California Small Business Owner Highlight

With a kitschy-cool name, a refined artisan product and recipes handed down from an old Irish family cookbook, Claire Keane has created a standout business in the already crowded kitschy-cool/artisan San Francisco market.

ClaireSquares brings the city by the Bay handcrafted Irish sweet treats, inspired by Keane’s mother and the recipes they used to bake when she was a child back in County Cork.

California Events

Mon, 04/22/2019 (All day) | 10:45 AM PST

SCORE Silicon Valley presents a FREE conference and expo for women and minorities who are starting or running a business or non profit.  The event provides a platform for you to:

Conference | San Jose, CA
Mon, 04/29/2019 (All day) | 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

In recognition of US Small Business Week, Mayor Eric Garcetti will present his 2nd Annual Small Business Summit, a multi-faceted, free program with workshops, exhibitors, and hands-on contracting and certification assistance.


Agenda:

Expo/Fair | Los Angeles, CA
Tue, 04/30/2019 (All day) | 9:30 AM PDT

Join us at the Small Business Workshop, hosted by the office of Representative Harder, for an interactive presentation on the current small business funding landscape and funding options to help entrepreneurs and small business owners start and build scalable business in Calif

Presentation | Turlock, CA
Wed, 05/08/2019 (All day) | 5:30 PM PST

Please join Small Business Majority at the Silicon Valley Chamber Business XPO where you can meet local small business resources and network with over 600 attendees from various chambers throughout Silicon Valley.  Hosted by the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce along with The S

Expo/Fair | San Jose, CA

California Policy

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | Attachment: PDF icon Read the agenda »

Small Business Majority has created a comprehensive state policy agenda to ensure entrepreneurship is at the center of a thriving and inclusive economy in California. California’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.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | Attachment: PDF icon Read the Letter

Small Business Majority writes in support of AB 1611 concerning out-of-network emergency room bills, or surprise billing. The legislation would extend protections for consumers receiving emergency care and ensure that they are not billed for more than their in-network cost sharing responsibilities. Additionally, AB 1611 will help control overall costs by preventing hospitals from setting payment higher than 150% of the Medicare rate or the average contracted rate paid by the specific health insurer for the same services in the same region.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | Attachment: PDF icon Read the Letter

Small Business Majority writes in support of AB 539, the Fair Access to Credit Act, which would eliminate the practice of charging unaffordable interest rates on consumer loans between $2,500 and $10,000. The legislation would protect small business borrowers from the predatory practices of triple-digit lenders, and as a result, greatly benefit entrepreneurs and small businesses in California that rely on consumer loans to grow their businesses.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 | Attachment: PDF icon Read the Letter

Small Business Majority writes in support of SB 343, which would create healthcare data transparency parity across California’s healthcare industry. Requiring uniform disclosure information about healthcare usage, costs and outcomes would further efforts to improve affordability and quality of existing healthcare options for all Californians, including many entrepreneurs small business employees.

California Research

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.

Published:
Wed, 02/24/2016
CA Retirement Infographic

A scientific opinion poll released by AARP and Small Business Majority shows a strong majority of California small business owners support the creation of a voluntary, portable retirement savings program that would allow employees to more easily save for their financial future. What's more, small business owners believe offering such a program to their employees would give their business a competitive edge.