SBA Administrator Guzman Announces New Pilot Program to Bolster Cybersecurity Infrastructure of Emerging Small Businesses
SBA will Award $3M in Grants to Help States, Entrepreneurs Combat Rise in Cyber Attacks and Threats
WASHINGTON – Today, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman, head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), announced $3 million in new funding for state governments to help emerging small businesses across America develop their cybersecurity infrastructure – a priority of the Biden-Harris Administration, outlined in the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). As part of the Cybersecurity for Small Business Pilot Program, through the Office of Entrepreneurial Development, state governments are eligible to compete for grants that will help deliver cybersecurity assistance to nascent and start-up business owners. Applications will be accepted from January 26, 2022, through March 3, 2022.
October 21st is Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day! We value each and every one of our members, and invite you to celebrate what we have accomplished together! Here are some ways to get involved:
The California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) would like to extend an invitation for you to attend the first-ever CHCC Virtual Annual Statewide Convention on Wednesday, Friday, October 14-16, 2020. We are excited about this virtual convention. The theme for this year's convention is "Momentum." Click here to register and for more information.
For the month of October 2020, Hoffbeck + Co is offering 10% off the next new project you book
Oceanside, Carlsbad and Vista Chambers Present California's 49th congressional district Candidate Forum
September 21, 2020
The Oceanside, Carlsbad and Vista Chambers of Commerce are partnering with the League of Women Voters North County San Diego (LWVNCSD) to host a virtual pre-recorded forum for the upcoming US Congressional 49th District election. The forum will be moderated by the League of Women Voters North County San Diego. The Forum for the 49th District candidates will be recorded on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 using the Zoom Webinar platform
Founders First CDC is committed to creating an inclusive economy. With 70% of our alumni identifying as people of color, we are launching the San Diego Black Business Leaders Accelerator to help support Black-owned small businesses thrive. Through four (4) strategy-focused workshops and 1-on-1 mentorship, the program educates small businesses on how to scale their business, improve their business financial health, and become job creators. Graduates from this program will be matched with large company partners to explore minority small business contracting opportunities, receive professional accounting services, access to flexible funding, & the resources to experience 25% business growth, year-over-year.
Some of the best laws passed by Congress in the past decades, on issues like Social Security, taxes and welfare, were the result of input from and compromise between the two parties. Now is time to put partisan politics aside and find compromise to help our small businesses
Prop 22 on California’s November ballot is needed to save hundreds of thousands of jobs for app-based drivers, and app-based food delivery and rideshare services that millions now rely on. That’s because drastic legislation passed by Sacramento politicians puts these services at risk of shut down.
The Oceanside, Carlsbad and Vista Chambers of Commerce have partnered to take their business advocacy work to the next level by purchasing subscriptions to OneClick Advocacy, the flagship advocacy software platform of OneClickPolitics. The platform includes innovative communications tools such as photo and video messaging, integrated text messaging, direct social media posts to legislators’ profiles, rotating email messages and auto-population of advocate data into our webforms among other features.
SBDC ADVISORS HELPING THOUSANDS OF SMALL BUSINESSES NAVIGATE COVID-19, PIVOT, ADAPT AND ACCESS $96M IN DISASTER CAPITAL AND GRANTS
Billions of Dollars Are Still Available from the CARES ACT Disaster Assistance APPLY Now
The Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) Provides FREE Business Advising and Training
The Economic Injury Disaster Loan is Low Interest No Payments for One Year https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options
San Diego County Small Business Stimulus Grant Program Is Taking Applications
SDNEDC Escondido Business Grants
Encinitas Small Business Grants
SBA Amends Disaster Declaration Offers Disaster Assistance to San Diego County Small Businesses Economically Impacted by Civil Unrest
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Tanya Garfield, Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Field Operations Center-West announced today that low-interest federal disaster loans are now available to San Diego County small businesses affected by the civil unrest that began May 26, 2020. SBA acted under its own authority to amend its July 7 declaration following a request received from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s designated representative, Mark S. Ghilarducci, director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services on July 24, 2020.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Low-interest federal disaster loans are available to California businesses and residents affected by the Niland Fire that occurred June 28-29, 2020, announced Administrator Jovita Carranza of the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA acted under its own authority to declare a disaster following a request received from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s designated representative, Mark S. Ghilarducci, director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services on July 23, 2020.
