California Small Business Owner Highlight

This Veteran’s Day, we want you to meet veteran and small business owner Michael Taylor of Michael Taylor Culinary Solutions in San Diego. In honor of his fellow veterans, Michael shares his story with us about how he addressed his struggles with mental health and how his service helped foster his entrepreneurial nature.  

California Events

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 1 PM - 2 PM

Part 5 of the Novel Coronavirus Series: Doing Business During a Pandemic

Webinar | CA
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 | 4pm

Small businesses across the country are losing customers or being forced to temporarily close their doors to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Webinar | CA
Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am PT

Telephone Roundtable on Orange County Small Business: Assistance and Relief Programs During the Coronavirus Crisis

 

Conference Call | CA
Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 3:00pm PT

Con el nuevo desarrollo del virus COVID-19, muchos empleadores tienen preguntas sobre las implicaciones en el lugar de trabajo.

Webinar | CA

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

Published:
Tue, 03/10/2020
Paid Family Leave photo

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. 

Published:
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.

Published:
Tue, 12/12/2017

Access to capital is consistently one of the most pressing issues for small business owners. A recent survey conducted by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research for Small Business Majority found California small business owners are worried about predatory lending and agree that there should be stronger regulations on online lending. The poll was a national online survey of 500 small business owners with an oversample of 141 California small business owners and conducted between September 29 and October 4, 2017.