Jennifer Jurgens Joins the National Small Business Association Leadership Council

by | Feb 5, 2024 10:23:00 AM | News

Founder and CEO Jennifer Jurgens of 1 Bold Step joins the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council, emphasizing the crucial role small businesses have in shaping policy and advocating for their interests on a national level.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – 1 Bold Step is proud to announce that its Founder and CEO, Jennifer Jurgens now sits on the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. NSBA is the nation’s oldest nonpartisan, small-business advocacy organization. 

Jennifer is a recognized leader in West Michigan’s small business community and will join the NSBA Leadership Council alongside other small-business advocates across the country as they work to promote the interests of small businesses to policymakers in Washington, D.C. NSBA - National Small Business Association Leadership Council Member

“There is power in small businesses actively engaging in policy and regulation, and it is crucial for us, as business leaders, to ensure that the voices of the community are not only heard but are championed,” Jennifer explained. 

“Small businesses play a vital role in shaping the economic landscape. By being actively involved in organizations like the NSBA, we empower ourselves and others to speak up,” she continued. “This isn't just about policy; it's about fostering a culture where every voice matters, especially those that need to reach Congress. I am honored to be a part of the NSBA Leadership Council and excited to work alongside fellow advocates to safeguard the interests of small businesses on a national scale.”

Jennifer Jurgens sitting at a desk in an officeJennifer has exhibited steadfast commitment, creativity, and tenacity in establishing and guiding 1 Bold Step to its prominent position within the small business community. Starting with a team of two on her patio in 2018, she has persistently developed the company into a flourishing enterprise with an office in Grand Rapids, a team of 15, and a 2023 revenue exceeding $1.7M.

Jennifer's entrepreneurial journey stands as a tribute to her resolve and grit. Her dedication to challenging norms and finding new ways to deliver marketing services to other small businesses has driven the agency's evolution from modest origins to a powerful presence in the market.

“I am proud to have Jennifer Jurgens as part of our Leadership Council,” stated NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken. “She came to us highly recommended and I look forward to our coordinated efforts for years to come.”

For more on the NSBA Leadership Council, please visit

About 1 Bold Step

At 1 Bold Step we believe that everything can be more efficient, but especially marketing. Acting as an extension of a client’s marketing department (onsite or virtually), we help create systems, order, and accountability. With a focus on increasing sales and proving return on marketing investment, we’re determined to change marketing from overhead to value add. 


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