Thursday, September 05, 2013

Updates/CAMEO Webinar

I have just learned that Ellen Widess has resigned as head of Cal OSHA. She was  a good friend of Small Business California. Her goal in her position was to have OSHA seen as a resource to small business and not a gotcha agency. She will be missed.

As you know we are coming to the end of the legislative session. Two bills  that Small Business California supported have been decided. The good news is that SB 399 has  passed and sent to the Governor. This bill was the prompt payment of businesses that do  emergency work for the Department of General Services. Small Business California coordinated a letter of support by about 30 associations. It now goes to the Governor.

The bad news is that AB837 was  sent to the inactive file. This is the bill that would codify the Small Business Development Centers in California. We will continue to work on getting funding for the SBDCs to meet their match from the SBA.


Please see information below of a webinar  by our friends at CAMEO. It will focus on the importance of self employment and micro businesses  in job creation.

Join Claudia Viek, CEO of CAMEO (California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity), for a virtual brown bag lunch, with a short presentation and discussion of this crucial labor market trend.

Mon, Sept. 16, 2013, 12:00 PM PDT- Registration Link

Self-employment is THE labor market trend

In California corporations with more than 500 employees shed almost 300,00 jobs from 2003 to 2010, while during the same period, companies with 1-4 employees created more than 700,00 jobs. It's the very small and independent workers who are creating the jobs.  You know who the small businesses are, but who are these independent workers?

This session will present data supporting self employment and local micro business trends, and describe strategies, tools and resources that are proven effective in creating businesses, jobs and sustained local economies, without huge investment. 

Bring your lunch, log on and discuss one of the most important labor market trends we are facing.

Watch CAMEO Connects to see the power of locally-grown small-businesses.

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

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