This Week
APPLICATIONS OPEN April 5-16th - Digital Marketing Intensive: Get Found. Sell More. (North Coast SBDC)
April 6th - Artisan Food Webinar - 2 Part Series (NorCal SBDC) recordings will be available
April 6th - Employee Retention Credit (NorCal SBDC)
April 7th - Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (NorCal SBDC)
April 7th - Accounting and Bookkeeping for Food Businesses (Accion Opportunity Fund)
April 8th & 9th - Starting Your Business Part 1, Part 2 (NorCal SBDC)
Next Week
Pandemic Updates
CA Relief Grant Round 6 opens April 28th.
Those waitlisted in Rounds 1-5 will be automatically reconsidered for Round 6. New applicants will need to apply online.

For more information, visit
Paycheck Protection Program EXTENDED THROUGH 5/31.
Sole Proprietors, the new rules are good for you! Learn more.

Questions about Forgiveness? Start here.
Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) launched April 8th.
Register for the April 7th support webinar!

Learn more at

ALERT!! If you have a SVOG award or have an application outstanding you are ineligible for a Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grant.
Restaurant Revitalization Fund launching in April.
Application launch date and details not yet released. Keep an eye on

Start assembling your documentation now:
  • 2019 Gross Revenue (tax filing)
  • 2020 Gross Revenue (tax filing or business plan if you launched in 2020)
  • PPP loan approvals (if any)
  • SBA Form 4506T from the last time you applied

ALERT!! If you have a SVOG award or have an application outstanding you are ineligible for a Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grant.
SBA Increases EIDL Limits
Starting April 6th, the SBA will raise the Economic Injury Disaster Loan limit to 24 months of economic injury, with a max loan amount of $500k. Learn more here.
COVID-19 Resources for Small Business Owners
Curious about the Employee Retention Tax Credit? Learn more here.

Small Business Majority keeps a list of upcoming and on-demand webinars. Check it out here.

Got Questions? Ask SBDC.
Do you have questions about all the COVID relief funding options out there? AskSBDC reviews them all and includes time for Q and A. Alternate weeks include guest attorneys from CaseForce

Wednesdays at 10:30 am via Zoom.
Events & Programs Coming Soon
Pregunte a Maddy McLaughlin o Leila Roberts para servicios en español: o (707) 445-9720.
Worker Ownership Academy (Apr)
Are you interested in starting up a new worker-owned cooperative? Learn more at

Complete the Worker Owned Academy scheduling poll for spring, summer, fall 2021 by Monday April 12.

Are you a business owner interested in selling to your employees? Email Director Leila Roberts for info about a feasibility consultation with Project Equity.
Digital Marketing Intensive (Apr)
Summer is coming! Will your best customers find you? Spend money? Keep coming back?

Digital Marketing Intensive - LIMITED SPOTS. REGISTER ASAP. DEADLINE 4/16.

In the spring Digital Marketing Intensive Program you get:
  • A personalized audit and report of your web site and social media engagement (for qualified applicants).
  • Daily 12-1 pm webinars Monday-Friday April 26-30 on every aspect of your audit.
  • 10 hours of individual digital marketing or e-commerce consulting (optional).
Humboldt Small Farm Business Workshop Series (Apr-Oct)
Do you have or want to start a farm business?

North Coast Growers Association (NCGA) and North Coast SBDC are proudly partnering to bring you a May-October Small Farm Business Workshop Series.

Visit for general program details.

Sign up to be notified when the May - October program registration opens up.
You know food. We know food business. (All Year)
The regional Northern California SBDC offers excellent online programming for food businesses. View their winter/spring 2021 line up.
Sign up to be notified when the popular North Coast SBDC Fall 2021 Food Business Program applications open up.
Business Succession in Uncertain Times (May)
Own a business? Own your exit. Smart business owners plan their exit from day one. We're lining up coaching, business value assessment consulting, and workshops for seasoned business owners planning to sell in 1-10 years.

May dates TBD:

  • Navigating Your Business Exit in Troubled Times.

  • Employee Owned 101: A Smart Option for Your Business Legacy

  • Why are Employee Stock Ownership Programs so successful?
Sign up to be notified when the business exit workshop registrations open up.

Partner News & Events
Greater Eureka Chamber
Job listing for the Smart Workforce Center has changed to regional website for jobseekers. You can now find and post job listings at
Arcata Chamber
McKinleyville Chamber
Southern Humboldt Chamber
Willow Creek Chamber
Fortuna Chamber
North Coast Small Business Development Center
Humboldt: (707) 445-9720 | Del Norte: (707) 464-2168
North Coast SBDC Learning Programs also generously funded by: