North Coast SBDCEureka and Crescent City California

Resources

Here are some helpful main resources:

Scroll for more resources by category and industry. Please email Lauren with suggestions for other resources to add below: admin@northcoastsbdc.org

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Webinars

North Coast SBDC "Business Basics" webinar series (September 2020):

  • Business Planning for the Real World. Tuesday, September 22, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Register here

  • Financial Basics for Business Owners. Tuesday, September 15, 5:30 to 7:30pm. Register here

  • Think Like a Marketer. Tuesday, September 8, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Register here

North Coast SBDC "Getting Started" webinar series (August 2020): 

  • Financial Thinking for Start-Ups. Tuesday, August 18, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Register here

  • So You're Ready To Start a Business. Tuesday, August 11, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Register here

  • So You Want To Start a Business. Tuesday, August 4, 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Register here

North Coast SBDC "Thriving Together" webinar series (May - August 2020):

North Coast SBDC "Surviving Together" webinar series (March-April 2020):

Northern California SBDC "Coping with COVID" webinars

  • Forms Needed to Apply for SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan - 10 minute overview. Recording here.

  • Prepping to apply for Emergency SBA Economic Injury Loans. Thursday, 3/19, 10 am -11:30 pm. Recording of Webinar.

  • Coping with COVID Webinar 1: Emergency cash flow resources and opportunities. Wednesday, March 18th, 11 am - 12:30 pm. Recording of Webinar. ​

  • Coping with COVID Webinar Recordings are available here.

Small Business Majority Webinars

  • Are You Ready for Amazon? (7/16 & 7/30). Getting your products on Amazon can be easy. Selling them on the global digital marketplace means being prepared and aligned. Learn more from Northern California SBDC's regional Amazon expert Bobby Chang. Part 1: evaluate your readiness. Part 2: get launched.

  • Thursday, July 9th, 2 - 3:30 PM. The Customer Expereince in the New Dine in Reality. Welcome back our friend Holly Stiel, global Hospitality and Customer Service expert, for a webinar to show restaurant owners and managers how they can merge COVID-19 government guidelines with hospitality best practices. Instead of being frustrated: get sophisticated!

  • Tuesday, July 7th, 2 - 3:00 PM. HR in the era of Covid 19 - Ready to Reopen. Join Northern California SBDC's regional HR expert Chana Anderson to learn about the key employment law requirements to reopen your business under local, state and federal law.

  • Tuesday, June 30th, 10:00 AM. How to Manage and Forecast Cash Flow in a COVID World. Recording of Webinar. 

  • Thursday, June 4th, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM. Restaurant and Retail Lease Negotiations During COVID 19 RA-R. Recording of Webinar. 

  • Ask an Attorney (6/4) Thursdays at 4 pm (password: baseforce). Ask pro-bono lawyers free questions via Zoom. Restaurant owners--consider asking about: pros / cons of "hold harmless" agreements, the governor's new executive order specifying that employees required to come to a workplace who are diagnosed with COVID-19 will be presumed to have gotten it at work and can claim workers' comp, and more.

  • Daily COVID-19 Loans Town Hall briefings at 10:30 am. Ask SBDC Resource Center from Northern California SBDC, plus M-W-F 10:30 am webinars.

    • Visit AskSBDC.com

      • ASK SBDC is an initiative of the Northern California Small Business Development Centers (SBDC’s), and is part of our continued effort to do everything in our creative power to help your business overcome the challenges of the current economic crisis and prepare your business to reopen.

**Latest grants, discounts and credits for small businesses.

**Review the pros and cons of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Shopify and more with Northern California SBDC's regional expert Bobby Chang.

  • Tuesday, June 2nd, 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Art As a Business: Program Info Session #2. Want to earn a (better) living as an artist or craftmaker? Sign up for an info session to learn more about this special program for artists on the North Coast to start and grow their business. This "Art as a Business" cohort learning program will run for three months in 2020. Visit https://www.northcoastsbdc.org/art for program details.

  • Tuesday, May 12th 10 am - 12 pm. Selling Online - Success Tools (NorCal SBDC). Third webinar in a four part series designed to help you recover faster. Discover how easy it is to use online tools. If you're new to doing things online and how to begin connecting with folks online, learn how easy it is to augment your regular process of selling and outreach. Register.

