We just received a response to our letter to Administrator Karen Mills at the SBA (click image below to enlarge). There were 14 California Small Business Associations that signed on to this letter, along with Small Business California. The good news is that Regional Administrator Elizabeth Echols has been designated as the point person for SBA. She will lead the efforts to help small businesses in California to find ways to reduce their energy use and reduce their energy cost.
You will see in the letter that we will be working on getting out more information about the President’s Better Building Initiative, promoting On Bill Financing with PG&E and Southern California Edison, and expanding On Bill Financing with San Diego Gas. We will also try to find ways to work with public utilities.
Do you have any ideas of additional things Small Business California and SBA can do to help small businesses in this area?