Funding updates for California small businesses impacted by COVID-19

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When and where
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
10:00 AM (PT)

As developments continue to unfold in response to the spread of COVID-19, many small businesses have questions about funding options to help bolster their businesses during this difficult time. Please join Small Business MajorityL.A. Area Chamber of CommerceThe U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Governor Gavin Newsom’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GoBiz), Opportunity FundLendistryiFundWomen and The Small Business Development Center(SBDC) for a free and interactive presentation on the current small business funding landscape and funding options to help entrepreneurs and small business owners in California.

Topics of discussion include:

  • Updates on state and federal assistance available to small businesses 
  • Small Business Development Center updates, including SBA Disaster Assistance Loans for businesses being impacted by COVID-19
  • An overview of alternative lending options including microloans, SBA's loan guarantee program, community banks and credit unions, CDFIs, reputable online lenders and crowdfunding
  • How to avoid predatory lenders using the Small Business Borrowers' Bill of Rights 
  • Tips to help determine the best option for your small business
  • Helpful tools and resources, Q&A is a free online resource hub for small business owners like you who need help accessing tools and resources to grow their businesses. Managed by nonprofit organization Small Business Majority, Venturize offers unbiased education and resources about small business loans, retirement and healthcare to empower entrepreneurs to make the best financial decisions for their business. Venturize's MatchFinder tool connects California small business owners to multiple responsible lending options like CDC Small Business Finance, Opportunity Fund, Pacific Community Ventures and Accion through one quick and easy form. 

Event topic: 
Access to Capital