California Small Business Owner Highlight

In this economy it’s a notable accomplishment to secure a well-paying, full time job with benefits in your early twenties. But it’s perhaps even more impressive to leave the security of such a position to pursue a dream of becoming a business owner. That’s exactly what Kateri Gutierrez did when she opened her mobile coffee shop, Collective Avenue Coffee, in the fall of 2015. However, when Kateri answered her call to entrepreneurship, it came at a price; it meant leaving behind her employer-sponsored health coverage.

California Events

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm PT

As new developments continue to unfold around the spread of COVID-19, many small business owners have questions about how closures will impact their business and employees long term.


Webinar | CA
Monday, April 20, 2020 | 11:00 am PT

Join Start Small Think Big, SCORE of Silicon Valley, United Way Bay Area, Working Solutions and Small Business Majority as we discuss the special vocabulary of commercial leases and the rights of a commercial tenant in California.

Webinar | CA
Monday, May 4, 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
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm PT

Come empower your small business this Cinco de Mayo! Please join Collective Strategies and Small Business Majority on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in the Pacoima Entrepreneur Center, 13420 Van Nuys Blvd. 3rd Floor, Pacoima, CA 91331, from 10 AM - 2 PM

Presentation | Pacoima, 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

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. 

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.