California Small Business Owner Highlight

246 hours. For eight months, Kristine de la Cruz spent one hour each day working on a business plan. After 246 hours, Crème Caramel LA was ready to sell.

Crème Caramel LA, a custard and confection dessert bakeshop in Sherman Oaks, CA, may have only taken 246 hours to conceive, but the notion of owning her own business had been with Cruz for far longer.

California Events

Date:
Wed, 6 Dec 2017
Time:
8:30 am - 10:00am

Now that Congress has failed to pass legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare”), many small businesses are wondering about the future of their healthcare. 

Event type: Healthcare Presentation
Location: Fresno, CA
Date:
Wed, 17 Jan 2018
Time:
9:30 am - 11: 30 am

Are you interested in starting or growing your business? Join the Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC) and Small Business Majority for an interactive presentation for entrepreneurs and small business owners. 

Event type: Access to Capital Presentation
Location: Reseda, CA
Date:
Tue, 20 Feb 2018
Time:
9:30 am - 11: 30 am

Are you interested in starting or growing your business? Join the Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC) and Small Business Majority for an interactive presentation for entrepreneurs and small business owners. 

Event type: Access to Capital Presentation
Location: Reseda, CA

California Research

Published:
Wed, 24 Feb 2016
CA Retirement Infographic

A scientific opinion poll released by AARP and Small Business Majority shows a strong majority of California small business owners support the creation of a voluntary, portable retirement savings program that would allow employees to more easily save for their financial future. What's more, small business owners believe offering such a program to their employees would give their business a competitive edge.

Published:
Fri, 23 Jan 2015

Although large employers have been expanding wellness programs in recent years, small businesses have lagged in this endeavor. Since small businesses employ nearly 50% of all private-sector workers, any comprehensive expansion of wellness and prevention efforts must include a role for this large swath of private sector employers.

Published:
Sat, 12 Apr 2014

In communities across the United States, it is the jobs small businesses provide and the consumers they serve that keep our economic recovery moving. However, this recovery is threatened when small businesses are faced with costly and frivolous lawsuits brought on by patent assertion entities—commonly referred to as patent trolls. Small Business Majority's national scientific opinion polling found small firms support patent reform legislation that would help prevent patent trolls from targeting small businesses.