A County resolution prevents residents and business owners from being evicted because of a sudden loss of income tied to the COVID-19 pandemic until May 31, 2020, unless extended by the Board of Supervisors. You must notify your landlord within 30 days after the rent is due that you are unable to pay because of financial impacts related to COVID-19. A landlord may seek payment of unpaid rent after the expiration of the local emergency, but may not charge late fees. See Renter and Landlord Resources webpage.
Join the Chamber to network, share concerns, and partner with other business on joint advertising and promotions such as the new https://sananselmoeats.com/ which includes both restaurants and retail.
The Town partners with the Marin Small Business Development Center to offer informational workshops to our businesses each year. The Marin SBDC will help you apply for relief, guide you through available resources, cash flow concerns, supply chain interruptions, workforce capacity, insurance coverage and more. See their COVID 19 website for FAQs and links to federal and state information on labor laws, health, and more.
See their free webinars for coping with COVID 19 including boosting online sales and applying for financial relief.
They have information on loans up to $2 million Disaster Assistance Loans to businesses impacted by COVID-19.
The SBA Paycheck Protection Program is designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on payroll by providing each small business a loan up to $10 million for payroll and certain other expenses. If all employees are kept on payroll for eight weeks, SBA will forgive the portion of the loans used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. Up to 100 percent of the loan is forgivable.
The Northern California SBDC Finance Center can connect you with the right people and the right kind of money to start, grow, or sell your business.
MarinEconomicForum suggests getting creative and resourceful to maintain operations, including looking into one company that has created an easy-to-use gift certificate program that allows businesses to continue selling their goods and services. Kabbage is a financial technology (fintech) company that provides funding to small businesses. Through Kabbage Payments™, you can sign up to sell gift certificates online, and anyone can purchase them. Once registered, you’ll get a unique URL you can share with consumers, and they can buy gift certificates of any amount from $15 to $500.
Kiva offers 0% interest loans
Sixfifty’s is offering free technology to generate customized policies, including: 1) COVID Extended Sick Leave Policy, 2) COVID Remote Work Policy, 3) COVID Travel Policy, 4) COVID Reimbursement Policy.
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development has compiled helpful information for you including:
The Department of the Treasury has delayed Tax Day until July 15th, giving small business owners more time to pay their taxes without incurring interest or other penalties.
Small business owners now receive a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for providing paid leave to employees affected by the coronavirus. Certain small businesses qualify for an exemption if providing paid leave would jeopardize the viability of the business.
The Department of Labor issued guidance to allow States the flexibility to pay unemployment benefits when an employer temporarily ceases operations due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Federal-State Unemployment Insurance Program provides benefits to eligible workers who become unemployed due to direct and indirect effects of the coronavirus.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has guidance to help you respond to the Coronavirus and an Economic Injury Disaster Loan program for working capital loans of up to $2 million to help overcome temporary loss of revenue.
The Paycheck Protection Program is designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on payroll by providing each small business a loan up to $10 million for payroll and certain other expenses. If all employees are kept on payroll for eight weeks, SBA will forgive the portion of the loans used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. Up to 100 percent of the loan is forgivable.
NFIB is a nonprofit that advocates on behalf of small business owners. Check out their previously recorded webinars and resources for dealing with COVID 19: