Monday, September 27, 2010

Small Business California Chamber Booklet

The President is signing pretty much as we speak the Small Business Jobs bill.

It has been a long battle but there is relief coming to small businesses in the area of access to capital and tax credits. I am really guessing but I think over $1 million sole proprietors and partnerships in California will be getting a tax break of over $1000 for 2010 with the elimination on FICA in health premiums.

Thank you to everyone that helped get this passed.

One little known fact is that Small Business Development Centers around the country will get $50 million with no match requirement.. If the distribution is as it has been it would mean about $10 million to California. Also in the California budget it is possible the SBDCs will get $6 million.

This is very near and dear to my heart in that I served as the Chair of the SBA SBDC board.

Please see link to some incredible work SB California’s executive director Hank Ryan has done around identifying local chambers members that have been leading the Clean Energy Economy. Is your Chamber on the list?

Small Business California has published a new booklet 32 Examples of Chambers of Commerce & Chamber Members in California: Leading the Clean Energy Economy. The booklet profiles local California chambers of commerce and their members who are demonstrating how recovering profits through energy efficiency can help strengthen the chamber, its business members and the community.

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

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