Friday, March 07, 2014

Minimum Wage | Volunteers In Medicine - Teva | Go Biz Meetings

Yesterday, Small  Business California received a call from Senator Leno’s office asking our thoughts on SB 935. This bill would increase the minimum wage to $11 in 2015, $12 in 2016 and $13 in 2017. It would also have an annual increase for inflation.

In a bill passed last year, the minimum wage was increased from $8 to $9 July 1st, 2014 and again to $10 in Jan. 2016. This does not have an increase for inflation. What are your thoughts?

I am very proud to be the Vice Chair of Volunteers in Medicine. We provide health services to the working uninsured using volunteer physicians nurses, dentist and lay volunteers. We have 96 clinic in 29 states. There are three clinics in California located in SF (which I co-founded), El Cajon and Coachella Valley.

We just received a substantial grant from Teva Pharmaceuticals and have become their partner in North America. Our goal is to increase the number of clinics in the US. Please see information about the Teva conference in Las Vegas last weekend. Included is a list of Clinic around the country


Below my signature is the newly released list of upcoming workshops on GO-Biz’s California Competes Tax Credit. We would appreciate your help in getting the word out!
Scott Hauge
Small Business California
2311 Taraval Street
San Francisco, CA  94116

GO-Biz to Host Regional Workshops on How Businesses Can Apply for the ‘California Competes’ Tax Credit

Join the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) for a workshop on the new California Competes Tax Credit. Small, medium and large businesses are encouraged to attend the workshop and receive instruction on how to apply for this new tax credit available from the state. The California Competes program provides upwards of $180 million in tax credits over the next two years for businesses of all sizes that want to expand or relocate to California.

Come and learn how your business can apply for new tax credits from the state. Additional details regarding the California Competes Tax Credit can be found here or for questions call GO-Biz at (916) 322-0694. Register below for the workshop in your area.

Online Webinar

Wednesday March 19th
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Register Here

Tuesday, April 1st
11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Register Here

Northern California

Wednesday, March 19th
9:00 am to 10:00 am
New City Hall
915 I Street
Council Chambers
Sacramento, CA 95814
Register Here

Wednesday, March 19th
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Redding Council Chambers
777 E. Cypress Avenue
Redding, CA 96001
Register Here

Thursday, March 20th
9:00 am to  10:00 am
City of Fairfield
2490 Hilborn Road #108
Fairfield, CA 94533
Register Here

Bay Area

Thursday, March 20th
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Oakland City Hall
Council Chamber
1 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612
Register Here

Friday, March 28th
10:00 am to 11:00 am
235 Montgomery Street, Ste. 760
San Francisco, CA 94104
Register Here

Central Coast 

Thursday, March 20th
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Salinas City Rotunda
200 Lincoln Avenue
Salinas, CA  93901
Register Here

Central Valley

Friday, March 21st
10:30 am  to 11:30 am
2331 Fresno Street
Fresno, CA  93721
Register Here

Friday, March 21st
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
56 S Lincoln St
Stockton, CA 95203
Register Here

Southern California 

Tuesday, March 25th
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
200 N. Spring Street
27th Floor - Tom Bradley Rm
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Register Here

Wednesday, March 26th
10:00 am to 11:00 am
2500 S. Archibald Ave, Rm. 2
Ontario, CA 91761
Register Here

Wednesday, March 26th
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
201 S. Anaheim Blvd
Gordon Hoyt Conference Room
Anaheim, CA 92805
Register Here

Thursday, March 27th
10:00 am to 11:00 am
402 West Broadway, Ste. 1000
San Diego, CA 92101
Register Here

GO-Biz serves as California’s office for economic development and offers a range of services to business owners. Those services include attraction, retention and expansion services, site selection, permit streamlining, clearing of regulatory hurdles, small business assistance, international trade development, assistance with state government, important informational briefings and much more. For more information visit: or contact

1 comment:

Richard Weinberger said...

Thanks for sharing the information.

I have been into business and managing a small business from past few years and read such bolgs regularly