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The Thomas Fire | Families and Friends Helping Families and Friends! Rebuilding the Glassman!

The Thomas Fire | Families and Friends Helping Families and Friends! Rebuilding the Glassman!

EDITORIAL NOTE: Many people have suffered devastating losses because of the fire. There is also enormous collateral damage done to small businesses, vendors, and neighborhoods not to mention the near-wholesale disappearance of affordable housing in Ventura, a situation with huge repercussions. It is hard to know how to help. Where does one start? How does […]

California in Bottom Five States for Small Business in Thumbtack Survey

California in Bottom Five States for Small Business in Thumbtack Survey

Survey of 12,000 Small Businesses: To Halt U.S. Entrepreneurship Crisis, Ease Regulations In Largest Study of Its Kind, Skilled Professionals Rate Texas, Utah and Tennessee Highest for Small Business Friendliness Thumbtack.com connects small businesses with clients/customers.  From their website regarding their most recent survey of small business owners: “Since 2012, the Thumbtack Small Business Friendliness […]

Minimum Wage kills small business while another faces layoffs

Minimum Wage kills small business while another faces layoffs

   

Treasurer Chiang Helps Sacramento Small Business Expand

Treasurer Chiang Helps Sacramento Small Business Expand

Affordable Access to Capital is Available to California Small Entrepreneurs State Treasurer John Chiang helped a K Street restaurant expand by facilitating two loans with a combined value of $150,000 through a popular program that encourages banks and other financial institutions to lend to small businesses that would otherwise have difficulty obtaining financing. The loans […]

Small Business Franchise Owners Head To The Senate To Fight Federal Agency

Small Business Franchise Owners Head To The Senate To Fight Federal Agency

CA small biz hit with health care hikes

CA small biz hit with health care hikes

By James Poulos  . Republished with permission by Cal Watchdog.com . It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Proposition 45 on the Nov. 4 ballot would have given the California insurance commissioner the power to limit health-insurance rate increases. It lost. Opponents, including officials at Covered California, assured voters adequate price controls would be negotiated by the […]