Business Assistance Updated: Apr 5, 2022
COVID-19 Business Updates
As of 7/17/2020 the City has enacted a Temporary Outdoor Dining Program subject to the guidelines above. If you are a restaurant eligible for a Temporary Outdoor Dining Permit click the picture above for more details and to download the application. All applications are free to apply and materials may be submitted via email to Jimmy Wong Department of Planning.
To help bring jobs back and revive the industry, the American Rescue Plan, signed into law by President Joe Biden, established the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA will administer the funds to the hardest-hit small restaurants. For more information on eligibility and how to apply click the picture above.
The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a webinar tomorrow, Wednesday, April 28 covering the Restaurant Revitalization Fund program details and how to submit an application. The webinars will cover the same content. The webinar is limited to the first 20,000 registrants, however, it will be recorded and later posted on SBA's YouTube channel.
To assist in reviving the industry and bring back jobs, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will disperse $28.6 billion through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The SBA has released a guide for the disbursement of these funds, disclosing important details regarding application requirements and eligibility. For more information and to register for this webinar click on the picture above.
Click on the picture above to register for the webinar with Bet Tzedek this Thursday, April 29 at 11:00 am to learn everything you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines as an employer.
For more information about the IRS tax credit for small businesses click on the picture above.
Round 6 of the California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program begins April 28th at 9 am through May 4th at 5pm. For more information on eligibility and how to apply click the picture above.
LA County has announced a grant now available for personal care and retail establishments. Application deadline is May 2nd at 11:59PM. For more information regarding eligibility and to apply for the grant click on the picture above.
City bank is hosting webinars to assist small businesses in navigating the new information regarding the Paycheck Protection Program. Click on the picture above for more information and to enroll in the webinars.
In order to reach the smallest businesses, SBA will offer PPP loans to businesses until May 31, 2021. President Biden has also announced additional program changes to make access to PPP loans more equitable. For more information and how to apply click the picture above.
SBA offers several different relief options to help businesses, nonprofits, and faith-based organizations recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Click on the picture above for more information.
Click on the picture above to view the SBA's list of frequently asked questions on Targeted EIDL.
Click on the picture above for a list of over 100 resources for grants, low-interest loans, and development assistance for minority business owners.
Click on the picture above to view the article by CreditDonkey which gives a comprehensive guide to help business owners minimize merchant fees and increase contactless payment options.
Click on the picture above to view the article by CreditDonkey which explains resources for retail stores, restaurants, and other local services to move their businesses online.
In honor of Black History Month the SBA shares resources and tips for black-owned businesses to help navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Click on the picture above to learn more.
The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) is partnering with Verizon to offer a small business grant. Applications are being accepted now. For more information such as eligibility and how to apply, click on the picture above.
Aprenda cómo aprovechar la ayuda financiera del gobierno durante COVID-19. Haga clic en el enlace de arriba para obtener información sobre qué es el préstamo PPP, cuándo comenzará la segunda ronda, los requisitos y cómo solicitarlo.
The Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant program was established by The Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, signed into law on December 27, 2020. The program includes $15 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by the Small Business Administration’s Office of Disaster Assistance. For more information and to check if you are eligible click on the picture above.
Barstool Sports has started a fund to help small businesses affected by COVID-19. For more information, to apply, or to contribute to the fund click on the picture above.
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners, including agricultural businesses, and nonprofit organizations in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories can apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan. The EIDL program is designed to provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue due to coronavirus (COVID-19). For more information and to apply click the picture above.
The California Rebuilding Fund is a loan program to support California’s small businesses—especially those located in economically disadvantaged and historically under-banked areas of the state. For more information and to apply click on the picture above.
$100 Million in CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds to provide rental assistance on behalf of tenants impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Click on the picture above to apply and for more info.
The LAEDC has many resources and assistance related to COVID-19 business recovery. There are many resources that may benefit black-owned and Latinx-led businesses. Click the picture above to see available resources.
The State of California has announced a new campaign, Calling All Californians: #ShopSafeShopLocal, and has partnered with industry-leading companies to launch a website to connect California's small business owners to critical tools and resources to grow their digital footprint and operate safely amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Click the picture above for more information and to explore resources
Click on the picture above for more information.
