COVID-19 / Businesses

Loans and Guidelines for emergency economic response and recovery - CARES, Chamber of Commerce, SBA, SVCN, Local Government Assistance

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DISASTER - Disaster Relief Resource Guide for Businesses
GO-Biz offers a range of services to business owners and has dedicated representatives to field general business questions and to assist business owners as they seek to access business recovery resources such as federal relief from FEMA and the SBA.
EMPLOYMENT - CA State List of Essential Workers - Updated
6/16/21 The California State Public Health Officer has designated the following list of "Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers" to help state, local, tribal, and industry partners as they work to protect communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security.
EMPLOYMENT - COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards - Fact Sheets
12/31/21 The workplace standards were updated to include minor revisions related to returning to work after close contact. The revisions are effective starting on January 14, 2022. In addition to these requirements, employers must follow public health orders on COVID-19. The latest order from the California Department of Public Health on December 13, 2021 requires the use of face coverings by all employees when indoors. More information on the COVID-19 Prevention Emergency Temporary Standards is available in Cal/OSHA's Fact Sheet. Multi-language: Spanish
EMPLOYMENT - Employer Vaccination Toolkit
5/21/21 The Employer Vaccination Toolkit provides employers with vaccine education materials, information on COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave and other guidance for employees, and an online form to request vaccination support. Employers interested in requesting group appointments at nearby providers, or setting up a mobile or pop-up vaccination clinic at their workplace, must complete an online form. A representative will follow up within three business days, and requests will be filled as resources allow. There is no financial cost to the employer. Multi-language: Spanish
ETHNIC - Latino Business Foundation Silicon Valley
BUSINESS ACADEMY - One of the main causes for new small business operations to close is due to lack of knowledge in business planning and operations. Latino Business Foundation Silicon Valley has created a Small Business Academy Program aimed to provide small business owners with the training, education and coaching to plan, organize, direct, execute and control their resources in order to obtain maximum benefit and achieve sustainable positive results. Latino Business Foundation Silicon Valley recognizes the common obstacles women owned businesses often face and has developed workshops designed to assist the participants to overcome these struggles. ?
FINANCE - ANewAmerica Women’s Business Center - San Jose
COVID-19 Update: Effective June 22, 2021 the center has resumed in-person operations. Please Note: We do require the use of a mask upon entry into our office regardless of vaccination status. We are also able to assist clients via phone and video meetings. AnewAmerica changes lives through creating economic opportunities for targeted communities. Many women, minorities and immigrants face economic insecurity with no means to accumulate wealth. AnewAmerica leverages entrepreneurship to train and coach individuals to start their own business to support economic growth for themselves and their communities. Offices in Oakland and San Jose, CA Multi-Language: Spanish
FINANCE - CA Small Business Loan Guarantee Program
IBank's Small Business Finance Center supports communities throughout California by providing loan guarantees, Jump Start loans, disaster relief financing and more. Small Businesses located in California with 1-750 employees are eligible to apply. Key Words: Coronavirus, disaster Spanish
FINANCE - San Jose small businesses get break on paying taxes
9/29/21 After being hammered by the pandemic, small businesses will have one less expense to incur " at least for now. The San Jose City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved a nine-month extension of a program that waives the city's business license tax for businesses hurt by COVID-19. The extension will run from Oct. 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. The program started on Oct. 1, 2020, and was set to expire on Thursday.
GOVERNMENT - Ensuring Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers Have the Ability to Work Safely
An extensive list of identified essential critical infrastructure workers in the fields of Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Public Safety / First Responders, Education and Food & Agriculture, It is intended to be overly inclusive reflecting the diversity of industries across the United States. Providing instructions and guidelines for government and businesses to keep workers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency)
HEALTH - CDC Communities, Schools, Workplaces, and Events
CDC guidance for work, school, community events, FBOs and also homeless programs. Multi-language: Spanish Vietnamese Chinese Korean Key Words: Disaster, COVID-19, Pandemic, Coronavirus, Children
RESOURCE - Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Santa Clara County
The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of SCC is dedicated to reaching out to the business community to support, promote and stay connected to the Filipino community in the United States and abroad. Multi-language: Tagalog Key Words: Networking, Business, Philipines, API
RESOURCE - Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Silicon Valley
The mission of the HCC Silicon Valley is to maximize Hispanic business and economic development by serving as an advocate and resource for its members, business owners, professionals, students and the community in general. Member of CA Hispanic Chambers of Commerce Multi-language: Spanish Key Words: Networking, Business, Latino,
RESOURCE - Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern CA
The Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California (JCCNC) was founded in 1950 to promote business, mutual understanding, and goodwill between Japan and the United States.
RESOURCE - SCC COVID-19 Businesses and Workplaces Portal
1/15/21 updated guidance for employers, workers and customers. COVID-19 Business Call Center: (408) 961-5500 Spanish | Vietnamese | Chinese | Tagalog |
RESOURCE - Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Hispanic Satellite
Our mission is to provide services to Latino small business owners and entrepreneurs, helping them to grow and establish successful businesses. Northern California SBDC's offer free, individualized and confidential one-on-one advising for existing businesses and start-ups with the potential for job creation, revenue and profit growth, and new business development ideas which could stimulate economic development in Northern California and beyond. San Jose Office. Multi-Language: Spanish Key Words:
RESOURCE - Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce - Silicon Valley
Serving businesses' needs with the core focus in Vietnamese businesses and businesses serving Vietnamese community. Promoting and supporting member businesses for the advancement of economic growth throughout the Silicon Valley area.
RESOURCE - iFundWomen
IFundWomen is a startup funding platform for women of color, providing access to capital through crowdfunding and grants, expert business coaching on all the topics entrepreneurs need to know about, and a network of women business owners that sparks confidence, accelerates knowledge, and ignites action. Raise Capital Get Coaching Make Connections Fund Startups Give a Grant