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Updated 3/31/2020, 11:19 am

Last week, Congress passed and the President signed a $2.2 trillion dollar stimulus bill. For a broad overview see, for example, this article.  As part of the package, there is $349 billion set aside for FORGIVABLE small business loans to help firms preserve their payroll and business operations during the spring. These loans are to be administered through traditional SBA approved lenders, hopefully by passing some of the challenges experienced under the SBA-direct emergency loan program.

Modern Times Beer, which has a location in Encinitas, put out a fantastic financial planning guide and resilience strategy. We believe any small business in any industry would find the ideas extremely valuable in respect to how to maximize cash, minimize expenses, and how to develop a plan of attack.  You can find their thoughts here.

  • For a list of SBA-approved lenders with contact information, click here.
  • For one on one free business counseling services (local), click here.
  • For information on the CARES act economic relief plan (federal), click here.


San Diego Small Business Relief Fund Application (updated 3/30/20)

Small Business Relief Fund Information Sheet and FAQ (posted 3/26/20)

Department of Labor Announces New Sick and Family Leave Rules (posted 3/26/20)

San Diego Enacts Emergency Moratorium on Evictions, Creates Relief Fund for Local Businesses (posted 3/26/20)

SDG&E COVID-19 Social Media Response Toolkit (posted 3/25/20)

SDG&E Suspends Service Disconnections for Nonpayment (posted 3/13/20)

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