In the U.S., being a big corporation generally means you have a big budget for lobbying legislators and investing in political campaigns. But what about the little guy? How do small businesses access national representatives and affect or influence federal policy?

Guests: Paul Kanitra: Founder and CEO of – a D.C. Lobby firm that specializes in low-cost lobbying for small businesses. Sheila Krumholz: Executive Director of the Center for Responsive Politics – research group that tracks money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy.