California Small Business Owner Highlight

Alfredo Zendejas co-owns Accesorios Zendejas along with his wife, Leticia Sanchez, in Los Angeles, California. A true mom-and-pop enterprise, Alfredo and Leticia work together to design, create and deliver custom decorative pieces for quinceñeras, baptisms, weddings and other special occasions.

California Events

Thu, 26 Apr 2018 | 8:00 - 9:30 PDT

Why work and live in Richmond?


On Thursday, April 26th, the Richmond Chamber of Commerce will host an event asking the important question, "Why work and live in Richmond?"

Presentation | Richmond, CA
Tue, 1 May 2018 | 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join the SBDC and Small Business Majority for a free interactive event to help you navigate your retirement options and discover wealth building tactics for your small business.

Presentation | Los Angeles, CA
Tue, 1 May 2018 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join New York Life and Small Business Majority for a free interactive event to help you navigate your retirement options and discover wealth building tactics for your small business.

Presentation | Glendale, CA
Tue, 1 May 2018 | 11 AM - 1 PM

The Antelope Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce invites you to join our monthly luncheon! This event offers a great opportunity to share good food, network and enter a raffle!

Presentation | Palmdale, CA

California Policy

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.

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

Small Business Majority has written in support of AB 2459, which would extend tax credits to individuals struggling to access affordable healthcare. Providing tax credits to help individuals unable to afford monthly healthcare premiums would help many of California’s small businesses, their employees and self-employed entrepreneurs.

Wednesday, 18 April, 2018 | PDF icon Read the testimony »

On April 18, Small Business Majority CEO John Arensmeyer testified before the California Senate Committee on Banking and Financial Institutions in support of SB 1235, which would create regulations for new sources of alternative lending in California. The testimony explained that such regulation is widely supported by small business owners, as it would protect them from predatory lending practices. 

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.