Wow! I can't believe that it's already almost the end of the year! Things have been so busy for us that Black Friday and Small Business Saturday snuck right up on us. It looks like the annual shopping frenzy hasn't slowed the news down a bit either. A California based company showcased it's 3D printed automobile process with the worlds first 3D printed supercar. This month shows job growth by a little over 41,000 jobs in the state, putting things back on par with the annual average. And Taco Bell has been relocated. Here's what's going on this week.
News wise, this week has been packed. There is all sorts of legal conflict, policy changes, heck, there was even a small business related murder. This week, let's talk about the growing skills gap that small business struggles with. We'll also go over the rate that small businesses are accessing capital. And, it looks like both jobs and unemployment increased in California. Here's what's going on this week.
As we wrap up the graduation season this year, some 2.8 million college graduates with bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees will enter the workforce. These students have spent the past 16-21 years of their lives working diligently at their education in order to make their parents proud and have a shot at a successful future. With unemployment lower than it's been in nearly 7 years, it seems like things are working together for the best. Or maybe not so much.
So, it looks like it's been a couple of weeks since there was anything worthwhile to report. However, this week we have an interesting bit of news to share. It looks like California's unemployment claims have spiked a bit, according to a recent report. Franchises prove to be a successful path to entrepreneurship for women and minorities. And the California Energy Commission has started targeting computers and monitors with it's latest regulations. Here's what's going on this week.
It's about that time for the annual roundup. e're seeing some of the figures for unemployment and income that need our attention. We're also seeing new politicians take office and make their plans for 2015, including a potential major new tax that has its ups and downs. And there was a ton to see at this year's CES. Here's what's happening in small business news.