The voice of small businesses in the UK is well represented at government level, according to the managing director of StartupCo.
John de Groot argued that government policy is being affected by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).
"They have a voice which is heard and the ability to lever decisions, either directly or through the media," he added.
The CBI claims to represent some 240,000 businesses, while the FSB boasts membership of around 210,000.
Mr De Groot added: "I think there is adequate representation for businesses on all sides and levels of government."
Small business owners are awaiting the first Budget by chancellor Alistair Darling, which is set to be delivered later today.
The FSB has called on Mr Darling to consider the business finance position of small firms ahead of his Budget speech.
It added in its Budget submission that small businesses are having their interests "ignored" by government in order to favour larger companies.
"The notion that the government is 'consulting' with the small business sector on tax policy remains fictional," the organisation added.