California Small Business Owner Highlight

While your typical person may spot a nail salon and think of manis and pedis, Robert Pancoast and Julie Tobias-Pancoast thought of pizza.

The two spent four months planning and constructing in order to transform a derelict nail salon in Walnut Creek, CA into Pancoast Pizza, a pizzeria promising to bring a slice of the East Coast to Californians.

California Events

Tue, 20 Feb 2018
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
Wed, 21 Feb 2018
7:45 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Join Small Business Majority and the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce for an interactive presentation on work-based learning opportunities for small business owners and resource providers.

Event type: Youth, Workforce Presentation
Location: Chino Hills, CA
Fri, 23 Feb 2018
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m

The National City Chamber of Commerce invites you to their first Member Breakfast meeting of 2018. Small Business Majority will provide an outlook on policy changes that impact small businesses and entrepreneurs in California.

Event type: Healthcare, General Small Business, Taxes, Family Medical Leave, Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Days Presentation
Location: National City, CA
Wed, 28 Feb 2018
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m

La FDIC, SBDC LA Network, SBA, LA Latino Chamber of Commerce y Small Business Majority te invitan a este evento en Español. Banqueros, prestamistas alternos y consultores de negocios estarán presentes para brindar la información necesaria para solicitar el préstamo comercial que buscas. 

Event type: Healthcare, Access to Capital, Retirement Security, Crowdfunding Presentation
Location: Los Angeles, CA

California Research

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.

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.

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.