Small Business News

| San Jose Mercury News

The new savings program has been a game-changer for Ramon Gonzales, 29, the floor supervisor for the production team at Red Bay Coffee.

| Health Affairs

The plaintiffs filed their opening brief on July 15.

| Remote Work Pros

In today’s economy, more people are bypassing traditional 9-to-5 jobs to work as freelancers. These jobs can vary, and can include writing, technical work, driving for Uber or Lyft, or renting out one’s home as an AirBnB.

| Medium

I am a small business owner with a doctorate in biology, but when it comes to much of the administrative work that goes along with having eight employees, I’m not as confident.


“We especially commend the DBO’s decision to propose that APR or Estimated APR be disclosed for all small business financing products.


The state of California is tackling the retirement crisis with a program to help seven million workers prepare for the future. Our Senior Personal Finance Correspondent, Sharon Epperson, has more for us.

| CALmatters

In fact, the Chula Vista entrepreneur who is president of Graphic Image Label, Inc., is facing a hard choice between the health of her loved ones and the health of her business. It’s all because the size of her household shrank after one of her children went to college.

| Law 360

The final group to urge the D.C. Circuit to side with Judge Bates was the Small Business Majority Foundation, a lobbying group that represents small businesses. The group argued that contrary to the framing of the rule, the regulation wouldn’t be a good thing for small businesses.

| Sacramento Business Journal

Dominguez is not alone in her support for state-sponsored retirement savings programs like CalSavers. According to scientific opinion polling by Small Business Majority, nearly seven in 10 small-business owners support CalSavers or a similar program in their state.

| The Entrepreneur Fund

Not all businesses are opposed. Costco Wholesale (COST) supports a national minimum wage hike and already pays its hourly wage earners an average of $20.89/hour. The Container Store (TCS), whose CEO just became chairman of the National Retail Federation, also supports an increase.