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.
Santa Clara County Health Workers Seek Out Small Businesses To Spread Safe COVID-19 PracticesSanta Clara County is stepping up outreach efforts to help small businesses survive the pandemic and the economic downturn.
Now Hiring: Newsom Signs Law Offering Credits To Small Businesses Devastated By PandemicWith millions of people out of work in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed a law giving tax breaks to small businesses that hire more workers over the next three months.
Trump Expected To Sign Senate-Approved Fix For Small Business Coronavirus ReliefThe Senate on Wednesday passed legislation to make it easier for businesses struggling during the coronavirus pandemic to take advantage of a payroll subsidy program that’s been a central part of Washington’s response to the corresponding economic crisis.
Tesla's Defiance To Alameda County Health Order Raises Questions Of FairnessElon Musk's move to reopen the Tesla plant in defiance of Alameda County’s health order doesn’t just raise safety concerns; it also raises questions about fairness to other businesses.
Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom Encourages, Cautions Small Business Owners Ahead Of Phase 2 ReopeningGov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday afternoon tried to offer some encouragement to small business owners ahead of the state's planned Phase 2 coronavirus reopening later this week, while still emphasizing the importance of staying safe and not triggering a second wave of COVID-19 cases.