COVID-19

Check Out Our Videos These regularly updated videos are step by step guides on how to complete various SBA forms needed for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and other topics like driving sales online.

 

Because of vastly changing concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), small businesses across America have been facing extreme adversity for the past few weeks. That is why our mission at the OCIE SBDC is to ensure the success of small business that have been negatively impacted by this disease and the regulations that have come along with it. Take a look at the resources below to see what you can do to help your business prosper.  For more information contact 1-800-616-7232.

Services

Virtual Business Consulting

For the safety and convenience of all, we will be conducting virtual consulting sessions – all at no cost. Our expert consultants are here to help you with any questions or concerns you may have about the future of your business. They will guide you through every application, help you develop a modified business plan, and provide sound advice that you can take with you for years to come. We are here to help your business prepare and recover from COVID-19. Click the button below to sign up for an initial virtual consulting session or give us a call at 1-800-616-SBDC (7232).

Upcoming Webinars

How Can I Fund My Small Business During The COVID-19 Pandemic? Webinar 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 3:00PM

Information regarding the different types of funding available for small business owners is changing daily. We are here with another webinar to present the latest information about the loans that are currently available as well as answer any questions that you may have.

Previous Webinar Recordings

Riverside Town Hall Recording

Palm Springs Town Hall Recording

COVID-19 Survival Strategies for Tech Startups Recording

My Store Front Is Closed? How Do I Sell My Goods Online? Recording

SBDC Resources

COVID-19 Resources – Download the The Latest News and Resources

The Latest News and Resources for Your Business

This resource guide provides information and FAQs about Employment Development Department (EDD) resources, SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, our SBDC Finance Center and how we can help your business – and so much more!  Download Now

How to Keep Your Restaurant Running and Successful Resource Guide

This guide for restauranteurs will go over some practices that can be implemented to streamline operations given the new reality we’re currently facing. Download Now

5 Strategies to Keep Your Business Healthy During Interruptions Resource Guide

Take a look at five tips you can implement to keep your business running and healthy during interruptions. Download Now

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Resource Guide

The U.S Small Business Administration now has the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) available to business owners. This guide will take you through the most frequently asked questions regarding the loan. Download Now

COVID-19 Video Guides

Watch our step by step video guides on how to complete various SBA forms needed for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and other topics like driving sales online. Watch them here.

 

Tax Assistance

The Employment Development Department (EDD) is providing payroll assistance for employers who are experiencing hardship because of COVID-19. With this, employers may request a 60 day extension to file their payroll reports and taxes. For more information call EDD at 1-888-745-3886 (toll-free).

Loans  

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is a U.S. government agency that provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses. They are offering up to $2M in disaster loans for small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19.

The state of California’s CA Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank’s (IBANK)  Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program (DRLGP) is also providing financial assistance for those whose small business has been negatively impacted by COVID-19.

Employee Protection

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has also provided information regarding the health and safety of all workers during this pandemic.

Employers may also apply for the Unemployment Insurance Work Sharing Program implemented from the EDD. This will aid those whose hours and wages have been reduced receive unemployment insurance benefits, keep their current jobs, and reduce their risk for financial strain. This will help employers in the long run as they will not have to layoff trained and valuable employees.

 

Sadly, the SBDC will not be holding any more in-person events or workshops at the moment. However, we will be continuing and introducing virtual events and workshops. Make sure to keep an eye out as we begin to introduce these online programs!

Downloadable Tools

Loan Packaging Funding Checklist

A checklist of required documents to submit to our lending partners.

COVID-19: How to Keep Your Restaurant Running and Successful

Our guide will cover practices you can implement to streamline operations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SBDC Start-Up Projection

This spreadsheet is for start-up businesses to use for initial projections.