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    Thursday, November 19, 2020
    California Rebuilding Fund Application Portal Opens November 20th

    The California Rebuilding Fund is an economic recovery loan program to support California’s small businesses—especially those located in economically disadvantaged and historically under-banked areas of the state.

    Thursday, November 19, 2020
    Free Refrigerators for L.A. County Stores

    The Healthy Stores Refrigeration Program supports small businesses and neighborhoods by offering free energy-efficient refrigerators to independent grocery and corner stores. These refrigerators allow grocers to expand their healthy food options and may help them save money on their energy bill.

    Thursday, November 19, 2020
    Vendor Opportunities through Super Bowl LVI Business Connect program

    The Super Bowl LVI Business Connect program is a partnership between the National Football League (NFL) and the Los Angeles Super Bowl Host Committee. The program aims to connect experienced, event-ready Los Angeles County businesses with opportunities to compete for contracts related to Super Bowl LVI.

    Ani Minasian

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020
    California Launches #ShopSafeShopLocal Website & Campaign

    The State of California has launched a website to promote and support local businesses as well as a marketing campaign that will through July.

    Ani Minasian

    Thursday, April 16, 2020
    U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Save Small Business Fund

    To extend a helping hand to small businesses suffering from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation – in partnership with Vistaprint and a coalition of supporting companies, foundations, and philanthropic donors – is working to provide financial relief through the Save Small Business Fund.

    Tuesday, April 7, 2020
    LA County Launches $500K Fund for Local Business Grants

    The Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS), with support of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, announced that the LA County Employer Assistance Grant Fund will be launched on Wed., April 8. The LA County Employer Assistance Grant Fund will provide a total of $500,000 to local businesses.

    Tuesday, April 7, 2020
    Information on Staffing Issues for Employers During COVID-19

    A furlough may be preferable to employers because it may streamline the process of getting fully staffed once the economy improves. It reduces the time and costs of recruitment.

    Alex Craigie

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    Small Business Relief Fund: Matching Funds for Businesses Raising $500+ on GoFundMe

    The GoFundMe.org Small Business Relief Fund will provide micro-grants to qualifying small businesses negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Thursday, March 19, 2020
    What Employers Need to Know About the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

    On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Importantly, the FFCRA is actually two separate acts, each of which imposes different employer obligations: the Emergency Paid Leave Act (E-Paid Leave Act) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (E-FMLA).

    Alex Craigie - The Law Offices of Alex W. Craigie

    Monday, March 16, 2020
    SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to California Small Businesses Economically Impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced today.

    Ani Minasian