National Federation of Independent Business

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is the largest political advocacy organization in the United States that represents small and independent businesses. The purpose of the organization is to provide resources to assist small business owners and managers, particularly through its effort to influence public policy at the national and state levels.

The NFIB has a membership of about 650,000. Although smaller than the Chamber of Commerce's membership of 3 million, the NFIB has a reputation in the last decade as being the most influential or powerful of all business lobbying organizations. The NFIB was founded by Wilson Harder in 1943, and he had a major goal then of trying to give small and independent businesses a voice in government decision making. Jack Faris, as ...

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