Introducing Venturize's new MatchFinder tool
We’ve launched a new loan matching tool on our online resource hub Venturize to help California small business owners find responsible lending. Venturize’s MatchFinder tool connects California small business owners to multiple responsible lending options like CDC Small Business Finance, Opportunity Fund and Pacific Community Ventures through one quick and easy form.
Small Business Spotlight: California business owner brings your beauty routine back to the basics
Biome, headquartered in Riverside, Calif., encourages its clients to root their beauty routines in nature with plant-based organic beauty products including soap, shampoo, essential oils and more.
Owner Melissa Vrba explains “Without Mother Earth we are nothing. I want to remind people that all we need is what comes from her.”
Happy National Mentoring Month
As a small business owner, your relationships with your community and your peers are essential to your success. Your fellow business owners can provide much needed support and advice as you grow your small business. This is why many new entrepreneurs turn to a mentor who has already paved their own path. But, a successful mentorship takes effort. Here are some tips on how to have a successful mentor-mentee relationship.
CalSavers Retirement Savings Program
CalSavers is a portable, individual retirement account that is run by the state and allows employers to help their employees access a retirement savings program without incurring the time and cost typically associated with employer-sponsored retirement plans. CalSavers is easy to use and completely voluntary for small business employees while taking the administrative and fiduciary burden off of employers.
Small Business Owners Say Government Doesn’t Understand Their Needs
Our recent state polling, conducted in Illinois, Missouri, Virginia and Wisconsin, found that only 12% of small business owners feel their state and federal government officials truly understand the needs and challenges of small businesses. They reported that healthcare costs and taxes are the biggest barriers to maintaining or growing their business.