National Federation of Independent Business

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) is a nonprofit, Washington, D.C.–based organization, whose overarching goal is strengthening the U.S. economy to help ensure a positive environment for small business owners. Since the organization’s founding by C. Wilson Harder in 1943, it has grown to more than 350,000 small business members, most of whom have fewer than five employees. Harder felt that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was not providing enough attention to small businesses. Thus, he left the organization to begin the NFIB, where he established the organization’s time-honored mandate. The mandate consists of polling members eight times per year to gain insights into how small businesses feel about four important current political issues.

The mission of the NFIB is to help entrepreneurs navigate and ...

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