Welcome to the Business & Professions Caucus

We are the Business and Professional Caucus of the California Democratic Party.

We were established three decades ago, and have been the voice of business owners, professionals and entrepreneurs ever since.

Our members are business and professional Democrats who are stakeholders in the small business economy, and wish to take part in strengthening the laws and the landscape to make business thrive. We understand the need for integrity, truth, responsibility, honesty and character in business and in the political arena in California.

Round 8 California Small Business Relief Grant now OPEN

APPLY BY SEPTEMBER 8, 2021 AT 6:00 PM (PST) ROUND 8 APPLICATIONS FOR THE CALIFORNIA SMALL BUSINESS RELIEF GRANT IS NOW OPEN CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR THE GRANT This will support California eligible nonprofit cultural institutions defined as registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit entities that satisfy the criteria for a qualified small business under the California …

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Small Business & Cyber Security

The caucus heard from cyber security experts on August 26th, 2021 about the threats facing small businesses: malware, ransomware, and phishing. The Caucus was direct to the following resources for small businesses: https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/manage-your-business/stay-safe-cybersecurity-threats Resources from the SBA to help small businesses protect against hackers. https://haveibeenpwned.com/ Find out if your email or phone has been involved …

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Covid-19 Resources for Businesses

Sue Bendavid, Employment attorney at Lewitt Hackman, presented to the Business and Professions Caucus tonight on August 26th, 2021 and provided several documents with resources for small businesses. You can download the documents Sue presented in this Google Drive folder here:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1WeYuRBavCcOWYvN6WxLkdPRAtxGEBurY?usp=sharing

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Meeting August 26th, 2021

Business and Professional Caucus Link to video of meeting on August 26th: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14os2nWUfK6uReo9AOhFmmdxXU8GTulxq/view   Agenda:  Election of Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer – Andrew Lachman Officer’s Reports Update on how the Virus is currently affecting businesses in California Sue Bendavid, Employment Attorney, Lewitt Hackman Resources for businesses during the pandemic – Ron Galperin, Controller, City of …

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