California Small Business Owner Highlight

From humble beginnings to an out of this world small business, Jay-Mee Del Rosario clawed her way to the American Dream. As the CEO of International Metal Source, a minority and women owned small business that distributes raw metals to the space, aerospace and defense industries, Del Rosario’s launch to the top was one of extreme hardship. 

Born in the Philippines, she immigrated to the United States when she was just 9 years old. Due to her immigration status, she faced obstacles in obtaining jobs and a higher education.

California Events

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 | 4:30pm - 9:00pm

The Inland Empire Business Journal and Small Business Majority invite you to attend this interactive event as we celebrate the return of the Inland Empire Business Journal!

Tabling | Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Thu, 27 Sep 2018 | 9 AM PST

The Contra Costa Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Small Business Majority invite you to join us for a free interactive event to help you navigate your retirement options and discover wealth building tactics for your small business.

Presentation | Pleasant Hill, CA
Thu, 27 Sep 2018 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm

The Inland Empire Business Journal and Small Business Majority invite you to attend this interactive event as we celebrate the return of the Inland Empire Business Journal!

Tabling | Riverside, CA
Thu, 4 Oct 2018 | 9am - 1pm

Community Development Lending Opportunities for Commercial Loan Officers!

Workshop | Los Angeles, CA

California Policy

Tuesday, 21 August, 2018 | PDF icon Read the Letter

Small Business Majority submitted a letter in support of SB 1235, which would become the first small business truth in lending law in the country. The bill would standardize disclosure of financing terms offered to small businesses to better inform borrowers about the financial implications of their loan offers, and it would serve as a model for other states to follow to better serve their small businesses.

Monday, 4 June, 2018 | PDF icon Read the Letter

Small Business Majority writes in support of the California Assembly's version of the GO-Biz budget, which would provide an additional $3 million to small business technical assistance providers, including the Minority Business Development Centers, the Women’s Business Centers, the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers and the Veterans Business Outreach Centers. These funds will be used to expand their capacity to provide vital one-on-one counseling and training to businesses and entrepreneurs.

Tuesday, 15 May, 2018 | PDF icon Read the Letter

Small Business Majority writes to urge the California Legislature to include funding for healthcare solutions in that will expand access to affordable coverage in the 2018-2019 State Budget. Some of the requests include: extending Medical access to all income-eligible undocumented adults and to consider enacting a California alternative to the ACA's individual mandate to maintain the robustness of the marketplaces.

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.

California Research

Published:
Tue, 12 Dec 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, 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.