Coachella Valley Strong: Business Resources and Ideas for JOBS

March 17, 2020

This post will be updated as new news comes in. 4/1/2020

 

COVID-19 Dashboard – by the numbers here. 

 

Small Business Resource Links: 

U.S. Small Business Administration

Small Business Development Center

Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

CalChamber U.S. Chamber of Commerce

 

Restaurants – call ahead to order for pick up or delivery

Restaurant information

Stay In/Take Out from the CVB

 

SUPERVISOR’S OFFICE UPDATE/RESOURCES:

-RivCo Toolkits online @  www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus

-RivCo Videos @  www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus

-RivCo Town Hall Powerpoint, Rancho Mirage, April 1st, 2020 click here

-Small Business Assistance:  http://www.oesnews.com/sba-to-provide-small-businesses-imp…/

-Riverside County Workforce Development Department resources:  http://www.rivcoworkforce.com/

-California Labor Agency resources:  https://www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/#chart

-California Employment Development Department Resources:  https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm

-IRS Resources:  https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus

 

Rancho Mirage Residents and Businesses

Reach out if you have questions or concerns about how COVID-19 is affecting our community.

Visit the City of Rancho Mirage dedicated COVID-19 webpage, click here.

Email:  covid19@ranchomirageca.gov or call 877-652-4844

To discuss any COVID-19 symptom concerns, call Eisenhower Health hotline at 760-TEST988 (or 760-837-8988).  The line is staffed 24 hours a day by registered nurses.

 

JEDE Committee developed website to assist small businesses, entrepreneurs, workers, and economic and workforce development professionals respond to COVID-19 challenges.
https://ajed.assembly.ca.gov/content/covid-19-resources

State Tax Assistance
Employers experiencing a hardship as a result of COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension of time from the EDD to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest.
EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center: 1-888-745-3886
https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm

Federal Tax Assistance
https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus

State Work Sharing Program
Employers can apply for State Unemployment Insurance Work Sharing Program if reduced production, services, or other conditions cause them to seek an alternative to layoffs.
https://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Work_Sharing_Program.htm

State benefits for impacted workers
https://www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/#chart

Go-Biz Small Business Advocate
This page includes an email and director phone line for small business assistance. The page is called “How We Can Help”.
https://business.ca.gov/…/small-business-i…/how-we-can-help/

GO-Biz COVID-19 Page
Includes links to support for employers and employees who are susceptible to the virus’ disruption.
https://business.ca.gov/coronavirus-2019/

 

Small Business Administration (SBA)
Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance
1-800-659-2955 or disastercustomerservice@sba.gov
www.SBA.gov/disaster

Easy Explanation Form click here

Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act click here

Riverside County Toolkit
www.rivcoph.org/coronavirus

Riverside County Workforce Development Department
http://www.rivcoworkforce.com/

Riverside County resource page
www.RivCoBizHelp.org

Coachella Valley Small Business Development Center is providing assistance in preparing loan packages for those businesses looking to apply for SBA Disaster loans. Please refer anyone needing business assistance to SBDC for our no cost consulting services.
https://coachellavalleysbdc.org/

The Latest News and Resource Guide for Your Business 

Federal Government – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Up-to-Date Information
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Guidance for Businesses and Employer to Plan and Respond
– https://www.cdc.gov/…/comm…/guidance-business-response.html…

 

 

SNOWBIRD DEPARTURE: If snowbirds are leaving – food banks and other nonprofits can use their donated goods:

List of Member NONPROFITS

 

JOBS: If you have people looking for work, we recommend applying at

Grocery Stores, gas stations,

Fast food restaurants with drive thrus,

Costco/Sam’s Clubs

Media – TV stations

Refinancing Services

Assisted Living/Home Care, other medical, pharmacies,

Meal delivery services, like Postmates, Toast etc

 

IDEAS FOR YOUR BUSINESS:

Offer Curbside Services and/or Delivery

Offer online shopping and shipping

Go digital with meetings – apps like ZOOM and more

Go social – share what your business is doing differently

Stay social – connect with the community here and often be human – not a logo, not a sale, share your encouragement and care

Share resources with other businesses! That could be hand sanitizer or staff or ice …

Check in with your staff and their families often

Double check your security systems – security resource click here

If slow: begin to work on a recovery strategy plan, touch your SOPs, policies and procedures, business plans, marketing plans, employee handbooks, clean up databases, take webinars and classes from You Tube, read on a new subject.

 

 

ARTICLES >> 5 Tips for staying productive while working from home >> 20 Tips for working at home >> Work from Home 101


ACCOUNTING QUICKBOOKS ONLINE – $12-75 Services Provided: Information Storage/Sharing | Project Management | Security/Encryption GUSTO – $6-12/PER USER Services Provided: Information Storage/Sharing | Project Management | Security/Encryption


ALL-INCLUSIVE GOOGLE SUITE/HANGOUTS – $6-25/PER USER* Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Audio/Phone | Instant Messaging | Information Storage/Sharing | Project Management | Security/Encryption *In response to COVID-19 through July 1:  free access to our advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers globally including larger meetings, for up to 250 participants per call, live streaming for up to 100,000 viewers within a domain, and the ability to record meetings and save them to Google Drive OFFICE 365/TEAMS – $0-12.50/PER USER* Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Instant Messaging | Information Storage/Sharing | Project Management | Security/Encryption *In response to COVID-19: Beginning March 10, Microsoft is rolling out updates to the free version of Teams that will lift restrictions on user limits.


COMMUNICATION ZOOM – $0-19.99* Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Web Conferencing/Webinar | Security/Encryption In response to COVID-19: free for educators to move toward virtual learning ZOOM PHONE – $14.99 Services Provided: Audio/Phone | Security/Encryption SLACK – $0-12.50 Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Instant Messaging | Information Storage/Sharing | Security/Encryption LOOM – $0-5/PER USER* Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Web Conferencing/Webinar |Instant Messaging *In response to COVID-19 through July 1: free for educators, recording limit removed on the free plan, free trial extended to 30 days, Loom Pro price adjusted to $5/month RING CENTRAL – $24.99-49.99 PER USER* Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Web Conferencing/Webinar | Audio/Phone | Instant Messaging *In response to COVID-19: Three months free RingCentral Office for K12 educators, health providers and non-profits GOTOMEETING – $12-16/PER USER* Services Provided: Video Conferencing | Web Conferencing/Webinar | Audio/Phone | Instant Messaging *In response to COVID-19: some organizations may be eligible for access to free emergency remote work toolkit. Can register here.


CRM LIVE AGENT – $0-39/PER USER Services Provided: Project Management


INFORMATION SERVICES DROPBOX BUSINESS – $12.50-20/PER USER* Services Provided: Information Storage/Sharing | Security/Encryption *In response to COVID-19: Free Dropbox Business subscriptions for a three-month period to nonprofits and NGOs that are focused on fighting COVID-19 GENIUS SCAN – $0 Services Provided: Information Storage/Sharing Phone app for scanning/sending documents TINY SCANNER – $0 Services Provided: Information Storage/Sharing Phone app for scanning/sending documents


PROJECT MANAGEMENT TRELLO – $0-20.83/PER USER Services Provided: Information Storage/Sharing | Project Management | Security/Encryption ASANA PROJECT MANAGEMENT – $0-24.99/PER USER Services Provided: Information Storage/Sharing | Project Management


SCHEDULING ACUITY – $0-50 Services Provided: Project Management