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Webinar for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant on Thursday, January 14, 2021
Are you a theater producer, talent representative, venue promoter, or operate a performance venue, performing arts organization, movie theater or cultural institution and have you been affected by COVID- 19? Register for the SBA webinar at Thursday January 14, To 12 p.m. PDT, for a preliminary overview of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program included in the Law on Economic Assistance to Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Hard-hit Sites. Eligible organizations with reduced revenues due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have the opportunity to receive up to $ 10 million in grant funding under the program.

This webinar will provide introductory information on grants, who can apply, how potential organizations can prepare, and additional details regarding eligibility and applications.

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National Small Business Week (September 22-21, 2020): National Small Business Week, the US Small Business Administration and its cosponsors will be hosting virtual events from September 22-24, 2020. Details and registration information will be posted at

“Get a digital certification authority! »Small Business Assistance Program

The California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), operating within the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), today announced the “Grow with Google” workshop series, which will launch September 22 and is designed to help California small businesses grow their digital footprint. A partnership with Google, as well as with the California network of small business centers. Workshops start at 10:00 a.m. PT:

  • 09/22/2020: Get your local business on Google search and on Google Maps: discover Google My Business – A free tool for local businesses who want to connect with customers on Google Search and Maps. Get hands-on help creating or updating your business profile or a simple website.
  • 09/24/2020: Ponga su negocio local in Google Search and Maps – Explore Google My Business, una herramienta gratuita para empresas que desean conectarse con clients in Google Search y Maps.
  • 09/30/2020: Make Your Website Work For You – In this presentation, learners will learn how to create a search-friendly website that drives user action and supports their goals. Whether it’s launching a new website or refreshing an old one, this workshop will help.
  • 07/10/2020: Use YouTube to grow your business – Get best practices for creating compelling YouTube channel and video content that promotes your products and services and drives engagement with your brand.

Register here for the “Growing up with Google” workshops.

Amazon launches virtual conference for small businesses

September 1-3, 2020
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CARE Act Main Street Loan Program

Join the US Department of Commerce, Federal Reserve, and Small Business Administration for an update on the new Main Street Loan Program. This program will provide credit support to qualifying small and medium-sized businesses that are an integral part of the U.S. economy and will create jobs for a large portion of the U.S. workforce, particularly in the construction, construction, construction, and construction industries. design and infrastructure.

Wednesday, August 26 at 11 a.m. PDT
Registration is free – You must register to participate in the call.

Competing California Tax Credit

Information webinars on CA tax credits for businesses. California offers more than $ 80 million in tax credits to businesses that apply for the program. The next California Competition Tax Credit (CCTC) application period begins Monday July 27, 2020, with $ 80 million in tax credits available. Companies interested in applying can register to watch a live webinar explaining the application process.

The deadline for submitting applications is Monday August 17, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. The online application is available at

Start Your Business Operations: Two-Part Webinar Hosted by CA State Treasurer Fiona Ma

These webinars were hosted in June 2020, but you can watch the replay here.

East Bay Economic Development Alliance 2020 Lecture Series: Restaurant Relaunch
Original broadcast 06/23/2020

Streetsense’s Jay Coldren and Alex Barrow delivered an engaging presentation and question-and-answer session on reopening restaurants and bars during COVID-19. The event provided a platform to learn more about best practices and industry challenges during these times. Visit Streetsense to download a copy of the Pandemic Recovery Toolkit.

Webinar on the reopening of restaurants
Original broadcast 06/17/2020

The Silicon Valley Small Business Development Center brings you their perspectives on how restaurants can comply, adapt and improve with new demands. San Mateo and Santa Clara County staff will answer your questions about local regulations.

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