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
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
Small Business California
2311 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA 94116