According to the United States Small Business Administration, there are approximately 28 million small businesses, which account for 54% of sales across a diverse range of industries. While it is assumed lobbyists are only looking out for conglomerates, there are many lobbying firms that act on behalf of smaller businesses. By employing boutique lobbyists to support their business, small business owners are able to voice their concerns with policymakers who matter.
What Are Boutique Lobbyists
Boutique lobbyists are individuals who work for smaller companies. They serve their small business clients by incorporating strategies into their advocacy approach to reach targeted decision-makers. Similar to large corporations, boutique lobbyists focus their efforts on serving businesses based on their political needs. However, the biggest difference between small business lobbyists and those who handle large companies’ political affairs is the client’s ability to spend. Smaller lobbying agencies will understand this and will often take a more frugal approach in their strategy in order to obtain the desired results.
What to Expect From Boutique Lobbyists
Due to having a lower budget to accommodate smaller businesses, lobbyists will incorporate cost-efficient strategies into their campaign. They will put their focus into smaller initiatives such as communication strategies, building strong relationships, and networking with the right people. Another way boutique lobbyists work with small businesses is by including them in all aspects of the advocacy process. Most of these businesses are working with lobbyists for the first time, so any good agency will take the time to explain their process and update them on their efforts.
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