Experienced Business Assistance Specialists, Reopening Guides, Grant & Loan Opportunities
Asistencia Especializada para su Negocio, Guia de Reapertura, Oportunidades de Becas y Prestamos
LAEDC’s multilingual team is ready to assist you with confidential and complimentary business assistance and resources to help you overcome challenges your business is facing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Complete form to schedule an appointment with a business assistance representative.
- Together for L.A. – A Collaborative for Small Business Recovery & Resilience
- Amazon Black Business Accelerator
- Vaccine Access Fund to Support Free Rides to & from COVID-19 Vaccine Sites opens 4/8 – 9/30
- Shuttered Venue Operators Grant opens 4/26
- Safer at Work Los Angeles Re-opening Resources
- L.A. County’s Temporary Eviction Moratorium
- L.A. County COVID-19 Safety Compliance Certificate
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Industry Resource Directory
COVID-19 Resources, Grant and Loan Opportunities Available per industry for Small Business, Micro-Enterprise, Non-profit Organizations and Workforce.
Business Reopening & Recovery Resources
As rebound resources become available, the Community Connectory will pivot to providing crucial updates and information for small businesses and individuals financially recovering from COVID-19.
Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator is dedicated to helping build sustainable equity and growth for Black entrepreneurs by enabling their success as sellers. Grow your business with access to financial support, strategic business guidance and mentorship, and marketing and promotional support. Benefits include financial assistance, business education and mentorship, marketing and promotional support.
All Amazon Professional sellers in the U.S. who have uploaded a valid minority-owned business registration or certification to their account in Seller Central from the National Minority Supplier Development Council, U.S. System for Award Management, U.S. Small Business Administration, or SupplierGATEWAY, demonstrating the business is Black-owned based on the criteria of the certifying body, are eligible to participate.
Visit website for more information and application.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.
A household is eligible if a member of the household meets one of the criteria below:
- Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs, such as SNAP, Medicaid, or Lifeline;
- Approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year;
- Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
- Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since February 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or
- Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program.
Eligible households must both apply for the program and contact a participating provider to select a service plan.
There are three ways for eligible households to apply:
- Contact a participating broadband provider directly to learn about their application process. If you are unable to apply through them directly, you will have to apply using option 2 or 3 below, and then contact a participating provider to select an eligible plan.
- Go to GetEmergencyBroadband.org to apply online and to find participating providers near you. After you apply, you will have to contact a participating provider to select an eligible plan.
- Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application or print a copy, and return it along with copies of documents showing proof of eligibility to:
Emergency Broadband Support Center
P.O. Box 7081
London, KY 40742
The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) and Wells Fargo in partnership with the LA Latino Chamber of Commerce and six other Chambers nationwide are launching an accelerator program design to help small scalable Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBE) “AVANZAR” or “advance” to take their business to the next level.
The five month accelerator program will help participating HBE’s learn the skills they need to become stronger business owners and help scale their small businesses to eventually become an enterprise. Each class will be instructed by a subject matter expert in their respective field. The topics are targeted to help participants overcome their biggest obstacles and to apply knowledge immediately to their business.
Throughout the Avanzar Program, the local organizations will track and monitor certain performance metrics with the Hispanic Business Enterprises (HBD’s) including jobs created, access to capital and access to contract opportunities.
The start date of the program is scheduled for the summer of 2021. Program will begin with a virtual welcome session followed by nine (9) class sessions combined with one-on-one consulting. Classes will be every other Tuesday from 6pm to 8pm. Minimum of two hours per session. All sessions will be presented via zoom. Start date will be the middle of July 2021.
- Latino business between $100k – $1M in revenue
- Must be an established business with at a minimum of three years of operations
- Must have a active EIN number
- Must have a businesses that in the long term is scalable into an enterprise
- Be in good membership standing with the LA Latino Chamber of Commerce
- Minimum of 20 participants will be selected
- Participants must have a business in the County of Los Angeles. We will consider businesses from neighboring counties
Link to apply opened on June 1, 2021 and will close on June 22, 2021 at 11:49 PM Pacific Standard Time.
