California Small Business News


  • Presidential Candidate Small Business Issue ComparisonNFIB does not endorse presidential candidates; however, we do analyze their positions very carefully for the purpose of educating our members. To that end, we've compiled a head-to-head comparison of the positions expressed by Mr. Trump and Secretary Clinton on issues that are important to small business.

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  • New Research Estimates 1.8 Million Jobs Erased by $12 Federal Minimum WageRaising the federal minimum wage to $12 per hour could reduce private sector employment by 1.8 million jobs over 10 years and cut economic output by $2 trillion, according to a new report released today by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).

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  • Small Business Optimism Dips Lower Ahead of ElectionThe NFIB Small Business Optimism Index dipped 0.03 points in September for the second consecutive month. Increased inventories fell seven points while hard-to-fill job openings plunged six points landing at 24 percent. Six of the 10 indices dropped, washing away the rise in expected business conditions.

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  • Assemblywoman Shannon Grove Named Guardian of Small BusinessToday, the National Federation of Independent Business/California, the leading voice of small business in California, announced it awarded Assemblywoman Shannon Grove with its highest honor, the Guardian of Small Business Award for her unwavering support of California small business owners in the state legislature.

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  • What You Need to Know About 2017 Health Insurance Open EnrollmentWhile it may seem like you have plenty of time to sort out health insurance plans for yourself and your employees, don't put it off. The landscape is changing daily, with carriers continuing to pull out of the exchange marketplace, rates increasing, and fewer doctors and hospitals participating. This year in particular, it's crucial to be prepared.

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  • Op-Ed: Reality Check: Which legislators are failing small business?Opinion editorial published in the Flash Report October 4. It’s easy to be a politician and claim to be a friend of small business. However, the annual NFIB Voting Record separates political rhetoric from reality. Each year, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)/California walks the halls of the State Capitol urging legislators to support small business in California.

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