Monday, March 01, 2010

Survey Results/CARB Workshop

Please see link to the results of Small Business California’s 6th annual survey.

The top concerns for Small business are:

1. The Economy-88% Top or High Priority

2. Cost of Healthcare-79% -Top or High Priority

3. Quality of Public Education-74%

4. Repair of Infrastructure-66%

5. Access to Capital- 64%

6. Awarding state contracts to small business-61%

7. Regulations-60%

8. State Taxes-58%

9. Energy- 48%

We had over 2700 hundred responding. Thank you.

English results:

The California Air Resources Board has developed, and is hosting, a FREE workshop entitled “Taking Advantage of the Growing Green Economy – Real People. Real Solutions. Real Opportunities!” in conjunction with the Green California Summit on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, from 9:30AM to 4:00PM, at the Sacramento Convention Center. Please help us promote this workshop by distributing the attached agenda and flyer to your networks, colleagues, customers and clients.

The focus of this workshop is "Real California Small Businesses" learning from other "Real California Small Businesses" about what is working, what didn't work, how their respective businesses have benefited from the actions they've taken to “Green” their businesses by reducing energy and fuel use, becoming more efficient, accessing local assistance programs, and selling green products and services.

This is a fresh approach and the response thus far has been quite excellent. Our confirmed attendance figures to date have already exceeded our original attendance goals within the first three days of marketing, but we want to be even MORE successful with your assistance! We've expanded the room that was originally reserved for us so we still have capacity to accommodate additional small businesses who want to learn and GROW during this very challenging economy.

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you AT the workshop on March 16!

Jerry Hart
Air Pollution Specialist
CA Air Resources Board

The energy challenge facing California is real. Every Californian needs to take immediate action to reduce energy consumption. For a list of simple ways you can reduce demand and cut your energy cost, see our web site at

Scott Hauge
Small Business California
2311 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA 94116

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