California Small Business Owner Highlight

Around the country, small business owners are struggling to find qualified employees. In fact, some 40% of American employers cite lack of skills as the No. 1 reason for entry-level job vacancies, especially among young job candidates. Meanwhile, the youth unemployment rate in our country remains considerably high after the aftermath of the Great Recession. Though some small businesses may want to help address this problem while identifying potential talent, they often don’t have the resources to sponsor an internship or mentoring program.

California Events

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
Wed, 27 Jun 2018 | 8:30 AM-12:30 PM PT

La FDIC; SBA; VEDC-Women Business Center; SBDC California; BSC; Panorama Chamber of Commerce y Hispanic Business Network invitan a este evento 100% en Español.

Tabling | Sherman Oaks, CA
Mon, 2 Jul 2018 | 1 PM PST

Please join Main Street Launch, Pacific Community Ventures and Small Business Majority for a free presentation on financial capacity and funding options to help entrepreneurs and small business owners start and build a scalable business.

Presentation | Oakland, CA
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 | 8 am - 1 pm PT

Join the University of La Verne SBDC at the second annual Mid-Year Marketing Summit. Come network and learn about the latest trends in marketing from Facebook.

Tabling | La Verne, CA

California Policy

Monday, 4 June, 2018 | PDF icon Read the Letter

Small Business Majority writes in support of the California Assembly's version of the GO-Biz budget, which would provide an additional $3 million to small business technical assistance providers, including the Minority Business Development Centers, the Women’s Business Centers, the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers and the Veterans Business Outreach Centers. These funds will be used to expand their capacity to provide vital one-on-one counseling and training to businesses and entrepreneurs.

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, 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.