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

Sat, 03/23/2019 (All day) | 2:05 - 3:20pm

The Nerdy Girls Rock and Small Business Majority invite you to join us for a free presentation that will provide an overview of entrepreneurship and small business financial growth resources for women entrepreneurs and small business owners.

Conference | Fontana, CA
Wed, 04/03/2019 (All day) | 7:30 AM PST

Join Sonoma County Executives Association and Small Business Majority for a free presentation that covers the state's new CalSavers Retirement Savings Program.

Presentation | Santa Rosa, CA
Thu, 04/04/2019 (All day) | 9:30 AM PST

Please join the California Capital Financial Development Corporation, the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Small Business Majority for a free and interactive presentation on the current small business funding landscape and f

Presentation | Sacramento, CA
Thu, 04/04/2019 (All day) | 8:30am - 10:30am

Join Small Business Majority, Valley Community SBDC and Fresno Business Services Center for an interactive workshop that covers an overview of alternative lending options and state's new CalSavers Retirement Savings Program.

Topics of discussion will be in twofold: 

Presentation | Fresno, CA

California Policy

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | Attachment: PDF icon Read the agenda »

Small Business Majority has created a comprehensive state policy agenda to ensure entrepreneurship is at the center of a thriving and inclusive economy in California. California’s 3.9 million small businesses employ seven million people, which amounts to about half of the private workforce, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | Attachment: PDF icon Read the Letter

Small Business Majority writes in support of AB 731, which would extend existing rate review policies to the large group marketplace in California. The legislation would increase pricing transparency in the state and bring down costs for all consumers, including many small business owners.

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Small Business Majority writes in support of SB 343, which would create healthcare data transparency parity across California’s healthcare industry. Requiring uniform disclosure information about healthcare usage, costs and outcomes would further efforts to improve affordability and quality of existing healthcare options for all Californians, including many entrepreneurs small business employees.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | Attachment: PDF icon Read the Letter

Small Business Majority writes in support of AB 824 which would prevent “pay for delay” business practices by drug companies. The legislation would crack down on these practices through greater enforcement and by making them presumptively illegal, which shifts the burden of proof in lawsuits onto drug companies to prove these agreements are not anticompetitive. As a result, it will help ensure small business owners have access to affordable, quality healthcare options.

California Research

Tue, 03/12/2019
California Healthcare Poll

California small business owners broadly support proposed healthcare reforms that would expand access and address affordability, according to new scientific opinion polling. The poll found large majorities of California small business owners support expanding the existing system of premium subsidies to help more people purchase insurance. They also broadly support other proposals aimed at addressing underlying cost and affordability issues across the healthcare system.

Tue, 12/12/2017

Access to capital is consistently one of the most pressing issues for small business owners. A recent survey conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research for Small Business Majority found California small business owners are worried about predatory lending and agree that there should be stronger regulations on online lending. The poll was a national online survey of 500 small business owners with an oversample of 141 California small business owners and conducted between September 29 and October 4, 2017.

Wed, 02/24/2016
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.