The FCC aims to craft rules and guidelines that enable small businesses and the spirit of entreprenuership to blossom. Much of the FCC’s mission directly impacts the small business community. Many of the recommendations in the National Broadband Plan were designed to help small businesses and entrepreneurs use new communications technologies.
The FCC’s Office of Communications Business Opportunities acts as principal advisor to the Chairman and the Commissioners on issues, rulemakings, and policies affecting small, women-and minority-owned communications businesses.

The FCC has also entered into a strategic partnership with SCORE, a non-profit small business consultation group, and the Small Business Administration to provide direct, hands-on instruction on leveraging broadband’s power for small businesses.