• Small Business California

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

Scott Hauge


Small Business California


Recent Posts

See All

Governor Signs SB 63 (Jackson) Parental Leave

Today Governor Brown was joined by members of the California Legislative Women's Caucus to sign a package of 8 bills designed to benefit women, children and families. Among the bills supported or spon