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Business Resources In Response to COVID-19 LOCAL DINING & BUSINESS OFFERINGS BEVERLY HILLS BACK TO BUSINESS
Business Resources In Response to COVID-19 LOCAL DINING & BUSINESS OFFERINGS BEVERLY HILLS BACK TO BUSINESS JOIN NOW

The Novel Coronavirus is an important topic in our community and around the world. The Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce will continue to serve as a resource for our business community during this difficult time. Please find a few business and community resources below.


LA County Orders and Protocols

Latest LA County Health Officer Order (With Details on What Industries Can Re-Open)

Required LA Protocols for Companies That Must Be Complied With to Re-Open

Funding

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:

  • Micro-entrepreneurs (up to $5,000 grants)- Workers participating in the gig economy, street vendors, sole proprietors, independent contractors, 1099 workers, and/or single-member LLCs with revenues of less than $100,000 in the most recent available tax return (2018 or 2019).
  • Small businesses (up to $15,000 grants) – Registered for-profit business entities that have a yearly revenue of less than $1 million based on most recent available tax return (2018 or 2019).
  • Non-profits (up to $15,000 grants) – Registered 501(C)(3) organizations that have annual revenue of less than $1 million based on most recent available 990 form (2018 or 2019
  • Find details here

Find additional grant options below:


OPEN BH: RESTAURANT & BUSINESS REOPENING

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 cbh-eventpermits@beverlyhills.org 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:

  • Special event application
  • Certificate of insurance, naming the City as additionally insured. Additional information on the City’s Insurance Policy for permits can be found online.
  • Layout that following social distancing protocols

All restaurants reopening for onsite dining, indoor and out, must follow the County’s protocols (Appendix I). Additionally, they have provided a toolkit for additional help online here.

For questions, please call the Special Events Office at 310.285-2408 from 8 AM – 5 PM Monday through Friday.


For Employers:

Guidance for Re-Opening Your Business:

***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.

US Chamber of Commerce resources: Coronavirus Small Business Guide and Checklist | Workplace tips

The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act 

(Photo taken from City of Beverly Hills website)

State of California Governor’s Office of Business & Economic Development updates & resources

California Labor & Workforce Development Agency – updates & resources for employers & workers

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

State ABC Office Relaxes Limitations on Restaurants and Allows Off-Site Alcohol Sales


For Employees:

California Employment Development Department updates & resources for employees

City of Los Angeles Economic & Workforce Development Department – Business Transition Services

Energy related resources and programs by Clean Power Alliance


Complimentary Consultations & Educational Seminars for Small Businesses

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.

  1. Please check our Chamber events calendar for the next SBDC educational seminar
  2. Beverly Hills businesses are eligible for complimentary one-on-one consultations with a business advisor through the SBDC. These sessions can either be done virtually or in person at the Chamber offices or your place of work when available. To sign-up please register at www.southbaysbdc.org/newclient, if you have any questions email eccsbdc@elcamino.edu.

Past Webinars

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.


SPECIAL BUSINESS OFFERINGS

Click here for a list restaurants, markets and pharmacies serving our community with takeout & delivery options.

Click here for additional member offers.


City of Beverly Hills COVID-19 updates & resources

  1. City of Beverly Hills press release – 6.4.20 City of Beverly Hills cancels curfews until further notice
  2. City of Beverly Hills press release – 5.29.20 Updated LA County Health Order
  3. City of Beverly Hills press release – 5.29.20 LA County now permitting hair salons, barbershops and in-person dining to reopen immediately with limited capacity
  4. City of Beverly Hills press release – 5.28.20 Expedited Metro purple link work in Beverly Hills to continue through June 15
  5. City of Beverly Hills press release – 5.26.20 LA County now permitting all retail to open at 50% capacity
  6. City of Beverly Hills press release – 5.13.20 LA County Department of Public Health announces curbside/door-side pick-up not permitted for all business
  7. City of Beverly Hills press release – 4.9.20 Beverly Hills Orders Face Coverings in Public
    1. Chamber member Clement Shield Security has imported a shipment of N95, KN95, and medical surgical masks, gloves, face shield, and protective gowns, directly from an FDA approved factory. To learn more, contact Clement Shield Security President, Delphine Tso here.
    2. Chamber member Pioneer Hardware has a supply of masks available. Pioneer Hardware is open for in-store shopping and curbside pickup. To learn more, visit their website here.

Los Angeles County updates & resources

  1. LA County Launches small Business Recovery Loan Program – 4.13.20 Find the application here | Find the 4.13.20 press release here
  2. LA County Health Department – 3.21.20 Safer at Home Order for Control of COVID-1
  3. LA County press release – 3.16.20 LA County Public Health Issues Order to Prohibit Group Events and Gatherings, Require Social Distancing Measures and the Closure of Certain Businesses
  4. LA County Business & Worker Disaster Help Center

California Department of Public Health updates & resources

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention updates & resources


Should you have feedback for our team on issues you are experiencing or a request for a specific resource, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our staff. Find staff contact information here.
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