Zero-percent interest, low-interest, and disaster loans for California small business owners

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When and where
Monday, March 30, 2020
11:00am 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 MajorityKiva, the SF Council of District Merchant Associations, Silicon Valley SBDC, California Capital, Opportunity Fund,Silicon Valley SCORE, Alliance for Community Development, Pacific Community Ventures, Women's Business Center at JEDI, San Jose Public Library Works, SBDC Finance Center, the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. SBA Sacramento District Office 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:

  • Update on federal, state and local assistance available to small businesses, including San Francisco and San Jose
  • Small Business Development Center updates, including SBA Disaster Assistance Loans for businesses being impacted by COVID-19
  • An overview of alternative lending options including micro-loans, SBA's loan guarantee program, CDFIs, reputable online lenders and crowdfunding
  • Kiva's 0% APR loan program
  • The Borrowers' Bill of Rights and Small Business Majority Lender Checklist
  • Q&A period 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 MatchFinder 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