John Medina
John Medina testifies to create jobs through small business in Florida before the Senate Select Committee on Florida's Economy

Overview

Florida’s small businesses are essential to the continuing recovery of the state’s economy. The Florida Chamber’s Small Business Council works directly with state and national leaders to pass important legislation like the elimination of the manufacturing sales tax in Florida. The three-year tax cut, supported by the Florida Chamber and signed into law by the Governor on May 17, 2013, helps small businesses reinvest in their business by removing a burdensome manufacturing and equipment tax, putting small businesses in the driver’s seat to help create more jobs. The Council provides a unified voice for all small businesses in our mission to secure Florida’s future.

Chair

Debra Harvey
Ron Jon Surf Shop of Fla. Inc.
Cocoa Beach, FL

Advocate for Your Small Business

The Florida Chamber Small Business Council has worked for more than four years on the access to capital issues facing small businesses. Members can take action to support Florida Chamber backed initiatives by showing support of legislation that will benefit Florida’s small businesses. Take Action Today:

  • Contact Your Legislator
  • Write a Letter to the Editor
  • Travel to Tallahassee During the Legislative Session: Many small business issues are debated in the halls of the Florida Capitol every year and legislators need to hear directly from small business owners. If you are willing to make the occasional trip to Tallahassee to testify on important issues like taxation, government regulation, access to capital, insurance or workers’ compensation, please contact us directly by sending us an email.  Our Vice President of Corporate & Strategic Partnerships, Brad Swanson, can be reached at bswanson@flchamber.com or by phone at (850) 521-1244(850) 521-1287.
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