California Small Business Owner Highlight

While your typical person may spot a nail salon and think of manis and pedis, Robert Pancoast and Julie Tobias-Pancoast thought of pizza.

The two spent four months planning and constructing in order to transform a derelict nail salon in Walnut Creek, CA into Pancoast Pizza, a pizzeria promising to bring a slice of the East Coast to Californians.

California Events

Wed, 01/22/2020 (All day) | 6:00 pm PT
Please join Small Business Majority, Opportunity Fund and the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Silicon Valley at the Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for an interactive presentation on CalSavers, California's new individual retirement savings accoun
Presentation | San Jose, CA
Mon, 02/10/2020 (All day) | 6:00 pm PT
Knowledge is power in 2020. 
Workshop | Oakland, CA
Mon, 03/02/2020 (All day) | 11:00 am PST

On January 1, a new state employment law (AB 5) went into effect that requires many independent contractors to now be classified as employees—a change that could impact small businesses like yours. 

Webinar | CA
Mon, 04/20/2020 (All day) | 11:00 am PST
Join Start Small Think Big, SCORE of Silicon Valley and Small Business Majority as we discuss the special vocabulary of commercial leases and the rights of a commercial tenant in California. We will focus primarily on office leases and retail leases.
Webinar | CA

California Policy

Browse the list of our latest state-based regulatory comments and legislative testimony in this area.

California Research

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.

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.

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.