Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Business Survey/ COBRA/Obama Budget

If you haven’t done so already please complete the business survey we have put together along with the California Workforce Investment Board, NoRTEC, the Assembly Committee on Jobs,Economic Development and the California Workforce Association.

Data is being collected to determine possible gaps and overlaps in workforce services available to businesses throughout the State. Information will be used to help improve the design and delivery of program services.

As you know education and workforce development came up as the second most important issue for small businesses in California.The survey is available here: www.zoomerang.com/Survey/?p=WEB228W4AW4MCE
Thank you for taking a few minutes to help us make a difference

Last week I indicated that the forms are out for employers who have 20 or more employees to notify employees of their COBRA options. This must be sent to employees
By April 18. If you do not send there is a fine of $110 a day and you could have civil liabilities. If you need the forms please let me know and I will send them to you.

There is a lot of discussion about President Obama’s budget. Do you support it as a budget that will get us out of the recession or do you think it is putting too much debt on the country?

Scott HaugePresidentSmall Business California2311 Taraval StreetSan Francisco, CA 94116shauge@cal-insure.com415-680-2188

3 comments:

Angela H. said...

I Support Obama's budget - when you invest in people and support them through the hard times, it is going to pay off!

ZoomProspector said...

I agree with Angela-- I believe the Obama budget will definitely help out small businesses strive along with bettering the economy. Did you know BusinessWeek named Irvine the best city in California to start a business?

http://images.businessweek.com/ss/09/03/0327_smallcity_startups/6.htm

They use ZoomProspector data to determine this-- here is the Irvine page on ZoomProspector:

http://www.zoomprospector.com/CommunityDetail.aspx?id=5195&f=1

jb said...

You are surviving the recession and you are waiting for the recovery. Now, while you wait for the recovery and the chance to once again make some money, take a look at these marketing recommendations and plan ahead, but also the main key for your small business on www.bizcloud.net
If you are a buyer or seller of small businesses or some expert, you will find great value for your idea, business or maybe some business doubt!