Register: A discussion on the future of California’s small businesses

For many small businesses, the pandemic and recession was devastating. Some long time businesses closed for good. Other shops survived, barely. The changes have reshaped many downtowns in cities and in neighborhoods. Now, with recovery underway, what are the opportunities and remaining challenges for small businesses?

CalMatters and the Milken Institute are hosting a discussion about what’s ahead for small business in California.

Small Business Community: What happened to Mom and Pop?

Tuesday, July 13
12-1:30 p.m. PT

Register here


  • Isabel Casillas Guzman, Administrator, Small Business Association
  • Lenore Estrada, small business owner
  • Mark J. Robertson, Sr., President and CEO, Pacific Coast Regional

We hope you can join us for a virtual conversation that will feature leading policymakers, business leaders and economic experts. It will be moderated by CalMatters reporter Nigel Duara.

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