Guide

Delivering the latest resources, advice and information to help small businesses navigate this challenging time, including financial aid guides, remote working tips, best practices, links to webinars and townhalls, and much more. Follow @GrowWithCo for the latest.

Guide to Small Business Emergency Loans (PPP)

The CARES Act allocated $350 billion to help small firms keep workers employed. Called the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans that can be forgiven if borrowers maintain or restore payrolls. Check eligibility, calculate borrowing limits, and apply using this guide. En espanol

Guide to Small Business Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)

The CARES Act expanded the SBA’s long-standing Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL), which includes additional loan programs and $10,000 emergency grants. Check eligibility, calculate borrowing limits, and apply using this guide.

National Small Business Town Hall Series

In partnership with Inc. Magazine, CO— is hosting weekly virtual townhalls to help small business owners and sole proprietors navigate financial aid and support programs and answer common questions. Register to attend the next virtual town hall.

Join the Chamber

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions.

Our members range from mom-and-pop shops and local chambers to leading industry associations and large corporations.

They all share one thing in common—they count on the Chamber to be their voice in Washington, D.C.
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Welcome to CO—

Designed for business owners, CO— is a site that connects like minds and delivers actionable insights for next-level growth. We provide everything you need to start, run and grow your business with examples from companies like yours.

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MetLife & U.S. Chamber Small Business Index

The MetLife & U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index is released on a quarterly basis and is compiled from 1,000 unique phone interviews with small business owners and operators each quarter. The Index delivers a comprehensive quantitative snapshot of the small business sector as well as explores small business owners’ perspectives on the latest economic and business trends.

Special Report on Coronavirus and Small Business

A new poll taken from March 25-28, 2020 reveals that one in four small businesses (24%) are on the brink of closing permanently amid the economic downturn caused by the coronavirus pandemic. 

Read the special report


Dream Big Awards

Big Dreams Deserve Big Rewards!

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with Chase for Business® to recognize the very best in American small business. The Dream Big Awards program honors the achievements of small businesses and highlights their contributions to America’s economic growth.

The 2020 Small Business of the Year award winner will receive national recognition and a $25,000 cash prize. The Small Business of the Year Award and Business Achievement Award winners will be honored at the CO— Summit for Small and Growing Businesses, a national small business event on October 14-15, 2020.

Apply or Nominate Now


The Small Business Council

The Small Business Council is the primary vehicle by which small businesses take part in determining the Chamber’s small business strategy.

The Council is the U.S. Chamber’s principal standing policy committee and action group representing the issues of concern to small business. In addition to formulating small business policy, the council assists small business members in creating effective grass roots actions and strategies on legislative, regulatory, and international initiatives.

The group is able to bring to the Chamber board’s attention small business issues they regard as important or comment on the small business impact of policy being formulated by other standing Chamber policy committees.

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