Oakland Restaurant Week Expands to Include Local Businesses Struggling Amid PandemicIt’s Restaurant Week in Oakland but this year it’s unlike any other. For businesses that are struggling to survive, the event is more like a lifeline to keep their doors open.
COVID Relief: Small Business Owners Struggle to Receive Pandemic Funding; 'We're Being Strangled And Just Left For Dead'Small businesses make up nearly half of California's total workforce, but many are frustrated by the COVID pandemic economic relief application process and say there still is not enough money to go around.
Lafayette Enlists Lobbyists to Relaunch Small Business Assistance ProgramThe city of Lafayette is hiring a politically-connected consultancy in Sacramento to help restart an assistance program for its small businesses hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Most Bay Area Stay-at-Home Orders Likely to Be ExtendedCalifornia health officials said that, as the number of available ICU beds continues to drop in the Bay Area, the stay-at-home order initially set to expire next week will likely be extended.
South Bay Small Business Owners' Optimism Tested as New Year Dawns With Virus SurgingMany Bay Area business owners say they are limping in the New Year but are determined to fight to make it through the pandemic and public health orders.
Santa Cruz Guitar Maker Recalls Fateful Collaboration With Late Bluegrass MasterSanta Cruz means more than beaches, boardwalks and surfers. It also means world-class acoustic guitars and that has a lot to do with the collision of two remarkable talents.
COVID Relief Bill Signed but Local Business Owners Say More Is NeededSunday night the president signed legislation for $900 billion in coronavirus economic aid but small business owners in the Bay Area say it's far from what's needed.
COVID Crisis: Struggling SF Chinatown Businesses Ask Mayor Breed for ReliefSan Francisco’s Chinatown small businesses have been hit extremely hard during this pandemic and they’re asking the mayor for help.
City of Dublin Hands Out $10,000 Grants to Small Businesses Hit by PandemicSmall businesses hit hard by the pandemic may see some financial relief in the city of Dublin. The city started accepting online applications Friday morning for $10,000 grants to qualifying local businesses.
COVID Business: Walnut Creek Mulls Cash Grants To Struggling EstablishmentsThe city of Walnut Creek is considering a plan to offer cash lifelines to businesses struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. And while it may not solve their financial problems, it may offer a way to hang on until real help can arrive.
Gov. Newsom Signs Order To Extend Tax Deadline For Small Businesses Until July 2021California small businesses will have more time to file their tax returns in 2021.