California Small Business Owner Highlight

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California Events

Thursday, May 28, 2020 | 3:00pm PT

In early May, Governor Newsom announced a gradual reopening of the economy for California small businesses.

Webinar | CA
Friday, May 29, 2020 | 10:00am PT

Small Business Majority and CAMEO invite you to join us for a free webinar where we will discuss updates on funding options and new policies that could impact your business.

Topics of discussion include: 

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | 5:00pm - 6:00pm PT

La Cámara de Comercio de Los Angeles, Small Business Majority y POSiBLE LA te invita a un foro abierto para pequeños negocios.

Webinar | Los Angeles, CA
Friday, June 5, 2020 | 10:00am PT

Small Business Majority and CAMEO invite you to join us for a free webinar where we will discuss updates on funding options and new policies that could impact your business.

Topics of discussion include: 

Webinar | 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

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.

Published:
Tue, 09/20/2011

Introduction 

America’s small business owners are doing all they can to outlast the condition of today’s economy. These hardworking employers know they need the right kind of help if they are to thrive. That’s why they believe immediate action is necessary to form bold clean energy policies that will prompt innovation, and in effect, stimulate small business and the economy.