The California Small Business Development Centers [SBDC] are a real treasure for California small business. Next Tuesday, Lori and I will be meeting with the Governor's Office of Business Director, Panorea Avdis and Small Business Advocate, Jesse Torres. It appears that California will not be providing any money to the program next year. This is a real problem because the SBA matches all money raised in California. Are you aware of the SBDC program? Do you support funding by California to the SBDC program? Have you used SBDC? What was your experience? What would you like us to tell Panorea and Jesse?
Here’s a question I would guess most of you don’t know. Who has been the Governor of California during the Democratic Convention? The answer is Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Schools. There are 8 people before him in the line of succession.
Please take a few minutes to complete Small Business California’s 12th annual survey. This is the most important activity that Small Business California does each year. The results of the survey go to every legislator and the Governor and provides them the pulse of small business.
You can access the survey by going to www.smallbusinesscalifornia.org. Please also send this to other small businesses. Thank you to those of you that have completed this.
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