Ask your clients to take the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative Survey, which measures the critical impact Latino entrepreneurs have on the U.S. economy.
Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to California businesses and residents affected by civil unrest that began May 26, 2020.
American Express’ Stand for Small has resources, offers, and tools to help small businesses get back to business.
CAMEO’s blog post on SBA’s EIDL program resources is now in Spanish.
SBA released PPP guidance for individuals with self- employment income who file a Form 1040, Schedule C.
Small Business Majority has three on-demand webinars on the COVID-19 stimulus package, loans for California small businesses, and financial aid for affected businesses (in Spanish).
The Center for Responsible Lending is making available a Know Your Rights factsheet and a borrower survey in English and Spanish to monitor any potential violations of AB 539, last year’s rate cap bill.
Public Private Strategies and AARP launched the Small Business Caregiving Guide, a free online resource that helps small business owners create a caregiving-friendly workplace.
SBA published “5 Ways to Kickstart Your Small Business This National Entrepreneurship Month.”
Small Business California’s annual survey is now open for response from small business owners and executives throughout the state.
The “Outsmart Disaster Challenge” offers a checklist for businesses to follow to become resilient in the face of a disaster.
Firestarter is Fundera’s free toolkit for entrepreneurs launching their business.
Beginning on January 1, 2019, the Employment Development Department (EDD) will be assessing penalties on businesses which do not electronically file certain tax forms.
Samaschool’s 1-hour Gig Economy Essentials training is newly available on the web to anyone! It covers critical topics like freelancing vs. employment, where to find freelance work, and how to attract clients.
Greenlining invites you to take the 2018 Survey of U.S. Latino Business Owners. Every year, the Stanford Latino Entrepreneurship Initiative (SLEI) surveys thousands of Latino business owners across the country to measure the critical impact Latino entrepreneurs have on the U.S. economy. Let your clients know that if they fill out a survey, they will have a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card (for completed surveys).
California State Treasurer John Chiang officially rolled out CBIG.ca.gov, the California Business Incentives Gateway. The online gateway connects business owners and entrepreneurs to incentives to help them grow and create jobs. The CBIG site makes it easy for businesses expanding or locating in California to find and apply for incentives as part of a strategic business plan.
Curious about the process to start a legal cannabis business in California? Learn about capital raising, entity formation and compliance for the California cannabis industry with Cutting Edge Capital’s latest webinar and Part II: “Cannabis Business Structuring and Capital Raising Part II”.
The Census Business Builder is an easy to use, mobile-optimized tool that provides access to selected demographic and economic data from the U.S. Census Bureau tailored to business owners and regional planners.
The LA Business Portal provides you with all of the information you need to plan, start, manage, and grow your business. Try our Start-Up Guide to quickly map out how to register your new business and be compliant. Explore a rich library of content and resources to help you manage and grow your business.
The SBA launched certify.sba.gov to assist small firms doing business with federal government; streamline applications and eliminate documentation obstacles. This new website starts with a focus on closing market gaps for women entrepreneurs in the federal marketplace by featuring the Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Program.
The California Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF) has designed new mobile versions of fact sheets to help employers understand and follow labor, licensing and payroll tax laws. The fact sheets have been designed for employers in specific industries including: Agriculture, Automotive, Construction, Garment, Landscaping, and Restaurant.
On Monday, May 16, 2016, new SEC rules became effective, allowing businesses for the first time to provide equity to investors through crowdfunding platforms. Given the uncertainty in the funding market for startups, these new rules could be extremely useful to entrepreneurs. (Click for infographic published by the SBA’s Office of Advocacy.)
OFN has a new small business borrower education platform – Venturize.
As of January 1, 2016, California employers are subject to nine new laws. Thanks to Cutting Edge for this post and keeping us all informed.
The Affordable Care Act or ACA enacted comprehensive health insurance reforms designed to ensure Americans have access to quality, affordable health insurance. Check out the provisions for businesses with fewer than 25 employees and the self-employed.
Thanks to Small Business Majority for healthcare resources. Small business owners and the self-employed need to know how the Affordable Care Act will bring down costs, create a greater choice of insurance options, and the opportunities it offers to expand coverage.