When the Senate on Thursday voted to extend the nearly $1 trillion Paycheck Protection Program, there were few dissenters for a pandemic-relief program that lawmakers say has sustained tens of millions of small-business jobs.
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Member organizations on the Equity at Work Council include training-focused workforce grantees like JVS, the California Workforce Association, the Building Skills Partnership and NOVAWorks. There are also numerous groups from the worker organizing ecosystem like the California Domestic Workers Coalition, United for Respect and two local chapters of Jobs with Justice. Also on the council are several cross-sector groups like the California EDGE Coalition, Small Business Majority and the Impact America Fund.
Xiomara Peña, Vicepresidenta y enlace comunitario de Small Business Majority ofreció a nuestra radio audiencia valiosa información para orientar a los pequeños negociantes sobre las reglas, requisitos y maneras de tener acceso de forma eficaz al dinero que el estado y la federación han destinado para ayudar a las empresas familiares a salir del atolladero y rescatar sus negocios.
The deadline to apply for PPP is one week away, but that could change if the Senate sends the bill to the White House, extending the deadline for two months. Our Samantha Jo-Roth says that there are still billions of dollars left to be claimed.
A poll conducted by Lake Research Partners for Small Business Majority, which surveyed small business owners across the U.S., found 59% reported declined revenue during the pandemic with 60% reporting losses of more than 25%. More than half say the revenues are still down compared to last year.
El viernes, 26 de marzo a las 2 p.m. PT, te invitamos a una charla donde hablaremos sobre el impacto de la pandemia en las mujeres y el camino a la recuperación. Elva Saray, presentadora de Acceso Total, hablará con Xiomara Peña, Vicepresidenta de Colaboraciones Estratégicas de Small Business Majority, Silvia Gonzalez, Investigadora de UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Initiative, y la Dra. Miriam Nenninger, Terapeuta Familiar.
“Our recovery must focus on equitable small business growth,” said Mark Herbert, Managing Director of California for Small Business Majority. “As a longstanding advocate for small businesses across the state, Tara’s insight and commitment to the needs of all of our entrepreneurs is critical as the State continues its important work to preserve all of the small businesses that make our communities home. Today’s announcement is yet another proof point of Governor Newsom’s ongoing commitment to equity and inclusivity as we recover together.”
“We always recommend talking to your lender, and just staying on top of SBA’s website to see when these programs go live,” says Awesta Sarkash, government affairs manager for the advocacy group Small Business Majority. For now, check out the SBA hub for pandemic relief for more information.
“(Gray’s) announcement is yet another proof point of Gov. Newsom’s ongoing commitment to equity and inclusivity as we recover together,” said Mark Herbert, managing director at the California office of the Small Business Majority, an organization that works with entrepreneurs and policymakers.
One year after the coronavirus outbreak, nearly 30% of California’s small businesses remain closed. Women- and People of Color (POC)-owned businesses have been disproportionately impacted, with thousands expected to close permanently. This virtual summit brings together small business owners and advocates, providers, community lenders, and policy makers from across the state to examine the impacts of COVID and recovery efforts on women- and POC-owned small businesses in California, and how to create an equitable and robust ecosystem that supports diverse entrepreneurs in California.