small businesses

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Executive Director for Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA) Victor Gomez released the following statement in regard to recent filings in alleged Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) fraud schemes: “At CALA, we have been concerned about abusive ADA lawsuits targeting small businesses for decades. Sadly, the way the law is written, there is a …continue reading

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Reps. Young Kim (CA-39), Jason Crow (CO-06), Elise Stefanik (NY-21) and Dean Phillips (MN-03) introduced the Golden-preneurship Act (HR 7552) to support senior-owned small businesses. Reps. Kim and Crow serve as Ranking Member and Chair of the Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Workforce Development. This bipartisan bill creates …continue reading

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U.S. Representative Young Kim (CA-39), who serves as Ranking Member of the House Small Business Subcommittee on Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development, at the Subcommittee hearing urged for policy solutions to empower small businesses with resources to address the skills gap, promote career and technical education opportunities and restore the …continue reading

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Awarded by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), the Orange County Workforce Development Board (OCWDB) has received $3,975,481 in California Microbusiness COVID-19 Relief Grant Program funding to support underserved microbusinesses and entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19. “This grant opens doors for some of the hardest to reach business …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

At an informational hearing held by the Select Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, legislators, economists, advocates and small business owners discussed the state of recovery for small businesses. As California emerges from the COVID-19 Pandemic, these experts highlighted critical challenges facing the small business community and offered specific policy …continue reading

Thursday is the final day for homeowners and small businesses to pay base property tax without penalty and complete and submit the COVID-19 penalty cancellation request form if they have been directly affected by COVID-19. The Governor’s Executive Order provides for penalty cancellations for certain homeowners and small businesses that …continue reading

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With states gradually reopening but around 100,000 businesses having closed permanently during 2020, WalletHub today released its report on the States With the Most Pandemic-Proof Small Businesses, along with accompanying videos. To identify the states where businesses have the greatest potential to recover, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the …continue reading

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Starting April 5, 2021, eligible small businesses in Huntington Beach can apply to receive $5,000 micro-grants being offered through the City’s COVID-19 Small Business Micro-Grant Program. A total of $648,000 in funds will be distributed to support the Huntington Beach small businesses which form the backbone of our local economy. …continue reading

Cottie Petrie-Norris

Governor Gavin Newsom, Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced a $9.6BB economic recovery package, including immediate actions to substantially increase aid for California small businesses & nonprofits who have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. “This is a terrific result. The momentum generated …continue reading