Applications will be reviewed by the Avanzar Committee. Selected businesses will be notified by June 30th of their acceptance to the program. Only 25 qualified businesses will be part of the 2021 Avanzar Cohort.
Click here for application.
Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses has partnered with Long Beach City College and Los Angeles City College to provide a practical business and management education program for business owners ready to take their business to the next level. In professional workshops, you will learn from some of the brightest minds in business, learn about access to financial capital and build a powerful network of professional support. And, If accepted, program tuition will be at no cost to you!
Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to growing their business and creating jobs within their community. Applicants should meet the following general guidelines:
- Applicant must be an owner or co-owner of a business
- Business in operation for at least two years
- Business revenues of at least $150,000 in the most recent fiscal year
- At least 4 employees (including the owner)
Applications are due on the 15th of every month by 5:00 pm.
HOW TO APPLY:
Visit website for online application and more information.
Older adults may qualify to receive rent relief and financial assistance through our Home Safe program by the Workforce Development Aging and Community Services! Contact Home Safe by June 15, 2021.
Home Safe helps older adults at risk of becoming homeless with:
- Security & utility deposits
- Rental assistance & move-in expenses
- Backed rent & past due bills
- Legal fees, reunification services & more
If you received an eviction notice or are behind on your rent, contact 213-610-1589 or [email protected].
Learn more about Home Safe here.
The L.A. County Financial Navigators program, operated by the Los Angeles County Department of Consumer and Business Affairs’ Center for Financial Empowerment (CFE) in partnership with Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund), is providing L.A. residents with free assistance to help them deal with the financial challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Their trained Financial Navigators provide assistance by telephone to help L.A. County residents with many common financial issues, including:
- Maximizing income
- Managing debt
- Locating food and housing resources
- Finding special services or resources
The County of Los Angeles was one of 31 city and county governments selected by the CFE Fund, a national nonprofit organization, to receive funding, training, and technical assistance to launch the new service which will help the residents of L.A. County at no cost.
L.A. County residents can access the L.A. County Financial Navigators program by simply completing a short online request form. The call center is also available to provide assistance in completing the form at (800) 593-8222. The Financial Navigators program is available to anyone living in Los Angeles County. They can provide services in languages other than English.
Safer at Work Los Angeles County
Together, we’re committed to reopening LA County as safely as possible. Our region’s mission is to thrive in the new normal. This site will be a resource hub for businesses, employers, workers, and residents as we seek to achieve our shared goal.
Safer at Work Los Angeles is a collaborative, County-wide campaign created to remind us that together, we will restore our local, thriving economy. The Safer at Work campaign website serves as a resource hub for businesses, employees, and all Angelenos who would like to use campaign collateral to promote a safe reopening.
The website will give you access to the Safer at Work campaign collateral, posters, and digital graphics for use in your store, on your website, and across social media channels. Click here to download the social media toolkit.
No matter what kind of business you own or work at, Safer At Work is designed to help you convey the steps you are taking to protect the safety of everyone associated with your business. Please use the links below and the resources on this website to let the world know that you are reopening your business safely and successfully.
Safer At Work speaks your language. Find all collateral in English and Spanish, along with select resources in Chinese, Korean, Tagalog and Armenian.
Visit Safer At Work to learn more and for resources.
As an economic development organization and advocate of the economy re-opening, we know it is a priority ensuring a safe and healthy workforce which is essential for our economic recovery.
We have heard from many employers requesting help getting on-site COVID vaccinations for their employees at the workplace and now here is a pathway. Thanks to the County, an employer may now contact the Los Angeles County Health Department with interest in hosting a mobile clinic on site for their employees only.
Please complete the interest form in order for the County of LA Public Health planning team to contact you to provide more information and help answer any of your questions.
- Business has 10 or more employees
- Any business in Los Angeles County is eligible including non-profit and religious organizations.
- The second question asks if business is a faith based or community organization.
- A request will not be denied a mobile clinic if business responds as “Other” organization.
Applications will be accepted beginning April 12, 2021.
