2017 Small Business Survey Closed
The results of Small Business California are in. We had over 600 respondents from around California. The highlights of the survey were:
79% of respondents defined small business as those with 50 employees or less and 96% defined small business defined those with 100 or less
47 % said California is heading in the wrong direction and 29% said in the right direction.
40% said gross receipts had increased in the last year and 25% said they had decreased
37% had seen an improvement in the economy in the last 6 months and 13% have seen it as worse
67% said employment has pretty much stayed the same over the last year with 17% seeing it increase and 16% seeing it decrease .
The top issues for small business were the rising cost of health care 85%, quality of public education 75% Repair and enhance the States Infrastructure71%, affordable housing 68% and reducing state taxes 61%.
31% of respondents provide health insurance to their employees and 69% do not.
57% favored publically funded health insurance,24% opposed and 18% didn’t know.
58% had never contacted the Governor, their Senator or their Assemblyperson.
25% said Republicans best represent small business interest and 21% felt Democrats did. 25% felt neither part represented small business.
Respondents to the survey were from almost every county in the state with only 4 counties not represented.
Thank you to all of you that responded to our survey and helped us distribute it. You can get the full results here: 2017 Survey results
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