January 5, 2021
Your Business News & Updates
The City of Laguna Niguel is working to support our local businesses during this COVID-19 crisis and beyond. We will provide timely information, resources, programs and updates to help your business thrive!
Learn How to Find and Get a Small Business Grant January 19
Small business grants are an entrepreneur’s dream because they offer money that does not have to be repaid. However, finding, applying for and winning small business grants can be daunting.

Tune in at 10 am (PST) on January 19 for information about the main sources of grants, application tips to increase your chances of being successful and much more.

In this webinar, presented by Education Director of Nav Gerri Detweiler, you’ll learn:

  • The main sources of grants, including both private and federal grants
  • Tools for researching small business grants
  • Application tips to increase your chances of being successful
  • Is there really free money to start a business?
  • The current state of COVID-19 small business grants

Register today at this link.
Women in Business Virtual Breakfast Series January 8
Login at 9 am on Friday, January 8 for a virtual meeting designed to help women get radically brave in their life and business. An expert will help crack open the nuances of the ego mind, which keeps us playing small and "safe" so that the higher self can be in the driver's seat. A successful outcome requires self-leadership, mindset mastery, emotional IQ, culture harmony and more!

What you will learn:
• Go from fear to faith; self-doubt to decision; and from setback to step up!
• 14 ego tricks that once recognized and identified, provide us the opportunity to outsmart our ego and get our brave on!
• Women learn to monetize their passions, overcome their fears and unpack their natural gifts to live out their greatest potential!

The meeting opens at 8:30 am. Registration is available here
Expert Business Advice for Free
If you've ever needed expert business advice but couldn't afford it, a SCORE Advisory Board could be the solution. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. The organization can provide you with a team of seasoned successful business advisors at not cost. 

Find out how by contacting Jerry Bass at jerry.bass@scorevolunteer.org or 714-550-7369.

Resources to Help You Navigate Funding Options
If you need assistance navigating any Small Business Administration’s funding options or with general business guidance, SBA's resource partners are available to help.

Other local resource partner organizations can be found at SBA.gov/local-assistance