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April 8, 2021
City of Moorpark
Business Assistance Grant Application Period Extended to April 13

Ventura County has extended its $5,000 Business Assistance Grant application deadline to 6:00 PM on Tuesday, April 13. To be eligible, businesses must have annual revenues between $25,000 and $2.5 million. Businesses who previously received Ventura County Business Assistance Grants in the first round are not eligible.

Get more info and apply in just minutes at www.VCBusinessGrants.org.

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Shuttered Venue Operations Grant Application Period Opens Today

The U.S. Small Business Administration has launched its application portal for its Shuttered Venue Operations Grants. Funded to the tune of $16 billion, these grants provide 45% of gross earned revenue in 2019, up to $10 million. Applicants must have been in operation as of February 29, 2020 and must be one of the following (links go to informational videos for those types of applicants):

Grants may be used for payroll, rent and mortgage payments, utility payments, debt payments, worker protection expenditures, payments to independent contractors, state and local taxes, insurance payments, and other ordinary and necessary business expenses.

For more information, visit the SBA website or view the following:

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Upcoming Free Webinar Schedule

QuickBooks Online and Best Accounting Practices for Small Businesses
Tuesday, April 13, 10:30 AM | Register Here
Understand the features, functions, and benefits of QuickBooks Online to help you implement accounting best practices to manage your business finances, including COVID-19 Funds and Forgiveness. You are highly encouraged to bring your own questions and situations to be solved or used as examples during live demonstrations, and Juliana Ramirez of JR Bookkeeping will answer your questions live.

How to Build a Successful Small Business Brand
(Small Business Branding and Marketing Series: 1 of 3)
Tuesday, April 13, 5:00 PM | Register Here
Learn the strategies, tactics, and secrets for building a recognizable brand that turns one-time shoppers into lifelong customers. Learn exactly what a brand is and what it does in the world, along with the keys to building a successful one.

Amazon 101: Assessment, Implementation, and Store Management
Wednesday, April 14, 10:30 AM | Register Here
With online sales growing more and more, now is the time to learn about the basics of setting up your own Amazon store. Learn how critical it is to have multiple e-commerce channels and why Amazon is one of the keys. Learn how to assess your profitability, how to set up an Amazon store, and what goes into keeping your store competitive.

Save Time and Money by Identifying Your Target Market
(Small Business Branding and Marketing Series: 2 of 3)
Tuesday, April 20, 5:00 PM | Register Here
Make your brand a success by learning the strategies, tactics, and secrets for building a recognizable brand that turns one-time shoppers into lifelong customers. Identify your choir, focus your pitch, and close the deal!

Three Secrets to a Winning Small Business Social Media Strategy
(Small Business Branding and Marketing Series: 3 of 3)
Tuesday, April 27, 5:00 PM | Register Here
Discover the secrets to finding and retaining customers, defeating the competition, and building authority on social media. Topics will include live video, serving the customer rather than yourself, and becoming an expert.
City Hall Phone/Online Services
City Hall is now open for walk-in service Mon-Fri, 8A-12P, and by appointment only, Mon-Fri, 1P-4P. Please call us at (805) 517-6200 to make an appointment, or visit our Virtual Counter any time to learn how to access our services on-line, by phone, and by E-mail.
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Moorpark, CA 93021

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