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State Bills Passed!

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With Advocacy Day 2021 just around the corner, here’s a refresher of the bills circulating in the state legislature around pandemic relief and other policies that will impact small and micro-businesses and help ensure an equitable recovery for California. Hot off the presses: All of them have made it out of their house of origin and are moving on to the next phase!

  • SB 625 would provide grants to qualified CDFIs.
  • AB 511 would allow emerging small businesses to find investors.
  • AB 628 would create pipelines to quality jobs for historically excluded workers.
  • AB 915 would require state agencies to establish a minimum goal of 25% procurement participation for small businesses.
  • AB 1072 and AB 1573 would support programs and services delivered through small business TA centers.
  • AB 1106 would serve the employment training needs of small businesses.
  • AB 1144 would increase the sales for cottage kitchen food operators.

Advocacy Day Next Week

We’re excited to announce that Mark Madrid, Associate Administrator, Office of Entrepreneurial Development for the SBA will join us to answer all your questions. 

And Tara Lynn Gray, the new ‎Director, Office of the Small Business Advocate at GO-Biz will discuss her plans for an equitable recovery for California’s small businesses.

Join us for Advocacy Day on June 8, 2021 for a day filled with amazing speakers, meetings with legislatures, and FUN! (and networking breaks.)

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Q&A: CA Opening for Business on June 15

California is slated to open for business on June 15! Last month, our guests updated us on “Beyond the Blueprint for a Safer Economy.”

We have invited them back and invited new ones to answer all your questions. Join us on June 21, 2021at 3:00pm for a Q&A on the state’s efforts to fully reopen our economy.

Email your specific questions to Liza Rivera by Thursday, June 17 to make sure that they get answered!

The Goodies

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Other Goodies

  • New Research: The Office of Inspector General released the SBA Spring 2021 Semiannual Report to Congress, which highlights challenges within SBA programs.
  • Jobs: FUSE Corps, LISC LA, and Pacific Community Ventures announced new jobs and fellowships recently. See who else is hiring!