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

Wed, 10/16/2019 (All day) | 8:30am - 4pm

Aceso a capital

Workshop | South El Monte, CA
Wed, 10/16/2019 (All day) | 8:30am - 4pm

Recursos Humanos

Workshop | South El Monte, CA
Thu, 10/17/2019 (All day) | 9:30am - 12:30pm

Please join California State Treasurer Fiona Ma, CPA, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia and Small Business Majority for a free and interactive presentation on the current small business funding landscape and funding options to help entrepreneurs and small business owners start an

Workshop | Long Beach, CA
Mon, 10/28/2019 (All day) | 12 PST

Join Start Small Think Big!, the law firm of Morgan Lewis, Working Solutions, SBDC Northern California Network and Small Business Majority for Life Pro Tip: Choosing the Right Legal Entity for Your Business - Part 2,  a free webinar series facilitated by a lawyer designed to g

Webinar | 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:
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.

Published:
Mon, 10/18/2010

California’s Global Warming Solutions Act, commonly referred to as AB 32, calls for substantial reductions in the state’s carbon emissions. The impact it will have on the economy, and particularly on small businesses, has spurred tremendous debate as the law is being implemented.