SB 1383 is Bad Medicine for a Sick Economy

John Kabateck
President, Kabateck Strategies

Small businesses, of all economic sectors, have been hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. The most stricken industries – restaurants, hospitality, tourism, entertainment and personal services, and their supply chains – are disproportionately served by small businesses.  According to Homebase researchers, “While large corporations have largely been able to avoid mass layoffs, the same can’t […]

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Please Don’t Heap New Privacy Rules on Fragile Small Businesses

John Kabateck
President, Kabateck Strategies

My friends at BizFed, the Los Angeles Business Federation, just released the results of their May survey of business owners. Among other disturbing findings on the impact of COVID-19 on the businesses, almost half of all respondents said their revenues have dropped by more than 50%.  And our organization, the NFIB, the leading small business […]

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It’s Time to Review AB 5 if Policymakers Really Want to Restart California’s Economy

John Kabateck
President, Kabateck Strategies

“Bring Back Borello!” will never work as a rallying cry, but it might be a timely agenda item for California legislators to seriously consider when the coronavirus coast is clear for them to return to Sacramento.  In the meantime, the April 30 second anniversary of the state Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision and the Assembly Bill […]

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Patronize small businesses, save the economy

John Kabateck
President, Kabateck Strategies

The federal government and California Gov. Gavin Newsom are taking steps to help small business in this time of dire danger, but ultimately it will be individual citizens as consumers who must save the national and state economy. In Washington, small business interruption loans were part of the first major bill passed by Congress and […]

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Fresno Has a Message San Francisco Needs to Hear

John Kabateck
President, Kabateck Strategies

Fresno? Like Harold Lloyd hanging from a building clock, this was once a city that only made news for its tenuous grip on financial solvency. No longer. Now, Fresno is the fifth-best-managed city in the nation, according to the recently released Financial State of the Cities report from Truth in Accounting. 

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