California Small Business Owner Highlight

From humble beginnings to an out of this world small business, Jay-Mee Del Rosario clawed her way to the American Dream. As the CEO of International Metal Source, a minority and women owned small business that distributes raw metals to the space, aerospace and defense industries, Del Rosario’s launch to the top was one of extreme hardship. 

Born in the Philippines, she immigrated to the United States when she was just 9 years old. Due to her immigration status, she faced obstacles in obtaining jobs and a higher education.

California Events

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join New York Life and Small Business Majority for a free interactive event to help you navigate your retirement options and discover wealth building tactics for your small business.

Presentation | Glendale, CA
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 | 9 AM - 12 PM

Join Cathay Bank and Small Business Majority for a free interactive event to help you navigate your retirement options and discover wealth building tactics for your small business.

Presentation | Monterey Park, CA
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 | 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join South Asian Business Alliance Network (SABAN) and Small Business Majority for a workshop to help you navigate the funding landscape and connect you with local resources to help you obtain the capital you need to start and grow your business. 

Presentation | Santa Ana, CA
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 | 8:00 - 9:30 PDT

Why work and live in Richmond?


On Thursday, April 26th, the Richmond Chamber of Commerce will host an event asking the important question, "Why work and live in Richmond?"

Presentation | Richmond, CA

California Policy

Wednesday, 18 April, 2018 | PDF icon Read the testimony »

On April 18, Small Business Majority CEO John Arensmeyer testified before the California Senate Committee on Banking and Financial Institutions in support of SB 1235, which would create regulations for new sources of alternative lending in California. The testimony explained that such regulation is widely supported by small business owners, as it would protect them from predatory lending practices. 

Tuesday, 17 April, 2018 | PDF icon Read the testimony >>

California Director Mark Herbert testified before the Assembly Committee on Health to voice support for proactive solutions to ensure all of California’s small businesses and self-employed entrepreneurs have access to quality, affordable healthcare. AB 2459 would significantly improve affordability for thousands of middle-income individuals and families, including many entrepreneurs and small business employees.

Thursday, 15 March, 2018 | PDF icon Read the letter

Small Business Majority submitted a letter of support for California's Truth in Lending Act (SB 1235) under consideration by the California Senate. This bill would require standard disclosure methods for the terms of a loan offered to a business, allowing a small business owner to make a better informed decision about loan offers. 

Tuesday, 6 March, 2018 | PDF icon Read the letter

Small Business Majority submitted a letter in support of California's Health Care Market Fairness Act of 2017 (SB 538), which would lower costs and improve value for California's entrepreneurs and the more than six million Californians who work for small businesses. It seeks to ensure lower costs by changing hospital contracting practices. The bill will address some of the most coercive practices like “gag clauses” and anti-tiering restrictions that have no relation to value and serve only to fuel unjustifiable increases in price.

California Research

Published:
Wed, 24 Feb 2016
CA Retirement Infographic

A scientific opinion poll released by AARP and Small Business Majority shows a strong majority of California small business owners support the creation of a voluntary, portable retirement savings program that would allow employees to more easily save for their financial future. What's more, small business owners believe offering such a program to their employees would give their business a competitive edge.

Published:
Fri, 23 Jan 2015

Although large employers have been expanding wellness programs in recent years, small businesses have lagged in this endeavor. Since small businesses employ nearly 50% of all private-sector workers, any comprehensive expansion of wellness and prevention efforts must include a role for this large swath of private sector employers.

Published:
Sat, 12 Apr 2014

In communities across the United States, it is the jobs small businesses provide and the consumers they serve that keep our economic recovery moving. However, this recovery is threatened when small businesses are faced with costly and frivolous lawsuits brought on by patent assertion entities—commonly referred to as patent trolls. Small Business Majority's national scientific opinion polling found small firms support patent reform legislation that would help prevent patent trolls from targeting small businesses.