We are of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council). It is a 501c(4) advocacy, research, education and networking organization dedicated to protecting small business and promoting entrepreneurship. SBE Council works to educate elected officials, policymakers, business leaders and the public about key policies that enable business start-up and growth. Through advocacy, research, media outreach, and education, SBE Council members and staff convey the importance of entrepreneurship to job creation, innovation, economic growth and U.S. competitiveness. Since our founding in 1994, SBE Council has helped to strengthen the ecosystem for small business and entrepreneurial success.