Thursday, March 07, 2013

Small Business California Survey

As I said in a previous email we closed our survey Tuesday. We received over 1300 responses from every county in the state.

The top 7 issues were

The Economy

Access and Cost of Health Care

The quality of public education




Awarding state contracts.

Some of the interesting responses to questions were:

38.5 % said revenues had declined the last 12 months with 30% saying they had increased

29.5 % said the number of people employed by them over the last 12 months had decreased while 15.3% said they had increased.

48% said they provide health insurance to employees while 52% said they did not.

63% said they had not contacted their state Senator, Assemblyman or Governor. We really need to work on this.

65.9% do not need capital but for those that did 145 were able to get it and 291 were not.

73.7% had never heard of the Affordable Care small business health tax credit

I want to acknowledge all the work Jim Ross and Sam Felsing of Jim Ross Consulting did in setting up the survey and sending out press releases. I also want to acknowledge the outreach efforts of the Small Business Development Centers around the state.

See link below to entire survey

Scott Hauge


Small Business California

2311 Taraval Street

San Francisco, CA 94116


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