California Small Business Owner Highlight

Maritza Gomez

Cuando Maritza Gómez no pudo conseguir un trabajo, tomó el asunto en sus propias manos y puso en marcha un negocio.

Maritza, propietaria de MG Custom Printing en Riverside, California, se mudó a los Estados Unidos desde México cuando tenía nueve años. Después de comenzar su negocio, decidió estudiar administración de empresas en la Universidad Estatal de California, San Bernardino. Mientras estaba en la escuela, participó en los programas de administración de empresas en el campus, los cuales desarrollaron aún más su espíritu empresarial.

California Events

martes, mayo 11, 2021 | 2:00pm PT

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund, with $28 billion in relief funds, is now open to provide relief for food-based businesses and the professionals that work with them. Join Small Business Majority and Stockton Impact Corps for a free webinar to learn more about

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martes, mayo 18, 2021 | 10:30am PT

Join USC Civic Engagement and Economic Partnerships, FOUND/LA and Small Business Majority for our quarterly Women Uplifting Women: Small Business Roundtable. Our topic for discussion this month is “Propel Your Own Success.”

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viernes, mayo 21, 2021 | 12:00pm PT

Join Small Business Majority and CAMEO for a bi-weekly briefing to discuss the national, state and regional small business policy updates that may impact your small business.

Topics of discussion include:

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jueves, mayo 27, 2021 | 11:00am PT

Small business ownership is a proven pathway for entrepreneurs from all walks of life to build independence and financial security.

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California Policy

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

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
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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.