Small Business - Big Opportunity: Finding Solutions to Small Business Challenges

Small Business Advocacy

Small business advocacy

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Given the importance of small businesses to the national economy, especially as a driver for creating and sustaining jobs, the Travelers Institute believes public policies should encourage entrepreneurship. As such, we have launched a small business advocacy project designed to promote an atmosphere that facilitates small business success through the following measures:

  • Increase awareness and understanding of the impact unnecessarily burdensome regulations have on small businesses
  • Generate possible solutions to small business regulatory challenges
  • Enhance small business viability through risk management and disaster planning practices to improve the odds of survival in the wake of natural and man-made catastrophes as well as day-to-day accidents.

Hear from small business owners and advocates on the impact government regulations are having on small businesses' ability to grow and create jobs.

For more information, including our small business symposia series, please visit our events page. You can also download articles related to this project on our small business news page.

Whitepaper: Small Business-Big Opportunity: Highlights from a national symposia series on small business advocacyReport: Small Business – Big Opportunity: Highlights from a national symposia series on small business advocacy
The Travelers Institute launched a small business advocacy project, Small Business – Big Opportunity, to raise awareness about the challenges small businesses face across the country and the solutions that can be put in place. This report highlights a national symposia series convening policymakers, industry advocates and small business owners to promote small business success.

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Whitepaper: Small Business-Big OpportunityWhitepaper: Small Business – Big Opportunity
Small businesses play a crucial role in job creation, and they should be recognized in local, state, and federal government public policy arenas as key engines of economic growth. The Travelers Institute conducted a national survey in which more than 600 small business owners were asked to identify challenges facing entrepreneurs and small business owners across the country.

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Whitepaper: Risk Management on Main StreetSurvey: Risk Management on Main Street
As a corporate sponsor of America's Small Business Summit, Travelers conducted a survey of small business owners' perception of risk and gauge how confident small business owners are in their ability to protect themselves against insurable risks.

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Events:

Small Business - Big Opportunity Symposium

Chicago, IL
September 26, 2013

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