- Residents of LA County
- Residents of LA City are ineligible
- Property must be owner occupied
- Up to 80% Area Median Income for 1-unit property owners
- Up to 150% Area Median Income for 2-4 units property owners
- Counseling with HUD-approved counselor from partner agency required
HOW TO APPLY:
Visit here for application and more information.
The County of Los Angeles launched the COVID-19 Safety Compliance Certificate Program (CSCCP) to help educate and train business owners to comprehensively implement the LA County Department of Public Health COVID-19 safety directives.
The CSCCP is a no-cost online training course that educates business owners on the essentials of the County Health Officer’s Orders and what they need to do to ensure that their business practices are aligned and in compliance with infection control and physical distancing requirements. After completing the training, businesses will receive a COVID-19 Safety Compliance Certificate that can be posted on storefronts. The training will be available in 13 languages and can be accessed online through the Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 website.
State of California Reopening Protocols and Guides
Statewide Industry Guidance to Reduce Risk
PwC Reopening Guide
Reboot: Returning to the Workplace
L.A. County Health Department Reopening Guide
L.A. County Healthy Department Reopening Guide
Reopening: Music, Television, Film, Production
OSHA Reopening Guide
Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
Gensler Reopening Guide
Back to the Office
California Department of Public Health Reopening Guide
COVID-19 Industry Guidance: Dine-In Restaurants
Manufacturing Leadership Council Reopening Guide
New Operational Practices to Consider in the Time of COVID-19
Chamber of Commerce Reopening Guide
COVID-19 Reopening Guide for Small Businesses
McKinsey Digital Reopening Guide
The Digital-led Recovery from COVID-19: Five Questions for CEOs
City of Los Angeles Reopening Guide
Resilience Toolkit for Los Angeles Small Businesses
Reopening Safer at Work and in the Community Revised Order (06.11.20)
– APPENDIX A: Social Distancing Protocol (05.13.20) (translations pending) English
– APPENDIX B: Retail Businesses Opening for In Person Shopping Protocol (05.26.20) English | Spanish |
– APPENDIX C: Warehousing, Manufacturing, Logistics Protocol (05.13.20) (translation pending) English
– APPENDIX D: Office-Based Worksites Protocol (05.26.20) English | Spanish |
– APPENDIX E: Shopping Center Operators Protocol (05.26.20) English | Spanish |
– APPENDIX F: Places of Worship Protocol (05.26.20) English | Spanish |
– APPENDIX G: Vehicle Based Parades or Drive Thru Events Protocol (05.26.20) (translation pending) English | Spanish | T
– APPENDIX J: Music, Television and Film Production Protocol (translations pending) English
– APPENDIX K: Day Camps Protocol (translations pending) English
– APPENDIX L: Gym and Fitness Establishments (translations pending) English
– APPENDIX M: Museums, Galleries, Zoos and Aquariums (translations pending) English
– APPENDIX N: Pro-sport Leagues, Facilities, Training Protocol (translations pending) English
– APPENDIX O: Campgrounds and RV Parks (translations pending) English
– APPENDIX P: Hotels, Lodging and Short Term Rentals Protocol (translations pending) English
Guidelines & Resources
PPE Unite – Free PPE for Small Businesses and Organizations
Cleaning and Disinfecting Companies
Non-Medical Face Masks
[email protected] (323) 581-9220
Los Angeles Apparel
[email protected] (213) 923-7943
M Stevens Dancewear Inc.
[email protected] (323) 661-2147
[email protected] 562-443-1367
California Fashion Association (links to companies offering face coverings)
Gala Enterprises/Daame LLC
[email protected] (818) 302-6333
Estco Enterprise (cloth & N95 masks, hand sanitizer)
Logistics Victory LA – launched by City of Los Angeles to secure PPE for businesses, hospitals, front line workers, etc.
