Wednesday, July 11, 2012

CA Microloan Intermediary link/ LA Times Reporter Request/ Ballot Measure Increasing taxes

Please see link to California Microloan Intermediaries. These microloans are usually in an amount less than $50,000. You also might want to talk to a Small Business Development Center in your area. You can access them by going to

and clicking on Resources. Scroll down and you will see Small Business Development Centers. Choose the Center closest to you.
California Microloan Intermediary direct link:

Please see below a request from Ryan Faughnder from the LA Times. Ideally he would like businesses in the LA area but if you are a small business owner in California he would like to hear from you.

Please respond today.


Hi Scott,
Thanks for taking the call. I’m working on a story about the continuing struggles of RIM. I’m looking to talk to California businesses that use Blackberry devices to see how closely they’re following the continuing troubles of the company and whether they’re developing any contingency plans in the event that the company goes out of business and Blackberry products become unavailable.

Thanks for your time.

Ryan Faughnder

Business Reporter

Los Angeles Times

Office: (213)237-7169

Cell: (858)472-1721


I am sure you are all aware that the Governor has placed on the November ballot a measure that would raise the state sales tax and raise income taxes on households making over $250000 a year. It is projected this will raise about $8.5 billion dollars a year. The tax is temporary increase.

The Governor argues that he has made as many cuts as possible and this is necessary to prevent draconian cuts to education. The people opposing this argue this is just another tax and spend proposal that will invoke a sales tax that is regressive and tax small businesses who create jobs in California.

Do you support or oppose this?

Scott Hauge


Small Business California

2311 Taraval Street

San Francisco, CA 94116


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