- Employers can apply for the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Work Sharing Program if reduced production, services, or other conditions cause them to seek an alternative to layoffs.
Employers planning a closure or major layoffs as a result of the coronavirus can get help through the Rapid Response program. For more information, refer to the Rapid Response Services for Businesses Fact Sheet (De 87144RRB PDF) or contact your local America's Job Center of California.
If layoffs are necessary, the Santa Ana WORK Center will connect our community’s job seekers to the resources, skills and opportunities they need to find jobs.
- The Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
California’s Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBANK) is offering a Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program (DRLGP) to help you with your working capital needs.
Jobzmall is giving unlimited job posting and enterprise tools for free to Santa Ana Chamber members over the next 3 months. You can do this by going to this link https://www.jobzmall.com/open-store or emailing their Head of Community, Aida Dunn, email@example.com
- Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses. Not only can this grant help you with your business monthly expenses, but also help you attract more customers with ad credits.
The Santa Ana Small Business Incentive Program that offers a grant up to $5,000 for businesses with 5 or less employees has waived the “new business” criteria to make it a bit more accessible to businesses.
- To address concerns surrounding the coronavirus, the Santa Ana Chamber has created an open line of communication where you can get your business's most pressing questions answered. Please contact the Chamber at (714) 541-5353 or through our website and we will connect you to the appropriate resources for your business.
- Employers experiencing a hardship as a result of COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest.
- Research indicates that 43% of businesses never re-open after a disaster, and 25% of business that do, fail within a year. This self-assessment, and all of its resources, is designed to provide the most effective ways to increase your ability to survive.
Orange County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - 714-564-5200
The SBDC offers free business workshops, consulting services, and resources for businesses including access to grants and loans. Message from SBDC - As concerns continue about coronavirus (COVID-19), we can help you navigate available resources, answer your business questions and be a trusted partner for your business. Despite the impact of COVID-19, rest assured the SBDC is here to help and we value the privilege to be of service.
Small Business has Big Business problems, but not Big Business Resources. Legal Shield/ID Shield give Small Business Owners, Big Business resources on a Small Business Budget. Please see how we can help all Business Owners with less than 100 employees, for profit and not publicly traded.
provide 2 hours of free remote support from our technicians (priced at $135 an hour during regular times) to all the members of Santa Ana Chamber, who may be in need. These are the members who may be facing technology challenges say in working from home, connecting remotely and securely to their companies’ network, worrying about security of their data etc. and need technical support.
- The Small Business Majority is compiling relevant tips and resources and information on new funding opportunities and policy developments your business that we are sharing on our website and through online presentations.
Shifting training delivery from in-person to virtual instructor led isn’t as easy as sharing a link and reviewing a presentation deck. Dale Carnegie of Orange County is offering a Virtual Train the Trainer Certificate Program that will convert your in-person training activities to an online format. Call them directly to register for program.
BBB remains operational and focused on serving the business community and consumers throughout the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis. Please check the resources available to you at; BBB.org/coronavirus.
- Our Member Directory contains the contact information of tax, legal, real estate, and financial professionals that can guide you during these difficult times.
Hotel & Hospitality Resources
- California Travel Association
- Visit California
- California Hotel & Lodging Association
- U.S. Travel Association
- Labor & Workforce Development Agency
- Labor Commissioner's Office FAQs
- Department of Fair Employment and Housing
- California Department of Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- World Health Organization