California Small Business Owner Highlight

How did Stepheni Norton, a military veteran, go from active duty, to farmer, to successful entrepreneur over the course of just six years? 

In February 2012, Stepheni and her husband Mike, who is also a military veteran, purchased the Wallace D. Dickinson homestead in National City, Calif. When they bought the property, Stepheni was preparing for a 10-month deployment, and after a seemingly harmless tick bite, she was unknowingly experiencing the early symptoms of Lyme disease. After being left untreated for two and a half years, Stepheni was finally diagnosed in 2014. 

California Events

Wed, 07/17/2019 (All day) | 5:00 PM PDT

Please join Small Business Majority, Opportunity Fund and the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Silicon Valley at the Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for an interactive presentation on CalSavers, California's new individual retirement savings acc

Presentation | San Jose, CA
Mon, 07/22/2019 (All day) | 5:30-7:30 pm

YPI e Small Business Majority los invitan a participar en este bootcamp de 4 días, donde aprenderá lo básico para comenzar y crecer un negocio.

Presentation | Los Angeles, CA
Tue, 07/30/2019 (All day) | 6:00 PM PDT

Please join the Santa Rosa Metro Chamber of Commerce and Small Business Majority at the Napa-Sonoma County Small Business Development Center for an interactive presentation on CalSavers, California's new individual retirement savings program for small businesses unable to offe

Presentation | Santa Rosa, CA
Tue, 08/13/2019 (All day) | 6:00 - 7:30 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.  Join Small Business Majority at San Jose Public Library for this present

Presentation | San Jose, 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, May 8, 2019 | Attachment: PDF icon Read the Letter for AB 414, PDF icon Read the Letter for SB 175

Small Business Majority writes in support of AB 414 and SB 175 which would reinstate a penalty for lacking coverage in California and grant Covered California the ability to set this penalty amount. This will prevent the predicted increases in healthcare costs and uninsured rates in California, directly benefitting small businesses who struggle to keep up with the high costs of healthcare.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | Attachment: PDF icon Read the Letter

Small Business Majority writes in support of SB 65, which extend tax credits to individuals struggling 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 creating and increasing subsidies for individuals who earn up to 600% FPL.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | Attachment: PDF icon Read the Letter

Small Business Majority writes in support of AB 4, which would extend MediCal, which provides healthcare to qualified low-income individuals, to all individuals who would be otherwise eligible if not for their immigration status. Extending this coverage would drastically decrease the number of remaining uninsured in the state, as roughly 1.4 million undocumented Californians are without healthcare coverage (half of the total uninsured).

California Research

Published:
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.

Published:
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.

Published:
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.