California Small Business Owner Highlight

Southern Girl Desserts co-owners Catarah Coleman and Shoneji Robison

Southern Girl Desserts co-owners Catarah Coleman and Shoneji Robison

Any true Southerner will tell you that, when it comes to cooking, it’s all about the heart. There’s no need for those fancy, highfalutin culinary degrees when you’ve got decades of tradition and a little splash of love in the kitchen. That down-home, fuzzy-warm style of baking is exactly what Catarah Coleman and Shoneji Robison brought with them from the South to the mean streets of urban Los Angeles.

California Events

martes, septiembre 29, 2020 | 12:30pm- 1:45pm PT

With PPP and EIDL funds running low you may be looking for additional sources of capital to keep your business healthy during the current global health crisis. 

Webinar | CA
miércoles, septiembre 30, 2020 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm PT

Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin and California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara invite you to a virtual town hall on insurance issues and available resources for small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presentation | CA
viernes, octubre 2, 2020 | 10:00am PT

Congress is home for campaign season! Small Business Majority and CAMEO invite you to join us for a weekly virtual update where we will discuss small business policy and regulatory updates that may or may not impact your small business.

Webinar | CA
miércoles, octubre 7, 2020 | 1:30pm PT

Join State Treasurer Fiona Ma, Small Business Majority and Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara for a webinar where we'll provide updates in Mandarin and Cantonese to small business owners in California.

Webinar | CA

California Policy

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California Research

Tue, 04/21/2020
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It’s no secret that California has been hard hit by the spread of COVID-19, with a vast 2.7 million applying for unemployment in the past four weeks, and the impacts have been particularly severe on small businesses that have seen their revenues take a nosedive overnight. With the economy on pause, Main Street has been left to cope with how to stay afloat during this unprecedented time.

Tue, 03/10/2020
Paid Family Leave photo

California Governor Newsom and state policymakers are discussing options to further expand California's Paid Family Leave program and ensure more Californians are able to utilize it by increasing wage replacement, extending the amount of leave time available and expanding job protection status for parental leave. As with any discussion of workplace benefits and employment laws, the impact to small business is central to this debate. New scientific opinion polling sheds light on their views on the different proposals and reveals they are in fact supportive of numerous options on the table. 

Tue, 03/12/2019
California Healthcare Poll

California small business owners broadly support proposed healthcare reforms that would expand access and address affordability, according to new scientific opinion polling. The poll found large majorities of California small business owners support expanding the existing system of premium subsidies to help more people purchase insurance. They also broadly support other proposals aimed at addressing underlying cost and affordability issues across the healthcare system.