A Unified Force for Small Business
The Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC) is an independent, permanent coalition of trade and professional associations who share a common concern for the future of small business. The purpose of SBLC is twofold: to consolidate the strength and maximize the influence of business on legislative and Federal policy issues of importance to the entire small business community; and secondly, to disseminate information on the impact of public policy on small business.
Since its creation in 1976, SBLC has grown dramatically to represent nearly every sector of our economy including manufacturing, retailing, distribution, professional and technical services, agriculture, transportation, tourism, and construction. SBLC has become a unified force that is respected throughout the government. The Council's views are sought and its opinions are valued by those in government who must decide how the laws of this nation are enacted and enforced.
SBLC is an incredible - and affordable - extension of our professional staff that is singularly focused on the small business issues that impact our association’s members. Simply put, the information they provide us helps keep our members “in-the-know” on federal legislative and regulatory issues and makes us look good in reporting it.
Dedicated to the Interests of Small Business
- The SBLC is concerned with the small business community as a whole, the issues on which the Council acts are those which affect all small businesses.
- These matters include taxes, liability insurance, budget, antitrust enforcement, employment issues, government procurement, environment, establishment of a small business voice in Washington, venture capital, and other small business financing mechanisms...
- This list is potentially endless, and it is being expanded constantly as SBLC members discover that many of the problems of their members are shared by smaller businesses in other industries. Any issue of importance to small business in general is important to SBLC.
- The SBLC focuses on issues of common concern to the small business community, the Council quite properly leaves to the individual member the handling of its own particular problems in Washington.
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As you may have already heard, on Friday evening, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a surprising decision ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional. Download SBLC's Quick Alert Regarding this...
Response to Department of Labor Request for Information Regarding The 2016 Revisions to the Overtime Exemptions Under the FLSA (RIN 1235-AA20)
The Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC) appreciates this opportunity to provide comments on the 2016 Final Rule on the FLSA’s overtime rules and to share its insights on the questions that the Department of Labor (the “Department”) has raised... [box...
The Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC) appreciates this opportunity to comment on the above-referenced proposed rule published by the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL” or the “Department”) on February 25, 2016, and the impact that these proposed rules might have...
an exemplar of the types of alerts that members receive.