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

Date:
Mon, 23 Oct 2017
Time:
9:30am-11:30am

Now that Congress has failed to pass legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare”), many small businesses are wondering about the future of their healthcare. 

Event type: Healthcare Presentation
Location: Sacramento, CA
Date:
Fri, 27 Oct 2017
Time:
10 AM - 2:30 PM

Join us at the upcoming Small Business Resource Expo in Los Angeles! This no-cost event will connect you with resources and organizations that can help small business owners like you. 

Event type: Healthcare, Access to Capital, Family Medical Leave, Women in Business, Paid Sick Days, Wellness Expo/Fair
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date:
Wed, 8 Nov 2017
Time:
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

VEDC and Small Business Majority los invitan a participar en nuestro taller interactivo todo sobre acceso a capital para pequeños negocios. Este taller le ayudara a navegar fácilmente las opciones de préstamos con agencias de gran reputación y creíbles.

Event type: Access to Capital, Retirement Security Presentation
Location: Van Nuys, CA
Date:
Tue, 14 Nov 2017
Time:
1-3pm

Now that Congress has failed to pass legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare”), many small businesses are wondering about the future of their healthcare. 

Event type: Healthcare Presentation
Location: Sacramento, CA
Date:
Wed, 6 Dec 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.

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

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.