California Distributors, Tell Us How The Ban is Affecting Your Business
California's recent ban of state-purchased promotional products has been a hot-button issue since Governor Jerry Brown announced it last week. Some distributors think the state made the right fiscal decision, while others think Governor Brown has made a mistake in referring to promotional products as "trinkets."
The state has spent $7.5 million on promotional products since 2007, approximately $2.5 million a year. That $2.5 million is a drop in the state's $25 billion budget deficit bucket, but that $2.5 million could mean a lot to those distributors who won't be receiving it in 2011.
If you're a distributor or supplier in California, how has the announcement affected you? Do you expect to see a decrease in income? Has the governor's language caused people to devalue your services? Let us know how the decision in California is impacting small American businesses in the comment field below.