Help with the Fed’s Small Biz Credit Survey; CA Rebuilding Fund

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Federal Reserve Small Business Survey

The Federal Reserve’s Small Business Credit Survey provides a wealth of information about small businesses. Yet California isn’t well represented. We need your help and that means encouraging your clients to fill out the survey before it closes on November 19, 2021. The survey is open to businesses currently in operation, those recently closed, and those about to launch. Questions ask about business conditions, financing needs, and the effects of the pandemic. Share the link above with your clients.

ICYMI: Check out the resources and videos from last week’s MicroLenders Forum, including a presentation on the Small Businses Credit Survey. And we’ve added a video from Congresswoman Judy Chu about federal activity that helps small businesses.

CA Rebuilding Fund for Small Business Recovery

As we work toward long-term recovery for small businesses, we’re excited to spread the word about the California Rebuilding Fund. The Fund is a partnership between public and private sector entities to provide California small businesses—particularly businesses in underbanked parts of the state—with access to responsible, affordable capital to help them survive and rebuild from this crisis. 

We will host a CA Rebuilding Fund Train the Trainer on October 22, 2021 where we’ll review changes in the program, share outreach strategies and answer questions.

October is Hispanic Heritage Month

This Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re shining light onto a remarkable group of Latinx-led cooperatives that are paving the way for advancements in their own communities while enriching the landscape of the sharing economy as a whole.

The Goodies

Grant Opportunies

New Resources

Professional Opportunities

Other Goodies

  • Member Request: CBA Fund is conducting a survey of nonprofits and CDFIs to better understand the industry’s needs and is due on October 15, 2021.
  • Jobs: CAMEO, PCV, SBDC San Joaquin Center, The City and County of San Francisco, and Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center announced new jobs recently. See who else is hiring!