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. Small Business - Big Opportunity®, the Travelers Institute's small business advocacy project, helps promote small business success by convening business owners across the country with industry advocates to explore solutions to their everyday challenges.
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The Travelers Institute launched 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.
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.
See what risks top the lists of both U.S. business leaders and consumers. The 2016 Travelers Risk index also examines how prepared people are to handle these risks.