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


With two out of three jobs being created by small businesses, Florida’s small businesses are essential to growing the state’s economy. The Florida Chamber’s Small Business Council works directly with state and national leaders to tackle important legislation that impacts small business and educates small business members on issues that might impact their business.  Small business is big business, and the Council provides a unified voice for all small businesses in our mission to secure Florida’s future.


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


Staff Contact

Carolyn Johnson
Director of Business Economic Development and Innovation
Florida Chamber of Commerce
(850) 521-1235


Advocate for Your Small Business

The Florida Chamber Small Business Council is focused on issues such as affordability of health insurance, reducing taxes, and lessening burdensome regulations. 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:

  • Learn About the Issues
  • 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 call (850) 521-1235.
Be part of the solution. Learn how you can help secure Florida's future.