Greetings!

We want to keep you updated with information that will help you and your business and hope you find these links useful.
TOGETHER FOR L.A.
JULY 2021 WEBINAR SERIES 
Did you know? Eligible businesses that allow employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine can receive a tax credit. Partner with a vaccine provider to host an on-site vaccination clinic.
Did you receive a Paycheck Protection Program loan? You may be eligible for loan forgiveness. Follow the four steps below.
  1. Contact your lender and complete the correct form
  2. Compile documentation
  3. Submit the forgiveness form and documentation to your lender
  4. Communicate with your lender throughout the process
Small Business Tax Credit Programs
Did you know that the American Rescue Plan extends a number of critical tax benefits, particularly the Employee Retention Credit and Paid Leave Credit, to small businesses?

Federal Coronavirus Resources
State, local, and federal agencies are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Check out coronavirus.gov for updates from the White House's COVID-19 Task Force. Go to cdc.gov for detailed information about COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Visit covid-sb.org, the official federal resource website for U.S. small businesses affected by COVID-19.
Virtual Mentoring and Training 
Offices around the country may be closed due to the pandemic, but SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, Veterans Business Outreach Centers and other resource partners are providing free business mentoring and training by phone, email, and video.
Learn About Money & Marketing!
Join our partners SCORE and SBA for a Money & Marketing webinar this Thursday at 4:00 pm. 
You will learn:
  • How to research and budget a marketing campaign
  • How to create key goals & objectives
  • Write effective copy & use effective imagery
  • How to continually optimize your ad spend
Attention women in business: Tune in to SBA’s upcoming webinars and learn how to get certified for the Women-Owned Small Business federal contracting program, what to do after you're certified and more.
  • Property tax relief for small businesses! While home prices have skyrocketed during the pandemic, many small businesses and retail property owners have struggled to hang-on. Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles County Assessor's Office is reviewing small businesses and other commercial properties to determine if they are entitled to property tax relief. 
  • If you think your property lost value because of the pandemic-induced recession, you may be eligible for a decline-in-value review of your property’s assessment. 
  • Learn more at assessor.lacounty.gov.
The sounds of summer can be yours! The Vaccination Sweepstakes offers those getting vaccines this week a chance to win grand prizes of magnificent music with the LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl and Staples Center. Get a vax, chill out and relax!
The SBA extended the application date for the Community Navigator Pilot Program from July 12, 2021 to July 23, 2021, and anticipates making award decisions by September 2021. Established by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, the community navigator approach will reach our nation’s smallest businesses, with a priority focus on those owned by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, as well as women and veterans. The Biden-Harris Administration has made delivering equitable relief to hard-hit small businesses a top priority and will continue to take steps to ensure equitable distribution of relief.

The Community Navigator Program will have a significant impact in revitalizing small businesses through a Hub and Spoke “Navigator” featuring a lead “Hub” – at the center of a network of “Spoke” organizations that deploy trusted community advocates to work with small businesses during recovery. These networks leverage the business development expertise of the central hub organization and the community credibility of spoke organizations to better connect critical resources with small businesses, with the priority focus on those owned by women, veterans, and socially and economically disadvantaged individuals.
Get to Know the Heroes of the SFV
2021 LAPD
Captain's Luncheon
July 29th, 2021

Woodland Hills Country Club
21150 Dumetz Road
Woodland Hills, Ca 91364
11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Tankless Hybrid Solutions for Commercial Kitchens


Webinar Information
July 20, 2021
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Register by: July 19, 2021

Please note, your registration is not complete until you receive a confirmation email.

The City of Los Angeles is excited to announce the launch of the regional marketplace for public and private contracting opportunities coming this Fall! We invite you to partner with the Mayor's office to spread the word and get businesses registered that traditionally have not done business with the City of Los Angeles or other public agencies.

The City of LA has partnered with our business community to create a space for both public and private entities to post their opportunities in one convenient location. This upcoming decade represents hundreds of billions of dollars worth of events, projects, and infrastructure investments coming to the Los Angeles region. To prepare for this influx of economic activity, we are transforming the Los Angeles Business Assistance Virtual Network (LABAVN- the City’s current solicitation portal) into a Regional Marketplace. This exciting platform will provide unprecedented access to a wide array of opportunities
and resources from both the public and private sectors.

Los Angeles COVID-19 Resources
The City of Los Angeles has compiled an extensive list of resources and financial aid programs available to local small businesses. Click here to access the site.
Does your business need help optimizing or creating a website? Do you need help optimizing or creating business listings and a digital presence? Mayor Eric Garcetti launched LA Optimized to help small businesses adapt to the rapid shifts in consumer behavior and technological advances by empowering them to boost their digital marketing, maximize their online business listings, create or optimize their websites, and increase their knowledge and presence in the e-commerce space - all at no cost to businesses. 

In addition, this program will provide grants to select creatives (photographers, graphic designers, videographers, writers, etc) for providing creative and digital content
services including branding, videography, photography, website copy, and
graphic design to small businesses. 

If you are a business owner interested in the program, please learn more here.
If you are a creative professional interested in supporting businesses, please apply here.

Applications will be
accepted on a rolling basis until September 1, 2021.
Virtual Events, Meetings and Webinars
Reminders for programs you may be aware of.
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