  • Wednesday, May 6th, 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Virtual Art Flight Info Session. With respect for shelter in place practices we are bringing the Art Flight Info Session #1 to you via Zoom! Bring your questions and come learn more about what the program offers. You can register here to get in our system for future information about the program.... OR come as a Zoom walk-in using this login: https://norcalsbdc.zoom.us/j/92720348241. Meeting ID: 927 2034 8241 Call in:  +16699006833,,92720348241#   For more information and application materials: https://www.northcoastsbdc.org/art

  • Friday, May 22, 2020 2:00 - 3:30pm. Employee Layoff Help Event (Humboldt Rapid Response). Recordings: Part 1 Part 2

  • Friday, April 24, 2020 2:00 - 3:30pm. Employee Layoff Help Event (Humboldt Rapid Response). Link to recording

  • Daily COVID-19 Loans Town Hall briefings at 10:30 amVisit AskSBDC.com
    ASK SBDC is an initiative of the Northern California Small Business Development Centers (SBDC’s), and is part of our continued effort to do everything in our creative power to help your business overcome the challenges of the current economic crisis and prepare your business to reopen.

  • Thursday, April 23rd 5:30 - 7:30 pm. Think Like a Marketer (Business Basics)This is not the time to go radio-silent. Marketing well is more important now than ever. How to find and reach your target markets. Create key customer personas. Analyze your competition. Basics of day to day marketing discipline.

  • Tuesday, April 21st, 4-5 pm, PRE-REGISTER by 2pm. The current mindset was always there - COVID-19 didn’t create it. Life Coach Sarah Trapkus discusses how to take responsibility for you mindset in a way that empowers you. Then she talks about how to sustain a new mindset. This is the first event in the Arcata Chamber of Commerce's Spring 2020 Business Forum.

  • Thursday, 4/23, 5:30-7:30 pm - Think Like a Marketer (Business Basics Series) This is not the time to stop marketing.

  • Coronavirus at Work: Practical & Legal Considerations. Jennifer Shaw of Shaw Law Group discusses the key employment law issues COVID-19 poses at work. On Friday, March 27, 9-10:30am. SBDC will share powerpoint on this page when it's released. 

  • Employees: Getting Through Coronavirus: Dealing with (Un)Employment Issues. CalMatters Webinar ran on Thursday, March 26, 1-2pm. You and your employees can watch the recording on YouTube here

  • COVID-19 Resources and Updates for Small Business. March 26. Webinar recording.

  • National Policy Updates for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19. March 25. Webinar recording.

  • Resources for Employees of California Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19. March 20. Webinar recording.

CA Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Workers who Contract COVID-19 During Stay at Home Order

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Governor's press release for this executive order

Alert!

  • Workers who contract COVID-19 while on the job may be eligible to receive workers’ compensation.
  • Confirmed by a positive test within 14 days of performing a labor or service at a place of work.
  • Presumption will be that workers contracted the virus at work; employers will have chance to rebut.

 

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Local Businesses & Institutions: Your COVID-19 Alerts

If you are a local business or institution, please send a link to your COVID-19 alert page to admin@northcoastsbdc.org and we'll include it here.

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Health and Safety

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Self Employed People and Employees in Special Industries

FreeLancers Relief Fund 

  • Freelancers Relief Fund offers financial assistance of up to $1,000 per freelance household to cover lost income and essential expenses not covered by government relief programs.

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) for Self-Employed, Independent Contractors

  • Applications launch Tuesday 4/28. The PUA program will help unemployed Californians who are business owners, self-employed, independent contractors, have limited work history, and others not usually eligible for regular state UI benefits who are out of business or services are significantly reduced as a direct result of the pandemic. 

Gig Workers

Bartenders

Beauty Professionals  

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Independent Artists & Artisans

  • APPLY BY OR BEFORE June 26th for the Art as a Business Flight 2020. The Art Flight program is for artists on the North Coast who want to enhance their business skills and are looking for assistance starting or growing their business. These sessions will be taught by an array of local experts, SBDC staff, and SBDC business consultants. This program will have weekly sessions from July 22nd - September 23rd, and will culminate in an Arts Alive Exhibit on October 3rd!  

