Yesterday Lori Kammerer and I met with people in the Speakers Office. They asked me to survey our members and find out how many of you were aware of the Governors Office of Business and Economic Development [Go-Biz]. Are you aware of this agency and do you know what they do for small business?
We are getting a good response to our survey and so far have over 250 responses. If you have not done so already please take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete. Yesterday I testified at the Jobs and Economic Development committee[JEDE] giving the highlights of responses so far. In Talking to Toni Symonds the Chief Consultant for JEDE she said she uses our study frequently in her work on the Committee. It does get read in Sacramento.
For those of you in the Bay Area on March 14th from 11-2 there will be a brown bag meeting about the Affordable Care Act and what small businesses should know about it. It will be at the Hyatt House 5800 Shellmound Street Emeryville. We are fortunate to have Michael Lujan the head of the Small Business Exchange program [SHOP].
The event will be sponsored by Small Business California. East Bay EDA, California Small Business Development Centers and Bay Area Development Company. Barbara Vohryzek the Small Business Advocate has put this together. For more information and to register go to
Small Business California
2311 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA 94116