Gov. Brown proclaims May as Small Business Month

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development, along with key agencies of state government, works to facilitate economic growth through collaboration with small businesses. Supporting small-scale private-sector job creators is among our most promising strategies to enhance California’s human capital, expand job opportunities and increase our competitive advantage in the global marketplace.

Source: http://gov.ca.gov/news.php?id=17537

I’m not quite sure where he is going with this proclamation but it’s definitely a step in the right direction. It’s great to see public servants support small businesses but we don’t need to be in politics to make a difference.

Getting our communities aware about how supporting small businesses is important but the next step is to take action. For us, it’s about making a conscious shift from big chains to independent and locally owned businesses, working on this blog and organizing cash mobs but we can’t do it alone. We need the entire East Bay to work on this together in order to have a successful shift local campaign. Support your local businesses not just during a cash mob or small business month, think local and shift your spending everyday to help our communities thrive.

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