Notable Quotes about Lloyd Chapman

Lloyd Chapman has been an aggressive advocate for America’s 28 million small businesses for over twenty-five years. Lloyd has appeared on more national television, radio interviews, magazine, newspaper and internet based articles than any other individual in the country. Lloyd has also written more press releases, blogs and legislation than all other small business advocacy groups combined. Most importantly Lloyd Chapman and the American Small Business League have won more legal battles in federal court to expose corruption, fraud and abuse in federal small business contracting programs than every other organization in America that claims to represent the interests of small businesses.

As America’s most outspoken advocate for small businesses and the Small Business Act Lloyd Chapman has gained the respect and admiration of small business owners and small business advocacy organizations across the county. Here are some examples of the respect and admiration members of Congress, Government officials, journalists and other nationally respected experts in federal contracting law and federal programs to assist small businesses and small businesses owned by women, minorities and Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses have expressed about Lloyd Chapman.

“So it would be more like a David and Goliath. You get to come in there and be the underdog again against the big company and against the big government.”

- Federal District Court Judge William Alsup, ASBL v. DOD January 20, 2015

“The purpose of the Freedom of Information Act is so the public can see how our government works. Congress passed this law to make the small businesses have access to some of these projects, and here is the United States covering it up.”

- Federal District Court Judge William Alsup, ASBL v. DOD Nov. 6, 2014

“Billions of dollars are at stake for small businesses in America. They are, frankly, being cheated out of their opportunity to provide goods and services to the American people because large companies such as Verizon, Citigroup, Boeing etc, have figured out how to manipulate the system. Worse, when people such as Lloyd Chapman, the head of the American Small Business League and a true champion in this field try to expose these unsavory practices, they are held up to scorn and ridicule.”

- Professor Charles Tiefer - ValueWalk, April 2, 2014

“I agree with Lloyd Chapman, head of the American Small Business League, cited by Harrison, when he warns that this is just another attempt to shutter one of the only government agencies in place to help the nation's nearly 30 million small business owners.”

- Ty Kiisel - Forbes - January 14, 2014

“Canavan said Bechtel supports the American Small Business League in its efforts to promote small businesses.”

- The Frederick News-Post, January 22, 2010

“Lloyd Chapman and the American Small Business League deserve recognition for the hard work they have done trying to bring an end to the diversion of federal small business contracts to corporate giants. Their efforts, along with the passage of H.R. 2568, will provide a significant boost to our nation's middle class economy.”

- Congressman Hank Johnson, July 21, 2009

“I am proud to have the support of the American Small Business League and their grassroots efforts to help protect American small business. It is time to end the diversion of federal small business contracts to corporate giants.”

- President Barack Obama, February 26, 2008

“Depending on whom you talk to, Texas-born small-business advocate Lloyd Chapman is either a modern-day Cesar Chavez or a conspiracy theorist with a grudge. Either way, as the SBA has learned, he's become hard to ignore.”

- Entrepreneur Magazine - Sizing Things Up, October 1, 2005

“For the past three years, Chapman has been on a one-man crusade to expose abuses through which large companies have won billions of dollars' worth of government contracts that were supposed to go to small business.”

- Ilana DeBare ? San Francisco Chronicle June 22, 2005

“It is an honor to join you today to introduce one of my favorite constituents from Novato, California, Lloyd Chapman, and I am confident that Mr. Chapman's testimony will prove insightful. He has been an outspoken advocate for small business people in our North Bay community--we are right across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco--and he has been an advocate for small business people throughout the country for over 17 years. Lloyd's tireless efforts have led government purchasing agencies to review their small business-certification processes to ensure that contract set-asides for small businesses truly go to small businesses.”

- Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, May 7, 2003

“In December, the General Accounting Office began its own investigation based on information Chapman provided, said David Cooper, director of GAO's Acquisition and Sourcing management office.”

- Gail Repsher Emery - Washington Technology - February 24, 2003

“I'd like to give a tip of the hat to The American Small Business League, which definitely has shone a light on this problem for years and which is like a junkyard dog on the subject. It, and leader Lloyd Chapman, will not give up.”

- Carol D. Leonnig - The Washington Post

“Lloyd Chapman, at the American Small Business League, does not appear interested in playing the Washington game, nor does he seem too interested in courting government favor that might lead to an appointment in the Obama Administration. Chapman seems like the real deal, an honest man, singularly focused on solving a difficult problem. Unfortunately, Mr. Chapman should expect the usual M.O. from Democrats: immediate retaliation and attempts to discredit him and his organization for daring to expose the truth about how small businesses are being crushed by the Obama Administration. Take out your sling and find yourself a hard, little pebble Mr. Chapman: Goliath approaches.”

- Former Administrator of the GSA under the Bush Admin., Lurita Doan