  • Tuesday, June 2nd, 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Art As a Business: Program Info Session #2. Want to earn a (better) living as an artist or craftmaker? Sign up for an info session to learn more about this special program for artists on the North Coast to start and grow their business. This "Art as a Business" cohort learning program will run for three months in 2020. Visit https://www.northcoastsbdc.org/art for program details.

  • Wednesday, May 6th, 5:30 - 6:30 pm. Virtual Art Flight Info Session. With respect for shelter in place practices we are bringing the Art Flight Info Session #1 to you via Zoom! Bring your questions and come learn more about what the program offers. You can register here to get in our system for future information about the program.... OR you can come as a Zoom walk-in using this login: https://norcalsbdc.zoom.us/j/92720348241. Meeting ID: 927 2034 8241 Call in:  +16699006833,,92720348241#   For more information and application materials: https://www.northcoastsbdc.org/art

  • A coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artist across the U.S. Click here for more information and to apply

  • Ink People Center for the Arts is offering $50 gift cards to help Humboldt County artists with groceries, bills, and life necessities. Please fill out this short application form and they will be in touch soon. Click here to contribute to Ink People's fundraiser for artists affected by COVID-19 work loss. Artists: 

  • Rauschenberg Emergency Grant. This program will provide up to $5,000 for unexpected medical emergencies. Click here to find out more and to apply.

  • Musicians Foundation is offering from $500 - $3,000 in grants. To find out if you are eligible click here

  • The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Emergency Grant. This program is intended to provide financial assistance who are qualified painters, printmakers, and sculptors. This program has no deadlines and the maximum amount is $15,000; an award of $5,000 is typical. 

  • Dramatists Guild Foundation is offering emergency grants to individual playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters in dire need of funds. Apply here.

  • Coping with COVID: Financial Implications for Creative Individuals. Tue, 4/7, 6pm - 7pm EDT. Register here

  • Independent artists resources: emergency funds and more

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Restaurants and Hospitality Businesses 

**This will be a Humboldt-centric event because of the new certification process but Del Norte restaurant owners are warmly invited as well.

  • Sunday, June 7th. Get Your Take-out Menus into Eureka's Virtual Friday Night Market! If you are a locally-owned restaurant get your menu onto the recommended guide for take out on the site. The idea is when customers are picking up their package of Friday Night Market goodies from the Visitor Center they will then pick up dinner on the way home. Send for the listing the restaurant name, link to your full menu, and a telephone number. There is no charge for being listed. Targeted launch is June 7th.

  • Thursday, May 14 at 4 pm. Ask an Attorney. (password: baseforce). Ask pro-bono lawyers free questions via Zoom. Restaurant owners--consider asking about:

    • pros / cons of "hold harmless" agreements
    • the governor's new executive order specifying that employees required to come to a workplace who are diagnosed with COVID-19 will be presumed to have gotten it at work and can claim workers' comp and more.
  • New! Preparing to Offer Safe Dine-in Service. Download Resource from CA Dept of Public Health & Cal OSHAIt is not yet time to offer dine-in service, but now is a good time to start planning for how to do it safely. This document provides guidance for dine-in restaurants, brewpubs, craft distilleries, breweries, bars, pubs, and wineries to support a safe, clean environment for workers and customers.
  • Thursday, May 14th, 2-3 pm Recording coming soon. Restaurants: Negotiate Your Rent and Lease. Landlords understand that there will be a 50% or more occupancy rate over the next few years. Now is the best time to get in there and negotiate better lease and rent terms.

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Remote Work & Virtual Meetings

 

Partner Events

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Prepare Del Norte Hosts Business Owner Input Sessions by Industry

Monday, May 11th, 10-11 am: Congregations & Community Groups
Monday May 11th, 2-3 pm: Lodging & Rentals
Wednesday May 13th, 10-11 am: Gyms & Recreation
Wednesday May 13th, 2-3 pm: Professional Services (Accounting, Real Estate, etc.)

Share your ideas, questions, and reopening plans with the Del Norte Economic Resiliency Committee and the Department of Public Health.

