California Small Business Owner Highlight

Alfredo Zendejas

Cuando se trata de pequeñas empresas, la clave para sobrevivir es adaptarse, adaptarse, adaptarse. Y eso es exactamente lo que hizo Alfredo Zendejas con su negocio de accesorios de fiestas Accesorios Zendejas a mediados de Marzo, después de que la pandemia de COVID-19 creó una “nueva normalidad.”

California Events

martes, febrero 27, 2024 | 2:00pm ET

The U.S. Black Chambers (USBC) serves as the leading voice of Black business, representing Black Chambers of Commerce and business organizations across the globe, fighting for equitable access to capital and resources for Black entrepreneurs.

Roundtable | National
miércoles, febrero 28, 2024 | 9:00am PT

Join Small Business Majority and the California Work & Family Coalition (CAWFC) to learn how our state's Paid Family Leave (PFL) Program benefits small business owners like you, your workforce and for an overview of employ

Webinar | CA
jueves, marzo 7, 2024 | 12:00pm PT

Embark on a journey to discover the vast landscape of funding opportunities available for your small business!

Webinar | CA
miércoles, marzo 13, 2024 | 12:00pm PT/ 3:00pm ET

Join Small Business Majority for our quarterly Women Uplifting Women: Small Business Roundtable.

Webinar | National

California Policy

Browse our latest state-based regulatory comments and legislative testimony in this area below, or click the button to view all records.
martes, marzo 14, 2023

Small Business Majority is enacting a comprehensive state policy agenda to ensure entrepreneurship is recognized as the lifeforce of a thriving and inclusive economy in California. Our state’s 4.2 million small businesses employ 7.4 million people, which amounts to nearly half of the private workforce, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

lunes, septiembre 18, 2023

More than 80 small business owners and advocates signed on to Small Business Majority's letter to California Governor Gavin Newsom in support of passing SB 33, which preserves a cornerstone of SB 1235 by requiring APR disclosure for all commercial financing products.

martes, abril 11, 2023

On April 11, Small Business Majority's California Policy Director Bianca Blomquist testified before the Assembly Committee on Arts, Tourism, Sports and Entertainment in support of AB 1669, legislation that would establish the California Historically Significant District Program, an important program that can revitalize and support historically and culturally significant commercial cor

martes, abril 4, 2023

On April 4, Small Business Majority's California Policy Director Bianca Blomquist submitted a letter in support of AB 1392, legislation that would require large hospitals to submit a plan to the California Department of Health Care Access and Information (HCAI) to increase procurement from minority, women, LGBT, and disabled veteran business enterprises.

California Research

Published:
Wed, 07/12/2023
Mother and child working

As the California Legislature considers updating the state’s small business paid family leave and sick day policies, a new poll shows that small businesses owners strongly support expanding family leave protections and other benefits to their employees, including increasing the amount of paid sick days that employees can take. 

Published:
Tue, 08/31/2021

California lawmakers are weighing a proposal to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test for customers at consumer-facing businesses and to similarly require employers to mandate vaccinations or negative COVID-19 tests for employees. New opinion polling from Small Business Majority reveals that small businesses in California are supportive of proposals to mandate vaccinations and testing at places of business to help ensure local economies can operate safely, amid setbacks from the current surge in COVID-19 cases.

Published:
Tue, 02/23/2021
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Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic that has strained California’s economy and public health system, small businesses across the state continue to experience significant financial setbacks. A new survey of California small business owners reveals that their struggles are being exacerbated by challenges accessing capital, and they strongly support policy solutions that would deliver the financial relief they need to survive this year-long crisis.

California Resources

La ley de licencia remunerada por enfermedad de California permite a los empleados tomarse un tiempo libre del trabajo para atender su salud o la enfermedad de un miembro de la familia sin perder un cheque de pago.

Este documento está previsto para responder cualquier pregunta que los pequeños empleadores puedan tener sobre la ley de licencia remunerada por enfermedad de California y sus efectos en los propietarios de pequeñas empresas y sus trabajadores.

El Programa de Ahorros para Jubilación CalSavers es un programa portátil de ahorros para la jubilación en el lugar de trabajo para trabajadores del sector privado cuyos empleadores no tienen un programa de ahorros para jubilación. CalSalvers es administrado por el estado y financiado por modestas contribuciones de los empleados, lo cual implica requisitos mínimos para los empleadores. A continuación se muestra una descripción general de lo que las pequeñas empresas necesitan saber acerca del programa.

El programa de Licencia Familiar Remunerada de California (PFL, por sus siglas en inglés) brinda beneficios de reemplazo de salario a los trabajadores que necesitan tomarse un tiempo libre del trabajo para vincularse con un nuevo hijo o para cuidar a un familiar gravemente enfermo.

Este documento está previsto para responder cualquier pregunta que los pequeños empleadores puedan tener sobre el programa PFL de California y sus efectos en los propietarios de pequeñas empresas y sus trabajadores.