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The Agenda for California's Entrepreneurs

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.

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Small businesses and business organizations support the expansion of the California Paid Family Leave Program

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. The letter outlines how California’s PFL program can level the playing field for California small business owners who want to provide quality jobs for their workers.

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Small Business Majority supports CalSavers eligibility expansion

On August 13, Small Business Majority submitted a letter to California Governor Newsom in support of Senate Bill 1126, which will enable the CalSavers Retirement Savings Program to achieve its mission of ensuring all Californians have a path to financial security in retirement.

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Jessica Anguiano

Jessica manages Small Business Majority's outreach efforts in the Southern California region. She brings over five years of experience working as a business consultant to small business owners.
 

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Renaldo Sanders

Renaldo Sanders has been the proud owner of Sanders Family Day Care for over 30 years. Along with her team, she has provided quality daily learning experiences that are age and developmentally appropriate, along with nutritious meal and snacks. Her passion is to ignite the joys of discovery and knowledge, which are tools for success as they become California's future leaders.

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Mariette Martinez

Mariette Martinez is the founder of MasterYourBooks, a learning center and collaborative community that serves value-driven service professionals that are ready to build their financial confidence, knowledge, and impact from the Inside Out. MasterYourBooks take intentional entrepreneurs from theory to practice through action-based learning, real-time implementation and peer mentorship.

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Stephen Bray

Stephen Bray was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland and has a background working in business process improvement and service design for a multinational telecommunications company. In his free time, he enjoys the great outdoors, and loves California.
 

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Shanae Smith

Shanae Smith is a solutions-oriented woman and minority business owner who maintains a strong balance between business savvy, technical capabilities and love for others. She brings a wealth of experience and business acumen as a former project manager in engineering and construction management for local government agencies. She enhanced her business and management capabilities with the management of a cutting-edge bioremediation water treatment plant, which is the first of its kind in the nation designed to treat groundwater sources contaminated with nitrates and perchlorate.

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Hannah Gbeh

Hannah Gbeh serves as the Executive Director of the San Diego County Farm Bureau and the Administrator of the San Diego Region Irrigated Lands Group. She is a mom to three children and owner-operator of Wild Baby Botanicals, a 2.85 acre cut flower and eucalyptus farm in San Diego County. Mrs. Gbeh also has 20 years of experience teaching and researching environmental science, 12 of which focused on the preparation of documents for compliance with federal, state and local environmental regulations.

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