Communications Specialist (Former Employee) – Washington, DC 20036 – February 25, 2018
The National Small Business Association is the advocacy group for small business owners throughout the United States. It was fun to work on small business issues that were current and communicate those issues to members. It was also fun to meet those members when they visited Washington, DC.
I learned a lot about the concerns of small business' and how we tried to help resolve some of them. I learned about how we lobbied as I attended meetings with Congressional leaders and members of the National Small Business Association. I enjoyed the work and work environment which was relaxed and low key. The pressure on employees was minimal and management did not micro manage.
The hardest part of the job was fundraising as many small business owners were not, as of yet, profitable. Many were still struggling to survive the first five year period which usually signified them "making it", Their money was usually tied up with fixed expenses. However, those small business owners who were older than five years old, gave very generously as they believed, very strongly, in our work.