What financial relief programs are available for Beverly Hills businesses impacted by COVID-19? Click here for a downloadable spreadsheet of over a dozen loan, grant, and resources.
Los Angeles-Area COVID Recovery Fund: $3 million available:
On May 29, 2020, the LA County Roadmap to Recovery added restaurants to the list of businesses that can reopen for in-person service. Lower-risk retail and other services, such as barber shops and hair salons, can also reopen with limited occupancy.
#OpenBH is the City’s process for allowing businesses to temporarily expand their services to adjacent areas such as parking lots and the public right of way (sidewalks) through a Special Event Permit. Please see below for all details, and email email@example.com with any questions.
To complete an #OpenBH special event permit for outdoor dining, applicants need to complete the following for administrative review by City staff:
For questions, please call the Special Events Office at 310.285-2408 from 8 AM – 5 PM Monday through Friday.
***Please note that these resources are guidance and are not legal requirements. Please make sure to follow your applicable city, county and state laws with regard to COVID-19 requirements.
Small Business Administration Approved Lenders for Paycheck Protection Program Loans and Economic Injury Disaster Loans. – Funding for the PPP and EIDL loans has reached capacity at this time (4.16.20). New applications are not currently being accepted. We expect further updates about the program shortly. In the meantime, we encourage you to explore other opportunities at the local, county and state level. Click here for a PPP loan forgiveness calculator.
The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation – Layoff Alternative Program information
Small Business Resources from Google including: communicating with your customers, employees, pivoting your advertising strategy and more
Energy related resources and programs by Clean Power Alliance
In partnership with the Chamber, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers complimentary one-on-one consultations for small businesses in Beverly Hills, in addition to complimentary educational seminars.
6.9.20 Small Business Development Center Webinar: How to Market Your Business During the COVID-19 Pandemic featuring Deborah Goldfarb, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at El Camino College – watch it here. Deborah taught effective ways to market your business as the economy begins to re-open. View the slideshow here.
5.28.20 Small Business Development Center Webinar: How to Sell on Instagram – watch it here. In this webinar, Deborah Deras, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at El Camino College taught attendees how to sell on Instagram and use hashtag strategies.
5.14.20 Small Business Development Center Webinar: SBDC Updates, Loan Options, and Q&A – watch it here. In this webinar, Larry Johnson, Director at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at El Camino College provides updates about the SBA programs and alternative loan options as well as answers questions from Chamber Members and area businesspeople.
4.23.20 Small Business Development Center Webinar: EIDL & PPP Loan Updates & Other Relief Programs – watch it here. Watch for an update by Larry Johnson, Director at the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at El Camino College. Mr Johnson reviews the status of the existing Federal Government support programs, EIDL & PPP, as well as identifying other viable relief programs offered by State and Local Government as well as private industry. View the slideshow here.
4.15.20 Podcasting Your Healthcare Practice and Building Your Audience Webinar by BHCC Health & Wellness Committee – watch it here. Chris Machetto, CEO, Frenchy Digital discusses how to effectively create a podcast for your healthcare practice. With many practices closed due to COVID-19 now is an ideal time to reach your patients, and future patients, through an engaging podcast.
4.14.20 Restaurant Industry Options in the midst of COVID-19 by the SBDC – watch it here. This webinar features key industry leaders from major national restaurant and foodservice delivery businesses, including US Foods, Kraft Foods, Taco Bell, and KFC, as well as several successful local restauranteurs.
4.1.20 Effectively Market & Communicate Online During COVID-19 featuring SBDC expert Deborah Deras – watch it here here. In today’s new world dealing with COVID-19, and staying at home, businesses have a captive audience who is online virtually all of their waking hours.
3.25.20 SBDC Economic Injury Disaster Loan Overview – view the presentation here. Features Larry Johnson, Director, SBDC at El Camino College, with critical information about resources and assistance available to businesses affected by COVID-19. Amongst other resources, your business may be eligible for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), other resources available through the Small Business Administration (SBA) as well as other federal, state and local resources.
Click here for a list restaurants, markets and pharmacies serving our community with takeout & delivery options.
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