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News and Announcements

The U.S. Small Business Administration in consulation with the Department of Treasury posted a revised borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application, implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020.

Posted On: June 17, 2020

Please see attached a letter and Fact Sheet that can be helpful as you are contacted by small businesses impacted by the recent civil unrest. It discusses the policies relating to civil unrest and gives an overview. 

Posted On: June 16, 2020

In case you missed the Move Your Brick-and-Mortar Business Online (Like a Pro) presented by Shane Barker in partnership with Butte College SBDC, watch and learn now. You learn how to effectively set up your business online and sell your product or service with a step-by-step proven process.

Posted On: June 16, 2020

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program Reopened to All Eligible Small Businesses and Non-Profits Impacted by COVID-19 Pandemic.

Posted On: June 15, 2020

The president today signed legislation that modifies the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) retroactively to the date of the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Posted On: June 05, 2020

County of Santa Cruz releases updated Shelter In Place Order, effective May 26, 2020. This order will remain in place until July 1, 2020, unless changed by County's Health Officer.

Posted On: June 04, 2020

Not like any zoom interview you've watched, in this pub talk-style episode, Marketing Advisor, Bryce Root explores how Humble Sea Brewing Co.  pivoted their business in literally 24 hours once shelter in place was enacted.

Posted On: June 03, 2020

Right now, our communities are experiencing an unprecedented set of events that are impressing upon us that we need to work together to help each other achieve a safe and stable existence.

Posted On: June 03, 2020

Many families and communities are a part of the workforce struggling during this time.

Posted On: June 01, 2020

An interview with Shaz at the Pajaro Valley Chamber on how to stay safe from all the C-19 scams and fraud that’s proliferating now.

Posted On: May 21, 2020

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