North Coast Small Business Pandemic Update
The Paycheck Protection Program closes to new applications TOMORROW Tuesday 6/30.

If you haven’t yet applied, please note the PPP loan shuts down to new applications by the end of Tuesday, June 30.

Some lenders have already closed applications so if you need help finding a lender contact INFO@ASKSBDC.COM  

Lender & Financial Management Forum (7/1)

North Coast Lenders and SBDC business advisors will get together to bring business owners up to speed on pandemic-related lending and financial advice. Sign up and send us your questions!

HR in the era of COVID 19 - Ready to Reopen (7/7)

Join Northern California SBDC's regional HR expert Chana Anderson to learn about the key employment law requirements to reopen your business under local, state and federal law.
The Customer Experience in the New Dine In Reality (7/9)

Welcome back our friend Holly Stiel, global Hospitality and Customer Service expert, for a webinar to show restaurant owners and managers how they can merge COVID-19 government guidelines with hospitality best practices. Instead of being frustrated: get sophisticated!
How to Grow Sales in International Markets by Developing an Effective Digital Strategy (7/15)

A special Thriving Together w ebinar for businesses that want to start or grow their customer base by exporting online. Special grant opportunity will be announced!
FREE Awareness, De-escalation and Assertiveness Training for your customer service team (7/18, 7/23, 8/1)

Starting in July, College of the Redwoods Workforce & Community Education is offering five FREE Awareness, De-escalation, and Assertiveness classes by industry.

Retail: Sat, July 18, 8:30 - 11am
Hospitality: Sat, July 18, 2 - 4:30pm
Grocery: Thurs, July 23, 8:30 - 11am
Child Care: Sat, Aug 1, 8:30 - 11am
City/County Frontline Workers: Thurs, July 23, 2 - 4:30pm

Register at   o r call (707) 476-4500.
Are You Ready for Amazon? (7/16 & 7/30)

Getting your products on Amazon can be easy. Selling them on the global digital marketplace means being prepared and aligned. Learn more from Northern California SBDC's regional Amazon expert Bobby Chang. Part 1: evaluate your readiness. Part 2: get launched.
Social Media Selling (7/23)

PART 2: to be announced
Review the pros and cons of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Shopify and more with Northern California SBDC's regional expert Bobby Chang.
Artists and Craft Makers Program Application deadline was 6/26. Still want to apply?

Want to earn a living as an artist or craftmaker?

Program runs from July 22 to September 23. Applications were due by Friday 6/26 but late submissions will be accepted on a case by case basis. Contact Peggy Murphy at
Humboldt: Get your order in by COB Tuesday for Eureka's Virtual Friday Night Market! is an online one-stop-shop for local products and services.

Makers, retailers, artists, restaurants: submit your product, package, art in this google form

Customers order your products from Saturday to Tuesday and pick up their package of Friday Night Market goodies and CSA farm boxes from the Visitor Center. If they have found your take-out menu on the site they will have pre-ordered dinner to pick up from you on the way home.

Questions? Contact Alanna Powell:  or 707-499-0379.
AskSBDC Webinars (M, W, F)

Northern California SBDC's regional Finance Center brings small business owners the latest updates and guidelines every week.

Ask an Attorney (Thursdays)

Thursdays at 4 pm (password: baseforce)
Ask pro-bono lawyers free questions via Zoom

Restaurant owners--consider asking about:
  • pros / cons of "hold harmless" agreements
  • the governor's new executive order specifying that employees required to come to a workplace who are diagnosed with COVID-19 will be presumed to have gotten it at work and can claim workers' comp
  • and more.

At 4 pm click this link and enter the password baseforce
North Coast Small Business Development Center
Humboldt: (707) 445-9720 | Del Norte: (707) 464-2168
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