Our Mission

The American Small Business League is founded on the principle that small businesses are the backbone of a vital American economy and should receive a fair portion of the total value of all prime contracts -- 23 percent -- as mandated by the Small Business Act of 1953.

The ASBL seeks to achieve the following goals:

  • End abuses and close loopholes that allow large corporations in the U.S. and Europe to receive federal small business contracts.
  • Promote the interests of legitimate small businesses, which are the backbone of the U.S. economy.
  • Reverse policies that have hurt small businesses seeking contracts with the federal government.
  • Support policy makers who help small businesses and oppose those who do not.
  • Ensure that the Small Business Act is enforced and that the small business procurement goal -- currently 23 percent -- is increased.

ASBL is the one organization that unites small businesses in America to speak with a common voice in addressing small business contracting issues.

"Small businesses are America's job creators. They create hope and opportunity for our entrepreneurs and workers.

They are essential to our nation's economic prosperity.

We work to ensure that the government respects the importance of small businesses, the people they employ, and the principles of entrepreneurship."

Rep. Donald Manzullo (R-IL)
Former Chairman of the House Small Business League