From Surviving to Thriving: Reimagining the Post-COVID-19 Return
Re-imagine Your Nonprofit to Survive the Crisis
California Restaurant Association
California Restaurant Association
Restaurant Workers Community Foundation
AFL-CIO Federal and State Resources for Workers – Find unemployment insurance benefit resources and related information for workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
US Bartender Guild – COVID-19 State-by-State – State-by-state resources for workers during the COVID-19 crisis.
Another Round, Another Rally Fund – We’re offering $500 relief grants for hospitality workers who lost their jobs or had their hours slashed in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. We’re also collecting donations from community members willing to help their hospitality-industry friends and neighbors stay afloat in this time of uncertainty. To apply for a grant or make a donation, use the links below.
Lift Your Spirits Fund – Make a video in which you mix your favorite drink, say a toast to those affected in the restaurant, food service and hospitality industry, and post it to your social media accounts using #LiftYourSpirits. The last step is to challenge your friends to do the same and to send a gift to the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) that turns a tip into a donation for restaurant, food service and hospitality workers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis!
USBG Emergency Fund – Bartender emergency assistance program available to all bartenders or the spouse or child of a bartender.
RWCF Crisis Relief Fund – A crisis relief fund to direct money to organizations leading on-the-ground efforts in the restaurant community, to provide zero-interest loans to businesses to maintain payroll during closure or re-open once this crisis has passed, and to establish a relief fund for individual workers facing economic hardships or health crises as a direct result of COVID-19.
OFW Emergency Fund – Providing free, cash assistance to restaurant workers, delivery drivers and other tipped workers and service workers — who are seeing their income decline during this disaster, or aren’t able to work because of quarantines or other health concerns.
CORE Gives – CORE grants support to children of food and beverage service employees navigating life-altering circumstances.
Rent Assistance – Rent Assistance provides a directory of rental assistance agencies and organizations that will help you pay your rent. Some listings are government organizations other are non-profits and charities that offer rental assistance programs.
Dining Bonds Initiative – Global initiative to get funds into the hands of restaurants, even if they are temporarily closed, by selling bonds at a value rate to be redeemed for face value at a future date
Go Tip ‘Em! – Website where you can still tip your favorite bartender.
National Organizing & Support
Stop The Spread Petition – Petition demanding all food chains in America to adopt a paid sick leave measure in this time of health crisis at hand.
Save America’s Restaurants Petition – Petition imploring government leaders to engage with local industry leaders and restaurant associations immediately to come to a swift plan for how they can meaningfully give your local restaurants the best chance for survival.
Bar Magic Hospitality Relief – A portal of help and support to the culinary, food service, and hospitality industries. More than 500 resource links are live! More added every day.
IHOP & Applebee’s
IHOP & Applebee’s Paid Sick Days Petition-Petition demanding that workers at Applebee’s deserve paid sick days, especially with the rapid spreading of the coronavirus.
Email Applebee’s – Tens of thousands of Applebee’s and IHOP workers around the country face financial ruin in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and response. Demand that Applebee’s expand their paid sick leave to all their workers.
Chili’s Paid Sick Days Petition – Petition demanding that workers at Chili’s deserve paid sick days, especially with the rapid spreading of the coronavirus.
Los Angeles Department of Public Health Fitness Establishment Reopening Protocols
IHRSA Reopening Strategy Lessons from HV/LP Health Clubs webinar (previously recorded)
MindBody How to Reopen Your Fitness Studio Strong After COVID-19 (previously recorded)
California Department of Public Health
Industry Guidance: Hair Salons and Barber Shops
Professional Beauty Association
This fund will assist licensed beauty professionals who are unable to work due to COVID 19.
This fund provides financial assistance to stylists and salon workers in the Virtue community.
- Los Angeles County Arts and Culture – Resources for Artists and Organizations
- Getty Foundation – Los Angeles Arts Recovery Fund
- National Endowment for the Arts
- The Actors Fund – With a focus on support and education, the Entertainment Assistance program services include one-on-one counseling, resources and emergency financial assistance for basic living expenses such as rent or medical expenses.
- Carnegie Fund for Authors – This fund assists American authors who have published at least one full length work.
