The Agenda for California’s Entrepreneurs

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.


Antonio Aguilar Jr.

Antonio manages Small Business Majority's outreach efforts in the Central Valley and Northern California. In this role, Antonio develops relationships with business partners, small business owners and community leaders to promote economic change in the heart of California.


Kristin Tara Horowitz

Kristin Tara Horowitz is a serial entrepreneur and community advocate. She is CEO of The Pad Climbing, a multi-location, multi-state indoor rock climbing gym community. She and her partner also run a business supporting outdoor human powered events locally and internationally. The Pad Climbing, in addition to winning numerous family-friendly and best employer awards, was recognized with the US Chamber's Woman Owned Business Achievement Award in 2022. Prior to being a business person, she was an English professor and a nonprofit executive director. 


Navajo small business owner emphasizes the importance of clean energy transitions for small businesses

When Terry Norris left the Marine Corps, he needed a part-time job. He soon found one at a calibration lab working with the government on aerospace initiatives. On his first day there, he met his now wife. Just a few months later, they opened their own calibration lab in Palmdale, California. 27 years and 17 employees later, Precision Labs Calibration serves a variety of customer bases, including the medical, aerospace, agricultural and film industries. 


Elisha Henderson

Elisha Henderson is a Mother, Entrepreneur, and Community Advocate for the African American Community and a Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach for our Veterans at the VA Hospital. Originally from the Bay Area, Elisha came to Fresno to attend California State University, Fresno. She graduated with a B.S. in Criminology and later obtained her Master's in Human Resource Management with an emphasis on Organizational Change.


Meet our Outreach Team – Jessica Anguiano

Small Business Majority’s Outreach Team advocates for entrepreneurs on two fronts: It supports policies that benefit small firms, and it offers workshops and events that help small business owners grow their companies. We have found this work to be even more important, as small businesses recover from the ongoing global health and economic crisis. 

This week we are spotlighting Jessica Anguiano, Small Business Majority’s new Southern California Outreach Manager, to let small business owners know how our team members can assist them.