North Coast Pandemic Update 4/3 (Email 1 of 2)
Event TODAY for employees who are or will be laid off
Are you an employee who wasn't able to participate today? Complete this confidential survey to request more information .
Humboldt Multi-Business Employee Layoff Help Event 10 - 11:30 am:

  • If you have already laid off employees or expect lay off employees please have them register for this event. They can participate by video conference or by phone.
  • We will help your laid-off employees understand what options and services are available to them during this difficult time.
  • North Coast SBDC, The Smart Center/Job Market, Employment Development Department, Humboldt DHHS, and other partners are co-hosting the first of several virtual events for employees in Humboldt County.

The Del Norte Workforce Center offers the same service in Del Norte. Co ntact Director Christy Hernandez to learn more: , (707) 464-8347
Surviving Together Webinar:
Support for Artisans & Self Employed Individuals.

Surviving Together Webinar: Artisans and Self-Employed 12 - 1 pm
Today's episode of the Surviving Together Webinar Series co-hosted by Allie Heemstra of Allie Illuminates and Alanna Powell of Humboldt Made. S upport and resources available to artisans and self-employed individuals during the COVID-19 crisis.
North Coast SBDC Center Service Continuity
Stay Updated COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Small Business is updated daily or more:

Get Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 for your business  here and download the California SBDC's COVID-19 Survival Guide for Small Business here .

Sign up for the Small Business Emergency Response mailing list:

Get confidential layoff or closure help ... manage and support your employees during forced closures or layoffs emailing or calling (707) 445-9720

Get confidential management or finance help ... figure out how to maximize income, reduce expenses, apply for disaster funding and more by signing up to speak with a business advisor at
Is the Center headquarters open?
The office is closed BUT your North Coast SBDC team is working from home during our Shelter in Place order. Please call 707-445-9720 or email instead. Visit the  North Coast SBDC Service Continuity Update page   to understand how we are handling your needs and questions.

Also, please be aware that staff are working at top intensity to respond to increased demand during the crisis so please start by accessing the resources above to see if we've already answered your question.

Is my workshop still running?
Probably. Most of our workshops through May are still on and are being offered virtually via Zoom. Register for the workshops you want to attend and we will send you login instructions. You'll need a computer, decent Internet speed, and ideally a separate phone. The workshops that require a high level of interaction and/or computer labs will be postponed.

Can I still meet with my business advisor?
Yes. Our advisors are independent contractors so we leave it up to you two to decide where and how to meet. Many of our advisors are prepared to meet with you by phone and/or videoconference to make sure you continue to get the help you need.

How do I use Zoom to access services virtually?
Zoom is the videoconferencing services we're using to deliver our workshops live. Most of our business advisors are also using to be in communication with you. It's flexible--can be used as a phone service, a videoconference service, to share views of what's on your computer so you can look at financial statements together, etc.

Please make sure that you have downloaded and installed the  Zoom program  on your computer in advance. It’s fairly fast and easy, but does take a few minutes.

And if this is your first time here is a short video tutorial on YouTube from Geeks on Tour: How do I join a Zoom meeting?
North Coast Small Business Development Center
Humboldt: (707) 445-9720 | Del Norte: (707) 464-2168
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