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Business Entrepreneurial Stewardship Training

Community Collaborators

Pedetta Higgins

Marsel Watts

Miranda Rodriguez

Recommended Resource:

The Digital Transformation PlayBook:

Rethink Your Business for the Digital Age by David L. Rogers

Includes a Bonus PDF Workbook with AudioBook.

Rethink your business for the digital age.

Every business begun before (the Pandemic on) the Internet now faces the same challenge: How to transform to compete in a digital economy?

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan

Disaster Loan Assistance

Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Non-profits, Homeowners and Renters

California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant

Small Business Relief Grant Governor Newsom and the Legislature announced a package of assistance for small businesses impacted by COVID-19, including $500 million in grants. While the program is being created, please sign up here to receive an update when launched. Additional assistance announced: tax relief (click here); and recovery loans through the California Rebuilding Fund. 

LISC Small Business Programs Presentation

California Rebuilding Fund

The California Rebuilding Fund is a loan program to support California’s small businesses—especially those located in economically disadvantaged and historically under-banked areas of the state. Businesses who employed 50 or less full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) and had gross revenues of less than $2.5 million or below in 2019 are eligible to apply. Full eligibility requirements are included in the Business Requirements tab.

Shopify And Operation Hope Join Forces To Create One Million Black-Owned Businesses

In our efforts to see these statistics improve over time, we’re announcing today our participation in HOPE One Million New Black Business & New Black Entrepreneurship Initiative (1MBB) with our intention to provide up to approximately $130 million of resources over the course of this initiative to help create one million new Black-owned businesses in the U.S. by 2030.

eBay Up & Running Grants

This holiday season, eBay is giving back to the small businesses that power America. eBay is awarding more than $500,000 in grants and education resources to help small businesses stay up and running online and secure their future into 2021 and beyond. Open until 11 December.

Comcast RISE Program

Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment. These are the cornerstones of Comcast RISE, a multi-year commitment to provide marketing, creative, media, and technology services to Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)-owned small businesses.

Cathay Bank Smart Loans

Cathay Bank offers several affordable working capital lines of credit to help small businesses prosper and grow. The three “Smart” loans have simplified underwriting and documentation requirements, reduced collateral, and a streamlined application process for profitable businesses with good business and personal credit history.

Fiserv Back2Business Grant

In partnership with AEO, we are pleased to announce the Fiserv Back2Business Grants for Small Business Program, which will award up to $10,000 to Black- and minority-owned businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 and social unrest. We are equipping these businesses with vital education, coaching, and capital to truly fuel growth of our communities, creating sustainable business and shared value for all.

Kiva 0% Interest Crowdfunding Loans for Small Businesses

Kiva is a non-profit that expands access to capital for entrepreneurs around the world. More than 2.5 million people have raised over $1 billion on Kiva.

Public Counsel Women Entrepreneurs Pro Bono Legal Assistance

One-On-One Legal Services, Legal Clinics & Workshops

 Company Formation

 Contracts & Leases

 Employees & Independent Contractors

 Patents, Trademarks, & Copyrights

 Loans & Investment

Fluent Business Empowerment Program

Fluent’s Business Empowerment Program is designed to help minority and women-owned businesses succeed in today’s digital economy. Applications Open until 15 December.

IFundWomen Grants

At IFundWomen, we have a wide variety of grants available to our members, from our monthly "pay-it-forward" grant to those from generous partners like adidas, Unilever, Visa, Barbara Corcoran & Systane, GingerBread Capital, and more.

What is Ready, Set, Bank?

Ready, Set, Bank℠ gives people everywhere the tools and confidence to start banking online. Our videos guide learners through every step of the process, with overviews and step-by-step tutorials to help them manage their finances electronically.

FOUNDLA COVID Recovery Fund For Small Business

Eligible business owners based on the criteria can apply for grant support from FOUND/LA through one of our operating partners during open application windows. Applicants will submit complete applications and required documents. Those who meet the eligibility requirements will be entered into a pool of eligible applicants. On designated selection days, grant recipients will be randomly selected from this pool until all funds are expended. The size of the grant will be between $5,000 and $25,000 depending on the size of the business. Opens 14 December.

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