COVID 19 Resources for Businesses

Local Resources


email planning@townofsananselmo.org to suggest additional resources

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Marin County

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.

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San Anselmo Chamber of Commerce

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 U.S. Chamber of Commerce has ideas to Stay Connected To Customers During Coronavirus and see more ideas and inspiration at Main Street America

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Marin Small Business Development Center

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.

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Add your open business to free website MarinBusinesses 

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TownFlyr Local Bicycle Delivery

Check out TownFlyr for local bicycle delivery service in Fairfax and San Anselmo.

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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.

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San Anselmo Sustainability Commission 

Don’t let COVID-19 keep you from meeting your zero waste goals. See this information on reusables. 

Other Resources and Lender and Corporate Small Business Assistance Programs

Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

GoFundMe Small Business Relief Initiative

Yelp’s Support for Local Businesses

James Beard Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund

MainVest Main Street Initiative

Opportunity Fund coronavirus relief fund

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.

State Level Support

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California Department of Public Health

CDPH has a guidance document here (3/16 version) for retail food, beverage, and other related venues.

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Employment Development Department (EDD) 

EDD can help you with alternatives to layoffs with Reduced Work Hours and Unemployment Insurance Work Sharing Program 

With EDD Tax Assistance you may request a 60 day extension to file payroll and more. Call the EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center 1-888-745-3886 

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State of California Go-BIz

The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development has compiled helpful information for you including:

National Resources

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.

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SBA Resources

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.

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CDC Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides extensive information and updates on how to prevent community spread including specific guidance for businesses.

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U.S. Department of Labor

Employment information such as wages and hours worked laws and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act. US Wage and Hour Information

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