A Message from the California Small Business Development Centers
At the SBDC, your business is top of mind for us. As concerns continue about COVID-19, we can help you navigate available resources, answer your business questions and be a trusted partner for your business. Despite the impact of COVID-19, rest assured the SBDC is here to help and we value the privilege to be of service. 
1) Sign up for SBDC Virtual Business Consulting – always at no cost

Our business consultants are here to help answer your questions, apply for business resources and plan during a disruption. We can help with applying for relief, guiding you through available resources, cash flow concerns, supply chain interruptions, workforce capacity, insurance coverage and more – at no cost. 
We’re here for you every step of the way. Contact your nearest SBDC to schedule a virtual consultation by calling: 1-866-588-SBDC.
2) Register for COVID-19 Webinars – free, live presentations plus Q&A for small business owners regarding potential impacts of COVID-19 and what actions business owners should take now

Topics to be covered include:
  • Public messaging for your employees and clients 
  • What you can expect over the next few months 
  • How to craft an action plan for your business for COVID-19 
  • Where to find accurate and up-to-date information and resources
  • Q&A

Presented by SBDC Advisor and small business expert Karie Armstrong.
Tuesday, March 17th @ 1:00 pm
Led by emergency management experts Michelle Constant and Ashley Slight.
Thursday, March 19th @ 10:00 am
3) Stay Updated on Available Business Resources

Below please find links to Federal and State Resources for Small Businesses.
Federal Support:
  • Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide up to $2M in Disaster Assistance Loans to businesses impacted by COVID-19. More
  • SBA Guidance for employers to plan and respond to COVID-19 – click here.
  • Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – Interim guidance for businesses and employers to plan, prepare and respond to coronavirus. More
  • Department of Labor – OSHA– Check out this guide – Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19. Download.
State Support:

Keeping the Workplace Safe
Check out the Center for Disease Control’s handy guide on keeping the workplace and home safe from the spread of coronavirus. Remember to practice good hygiene, handle food safely and stay home if you or a family member is feeling sick. Download Guide 
The Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Center Network is hosted by Long Beach City College.

The Los Angeles Regional Small Business Development Center Network is funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and through a grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Funding is not an endorsement of any product, opinion, or service. Special arrangements for individuals with disabilities will be made if requested in advance. Please call (866) 588-SBDC to make arrangements.

Small Business Development Center Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara | 4900 E. Conant Street, Ste 108, Long Beach, CA 90808

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