Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Barbara Vohryzek/ Public View of Small Business

Yesterday I had the opportunity of talking to and hearing Barbara Vohryzek who has recently been appointed  by Governor Brown to Deputy Director of Small Business at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. This position  is usually referred to as the Small Business Advocate.  Barbara is clearly very intelligent and has hit the ground running.  She has a strong background in finance and 504 loans
She has been in her position only two weeks and is committed to helping small businesses around the state.  She also says she definitely  has the ear of the Governor.
Issues she has identified are access to capital, streamlining regulations and  giving input on California’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
What ideas do you have on how she can help California Small Businesses?

In San Francisco there is a ballot measure to change the current payroll tax to a gross receipts tax. In polling that has been done small business had a 67%  favorable rating of people. This is the highest of any group and is a big reason the campaign  is working with us to get the measure passed.
I would contend that this is true throughout the state and is a good reason small businesses if they speak up can make a difference in public policy.

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

No comments: