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A 42-Year High We Could Do Without

A 42-Year High We Could Do Without

SACRAMENTO, Calif., — Release today of the nation’s bellwether measurement of its small-business economy revealed one eye-popping stat from the 10 components the National Federation of Independent (NFIB) uses to produce its monthly Small Business Economic Trends (SBET) report—The net percentage of small-business owners who raised selling prices jumped six points to a net 59%–the highest reading […]

Small Businesses Still Struggling To Find Workers Despite Record-High Compensation Offered

Small Businesses Still Struggling To Find Workers Despite Record-High Compensation Offered

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 4, 2021—In spite of record-high compensation being offered, the nation’s small-business owners are still plagued by a labor shortage, according to today’s release of the latest Jobs Report from NFIB, the nation’s largest and leading small-business association, a dilemma the association’s California state director hopes state policymakers don’t exacerbate. “Add supply-chain disruptions and inflation […]

Slip in Small-Business Optimism Draws California Comment

Slip in Small-Business Optimism Draws California Comment

Legislature could not do a few things to possibly improve next month’s results Small-business optimism hit a bump in the road in May, according to today’s release of the National Federation of Independent Business’ Small Business Economic Trends report, also known as the Optimism Index. “May saw a slight pause in the recovery of small […]

Poll Results of California Small-Business Owners Released

Poll Results of California Small-Business Owners Released

Main Street employers demand swift reopening, tax reform, lawsuit protections, data shows California’s largest and leading small-business association today released the results of its latest poll of its small-business-owning membership.  Unique among business groups, for 78 years, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has centered its federal and state lobbying agenda on what its small-business-owning […]

Comment on Latest COVID-19 Poll of Small Business Owners

Comment on Latest COVID-19 Poll of Small Business Owners

Some improved numbers could get an extra boost from the right legislative proposals The state director for the association that released its 15th COVID-19 survey of its small-business owning membership today called it a good opportunity to remind California lawmakers of some significant steps they could take that would nicely build on some of the […]

Lawsuit Filed Today Accuses Cal/OSHA of Illegal Overreach

Lawsuit Filed Today Accuses Cal/OSHA of Illegal Overreach

Plaintiffs claim state agency did not legally establish its latest COVID-19 workplace regulations, adding financial burden to small business employers  A lawsuit filed late this afternoon in San Francisco accuses California’s Division of Safety and Health of ignoring legal procedures in establishing its latest COVID-19 workplace rules, and it warns of dire financial consequences for the […]

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

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

California can and should do more to help reverse a troubling finding SACRAMENTO, Calif., Dec. 15, 2020—Today’s release of a nationwide poll of NFIB-member small-business owners has brought a call from the association’s California state director for the state to do more to help reverse the most troubling finding of the survey: a five percentage […]

Small Business Reaction to Governor’s Shutdown Order

Small Business Reaction to Governor’s Shutdown Order

“Removing 80% of a small retailer’s customer capacity is as good as shutting them down completely” From John Kabateck, California state director for NFIB, the state’s largest small-business association, in reaction to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order for regions with less than a 15 percent ICU availability. The order takes effect tomorrow. “We recognize the […]

Two Costly New Laws to Open the New Year for Small Businesses

Two Costly New Laws to Open the New Year for Small Businesses

Two Costly New Laws to Open the New Year for Small Businesses Podcast: Another already in effect will add to more regulatory compliance headaches SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 17, 2020—The state’s leading small-business association today publicly shared a part of its educational campaign to forewarn its members and other Main Street entrepreneurs about two new laws […]

Small Business Comment on Prop. 15 Victory

Small Business Comment on Prop. 15 Victory

In the end, the disingenuous claims made by proponents failed to convince  SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov. 11, 2020—From John Kabateck, California state director for NFIB, the state and nation’s largest and leading small-business association on the defeat of Proposition 15 by more than a half-million votes. “In the end, enough small-business owners, their employees, their families, […]

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