WAV Group is excited to support our founding partner, Marilyn Wilson Lund in her role as Vice Chair of the National Small Business Association (NSBA). This organization has been serving as an advocate for small business in America since 1937. The NSBA is a staunchly nonpartisan organization and the nation’s first small-business advocacy organization. The NSBA is focused on enacting critical access to capital programs, preventing unfair small-business tax penalties, and repealing some of the most potentially damaging laws and regulations that impact small business.

Marilyn’s heart and career have been vested in improving the real estate industry for more than two decades.

The alignment with the NSBA is that nearly every business in real estate is a small business – broker, Realtor association, and MLS. Beyond real estate, the NSBA serves the interests of 70 million small business owners and their employees.

Some of the key issues of our day include preventing the IRS from unfairly targeting small business through The Inflation Reduction Act – which included $80 Billion in increased funding for the IRS to attack business tax filings. The NSBA is constantly working with congress on regulator reform and paperwork reduction to comply with federal reporting requirements that disproportionately burden small business. They support the effort to eliminate the self-employment tax on healthcare and urge lawmakers to simplify interstate sales tax laws. There is a much longer list, but I invite you to discuss this with Marilyn.

Please join us in thanking Marilyn for her contributions to this worthy cause, and congratulating her for being offered the opportunity of executive leadership for this great organization.

Please below for the full press release.


National Small Business Association Appoints Marilyn Wilson Lund of WAV Group as 2023 Vice Chair

Arroyo Grande, Calif. – February 8, 2023 – Marilyn Wilson Lund, co-founder and managing partner of WAV Group, has been appointed Vice Chair for the National Small Business Association (NSBA). NSBA is the nation’s oldest small-business advocacy organization and operates on a staunchly nonpartisan basis. Wilson, a recognized leader in the small-business community, has been an asset to the leadership team in promoting the interests of small business to policymakers in Washington, D.C.

lady with blonde hair“Small businesses make up 99.4% of all businesses in America. In California, my home state, 4.1 million small businesses represent 99.8% of all businesses in the state and employ 7.2 million people, or 48.5% of the private workforce. Since small businesses do not have the lobbying power and influence that large industries have, I look forward to continuing my work with NSBA in the coming years to ensure small business has a seat at the table in Washington,” stated Wilson. “It is critical that Congress and the administration do everything in their power to support small businesses as we face economic uncertainty, inflationary pressures, and unprecedented labor shortages.”

Wilson also continues to lead two high-profile, California-based small businesses: WAV Group, a leading real estate consulting firm working with hundreds of other small businesses in the real estate industry, and RE Technology, the number one online source for real estate technology education and information.

Wilson has been active with NSBA for several years and has been an exemplary representative of small business issues in San Luis Obispo county. She has driven extensive advocacy initiatives throughout the real estate industry. In addition to the leadership role with NSBA, Marilyn has been an outspoken advocate for small-business issues with her elected officials.

“I am grateful for the vision and insight Marilyn has provided to NSBA as our community is making its way out of the pandemic,” stated NSBA President and CEO Todd McCracken. “She has been an asset to our leadership team, NSBA’s members and the American small-business community, and I look forward to another impactful year together pushing policymakers to seek and support pro-small-business policies.”

For more on NSBA, please visit www.nsba.biz or follow at @NSBAAdvocate.

“WAV Group is honored to have Marilyn continue her role in the Executive Leadership team on the NSBA. She will carry on fighting for small businesses by lobbying for pro-business legislation, making it easier for entrepreneurs to realize their dreams,” said Victor Lund, WAV Group co-founder and managing partner.

Wilson welcomes suggestions for the NSBA by sending an email to marilyn@wavgroup.com.

About WAV Group

WAV Group is the leading consulting firm in the residential real estate industry, serving many of the largest and most successful small businesses, including real estate brokerages, technology companies, and local, state and national real estate associations. WAV Group helps each of its clients evolve and grow by delivering an unsurpassed depth of experience in technology, strategic planning, research, business development, sales, product development, marketing and communications in the real estate industry. The firm’s diverse collection of global industry experience allows it to cross-fertilize ideas and bring best-of-breed solutions to its clients. More information is available at wavgroup.com.

About RE Technology

RE Technology is the nation’s leading source for real estate technology education, reaching nearly one million real estate professionals daily. RE Technology’s goal is to help every real estate professional learn how to leverage technology more effectively so they can be more successful. Consumers expect the seamless use of technology in real estate transactions. RE Technology delivers daily educational content to make it easy for every real estate agent to find the technologies they need to become the most responsive and successful professionals they can be. More information is available at retechnology.com.