Tuesday, January 04, 2011

NSBA Progress Report on Small-Business Victories

Yesterday I asked if the health care law should be repealed. A slight majority of the approximately 75 responses said “no”.

On January 12, the Republicans will propose repeal in the House. It is expected to pass. Repeal is expected to fail in the Senate.

Small Business California is considering doing a webinar on the health care law including a discussion of California’s Health Exchange and other provisions affecting small business

Would you be interested in participating? If so what topics would you like discussed?

In a separate matter, California law requires all employers to notify their employees of the Federal Earned Tax credit. You need to file this one week before or after, or at the same time as any annual wage summary. For more information-and the forms:


Small Business California is an affiliate member of the National Small Business Association. Please see below their progress report for the last two years.

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

NSBA Victories: A Progress Report

Dear NSBA Member:
The last two years has brought unprecedented challenges for America’s small businesses. As the nation’s oldest small-business advocacy group, NSBA knows how important it is for you to have a voice in Washington, D.C. For the last 78 years, NSBA has served as that voice and today, as we all look forward to what we hope will be year of growth and prosperity, I urge you to join us in reflecting on some of our recent legislative successes, which are all the more significant given the myriad challenges we’ve all faced.

NSBA has been instrumental in many key pieces of legislation over the past two years which take important steps forward in promoting a thriving small-business community for the months and years to come. We have compiled those victories in this document, NSBA Victories: A Progress Report.

Many of these wins were long standing priorities upon which NSBA has lobbied for years, such as greater independence for the SBA Office of Advocacy, and some were overly-burdensome proposals which NSBA was instrumental in stopping such as card-check legislation.

Our work is far from done. As the new session of Congress gets underway and we find ourselves thinking about the months ahead, it is important to remember that your efforts are not in vain. I encourage you to take a few moments to read through this Progress Report on the many wins we've achieved as an organization. NSBA remains committed to tackling the critical small-business issues in the coming year, and I thank you for all your support and hard work.

Please use this link to view the Progress Report -


Todd McCracken
NSBA President

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