California Small Business Owner Highlight

Around the country, small business owners are struggling to find qualified employees. In fact, some 40% of American employers cite lack of skills as the No. 1 reason for entry-level job vacancies, especially among young job candidates. Meanwhile, the youth unemployment rate in our country remains considerably high after the aftermath of the Great Recession. Though some small businesses may want to help address this problem while identifying potential talent, they often don’t have the resources to sponsor an internship or mentoring program.

California Events

Wed, 11/13/2019 (All day) | 12:00 pm PT

Join Start Small Think Big!, the law firm of Morgan Lewis and Small Business Majority for Life Pro Tip: Choosing the Right Legal Entity for Your Business - Part 3,  a free webinar series facilitated by a lawyer designed to give you an overview of the various legal structures t

Webinar | CA
Thu, 11/14/2019 (All day) | 6:00 - 7:30 PST

Small business owners spend their days concentrating on their particular specialty, but there's one thing they have in common: they all have to contend with a host of similar workforce issues. Join the Silicon Valley Central Chamber of Commerce, the Northern CA SBDC Network, S

Presentation | San Jose, CA
Mon, 11/18/2019 (All day) | 10:00 AM PST

HAVE YOU HEARD OF FINTECH?As online lending grows, it’s critical to understand the responsible, alternative lending options out there to start and grow your small business.Please join SCORE - Silicon Valley, ICA Fund Good Jobs, United Way Bay Area and Small Business Majority f

Webinar | CA
Tue, 11/19/2019 (All day) | 9:00 am - 2:00 pm PT

Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Office of Economic Development invites you to attend a celebration of LA Women’s Entrepreneurship Day 2019."Together We Rise"In recognition of the significant impact women business owners have made on the Los Angeles economy and quality of life despite si

Expo/Fair | Los Angeles, 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.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 | Attachment: PDF icon Read the comments »

Small Business Majority, as part of the Responsible Business Lending Coalition, submitted comments to the Department of Business Oversight regarding implementation of California's SB 1235, the nation's first truth in lending law for small business financing. We urged the Department to implement strong standards that will ensure small business owners have the opportunity to understand the financing they are being offered in a clear, concise manner that enables informed comparison across all their financing options. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | Attachment: PDF icon Read the Letter for AB 414, PDF icon Read the Letter for SB 175

Small Business Majority writes in support of AB 414 and SB 175 which would reinstate a penalty for lacking coverage in California and grant Covered California the ability to set this penalty amount. This will prevent the predicted increases in healthcare costs and uninsured rates in California, directly benefitting small businesses who struggle to keep up with the high costs of healthcare.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | Attachment: PDF icon Read the Letter

Small Business Majority writes in support of SB 65, which extend tax credits to individuals struggling to access affordable healthcare. The legislation would significantly improve affordability for thousands of low- and moderate-income individuals and families, including many entrepreneurs and small business employees by creating and increasing subsidies for individuals who earn up to 600% FPL.

California Research

Published:
Fri, 01/23/2015

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.

Published:
Sat, 04/12/2014

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.

Published:
Wed, 05/09/2012

Congress included in the Affordable Care Act a significant new tax credit for small business owners who provide their workers with health insurance. Under this new tax credit, businesses that have fewer than 25 full-time workers and average wages of less than $50,000 are now eligible to receive a tax credit of up to 35% of the cost of the health insurance that they provide for their workers.