MicroBiz Blog

Our latest blog posts on micro-business.

  • COVID-19 Relief for Independent Contractors and Freelancers April 2, 2020 Thanks to Freelancers Union for providing information for this post! On March 27, the Federal government struck a $2 trillion deal on the third bill to respond to COVID-19 – the ...
  • COVID-19 Concerns for Nonprofits April 1, 2020 Thanks to CalNonprofits for collecting and sharing this information! As the Coronavirus crisis unfolds, our organizations have been focused on how to best serve small businesses in these challenging times. But ...
  • It’s Census Time! April 1, 2020 Thanks to Ready Nation for providing information for this post! Today is Census Day! As of today and until August 14, 2020, households around the country will be able to complete ...
  • Beware of Scams and Fraud When Applying to SBA Loans April 1, 2020 A note from the SBA Office of Inspector General: Fraudsters have already begun targeting small business owners during these economically difficult times. Be on the lookout for grant fraud, loan fraud, and phishing. Report any ...
  • SBA Disaster Loan Program Resources March 19, 2020 Yesterday, we hosted a webinar on Understanding the SBA Disaster Loan Program for businesses affected by the COVID-19 epidemic. The number of people who are interested exceeded our expectations and we will do ...
  • The Effect of COVID-19 on Small Business March 12, 2020 Yesterday, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, as the virus reached more than 130,000 cases worldwide. Last night, President Trump gave an Oval Office address to the nation ...
  • California Policy Summit Recommendations on Small Business Issues March 9, 2020 On January 23, the Milken Institute Center for Regional Economics held its California Policy Summit. The event’s focus was to discuss policy solutions to the state’s current and future economic ...
  • New Kiva Hub Opens in Oakland March 4, 2020 From left: Hope Lehman, Fresh to Def Collective; Veronica Gutierrez, Centro Community Partners; Mayor Libby Schaaf, City of Oakland; Anne Lufkin, Kiva; Councilmember Loren Taylor, City of Oakland On Wednesday, CAMEO ...
  • Mobilize Small Business Owners in Support of CRA February 26, 2020 From our friends at Opportunity Fund: Thank you for agreeing to be part of our campaign to amplify the voices of small business owners and partnering with us to get them ...
  • Democratic Presidential Candidates’ Small Business Plans February 14, 2020 In honor of Presidents’ Day… With the Democratic presidential primaries in full swing, it is vital to know where each candidate stands on the issues that are most important to us. ...

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