If you are an undocumented adult living in California who is experiencing hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic and is not eligible for other forms of assistance (such as the CARES Act stimulus payment or the pandemic unemployment benefits), you may qualify for financial assistance from the State of California’s Disaster Relief Assistance for Immigrants (DRAI) Project. This assistance is being distributed by immigrant- serving nonprofit organizations selected by the CA Department of Social Services.
USDA and its Federal partners have programs that can be used to provide immediate and long-term assistance to rural communities negatively impacted by COVID-19. These programs can support recovery efforts for rural residents, businesses and communities through:
- technical, training, and management assistance
- financial assistance
- state and local assistance
For more details, please visit: https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/USDA_COVID-19_Fed_Rural_Resource_Guide.pdf
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L.A. Represents is an unprecedented legal assistance initiative to help thousands of Angelenos who are facing extreme hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
I need a lawyer to help me with:
- Stay Housed Los Angeles – a website connecting tenants with useful information about their rights, workshops for residents who need legal assistance, and other support. Stay Housed L.A. County is a partnership between the County of Los Angeles, legal aid groups and community-based organizations to provide emergency support to tenants in need.
Public Counsel (Downtown, Compton, Long Beach): Call (213) 385-2977, ext. 100 and leave a message with your name, number, and the legal issue you are trying to resolve. If you have received a complaint without a summons, call the Shriver Self-Help Center at (818) 485-0576 or email [email protected].
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (Downtown, South LA, Inglewood): Call (800) 399-4529 Monday through Friday (9 a.m. to 12 p.m; or 1 to 4:30 p.m. for intake and advice); or apply online at LAFLA.org 24/7.
Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County: Call (800) 433-6251, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Leave a message and an advocate will reply promptly.
Community Legal Aid SoCal (Southeast Los Angeles): Call the Hotline number 800-834-5001, Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- If you are experiencing an emergency threat, call 9-1-1.
- Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles: Courthouse-based domestic violence clinics (Downtown LA, Long Beach, Santa Monica) are providing assistance with restraining orders on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1–3 p.m. Call (800) 399-4529 ext. 8097 for help.
- Los Angeles County Bar Association: Call (213) 624-3665 or email [email protected]
- Bet Tzedek: For assistance with Elder Abuse, email [email protected] or call (323) 648-4730.
- Asian Americans Advancing Justice – LA: For assistance in English: (888) 349-9695; 需要協助嗎: (800) 520-2356; 도움이 필요하십니까?: (800) 867-3640; Tagalog: (855) 300-2552; ต้องการความช่วยเหลือ: (800) 914-9583.
- Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County: For restraining orders, divorce and custody, call (800) 433-6251, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Leave a message and an advocate will reply promptly.
- Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law: If you think you need a restraining order the same day, you should call the police 911 and say you are in danger and need an Emergency Restraining Order (EPO) or go the Court website www.lacourt.org/selfhelp and follow their instructions or call the Court at 213- 830-0845 during weekdays. For all other domestic violence questions and problems, you can call us at 213 388-7515 and leave a safe number for us to call you. You can say it is about domestic violence. If you receive CalWORKs you should let them know that too.
- Los Angeles Center for Law and Justice: Provides family law and immigration law representation for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Call (323) 980-3500 or email [email protected] or apply online at www.laclj.org/contact/services-request/. Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Community Legal Aid SoCal: For assistance with domestic violence restraining orders and elder abuse, call the Hotline number 800-834-5001, Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Or email [email protected] or [email protected]
- Bet Tzedek Employment Rights Project Workers’ Rights Virtual (Telephonic) Clinic every Wednesday night. Leave a voicemail at (323) 939-0506 ext. 415, to request an appointment. Advanced registration required.
- Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles
- Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County: a steadfast advocate for individuals, families and communities throughout Los Angeles County. Through a combination of individual representation, high impact litigation and public policy advocacy, NLSLA combats the immediate and long-lasting effects of poverty and expands access to health, opportunity, and justice in Los Angeles’ diverse neighborhoodsFor assistance with unemployment insurance applications and appeals, call (800) 433-6251, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Leave a message and an advocate will reply promptly.
