California Small Business News

These 5 bills before California lawmakers seek to expand health coverage, lower costs  89.3 KPCC

John Arensmeyer, CEO of Small Business Majority, encouraged lawmakers to keep Association Health Plans out of the California small group health insurance market. President Trump loosened rules governing these health plans. The president argues they spur competition. Arensmeyer and others …

Has Oakland’s Fruitvale Neighborhood Ever Recovered From ‘Redlining’?  KQED

“It may be one of the most impactful laws people have never heard of,” says Kevin Stein, deputy director of the California Reinvestment Coalition. … saw white flight to the suburbs and then we saw families that were remaining not being able to access credit to buy a home or to invest in a small business.

WeTravel builds a payment platform for small travel businesses  TechCrunch

Founded by three immigrant entrepreneurs who met at University of California, Berkeley, the company has just closed a $2 million seed round to expand its business among the small and medium-sized agencies that still play a role in tourism and travel. Last year (its second full year as a business) the …

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