- Jan 19, 2019
In California at least, and probably similar in other places, the problem for growing is the regulations.
What specific California regulation is so knee-buckling that you can't hire an employee?
Wages are high, energy is high and rent is high. It's not an easy place to be competitive but I've been running my own place with 6 employees since 2004 and I don't see any over-burdensome regulation that would stop me from hiring someone.
The County epa used to inspect me once or twice a year when I was on the Peninsula but since moving to the east bay in 2017 I haven't been bothered once by an inspector. My workers comp insurance is 1.88%. Unemployment rate is 1.5% I pay my city permit less than $1k per year and they don't bother me.