We are responsible for bringing On Bill Financing to California. Last week I found out that PG&E in their filings has agreed to do On Bill Financing in their area effective July 1 2010. San Diego Gas has been doing this for years and has lent millions to small businesses. Southern California Edison will be implementing On Bill Financing in the next few months.
For those of you that are not aware of what On Bill Financing is it is a way to provide capital to small businesses at 0% financing for energy retrofits.
Access to capital is a major issue for small businesses and Small Business California is making capital available for energy retrofits. Kudos to Hank Ryan our executive director for making this happen.
Small business is seen by many as an obstacle to solving the uninsured problem in this country and California. We do have problems with the recently passed health bill but Small Business California also wants to be proactive.
As such Small Business California strongly supports Volunteers In Medicine. This program takes volunteer heath professionals that serve the working uninsured. We now have 78 clinics in 25 states. I am working on setting up a Volunteers In Medicine Clinic in SF. Many of you have contributed to this effort and I thank you. We are now looking at opening this clinic in SF around September. It will be called Clinic by the Bay. This is my dream for 11 years but more importantly it is something small businesses can be proud of in trying to find solutions to helping the uninsured.
I don’t usually ask for your help but I am going to do so now. We need you to join Small Business California. For those of you that have done so thank you. For those of you that haven’t I ask what organization provides you more information about what is going on in Sacramento and Washington than SB Cal? What organization has been more effective representing small business than SB Cal ?
Please visit our website a www.smallbusinesscalifornia.org to find out more about our effort and join on line.
Small Business California
2311 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA 94116