- Community Legal Aid SoCal: For assistance with unemployment benefits, call the Hotline number 800-834-5001, Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Public Counsel: For individual bankruptcy (not businesses), click here. All services previously provided at the bankruptcy court are now being provided remotely within 48 hours (English/Español). For other consumer debt issues, click here. For the fastest response, please fill out the online intake application. If you are not able to fill out the online application, leave a message at (213) 385-2977 ext. 700.
- Bet Tzedek: For Elder Fraud issues, email [email protected] or call (323) 648-4730.
- Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles: For Student Loan Issues, call (800) 399-4529.
- Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County: For individual bankruptcy call 818-485-0571, for help with medical debt call (800) 896-3202 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Leave a message and an advocate will reply promptly.
- Community Legal Aid SoCal: Call the Hotline number 800-834-5001, Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Other Legal Questions:
- Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles: Call (800) 399-4529 Monday through Friday (9 a.m.–12 p.m; or 1–4:30 p.m. for intake only); or apply online 24/7.
- Bet Tzedek Legal Services:all (323) 939-0506 or email [email protected].
- Public Counsel: Call (213) 385-2977.
- Inner City Law Center: Call (213) 891-2880 and dial 0 to leave a voice message.
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County: Call our hotlines Monday through Friday between 9:00 am to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. General Help Line: (800) 433-6251. Health Help Line: (800) 896-3202. Leave a message and an advocate will reply promptly.
- Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law: If you need help with custody, divorce, parentage, property division (pensions, houses), and support you can call us at 213-388-7515 and leave a message. If you receive CalWORKs you should let us know. You can also get help on the Court’s website at www.lacourt.org/selfhelp and you can call them at 213-830-0845 during weekdays. It is recommended to check the Court website first.
- Community Legal Aid SoCal: Call the Hotline number 800-834-5001, Monday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
For more details, please visit: https://corona-virus.la/LARepresents
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The top reasons businesses have been utilizing California SmartMatch? To find more veteran-owned, minority-owned, and disadvantaged suppliers. To improve the cost and quality of their supplier network. To find local suppliers in the LA region, potentially reducing supply chain risk. To utilize trusted FREE resources to connect you with potential new business.
LAEDC program links large business procurement with local small and medium size business, to improve supply chains and create jobs.
LAEDC’s California SmartMatch program is expanding, helping both large OEMs and small local businesses to develop mutually beneficial connections that strengthen supply chains and local jobs. Fill out a short form to tell LAEDC your interests and our team will introduce you to new opportunities. This program is part of LAEDC’s public-benefit mission.
Learn more at the California SmartMatch page on LAEDC’s website.
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LAEDC COVID-19 News
- LAEDC urges residents who can’t afford internet to apply for the federal Emergency Broadband Benefit (5/13/2021) Posted in: coronavirus, Equity, Front Page
- Keep Our Shops on the Block: Personal Care and Retail Recovery Grant (4/1/2021) Posted in: Business Assistance, coronavirus, Front Page
- Congress extends Paycheck Protection Program applications through May 31, 2021 (3/26/2021) Posted in: Business Assistance, coronavirus, Front Page
- SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program (2/24/2021) Posted in: Business Assistance, coronavirus, Front Page, Uncategorized
- Business recovery resources and capital – PPP is back, and more! (2/8/2021) Posted in: Business Assistance, coronavirus, Front Page
Other Useful Links
- County of Los Angeles COVID-19 Information for Businesses
- LA Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) COVID-19 Response Guide
- GO-Biz Update Page, Governor’s Office
- CA Employment Development Department (EDD)
- The Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
- CA Local Economic Development (CALED)
- CDC Guidelines for Businesses
Please support LAEDC’s mission
In this time of such critical need across the communities we serve, LAEDC depends more than ever on the support of our members and donors, enabling our dedicated staff to deliver the programs, multilingual small business assistance, actionable intelligence and economic leadership to help our region navigate through this crisis and set the stage for our eventual economic recovery. Please contact Shane Cullen at [email protected]
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