The City of Oceanside has worked diligently on the guidelines for temporary parklets, or use of the street and/or street parking spaces for outdoor dining areas. The temporary parklet guidelines and application are now available on the City's website. The current Outdoor Expansion Guidelines have been updated to include details regarding parklet guidelines, regulations, submittal and insurance requirements and prohibitions. They have also updated the Outdoor Expansion Application to include a check box for a parklet proposal and additional indemnity/protection for the City. Each proposed parklet will be reviewed and analyzed on a case-by-case basis by the planning division. More details.
The Small Business Development Center at MiraCosta College is holding a virtual open house for small businesses every Monday morning. Talk directly to our SBDC advisors who can provide guidance on addressing your business challenges.
The San Diego Small Business Development Center will be hosting a workshop on Wednesday August 5, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. for all minority owned businesses. This event is aimed at informing all minority business owners and entrepreneurs on some of the COVID-19 pandemic business relief resources available at the federal, state, and local level. SBDC will also share how they are able to help small businesses acquire capital and a variety of other services they offer. It is important to inform our minority owned businesses now more than ever on the different resources available to help their businesses during these challenging times.
Vista Community Clinic (VCC) announced the opening of a new dental clinic at 1910 Mission Ave., near downtown Oceanside, on July 6th. This will be the organization’s 4th clinic in Oceanside, and 9th overall location.
Please join our efforts to oppose SB 1383, legislation that would require any employer with only 5 employees to provide 12-weeks of protected leave each year and threatening them with litigation for any unintentional mistake. It will also impact large employers by providing the opportunity for a 6 month mandatory leave of absence.
What Every Business Must Know About Prop 15, the $12.5 Billion-A-Year Property Tax Hike on the November Ballot
California is in the midst of an unprecedented economic crisis, and yet another threat is on the horizon for small businesses.
The Oceanside Chamber Writes Letter of Advocacy for S. 4117, “The Paycheck Protection Program Small Business Forgiveness Act”
The Oceanside Chamber continues to advocate for our small business community. In partnership with the Small Business Coalition, the Chamber strongly supports S. 4117, “The Paycheck Protection Program Small Business Forgiveness Act”. The act, which is sponsored by Senators Kevin Cramer, Bob Menendez, Thom Tillis and Kyrsten Sinema, would essentially forgive 100% of all small business PPP loans under $150,000. Read the letter sent to Congressman Levin's office below:
San Juan Capistrano, CA – U.S. Representative Mike Levin (D-CA) will lead a virtual town hall Wednesday with North San Diego Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Director Sudershan Shaunak and Dr. Karl Steinberg, a nursing facility medical director in North County San Diego. Rep. Levin and his guests will discuss the latest data from the Small Business Association’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), COVID-19 relief priorities for local small businesses, and answer questions from constituents.
In response to San Diego County Department of Health restrictions on indoor operations for certain business types, the City’s streamlined application process is now applicable to affected businesses such as fitness centers, hair salons, barber shops and nail salons. Please select the “commercial operations” field on the application form to apply to operate in a public right of way such as a sidewalk or public parking lot, or in an adjacent private parking lot. Businesses with adjacent private outdoor space such as a patio may remain open provided operations are restricted to outdoor only and comply with industry guidance. Read more in the City's website.
Local small business and restaurant owners suffering financial losses due to COVID-19 can now apply for a grant from the County of San Diego.
San Diego County Credit Union Presented a Free Webinar on Cyber Security, Including Coronavirus Scams and Threats
Security expert Jim Stickley presented seminar as part of SDCCU’s Financial Wellness Wednesdays
SAN DIEGO, Calif., (June 1, 2020) – San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®), one of Southern California’s largest locally-owned financial institutions, presented a free educational webinar with security expert Jim Stickley on Wednesday, April 22. The webinar enabled the community to join the presentation online from the safety of their own homes to learn more about common scams and threats in the current environment.
The Oceanside Chamber is working in collaboration with other North County chambers to advocate for our tourism and hospitality sector. Recent restrictions regarding hotel regulations have a huge impact on Oceanside's business climate as many rely on the benefits of yearly summer tourism. The Oceanside Chamber sent a letter to Governor Newsom urging him to allow lodging establishments in San Diego County to resume modified operations for tourists and leisure travelers as soon as possible but absolutely no later than June 15, 2020.