The author shares his experiences while he was still working as the chief counsel at the Office of Advocacy. He feels blessed to have had the trust, confidence, and support of small businesses throughout the US to advocate on their behalf in state capitals and in Washington, DC. The chief counsel's position is similar to any counsel's job: to be a mouthpiece. In his case, the Office of Advocacy was a megaphone. Through research on job creation, innovation, business wealth and survival, and the barriers that impede economic growth, the Office of Advocacy added data and analysis to the stories told by men and women small business owners. Their success in voicing the views of small business through the megaphone that is the Office of Advocacy has always depended on the activism of the small business community.