North Coast Small Business Pandemic Update
Dear Clients and Friends of North Coast SBDC:

Did you know that today is SBDC Day? Our nationwide service to small businesses turns 40 today, and we've never been more aware of how important it is that we're here to help you start, grow, thrive... and overcome.

Today, we remember you, and today — we wish your family and your business health and safety despite the surrounding chaos. 

Please see below for today's news and webinars especially for business owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Latest News 3/17/2020
SBA COVID 19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan open for Humboldt and Del Norte! Learn more on our COVID-19 FAQ page at How can I apply for a SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan?

Coping with COVID Webinars & Resources:

  • Wednesday: Emergency cash flow resources and opportunities. March 18th, 11 am - 12:30 pm. Register here. This webinar will be recorded and shared. Provided by Northern California SBDC.
  • Wednesday: Understanding SBA Disaster and Economic Injury Loans. March 18th, 4pm. Register here. This webinar is offered by CAMEO (California Microenterprise Association) and led by current and former SBA staff.
  • Thursday: Prepping to apply for Emergency SBA Economic Injury Loans. March 19th, 10 am -11:30 am Register here. This webinar is probably full but recording will be shared. Provided by Northern California SBDC.
  • Friday: Surviving Together - Webinar #1. March 20th, 12 - 1 pm. Register here. This is the first live webinar in a new series hosted by Humboldt Made's Alanna Powell and respected digital marketing expert Allie Heemstra. Every session they will bring you ideas, solutions, and experts to help us all navigate this crisis. They will be recorded and shared afterward.

Small Business COVID 19 Emergency Response Mailing List
Please share this link with five people today . Not everyone gets our emails, but everyone needs to know what's going on. One way you can help your friends is to make sure the business owners you know and care about are getting the information they need.
Resources for Small Businesses
Get Advice in this Sunday's Business Sense column with reflections and advice from the North Coast SBDC Director.

Stay Updated COVID-19 Resources and Guidance for Small Business is updated daily or more:

Get Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19 and your business here

Sign up at the Small Business Emergency Preparedness mailing list & submit a question:

Get confidential layoff or closure help ... manage and support your employees during forced closures or layoffs with the Layoff Rapid Response team by emailing or calling (707) 445-9720 x211

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
North Coast SBDC Center Service Continuity
Is the Center headquarters open?
No. Starting Wednesday, March 17th the Center's main office at 520 E Street, Eureka is staffed but not open for walk-in clients. Please call 707-445-9720 x210 or email instead.

Also, please be aware that staff are working at top intensity to maintain ongoing operations while ramping up 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 will be 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.
SBDC is 40 years old today
North Coast Small Business Development Center
Humboldt: (707) 445-9720 | Del Norte: (707) 464-2168
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