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.
Coronavirus Update: San Rafael Small Business Owners Struggle During Shelter OrderNearly six weeks after the Bay Area's shelter-in-place rules went into effect, North Bay small business owners say the hardships they're facing are impossible to ignore.
Coronavirus Update: Small Businesses Owners Frustrated With California's Lack Of Reopening DateAs Governor Newsom continued to warn about the dangers reopening the state too soon, Bay Area business owners on Wednesday were left in limbo about when the shelter order might end.
San Francisco Officials Announce New Measures To Help Businesses During Shelter OrderMayor London Breed on Tuesday announced new measures to further support the San Francisco's businesses, as they struggle to survive during the coronavirus pandemic.
Senate Passes $483 Billion Aid Package To Restart Small Business Loan Program; Now To House, Trump's ApprovalThe Senate passed a $483 billion aid package. Some $331 billion will go to restart a small-business payroll loan program (PPP) that ran out of money last week. Also, $75 billion goes hospitals, and $25 billion to boost testing.
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Better Together: San Jose T-Shirt Printers Raising Money For Local Businesses $10 At A TimeA new fundraising campaign in San Jose aims to help keep Bay Area small businesses afloat, $10 at a time.
Fed Temporarily Takes Shackles Off Wells Fargo, Freeing It To Help Small BusinessesThe Federal Reserve is temporarily letting Wells Fargo out of the penalty box.
Coronavirus Update: Facebook Offering $15 Million In Grants To Help Bay Area Small BusinessesFacebook on Tuesday offered details about a new plan to make $15 million in grants available to Bay Area small businesses, partnering with the mayors of San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose to make the announcement.