California Small Business Owner Highlight

AndrewMcDowell

When Andrew McDowell set out to open his small business, he wanted to address a prominent issue he was seeing in his community—food deserts.

South Los Angeles is riddled with food deserts, meaning that many neighborhoods do not have access to healthy, affordable food within a reasonable distance from their homes, leading to high rates of diabetes and other health problems. 

California Events

Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 4:00pm PT

Join the California Small Enterprise Task Force every Thursday for virtual office hours led by experienced attorneys and business advisors of the Northern California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network.

Webinar | CA
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 10:00 am PT

Join Small Business Majority for an interactive workshop that covers the state’s new CalSavers Retirement Savings Program.

Webinar | CA
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 | 11:00 am PT

Sabemos que los pequeños negocios siempre están en busca de maneras de cómo atraer y retener personal/empleados talentosos sin impactar resultados/producción.

Webinar | CA
Thursday, October 15, 2020 | 6:00 pm PT

La Oficina del miembro de consejo Curren D Price Jr. y Small Business Majority los invita a una series de talleres para hablar en como crecer y expandir su pequeña empresa. 

Presentation | Los Angeles, CA

California Policy

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California Research

Published:
Tue, 04/21/2020
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It’s no secret that California has been hard hit by the spread of COVID-19, with a vast 2.7 million applying for unemployment in the past four weeks, and the impacts have been particularly severe on small businesses that have seen their revenues take a nosedive overnight. With the economy on pause, Main Street has been left to cope with how to stay afloat during this unprecedented time.

Published:
Tue, 03/10/2020
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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.