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.
California Small Business Owner Highlight
Lorenzo Harris makes a living sweeping away the dirt. But he certainly wasn’t swept away by the political rhetoric surrounding the Affordable Care Act. In fact, Harris ended up saving a sizable chunk of money and qualifying for a tax credit after enrolling in Covered California’s SHOP marketplace.
Women are starting small businesses at a higher rate than men, and their businesses are generating jobs and business revenues above the national average.
Please join Small Business Majority and ReadyNation for a free and interactive presentation on the current small business funding landscape and funding options to help entrepreneurs and small business owners start and build a scalable business in California.
There are helpful tips and tricks you should know to help you start and grow a business in California -- some new and some that stand the test of time.
Browse the list of our latest state-based regulatory comments and legislative testimony in this area.
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.
Although large employers have been expanding wellness programs in recent years, small businesses have lagged in this endeavor. Since small businesses employ nearly 50% of all private-sector workers, any comprehensive expansion of wellness and prevention efforts must include a role for this large swath of private sector employers.
In communities across the United States, it is the jobs small businesses provide and the consumers they serve that keep our economic recovery moving. However, this recovery is threatened when small businesses are faced with costly and frivolous lawsuits brought on by patent assertion entities—commonly referred to as patent trolls. Small Business Majority's national scientific opinion polling found small firms support patent reform legislation that would help prevent patent trolls from targeting small businesses.