The National Federation of Independent Business is a nonprofit organization that represents various small and independent businesses. Founded in 1943, it serves members throughout the United States. The organization works to promote and protect the rights of its members to own, operate and grow their businesses. The National Federation of Independent Business offers a variety of staffing, financing and accounting, and sales and marketing services. The organization also provides a range of insurance options and retirement solutions. It maintains a research foundation that focuses on the policy-related issues of small-sized firms. The National Federation of Independent Business additionally operates a small business legal center.