The Agenda for California’s Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, March 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.

Now is the time for California lawmakers at the state and local levels to build on the progress we have made in investing in small business over the past three years. The below outlined policies will support and empower entrepreneurs by guaranteeing they have access to responsible capital to start and grow their business, access to affordable healthcare and benefits that allow small business owners to compete for top talent, and a level playing field so they may compete with larger companies.