Councilmember John Lee, Rep. Brad Sherman, Supervisor Kathryn Barger, and others are hosting a chat to help local businesses hold on. The COVID-19 pandemic took a real toll on small businesses, many of which were already struggling. 7,500 small businesses in Los Angeles County were permanently shuttered in 2020, according to the Los Angeles County Economic […]
On Monday, February 22, the Biden Administration announced additional enhancements to the PPP loan program including a 14-day window, opening this Wednesday, when only businesses with 20 or fewer employees can apply. Please see the Small Business Administration website for more information (the report is mid-way down the page): https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources The LA Times and the […]
Join California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and Insurance Diversity Task Force Chair Mark Morales for a LGBTQ+ virtual town hall on insurance issues and available resources for small businesses during the COVID-19 on January 27th, at 1:30pm. Submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, click here.
Los Angeles County Coronavirus Update: Local Officials Order Businesses In “Non-Critical” Sectors To Close Offices Statewide, California has closed indoor operations STATEWIDE for: restaurants wineries movie theaters family entertainment zoos museums cardrooms
LA neighborhoods are evenly divided on plans to legalize street vending amid concerns current law opens immigrant vendors to deportation. Los Angeles is the only major city in America that prohibits street vending, but that may be changing after a City Council committee Monday advanced a proposal to decriminalize it. The proposal put forward Monday […]
This week, Council District 12 Councilmember Mitchell Englander voted to support a comprehensive analysis of the impact and effectiveness of Ordinance #181127, which temporarily reduced the internet-based business tax rate. In March of 2010, the City Council and Mayor approved Ordinance #181127 (CF 09-1914) to reduce business tax rates for internet-based businesses. The intent of this action […]