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

Date:
Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Time:
8-10am

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: Hanford, CA
Date:
Thu, 24 Aug 2017
Time:
8:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m

The LA Community Advantage and Microloan Conference's goal is to connect community lenders, economic development leaders, and others that aim to strengthen LA’s small business community.

Event type: Access to Capital Conference
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Date:
Sat, 26 Aug 2017
Time:
9:30 - 11:00 a.m.

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 Presentation
Location: Reseda, CA
Date:
Sun, 10 Sep 2017
Time:
5 PM-6 PM

Join us in downtown Monterey, CA for the third annual ComCapCon!

Event type: Access to Capital, Women in Business Conference
Location: Monterey, CA
Date:
Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Time:
1:00 - 2:30 PM

SBM's Southern California Outreach Manager, Xiomara Peña will join this panel of experts to discuss the ability for entrepreneurship to play a role in creating sustainable economic structures that are accessible to small business owners from multicultural backgrounds.

Event type: Access to Capital, Women in Business Presentation
Location: Monterey, 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.