The cash you need to ride out COVID-19

Small Business News

We know you’re strapped for cash.

We’ve been talking to entrepreneurs like you for the last two weeks. What we’ve heard is a resounding need for fast, reliable cash to pay for the hard costs associated with owning a business and you get through this uncertain and scary time. To that end, we’ve compiled a list of trustworthy, non-predatory lenders that can get you the cash you need (preferably quickly!).

The majority of the lenders listed below are CDFIs, or Community Development Financial Institutions. This means they’re mission-driven, and are 100% committed to delivering responsible, affordable lending.


Free business counseling is available through a network of 70 small business assistance centers throughout CA. At these centers, you can learn about different disaster response programs and receive help in accessing available resources.

For other kinds of technical support, check out the Business Advising that Pacific Community Ventures is offering, free of charge. We’re also loving the Daily Updates for Small Businesses that Small Business Majority is putting out.

Finally, we’ve created a Facebook Group for Small Business Owners affected by COVID-19. Join us there to share your story, learn about resources as they become available, and share ways we can help and support each other during this time.

We’re all in this together.