There is no question that COVID-19 is going to have a major impact on the lives of all small business owners. We’ve pooled the latest and greatest tips, tricks, resources, guidance suggestions, loans, etc. below. This list will be updated regularly and we hope it will help provide valuable information in these uncertain times.

COVID Response & Guidance for Small Business Owners


Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


US Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)


Small Business Administration (SBA)


Small Business Majority (SBM)


US Chamber of Commerce


Hello Alice


State of CA Reopening Roadmap

Emergency Grants/Loan Support


Small Business Administration


City of Los Angeles

  • Micro-loan Program: Provides financing between $5,000 – $20,000 for small businesses that have been affected by COVID-19
  • LA Regional COVID Fund: Offering grant and loan support to small businesses, nonprofits, and micro-entrepreneurs


  • US Loan Program: Kiva has expanded their eligibility requirements for US businesses, raised their maximum loan amount to $15,000, and new borrowers have access to an increased grace period of 6 months

CDC Small Business Finance

  • Quick Deferment Program: offers a temporary monthly loan payment deferment designed for businesses whose revenues are being affected by COVID-19

Pacific Community Ventures


Opportunity Fund


LA Regional COVID Fund

Other Kinds of Support


Employment Development Department

  • Provides a variety of services for employers who anticipate a reduction of work hours or potential closure or layoffs as a result of Coronavirus.
    • Employers can receive 60 day extensions for payroll tax;
    • Employers can apply for the Unemployment Insurance “Work Sharing Program” if reduced production, services, or other conditions cause them to seek an alternative to layoffs. The program helps employees whose hours have been reduced;
    • A rapid response team is available to help avert layoffs, and provides onsite services to employers.

“We might not be able to do anything about external events, but we have control over our actions. What will you learn today? Who will you teach?” – Seth Godin

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