Assembly Majority Leader Reyes is working on legislation to support small businesses this year. She has introduced AB 258, which states the Legislature’s intent to create and promote a portal where small businesses can search for grant, procurement, and other financial opportunities.
We are working to develop the full language for this legislation and are gathering feedback from small businesses, individuals interested in starting a small business, and organizations that work with small businesses to better understand the needs of the business community and inform the language of the legislation.
This legislation is intended to support local chambers of commerce and the business community by making information on financial opportunities and resources more easily accessible.
Please provide your title:
Please provide the name of your organization or business: *
Which best describes you? *
What are the greatest barriers that small businesses currently face? (Check all that apply) *
If you are a small business owner, have you ever received public incentives to support your business?
If yes, which incentives have you received?
What types of state incentives would be useful to help small businesses grow? (Check all that apply) *
If you are a small business owner, what procurement opportunities would you be interested in pursuing with the State of California, if any? (Check all that apply) *
If you are a small business owner, are you certified to bid on state contracts?
If you are a small business owner, have you received technical assistance from the state?
If yes, was was your experience like?
If you are a small business owner and have received technical assistance from the state, how did you hear about the technical assistance you received?
If state agency, please specify:
If you are a small business owner, have you participated in any state loan programs?
If yes, which state loan programs have you participated in?
If you are a business owner, which tax credits has your business received or been eligible for, in any? (Check all that apply)
If you are a small business owner, have you ever had the opportunity to financially partner with the state on procurement, technical assistance, or incentive programs?
If yes, how accessible and user-friendly was this process for you?
How do you hear about opportunities the state has to offer small businesses? (Check all that apply)
Have you ever heard of or used the California Grants Portal? *
If yes, how did you learn about it?
If the state were to develop a portal to provide information to small businesses on financial opportunities available to them, what information would be most useful? (Check all that apply) *
Are there any non-financial support programs or services you would like to see for small businesses from the State of California? *
If yes, what types of programs or services would be helpful?
Please provide any additional feedback on ways the state can support small businesses: