Bay Area Businesses Struggle to Fill Job OpeningsDespite job openings, many businesses in the Bay Area are struggling to make new hires.
San Francisco Launches Fund to Help Businesses Repair Broken Windows, Other VandalismMayor London Breed and other San Francisco city officials announced the launching of a new grant program on Wednesday that aims to help small businesses recover from vandalism done to their storefronts.
Facebook Report Shows Latino-, Women-Owned Small Businesses Still Struggling Amid PandemicA new report from Facebook shows small businesses are starting to recover from the pandemic, but a lot of challenges remain, especially for woman and Latino-owned businesses.
Santa Clara County Small Businesses Offered Grants For Taking Measures To Reduce COVID RiskSmall businesses in Santa Clara County which take steps to reduce the risk of COVID among customers and employees will be eligible for grants of up to $5,000, county officials announced Monday, with funding paid for by fines levied on other businesses that violated public health orders.
San Francisco Supes Consider Canceling Unpaid Rent For Small Businesses Shut Down During COVID-19 OrdersSan Francisco Supervisor Dean Preston is introducing legislation Tuesday to cancel unpaid rent that small businesses accumulated while they were shut down because of public health orders.
COVID Economy: Newsom Announces $4 Billion Economic Recovery Plan For CaliforniaCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday proposed a $4 billion spending plan he says will create jobs and help small businesses recover from the economic downturn brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
COVID: Santa Clara County Launches Loan Program As Lifeline To Small BusinessesSanta Clara County small businesses have a new lifeline to ring in the New Year -- a low-interest loan program of up to $100,000 now available for qualifying establishments.
COVID California Aid: Impacted Businesses To Receive Tax Relief, $500M In GrantsCalifornia Governor Gavin Newsom has announced additional aid for businesses impacted by COVID-19 in the form of grants and tax relief.
'Shop Concord' Gift Cards Save Shoppers Big Money While Helping Local Businesses SurviveConcord is helping local small businesses survive during the pandemic. Go online and buy a “Shop Concord” gift card and the City of Concord will add 50 percent more value to it.
San Francisco Mayor Breed Says Proposition H Could Take Effect Earlier Than Jan. 1A city measure aimed at helping small businesses that was approved by more than 60 percent of San Francisco voters during this month's elections could take effect earlier than Jan. 1, Mayor London Breed said Thursday.
SF Expands Job Training, Placement Program For Thousands Of Low-Income ResidentsA program that provides job training and placement for low-income San Franciscans will now be offered to some 3,600 more residents under a new expansion of the program announced by Mayor London Breed on Tuesday.
Audits Show Fraud Permeates Through Federal COVID-19 Relief ProgramsA pair of audits of the Small Business Administration that are about to be released find “significant evidence” the SBA approved hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars in potentially fraudulent loans.
Reopening: SF's Move To 'Yellow Tier' Welcome News In City's Forgotten Financial DistrictSan Francisco has now moved into California's 'yellow tier' for reopening amid the coronavirus. The changes finally brings some good news for the Financial District -- a part of the city that has been largely empty since the shutdowns began.
Santa Clara County Eyes Lifeline For COVID-Affected Small BusinessesWith federal stimulus monies still tied up in Washington, Santa Clara County officials may be taking a bold step to help struggling small businesses. The county could soon be creating a new $100 million low-interest loan program for small businesses.
Santa Clara County Supes Consider $100M COVID-19 Small Business Loan ProgramSanta Clara County Supervisors Susan Ellenberg and Joe Simitian are proposing a $100 million loan program that would provide low-interest loans to small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19.