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

If you haven’t yet applied, please note the PPP loan shuts down after next Tuesday – June 30. Since the program requires applying to a bank or other lending institution (which must then process and approve the loan), realistically, if you need it, you should apply now, and certainly this week.

There is still more than $100 billion of PPP loan funds remaining – plenty to help your business or nonprofit if you need it.
Artists and Craft Makers Program Applications due TODAY 6/26

Want to earn a living as an artist or craftmaker? Apply to join this special program to enhance your business skills. Applications due before 6/26. Program runs from July 22 to September 23. Full scholarships available.
Questions? Contact Peggy Murphy at
Lender & Financial Management Forum (7/1)

North Coast Lenders and SBDC business advisors will get together again as we did in March to bring business owners up to speed on pandemic-related lending and financial advice.
How to Grow Sales in International Markets by Developing an Effective Digital Strategy (7/15)

A special Thriving Together w ebinar to Help Redwood Coast Companies Thrive (all U.S. companies welcome)

Save the date! Registration link coming soon. Sign-ups will be handled by our partner. Call Madison McLaughlin at 707-445-9720 or email  to be put on mailing list to be alerted when registration opens.
Humboldt: Get Your Products and Menus into Eureka's Virtual Friday Night Market! (rolling deadline) 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
Awareness, De-escalation and Assertiveness Training

Starting in July, College of the Redwoods Workforce & Community Education is offering 5 Awareness, De-escalation, and Assertiveness classes by industry.

Sponsored by CR Foundation these classes are being offered free of charge.

To register for these classes please visit their website at   o r call their office at (707)476-4500.
North Coast Small Business Development Center
Humboldt: (707) 445-9720 | Del Norte: (707) 464-2168
North Coast SBDC Learning Programs also generously funded by: