California Small Business Owner Highlight

Catarah Coleman & Shoneji Robison, co-owners of Southern Girl Desserts

Any true Southerner will tell you that, when it comes to cooking, it’s all about the heart. There’s no need for those fancy, highfalutin culinary degrees when you’ve got decades of tradition and a little splash of love in the kitchen. That down-home, fuzzy-warm style of baking is exactly what Catarah Coleman and Shoneji Robison brought with them from the South to the mean streets of urban Los Angeles.

California Events

Date:
Tue, 24 Jan 2017
Time:
11-12pm PST

Small business owners spend their days concentrating on their particular specialty, but there's one thing they have in common: they all have to contend with a host of similar workforce issues. 

CA
Event type: Healthcare, Paid Sick Days, Workforce, Workplace Benefits Webinar
Date:
Sat, 28 Jan 2017
Time:
10 AM - 12 PM

Whether you're just thinking of starting up or you're feeling like you need a refreshing reset, join us for a lively and interactive meetup with like-minded urban entrepreneurs and insightful guest speakers. 

The "Big Picture" by Sonya Kay Blake, Small Business Coach

Location: Sherman Oaks , CA
Event type: Access to Capital, Retirement Security Presentation
Date:
Tue, 7 Feb 2017

The 2017 ITUP conference will bring health care leaders and experts together to share information, compare strategies and explore the options for the state to do all that will be needed to preserve and continue to advance health reform in California.

Location: Sacramento , CA
Event type: Healthcare Conference
Date:
Wed, 8 Feb 2017
Time:
9-10:30am

Join the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce and Small Business Majority for this workshop discussing workforce and healthcare laws. 

Location: Pittsburg , CA
Event type: Family Medical Leave, Paid Sick Days, Workplace Benefits Presentation
Date:
Wed, 8 Feb 2017
Time:
5:30 - 7:30 PM

VEDC and Small Business Majority invite you to join us for a free workshop to help you navigate the funding landscape and finance the growth of your small business. We will focus on microloans, crowdfunding, online lenders and guarding against predatory lending.

Location: Van Nuys , CA
Event type: Access to Capital, Retirement Security Presentation

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.