California Small Business Owner Highlight

Small Business Majority held a photo contest to find the most creative small businesses around for National Small Business Week. Each day, we’ll be highlighting one of the winners in a profile on our blog. Today’s winner is Desert Star Systems.

California Events

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 | 10:30am - 2:30pm

Join us at the free Small Business Resource Expo for opportunities to learn and network with organizations that assist small business owners. 


Connect with nonprofit and government agencies specializing in small business resources such as:

Tabling | Los Angeles, CA
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 | 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m
En este panel, aprenderá sobre las barreras comunes que enfrentan los empresarios en la industria de restaurantes. ¡Y aprenderá formas innovadoras y creativas para hacer crecer su negocio y tener éxito!
Summit | Pasadena, CA

California Policy

Tuesday, 15 May, 2018 | PDF icon Read the Letter

Small Business Majority writes to urge the California Legislature to include funding for healthcare solutions in that will expand access to affordable coverage in the 2018-2019 State Budget. Some of the requests include: extending Medical access to all income-eligible undocumented adults and to consider enacting a California alternative to the ACA's individual mandate to maintain the robustness of the marketplaces.

Wednesday, 2 May, 2018 | PDF icon Read the Letter

Small Business Majority submitted a letter of support for California's Truth in Lending Act (SB 1235) under consideration by the California Senate. This bill would require standard disclosure methods for the terms of a loan offered to a business, allowing a small business owner to make a better informed decision about loan offers. 

Wednesday, 25 April, 2018 | PDF icon Read the letter >>

Small Business Majority writes in support of AB 3148, which would provide additional cost sharing assistance to help those eligible for assistance to better afford their copays and deductibles, which would directly benefit many of California’s small businesses, their employees and self-employed entrepreneurs. AB 3148 would significantly improve affordability for thousands of low- and moderate-income individuals and families, including many entrepreneurs and small business employees, by ensuring that no one is unable to use the insurance they have.

Tuesday, 24 April, 2018 | PDF icon Read the letter >>

Small Business Majority has written in support of AB 2565, which would extend additional assistance to individuals who qualify for premium subsidies but still struggle to access affordable healthcare. The legislation would significantly improve affordability for thousands of low- and moderate-income individuals and families, including many entrepreneurs and small business employees, by ensuring that no one would spend more than 8% of their income on health insurance premiums.

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.