California Small Business Owner Highlight

With a degree in Business Administration and a desire to achieve the American dream, Aracely Garcia moved from Guatemala to the United States in 1995. She says her life hasn't been the same since she became co-owner of La Fiesta Party Supplies & Gifts, an import and export distributor of party supplies located in Los Angeles.

California Events

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 2:00pm PT

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund, with $28 billion in relief funds, is now open to provide relief for food-based businesses and the professionals that work with them. Join Small Business Majority and Stockton Impact Corps for a free webinar to learn more about

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | 10:30am PT

Join USC Civic Engagement and Economic Partnerships, FOUND/LA and Small Business Majority for our quarterly Women Uplifting Women: Small Business Roundtable. Our topic for discussion this month is “Propel Your Own Success.”

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Friday, May 21, 2021 | 12:00pm PT

Join Small Business Majority and CAMEO for a bi-weekly briefing to discuss the national, state and regional small business policy updates that may impact your small business.

Topics of discussion include:

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Thursday, May 27, 2021 | 11:00am PT

Small business ownership is a proven pathway for entrepreneurs from all walks of life to build independence and financial security.

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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, 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.

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.