Small Businesses Can Make a Difference and Influence Policy

It’s crucial for small businesses to have a voice in shaping legislation and policies, especially during economic challenges that are raising the cost of doing business. Legislative decisions can significantly influence business operations, restrict market access and affect overall success.

Small businesses form the backbone of Colorado’s economy, and their perspectives are essential in guiding state-level legislation and policy. Here are some ways small businesses can get involved to make an impact on policy:

Join the Colorado Chamber

Joining your state Chamber of Commerce, like the Colorado Chamber, helps amplify the voice of the business community at the state level. Being a part of the Colorado Chamber gives you the benefit of getting inside access to legislative strategy and being a part of our grassroots network for legislator outreach – giving Colorado business leaders the power to influence government decisions!

The Colorado Chamber has a special membership option for small businesses. Learn more here.

Political Programs

Elections matter! Get involved in our political programs to promote candidates who understand free enterprise and the needs of the business community. Members also get the unique opportunity to interview legislative candidates to assess their policy position and background, helping decide which candidates get the coveted Chamber endorsement.

Chamber Policy Councils

Join a policy council or alliance, where the best business policy experts, business operators and government officials come together to forward Colorado’s economy and influence legislation. Policy councils and alliances are at the core of the Colorado Chamber’s work, offering a unique opportunity for members to contribute their expertise and insights to our policymaking process, influencing legislation and regulations that directly affect businesses. These council meetings foster open and candid dialogues among our members, key legislators and state agency leaders.

Get Involved in Your Local Chamber

Local chambers are the economic drivers of their respective communities and have a unique perspective about the issues directly impacting local businesses in their areas. Together, they amplify the voice of the business community at the capitol and are an important part of unifying businesses across the state.

Leadership Colorado Program

Take part in Leadership Colorado, a nine-month program that offers exclusive insight into the workings of prominent Colorado companies through business tours and policy-based forums. Each year, rising leaders who are passionate about shaping and enhancing Colorado’s business climate participate in this immersive program. Through Leadership Colorado, participants learn about policy issues impacting the business community and how policy can impact our economy.