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Survey: 94% of Small Business Owners Oppose Prop. 15

Survey: 94% of Small Business Owners Oppose Prop. 15

NFIB members nearly unanimous in wanting to keep their property tax protections SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 15, 2020—Results from a survey of its California small business members released today by NFIB showed 94 percent of them opposed to Proposition 15, the November ballot initiative that would radically alter the Proposition 13 property tax protections enacted 40 […]

Study Brings out Five Worries with California’s Economy

Study Brings out Five Worries with California’s Economy

2021 session of Legislature should make a post-COVID rebound its priority A study released late last week by the nation’s leading small-business association revealed five issues in particular that were more problematic for Main Street entrepreneurs in California to deal with than they were for their counterparts across the nation. Every four years since 1982, […]

SMALL BUSINESS | Quadrennial Study Highlights Some California Differences

SMALL BUSINESS | Quadrennial Study Highlights Some California Differences

NFIB releases its 10th Small Business Problems & Priorities report As it has done every four years since 1982, the nation’s voice of small business today released the latest edition of its Small Business Problems & Priorities report, ranking in order of importance 75 issues of concern to Main Street, mom-and-pop enterprises. For only the […]

BUSINESS | Local Comment on Today’s Survey Results on Federal Loan Usage

BUSINESS | Local Comment on Today’s Survey Results on Federal Loan Usage

Results from a national survey of small-business owners released today by their leading association revealed a variety of information on such things as the use of the two federal loan programs, how many would be using the extended forgiveness period, how many will need more money, and awareness of the tax deferment provision.  “There are […]

Comment on Today’s Small Business Trends Report

Comment on Today’s Small Business Trends Report

From John Kabateck, California state director for NFIB, which released the latest findings of its Small Business Economic Trends report today. The SBET, also called the Optimism Index, is the nation’s leading measurement of the small-business economy. “It was encouraging to see increases in three Index components: plans to increase employment, plans to increase inventories, […]

POLITICS | Race for the 25th – ICYMI: NFIB Endorses Mike Garcia

POLITICS | Race for the 25th – ICYMI: NFIB Endorses Mike Garcia

“The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, endorsed Mike Garcia today for election to the United States House of Representatives. The special election to fill California’s 25th Congressional District seat will be held on May 12.    “Californians need pro-small business leaders in Congress, especially during these difficult times,” said John Kabateck, NFIB’s California State Director. “Mike Garcia is committed […]

Local Comment on Today’s Small Business Survey Results

Local Comment on Today’s Small Business Survey Results

From John Kabateck, NFIB California state director, on today’s release of the latest survey of NFIB small-business-owning members showing the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) popular among small businesses, with 77% of owners reporting they have successfully submitted an application and 61% saying they’ve received the funds. “It’s welcome news that the Small Business Administration’s loan […]

Comment on Today’s Poll Results of Small-Business Owners

Comment on Today’s Poll Results of Small-Business Owners

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 20, 2020—From John Kabateck, California state director for NFIB, on the release of his association’s poll showing 80% of small-business owners still waiting for their PPP loan and not knowing where they are in the process. “It’s unacceptable that 80% of small-business owners have been left out in the wilderness. Congress needs […]

BUSINESS | Comment on Today’s Coronavirus Poll of Small Business Owners

BUSINESS | Comment on Today’s Coronavirus Poll of Small Business Owners

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 23, 2020—From John Kabateck, NFIB California state director, on this morning’s release of an NFIB poll on the coronavirus’ effect on small-business owners. “Small business recovery will be the pathway to America’s recovery. NFIB will continue to lead efforts to inform and engage mom-and-pop owners about developing stories and resources to help […]

Panelists Warn of Small-Business Perils in the California Consumer Privacy Act

Panelists Warn of Small-Business Perils in the California Consumer Privacy Act

California’s Main Street, mom-and-pop enterprises should not be lured into a false sense of comfort by the California Consumer Privacy Act’s $25 million in annual sales threshold when the law takes effect next week, according to three panelists speaking at December 6 issues forum in Napa. One of the panelists, John Kabateck, California state director […]

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