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The Pan African Trade Conference is  October 15-17, 2019 in Sacramento.

Small Business California’s annual survey is now open for response from small business owners and executives throughout the state.

Food System 6 supports early-stage for- and non-profit entrepreneurs who are tackling food system challenges. The pre-application deadline is October 15, 2019.

Firestarter is Fundera’s free toolkit for entrepreneurs launching their business.

Beginning on January 1, 2019, the Employment Development Department (EDD) will be assessing penalties on businesses which do not electronically file certain tax forms.

The “Outsmart Disaster Challenge” offers a checklist for businesses to follow to become resilient in the face of a disaster.

A new CA law requires employers with five or more employees to provide sexual harassment training to all employees by January 1, 2020.


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Samaschool’s 1-hour Gig Economy Essentials training is newly available on the web to anyone! It covers critical topics like freelancing vs. employment, where to find freelance work, and how to attract clients.

Greenlining invites you to take the 2018 Survey of U.S. Latino Business Owners. Every year, the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI) surveys thousands of Latino business owners across the country to measure the critical impact Latino entrepreneurs have on the U.S. economy. Let your clients know that if they fill out a survey, they will have a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card (for completed surveys).

California State Treasurer John Chiang officially rolled out CBIG.ca.gov, the California Business Incentives Gateway. The online gateway connects business owners and entrepreneurs to incentives to help them grow and create jobs. The CBIG site makes it easy for businesses expanding or locating in California to find and apply for incentives as part of a strategic business plan.

Curious about the process to start a legal cannabis business in California? Learn about capital raising, entity formation and compliance for the California cannabis industry with Cutting Edge Capital’s latest webinar and Part II: “Cannabis Business Structuring and Capital Raising Part II”.

The Census Business Builder is an easy to use, mobile-optimized tool that provides access to selected demographic and economic data from the U.S. Census Bureau tailored to business owners and regional planners.

The LA Business Portal provides you with all of the information you need to plan, start, manage, and grow your business. Try our Start-Up Guide to quickly map out how to register your new business and be compliant. Explore a rich library of content and resources to help you manage and grow your business.

The SBA launched certify.sba.gov to assist small firms doing business with federal government; streamline applications and eliminate documentation obstacles. This new website starts with a focus on closing market gaps for women entrepreneurs in the federal marketplace by featuring the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program.

The California Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF) has designed new mobile versions of fact sheets to help employers understand and follow labor, licensing and payroll tax laws. The fact sheets have been designed for employers in specific industries including: Agriculture, Automotive, Construction, Garment, Landscaping, and Restaurant.

On Monday, May 16, 2016, new SEC rules became effective, allowing businesses for the first time to provide equity to investors through crowdfunding platforms. Given the uncertainty in the funding market for startups, these new rules could be extremely useful to entrepreneurs. (Click for infographic published by the SBA’s Office of Advocacy.)

OFN has a new small business borrower education platform – Venturize.

As of January 1, 2016, California employers are subject to nine new laws. Thanks to Cutting Edge for this post and keeping us all informed.

Covered California SHOP is fully functional and open for business. Learn more about Covered California. Learn more about how the health law impacts your business.

The Affordable Care Act or ACA enacted comprehensive health insurance reforms designed to ensure Americans have access to quality, affordable health insurance. Check out the provisions for businesses with fewer than 25 employees and the self-employed.

Thanks to Small Business Majority for healthcare resources. Small business owners and the self-employed need to know how the Affordable Care Act will bring down costs, create a greater choice of insurance options, and the opportunities it offers to expand coverage.