Local Comment on Poll of Small-Business Owners

Date: April 02, 2020

Governor praised for trying to help alleviate grim situation with action today

Contact: John Kabateck, California State Director, [email protected],
or Tony Malandra, Senior Media Manager, [email protected]

SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 2, 2020—From John Kabateck, California state director for NFIB, on the release of its poll showing 92 percent of small-business owners negatively affected by the coronavirus and about half of small employers saying they can survive for no more than two months, and about one-third believing they can remain operational for 3-6 months.

“Our poll of small-business owners details how unbelievably grim things are. In my conversation with NFIB members throughout the state, they’re not optimistic but they are resolved to give it a great fight before giving up. Governor Newsom has taken a number of commendable actions to help small businesses weather the coronavirus crisis, including today’s announced one-year reprieve of sales taxes. Small business has a proven ally in this fight, and we appreciate having him as a partner. We can only get through all this together.”

Click here to read NFIB’s national news release and here for the six-page poll results with bar graphs on the results.

Keep up with the latest on California small-business at www.nfib.com/california or by following NFIB on Twitter @NFIB_CA or on Facebook @NFIB.CA


For more than 75 years, NFIB has been advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven association. Since our founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please visit nfib.com.

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