COVID-19 & Shelter in Place Business Resources
As much as we want to spend some time with each other and get back to business, the most important thing we can do is follow the directives and effectively self sequester. We won't be back to anything looking like normal until the spread of the virus is contained. We have all been trained that Action is required to solve most every dilemma we face. Despite our discomforts, In-Action is what we need today!
While new information is broadcasted throughout the day, here are a few items you may be interested in. Thank you to our members for forwarding this information.
Sonoma Economic Development Board – In partnership with the County of Sonoma and the Department of Health Services, the EDB has compiled a Business Resource Guide including a list of local, state, and government resources for businesses and employees affected by the emerging situation.
Are you on the Business is Open list? – The Press Democrat (and all Sonoma Media Investments [SMI] publications) wants to inform the public about the status of local businesses – who is operating and in what capacity. Inclusion is free and easy. Just answer the questions on this form and you’ll be included.
Small Business Administration (SBA) – The SBA has programs for Disaster Loan Assistance. Visit their website for the latest information and how it may help your business.
Sonoma County Bilingual Business Owner Hotline – Various County resources can be reached at (707) 565-4667, or by visiting this facebook page.
Entrepreneur Resources from Hello Alice – Alliance member Alice has developed a Covid-19 Business Resource Center, loaded with information and best practices for your business.
Beacon Economics – Beacon Economics (Chris Thornburg’s firm) has released their quarterly economic report which covers some of the initial affects of the Corona Virus.
Sonoma-Marin Town Hall with Senator McGuire – Wednesday evening (3/25) at 6:30pm, there will be a virtual Town Hall meeting with Senator McGuire and the leadership of Sonoma and Marin Counties. To participate, dial 844-767-5679, enter code 204015 and follow the prompts. Questions before or during the Town Hall can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.