The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) is the global trade association of the shopping centers and real estate industry. Click on the picture above to find updates for the latest relief and recovery resources for small, mid-range, and large companies alike.
General Assistance Updates
The Small Business Concierge is a free consulting service offered by Los Angeles County that helps prospective business owners who are interested in opening small businesses in the unincorporated areas of the County. For more information and to make a small business concierge request click the picture above.
Round 2 of California Competes Tax Credit applications open July 27th - August 17th with $80M in available tax credits. Webinars are also available for businesses prior to applying for the program. Click the picture above for more information.
An Income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California. $180 million available tax credits per-industry of company size. First application period starts July 27, 2020, for more information on the program click on the picture above, to apply click here.
The State of California offers a variety of incentive and financing programs to encourage business development in California. These incentives are offered by business type, operations, and industry. Click the picture above for more information.
April 28 11am-1pm
Retail Road To Recovery (3 of 5): The Retail Road to Recovery is an intensive 5-part class is designed to assist existing brick and mortar retailers, restaurateurs, and services in their recovery from the challenges created by the COVID19 shutdown and continually evolving regulations. Who Should Attend? Brick & Mortar establishments are welcome to attend. A wait-list will be created for applicants once our capacity of 35 is filled. Future classes may be held if the demand is high. HereApril 28 2-3:30pm
Q&A All About Social Media For Your Business: Are you overwhelmed by Social Media marketing? Are you posting but not seeing likes convert to sales? Join us to learn how to turn followers into customers and have fun doing it. HereApril 30 10am-12pm
Increasing Business Visibility on Google: Learn digital marketing strategies to grow your online brand by leveraging Google Search Engine Optimization (SEO), content marketing and social media interactions across platforms including websites, blogs, video-sharing, review sites, email marketing and event sites. HereMay 5 11am-1pm
Retail Road to Recovery (Class 4 of 5): The Retail Road to Recovery is an intensive 5-part class is designed to assist existing brick and mortar retailers, restaurateurs, and services in their recovery from the challenges created by the COVID19 shutdown and continually evolving regulations. Who Should Attend? Brick & Mortar establishments are welcome to attend. A wait-list will be created for applicants once our capacity of 35 is filled. Future classes may be held if the demand is high. HereMay 12 11am-1pm
Retail Road to Recovery (Class 5 of 5): The Retail Road to Recovery is an intensive 5-part class is designed to assist existing brick and mortar retailers, restaurateurs, and services in their recovery from the challenges created by the COVID19 shutdown and continually evolving regulations. Who Should Attend? Brick & Mortar establishments are welcome to attend. A wait-list will be created for applicants once our capacity of 35 is filled. Future classes may be held if the demand is high. HereMay 17 10-11:30am
Legal Entity Webinar: This in-depth webinar addresses a multitude of important topics regarding legal entities and other important decisions you will need to make as a business owner. One of the first decisions will include how the company will be structured. Because of this, we will cover the basics of regulatory filings that permit new owners to properly set up entities in California. HereMay 21 11am-12pm
Live Q&A: All About Marketing Your Business: Join the Long Beach SBDC for our Live Marketing Q&A addressing questions on how to effectively market and grow your business. HereMay 25 5-6:30pm
Understanding Your Financials: Do you receive financial statements from your accountant and not understand what those documents are telling you about the condition of your business? This seminar will help you understand the real purpose of financial reports such as Profit Loss statements and Balance Sheets and how to use these reports to more effectively manage your business. HereMay 26 2-3:30pm
Live Q&A: All About Social Media For Your Business: Are you overwhelmed by Social Media marketing? Are you posting but not seeing likes convert to sales? join the Long Beach SBDC for our Live Social Media Q&A, addressing questions on how to effectively use social media to grow your business. HereMay 27 11am-1pm
Developing A Plan To Start (or Recover) Your Business In Today's Unusual Times: Having a focused business plan has never proven so important. Successful business planning leads to successful business results and the ability to change course when all around you is also changing. Here
May 28 10am-12pm
Business Development Strategies: Learn how to screen potential new clients faster streamline lead follow-up methods, and more, to shorten sales cycles and increase revenues. This talk is very practical, and David provides examples from his work with professions service firms and business owners. You will not only be able to assess and identify which components you need to focus on for your business development strategies; you will have clear action items to put into place. Here