Business Resiliency

As developments continue to unfold in response to the spread of COVID-19, we know many small businesses have questions about implications in the workplace and funding options to help bolster their businesses during this difficult time. On this page, we are compiling relevant tips and resources on business resiliency.

Financial planning
California

Los Angeles County

Financial Navigators Program

The L.A. County Financial Navigators program is designed to help L.A. County residents deal with the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing remote assistance in navigating critical financial issues and making referrals to other social services and resources.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Staying safe
National

Internal Revenue Service

COVID-19 Vaccine Tax Credit

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) allows small and midsize employers, and certain governmental employers, to claim refundable tax credits that reimburse them for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave to their employees due to COVID-19, including leave taken by employees to receive or recover from COVID-19 vaccinations. The ARP tax credits are available to eligible employers that pay sick and family leave for leave from April 1, 2021, through September 30, 2021.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Employees, Self-employed, Non-profits

Getting online
California

Cybertrust America

Digital SafetyNet Accelerator

Digital SafetyNet Accelerator matches businesses with the most suitable digital capabilities enabled by professional volunteers & interns for free.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Brick-and-mortar
California

State of California

CA COVID-19 Rent Relief

The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program is designed to help low-income Californians through the payment of unpaid rent to landlords. Funding for this program comes from the $2.6 billion in federal rental assistance.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Employees, Self-employed, Non-profits

Getting online
New York

Spread

Spread

Spread is a commission-free food delivery service that lets customers order from local restaurants.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Brick-and-mortar
California

ECHO Housing

Tenant/Landlord Counseling Program

ECHO's Tenant/Landlord Counseling Program provides information to tenants and landlords on their housing rights and responsibilities.  Additionally, ECHO has trained mediators to assist in resolving housing disputes through conciliation and mediation. The primary objective of the program is to build awareness of housing laws and prevent homelessness.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Non-profits

Selling online
National

eBay

Escuela del Vendedor

Si esta conectando su empresa en línea  o si está buscando expandir su presencia en el comercio electrónico, el curso guiado de la escuela del vendedor de seis semanas de eBay puede ser adecuado para usted. Puede ir a su propio ritmo, obtener consejos de los expertos de eBay y unirse a seminarios web en directo para obtener más información sobre cómo maximizar sus ventas en la plataforma.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed

Staying safe
California

PPE Unite

United for Small Business

The PPE Unite™ program is a joint effort to give small business owners and their employees access to much-needed personal protective gear. This public and private partnership program creates access to PPE, promotes PPE use, and provides additional resources for businesses. We need to work together to safely reopen our local economy for the health of our businesses and the general public. Available to LA county small businesses.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed

Financial planning, Pivoting your business
National

Entrepreneur

4 Crisis-Proofing Lessons for Small Business Owners

Here are a few areas where small business owners can draw significant wisdom from the art of currency trading. 

Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed, Non-profits

Financial planning
National

CNBC

5 tips to get help for your small business now, as relief talks remain in limbo

Getting an infusion of funding from another federal stimulus package could be one option. Yet, rather than wait and see what happens with new federal help, experts say small-business owners in need of financial relief should take these steps now.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed, Non-profits

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