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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 […]

Small Businesses Picking Up the Pieces as Lockdowns Ease

Small Businesses Picking Up the Pieces as Lockdowns Ease

BY CHARLOTTE CUTHBERTSON Although grateful for any business right now, small businesses have a long road ahead to recoup losses What began as a two-week closure for many small businesses in March has turned into permanent shutter for some, while others are barely squeaking by with no end in sight. Coffee shop owner Christie Bruffy closed […]

Jobs Recovery Stalls in States Experiencing COVID-19 Surge: Report

Jobs Recovery Stalls in States Experiencing COVID-19 Surge: Report

BY TOM OZIMEK Small-business hiring has slowed in states experiencing a COVID-19 resurgence, according to high-frequency labor market data from a recent report by scheduling firm Homebase. The report found that after more than two months of steady labor market recovery across all states following a sharp plunge in April amid lockdowns, some states are showing a split. Those that […]

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, […]

BUSINESS | Small Ray of Sunshine in Today’s Survey Results

BUSINESS | Small Ray of Sunshine in Today’s Survey Results

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 12, 2020—Comment from John Kabateck, NFIB California state director, about today’s release of the monthly Small Business Economic Trends report, also called the Optimism Index, from NFIB. “Coronavirus concerns aside, our economy will never recover until small-business owners feel they can re-open without the three demons of taxes, regulations, and lawsuits doing […]

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 […]

Calling for submissions | Small Business Spotlight in Ventura County

Calling for submissions | Small Business Spotlight in Ventura County

Citizens Journal is launching a new category for small local business.  This is to help them get the word out on what they are doing now, if any services are offered, and what they will offer once restrictions are lifted.  Please send submissions to: [email protected] This is what we are looking for: Business must be […]

April 30 Anniversary Date a Good Time to Right a Wrong

April 30 Anniversary Date a Good Time to Right a Wrong

  Two years ago this April 30, the Supreme Court of California took it upon itself to upend nearly 30 years of guidance on determining who is an independent contractor and who is an employee when it replaced the Borello test with its own confection now popularly known as the ABC test.   “The Dynamex […]

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 | Latest California Small Business News on Coronavirus

The state’s leading small-business association continued its breakneck speed last week to get its members the very latest information on help with the COVID-19 crisis. On Friday, Beth Milito of the NFIB Small Business Legal Center and Holly Wade of the NFIB Research Foundation hosted the fifth webinar on the federal government’s response to the […]

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