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John Kabateck talks about the new California legislature and how the Democrats controlling both houses and what that could mean for small business and taxpayers. (Cal News One)
  

NFIB CA executive director John Kabateck said small business optimism is down due to uncertainty related to taxes, healthcare and regulations. Our elected officials need to listen to the people they were elected to represent and we are not finding that in California or across the nation. (Fox Business)


Recent News

“On the 2016 Campaign Trail, Candidates Are Miles Away from Main Street”

Hacked emails and old videos have dominated the news of the presidential election lately. While salacious revelations and inside politics are interesting and motivating for some voters, there are important candidate positions voters need to know about.  For us at Kabateck Strategies, how the candidates plan to improve conditions for small business is of upmost importance. More…

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Politicians Misunderstand Small Business?
NFIB California Executive Director John Kabateck on the impact of taxes on small business and job creation. Watch…

Recent News

“Empowering the Entrepreneur and Small Business Owner”

People in California dream big, but there are still too many inhibitors and roadblocks that make it difficult, if not all out discouraging and impossible, to get a business started, let alone fully operational. What will our leaders do to break down the barriers of just getting a business started? More…

Small Business Owners Pessimistic About Economy
John Kabateck, NFIB’s California executive director says he doesn’t expect things to get better in the near future amid the current business climate. Watch…

“Discounted Rx Drug Program Should Help Those Who Truly Need It

Despite the heavy mudslinging and name-calling that never ceases to accompany an election year (this one clearly setting a new low standard), there’s one thing that Democrats, Republicans and persons of most every political persuasion are likely to agree upon: every red-blooded American deserves the right to and a fair shot at earning more money to realize their dreamsMore…

Disastrous California Pension Discussed by NFIB
NFIB California State Director John Kabateck discusses the disastrous Calif. state sponsored “gotcha” pension program that does not include real reform. Watch…

“Ill-Conceived Minimum Wage Hike Hurts More Than Just Small Biz

Despite the heavy mudslinging and name-calling that never ceases to accompany an election year (this one clearly setting a new low standard), there’s one thing that Democrats, Republicans and persons of most every political persuasion are likely to agree upon: every red-blooded American deserves the right to and a fair shot at earning more money to realize their dreamsMore…

NFIB Wants You to Shop Small Business this Saturday
NFIB/CA State Director John Kabateck discusses the benefits of shopping small business and the specials small business owners will be offering to customers. Watch…

Kabateck Hangs Shingle”

By Kevin McCauley

John Kabateck, executive director of the Sacramento chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business, will open a PA shop in California’s capital city at the end of next month.

Kabateck Strategies will target small- and mid-sized companies and focus on state and policy issues. More…

John Kabateck on Minimum Wage Increase
Larry Elder interviews John Kabateck, executive director of the NFIB regarding California minimum wage increase. Listen…

Kabateck in the News

“John Kabateck, executive director, California chapter of the NFIB”

If you own a small business, John Kabateck represents you in the state Capitol. The 45-year-old came to Sacramento to work for Gov.Pete Wilson in the early 1990s. He went on to work for other Republican legislators before becoming former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s director of external affairs. More…

The Cost Impacts of California’s AB 32 regulations
AB 32 cost impacts study, Andrew Chang & Company, California Manufacturers & Technology Association’s Dorothy Rothrock, NFIB John Kabateck Watch…

Kabateck in the News

“Group’s new chief grounded in real world”

Watching his father work to build a radio advertising sales business gave John Kabateck a real-world education in small-business issues.

Jack Kabateck retired last year, but his legacy continues.

Father gave son a firsthand appreciation of the challenges small businesses face and their passion for their companies, the younger Kabateck said. And that will serve him in his new role as head of the California chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business. More…

John Kabateck on AB 1897
NFIB/CA State Director John Kabateck discusses worker protection laws in California and their enforcement. Watch…

Regulations Force California Small Businesses to Move Out of State
NFIB State Director John Kabateck wants legislators to be more accountable after 200 jobs were recently lost in California when a small business relocated to Texas. Watch…

ACA: Diagnosing the Costs and Benefits
NFIB State Director John Kabateck discusses the Affordable Care Act with Maddy Institute Executive Director Mark Keppler. Watch…