North Coast Small Business Pandemic Update
This is your chance to report your business's economic injury or update your previous entry.
Alert: Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Applications Released on 6/17

After the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020 was signed into law on June 5th the Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of the Treasury issued revised guidance for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that gave business owners more time to comply, longer repayment horizons, and more.

Today the SBA and Treasury released a new EZ Forgiveness Application and a revised Full Forgiveness Application for the Paycheck Protection Program. The EZ application requires fewer calculations and less documentation for eligible

Now what?
  1. Talk with your SBDC Business Advisor about this. Don't have one? Apply here
  2. Talk with your PPP lender
  3. Sign up for the July 1st Lender and Financial Management Forum to get your questions answered
Alert: SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program Reopened for New Applicants on 6/15

SBA is now accepting EIDL applications from ag and all other eligible businesses again.

EIDL applications that were submitted before the portal stopped accepting new applications on April 15 will be now be processed again on a first-come, first-served basis.

Should you apply for this loan? Please check in with your SBDC Business Advisor about the pros and cons. Don't have one? Apply here
Alert: Yurok Tribe Launches Small Business COVID Relief Fund

The Yurok Tribe has launched a Small Business COVID Relief Fund, offered through Alliance CDFI. Yurok Tribal Members who are business owners impacted by the pandemic are eligible.

For information and an application contact Sara Barbour at the Yurok Economic Development Corporation:
Move Your Brick & Mortar Business Online (6/17)

The NorCal SBDC's Regional Digital Strategist, Shane Barker, will show Brick and Mortar business owners and managers how to effectively set up your business online and sell your product or service with a step-by-step proven process.
Juneteenth 2020 (6/19)

The Eureka NAACP chapter & Black Humboldt invite everyone to celebrate together on Zoom, the radio, or TV.

This event will feature local POC (people of color) led workshops, music, performances and informational Knowledge for Power sessions.

´╗┐The organizers will also host a virtual vending space for POC (People of Color)-owned businesses in Humboldt County.
How to Grow Your Business Online and Generate Sales (6/24)

This can be attended together with or separately from the June 17th "Move Your Brick & Mortar Business Online" webinar.
Artists and Craft Makers Program (Applications due 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.
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
North Coast Small Business Development Center
Humboldt: (707) 445-9720 | Del Norte: (707) 464-2168
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