California Small Business Owner Highlight

Después de trabajar como especialista en rescate en un departamento de bomberos en la Ciudad de México durante muchos años, Héctor Chávez y su familia se mudaron a los Estados Unidos para obtener certificaciones y avanzar en su carrera. Pero 10 años después y sin oportunidades para continuar con su pasión, Héctor decidió abrir Plaza Garibaldi, un restaurante mexicano en Soledad, Calif.

California Events

jueves, diciembre 1, 2022 | 10:00 am PT

Food businesses often rely on contract manufacturers (domestic or foreign) to make their products.

Webinar | National
lunes, diciembre 5, 2022 | 9:00am PT

Join Small Business Majority at California Asset Building Coalition's (CABC) two-day symposium where we will discuss the Coalition's collective power in 2023.

Workshop | CA
jueves, diciembre 8, 2022 | 3:30pm PT

Please join Start Small Think Big, the Latino Business Foundation of Silicon Valley, Small Business Majority and the City of San Jose as we discuss how to advocate for a commercial lease that is flexible and a

Workshop | CA

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 1, 2022

Small Business Majority has created a comprehensive state policy agenda to ensure entrepreneurship remains at the center of a thriving and inclusive economy in California. Our state’s 3.9 million small businesses employ seven million people, which amounts to about half of the private workforce, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration.

martes, agosto 30, 2022

On August 29, small businesses and business organizations signed their names to a letter urging Governor Newsom to make worker-funded Paid Family Leave (PFL) and State Disability Insurance (SDI) more accessible to California’s low-wage workers.

viernes, abril 8, 2022

On April 8, Small Business Majority submitted a letter to the Chairwoman and Vice Chairman of Budget & Fiscal Review Committee in support of Governor Newsom's proposed budget, which includes critical funding and measures to support small business recovery.

California Research

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.

Tue, 02/23/2021
Banking online

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.

Wed, 12/16/2020
California Small Business Survey

As the COVID-19 pandemic has raged across the country and resurges in California, small business owners continue grappling with the effects of state and local public health orders and a loss in consumer demand. Nine months into this crisis, California’s small business owners say their businesses have been diminished, leaving them with reduced revenue and operating capacity. They’re making difficult decisions that are impacting the workforce through reduced wages, working hours and employee benefits.