COVID-19 Resources for Businesses from QuickBooks Online — From QBO: “We recognize that small businesses are facing unique challenges right now. If your business finances feel uncertain, you’re not alone. To help support you and your community during this unprecedented time, visit our dedicated COVID-19 page within the Resource Center for information, articles, and guides to help organize your small business.” Link: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/small-business/coronavirus/
Recursos Para Pequeñas Empresas en California Afectadas por COVID-19 (Español) — Un webinar / seminario gratis de Small Business Majority para pequeñas empresas afectadas por coronavirus. Haz click en https://bit.ly/2K1jSQH.
NEW COVID-19 BUSINESS, NON-PROFIT, SELF-EMPLOYED AND EMPLOYEE WEBINAR SERIES — To help support the volume of people requesting assistance, EDC is launching a webinar series starting this Friday @ 1:00 pm to help businesses, non-profits, self-employed individuals and employees navigate the CARES Act and expanded benefits under EDD. Moving forward, we will be hosting webinars weekly every Wednesday from 12:30-1:30. Registration is required in advance and space is limited. Register @ https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uJ0ufuGpqDgtjPiohZ1uwTopOaG1Y41bKg.
EDC BUSINESS RESOURCE HOTLINE — In addition to our webinar series, we have created a Business Resource Hotline (805-409-9159) to help answer questions and direct the business and non-profit community to available resources. We hope that adding these new opportunities will increase our capacity to serve the Ventura and Santa Barbara community.
Economic Help for Small Business — “The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses” (source: U.S. Chamber of Commerce). Download the PDF at https://www.uschamber.com/sites/default/files/023595_comm_corona_virus_smallbiz_loan_final.pdf.
Sales Taxes — Taxpayers may request assistance by contacting the CDTFA. Requests for relief of interest or penalties or requesting an extension for filing a return may be made through their online services. Taxpayers may also request assistance in writing by sending a letter to the address below or contacting CDTFA via email. They are also available to answer questions and provide assistance for taxpayers that call their Customer Service Center at 800-400-7115. This includes assistance if you are unable to make a timely tax payment. Click https://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/services/covid19.htm to visit CDFTA website directly.
State Income Taxes — Tax file and pay deadlines extended to July 15, 2020 Click https://www.ftb.ca.gov/about-ftb/newsroom/covid-19/extensions-to-file-pay.html to visit Franchise Tax Board website directly.
Federal Income Taxes — July 15 is now the deadline to file and pay your taxes. Taxpayers now have an extra three months to both file their federal income taxes and pay them. All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties. Click https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus to visit IRS website directly.
Employment Development Department (EDD) — The EDD provides a variety of support services to individuals affected by COVID-19 in California. For faster and more convenient access to those services, we encourage the use of their online options, including Workplace Health and Safety, Reduced Work Hours, Potential Closure or Layoffs, and Tax Assistance. Click https://edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm to visit EDD website directly.
Secretary of State — The Secretary of State’s office processes filings, maintains records and provides information to the public relating to business entities that include corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, general partnerships, limited liability partnerships and other business filings. Click https://www.sos.ca.gov/administration/covid-19/ to visit their website directly.
City of Oxnard — For city of Oxnard news, visit https://www.oxnard.org/oxnard-news/.
City of Ventura — For Ventura City updates, visit https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/1817/Coronavirus-COVID-19.
County of Ventura — For Ventura County updates, visit https://www.vcemergency.com/.
City of Santa Barbara — For City of Santa Barbara updates, visit https://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/cityhall/onlineservices/service_updates.asp
County of Santa Barbara — For Santa Barbara County updates, visit https://www.countyofsb.org/
Disaster Relief Assistance — Learn how to get no-cost assistance from the LA Small Business Development Center. The Economic Development Collaborative has compiled a list of resources now available for employees and employers who have been impacted by COVID-19. As new resources become available, the response guide will be updated as needed. You may access it at https://vcportal.ventura.org/covid19/EDC_COVID-19_BUSINESS_RESOURCE_GUIDE.pdf or to learn more, visit https://smallbizla.org/covid19-response-guide/.
Quick Response Loans from Women’s Economic Ventures — In addition to their existing Small Business Loan Program, WEV wishes to provide financial support and assistance to businesses experiencing economic hardship as a result of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 visit them directly at https://www.wevonline.org/loans-2/quick-response-loans/ to learn more.
SBDC California Los Angeles Network — How You Can Prepare and Recover
Carpinteria Valley Chamber of Commerce — Coronavirus Resources
SCORE — SCORE provides a resource guide with important links to assist you with trusted information. Access it at https://santabarbara.score.org/covid-19-business-resource-guide-score-santa-barbara.