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Fortuna Chamber Chat: Banker Q & A

Thursday, May 14th 8:30 am

Discuss PPP loans, community funding, and the impact COVID-19 has had on our community members. Guest speakers include Mandy Marquez & Laura Morris (CCCU), Bob Judevine & Jennifer Budwig (RCB), Chris Broadstock (TCB), Kelly Isaacson (Umpqua), and Jessica Hindley (US Bank).

Hiring Opportunities 

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Humboldt & Del Norte County Employers are Still Hiring

The Smart Center of Humboldt County

Del Norte Workforce Center

 

 

 

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Humboldt County Emergency Operations Center is Recruiting

Attention government and public agency employees:

The Humboldt Emergency Operations Center is recruiting Disaster Service Workers. Every assignment is considered “essential” for our community to appropriately and effectively respond to the global COVID-19 pandemic in Humboldt County. The EOC’s prefers to place current government employees (i.e. State, County, City, Academic, or other public agency employees) in these roles. If you are interested in signing up for an EOC assignment, please contact your supervisor before contacting the EOC. Contact Logistics – Staffing at 707-806-0694 with any questions about these jobs.

Social / General Relief Workers (6)
Under the Operations Section – Health & Welfare Branch. Will work out in the field with clients in the homeless population. Will provide peer leadership skills to clientele and provide general case management services.

  • Location: Field Location, Eureka – details will be provided upon assignment
  • Hours: Shifts available 7 days per week. Shifts available include 8 am – 5 pm, 4 pm – 12 am and weekends/on-call.
  • Start Date: Earliest date available
  • Schedule: Full-time or part-time (20+ hours per week)
  • Required experience: Experience providing general case management services. Good organizational experience and documentation required.
  • Preferred experience: Experience in Social Work and/or working with clientele in the homeless population is strongly preferred.
  • Other: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided such as masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer. Assignees will be encouraged to maintain 6 feet of social distancing whenever possible. 

Alternate Care Site Unit Leader (1) 
Under the Logistics Section – Alternate Care Site Unit. The unit manages resource requests of supplies and equipment specific to any Alternate Care Sites (ACS) for hospital patient overflow. The unit procures and coordinates delivery of approved resources, such as supplies and medical equipment. Will serve as lead to Alternate Care Site Unit to two other support staff members.

  • Location: Emergency Operations Center, Eureka – details will be provided upon assignment
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am to 8 pm (most shifts end after 8 hours as long as urgent items have been addressed)
  • Start Date: Earliest date available
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Required experience: Will be a task manager for the unit requiring strong communication skills; good attention to detail and strong organizational skills; prior administrative/clerical experience.
  • Preferred experience: Familiarity with medical terminology is helpful.

Facility Support Workers (5)
Under the Logistics Section – Facilities Unit. Duties may include transporting and lifting equipment/supplies, minor repairs, monitoring and attending generators, and other building maintenance tasks. Will be assisting in the assembly and maintenance of an Alternate Care Site facility for local hospital patient overflow.

  • Location: Alternate Care Site Facility, Eureka – details will be provided upon assignment
  • Hours: Shifts available 7 days per week; Most shifts start at 8 am, hours may vary by assignment
  • Start Date: Earliest date available
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Required experience: Valid US Driver’s license required.
  • Preferred experience: Construction, building maintenance, mechanic/small engine experience, or similar experience strongly preferred.
  • Other: May be required to lift up to 100 lbs.

Ordering Unit Support (1)
Under the Logistics Section – Ordering Unit. Will work in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) assisting with receiving and tracking ordering requests. Will track all requests received and work with other sections in the EOC to ensure all documentation is clear and complete.

  • Location: Emergency Operations Center, Eureka – details will be provided upon assignment
  • Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 am to 8 pm (most shifts end after 8 hours as long as urgent items have been addressed)
  • Start Date: Earliest date available
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Required experience: N/A
  • Preferred experience: Strong communication skills and general administrative experience preferred, including good attention to detail.
Food Distribution Support (1)
Under the Operations Section – Homeless Outreach Unit. May work out in the field with clients in the homeless population. Will assist with distributing food to clientele at a food distribution center. Tasks may include preparing orders for delivery to multiple sites; building premade bags of perishable and nonperishable food items for multiple programs; breaking down shipments of produce into crates.
  • Location: Distribution Center, Eureka – 

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