UPCOMING

California Competes Tax Credit Webinar Schedule*
Applications open Monday, January 3, 2022.

This webinar will provide an overview of the program, evaluation criteria, and step-by-step instructions through the application process. 
Application instructions, FAQs, and other technical documents, including the slides from this presentation are available Here. 

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at 10-11 a.m.
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 9:30- 10:30 a.m.
Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 4-5 p.m.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

*Registration required, please click on the desired date to register.


For more information on the Application Period Timeline, click here

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Coronavirus (COVID- 19) business update- 10/20/21:

Business Sector Update

Presented by the County of San Diego Medical Professional and Public Health Nurse Educator.
Tuesday, November 9 at 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Virtual via Zoom
Prepare your business or non-profit organization to be a safe environment for your employees and customers.

Register Here 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update- 10/13/21:

Office of Supervisor Lawson- Remer Grant Workshop

Presented by Terra Lawson-Remer, San Diego District Supervisor, District 3, and Grant Staff Lead from the Office of Finance and Governance
Thursday, October 21 at 12:30 p.m. Via Zoom
Learn more about the Neighborhood Reinvestment Grant, Community Enhancement Program, and Small Business Stimulus Grant. The discussion will include information on the requirements, qualifications, and the application process. Non- profit organizations, and small businesses are encouraged to attend.
Click to Register 

Business Update- 9/13/2021:

Manufacturing Month CA Kick-Off Events

California's Manufacturing Technology Consulting®

Manufacturing Month CA is incorporating both in-person and virtual events this year.

To view a full Manufacturing Day Events calendar, click here

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update- 9/3/21:

CA Relief Program - Round 9:  What is it? & How to Apply? 
Thursday, September 16 at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Presented by California's Manufacturing Technology Consulting®
The California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program provides micro grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to eligible small manufacturers impacted by COVID-19.

Register Here to learn more about the Program's guidelines, real-time demo of the application process, and tips for uploading the required documents.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update- 8/24/21:

Small Business Stimulus Grant
County of San Diego

The small Business Stimulus Grant Program is funded by the Board of Supervisors allocated federal CARES Act funding and County General Fund. The grant provides economic assistance to eligible, qualified small business, and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. Grant Application FAQ.

To Apply, click here

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update- 8/24/21:

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers COVID-19 Relief Options.
Assistance programs include but not limited to: Shuttered Venues Grants, Economic Injury Disaster Loan, Debt Relief, and more... 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update- 8/23/21:

Hiring and Retaining Talent in Today's Market
Presented by California's Manufacturing Technology Consulting®
Tuesday, August 21 at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Get an overview of proven methodologies for best-in-class manufacturing talent acquisition and retainment in today's market.

Register here

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Workforce update- 8/6/21:

Employee Retention: Keeping a Strong Workforce

Presented by A Peak Performance, CMTC® Partner
Thursday, August 12, 2021 at 1- 1:45 p.m.
Learn about employee retention trends in the manufacturing industry, ways to conquer turnover and retain employees, and how to keep employees engaged and train them for success.
Register Here

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update- 7/26/21:

California Competes Tax Credit Webinar Schedule*
Applications open Monday, July 26.
Wednesday, July 28 at 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Thursday, August 5 at 4-5 p.m.
Tuesday, August 10 at 11 a.m.- Noon
*Registration required


This webinar will provide an overview of the program, evaluation criteria, and step-by-step instructions through the application process. 
Application instructions, FAQs, and other technical documents, including the slides from this presentation are available Here. 

For more information on the Application Period Timeline, click here

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update- 7/9/21:

Guidance on Revisions to the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS)

Presented by California's Manufacturing Technology Consulting®
During this webinar, speakers will provide guidance on the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 ETS revisions that were implemented on June 17. Learn more about whether face coverings are required in manufacturing facilities, and whether Cal/OSHA will issue citations for employers who do not follow the revised provisions.

Tuesday, July 27* at 1- 2:30 p.m.
Register Here 
* If you missed it, the recorded webinar available here

What Manufacturers Need to Know About Workers' Comp & Risk Management in Todays' Market
Presented by California's Manufacturing Technology Consulting®
Thursday, July 15 at 11 a.m. to Noon
During this webinar, speakers will cover best practices for implementing effective workers' compensation programs, and discuss how to plan for controlling costs, managing claims, and saving employers time and money.
Register Here

Workplace Harassment| Is Your Company Compliant with California's New Harassment Avoidance Training Law?
Presented by California's Manufacturing Technology Consulting®
California State Bill (SB) 1343 mandates that all employers with five or more employees to provide a Harassment Avoidance Training. There will be various Training Sessions in July in both English and Spanish.

Please visit the CMTC's Harassment Avoidance Training site to register.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update- 6/16/21:

Small Business Stimulus Grant
The small Business Stimulus Grant Program is funded by the Board of Supervisors allocated federal CARES Act funding and County General Fund. The grant provides economic assistance to eligible, qualified small business, and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19.

To Apply, click here

To learn more, REGISTER to attend the Small Business Stimulus Grants Listening Session on Thursday, June 17 at 6 p.m. During the listening session, County staff will provide information and answer questions about the application process.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update- 5/24/21:

Start your Business in a Day!

Presented by Small Business Development Center®
This on-demand series will show you the steps to take to be able to launch your business- planning for success, legal steps, budgeting, and more!
Module ONE will provide an overview of the steps to starting a business and what it takes to succeed, including structure and entity creation. Starting a business is a challenge.

Sign up to learn what you need to do and what you can expect!

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update- 5/20/21:

How to Avoid and Mitigate Disruption Through Business Continuity Planning

Presented by California's Manufacturing Technology Consulting®
Wednesday, May 26 at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Learn how to develop an effective business continuity plan to increase your company's ability to survive a major disruption.

Register Here

Virtual Demo Day

Presented by Small Business Development Center®
Wednesday, May 26 at 11 a.m.
Virtual Demo Day is focused on high-growth technology innovation and investment. There will be 5 companies presenting their innovative technology solutions from all throughout California. 

Register Here

Don't be Intimidated or Overwhelmed by Small Business Finance
Presented by Small Business Development Center®
Boost your Accounting skills with free, on demand videos.
Topics include: How to Prepare to Meet with your Accounting or Tax Professional, Profit & Loss Statement, Tax/Corp Structure, and Depreciation
Watch the videos on demand by clicking on the desired topic.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update- 5/19/21:

San Diego Regional EDC
In partnership with local tech company GoSite, San Diego Regional EDC is launching the San Diego Business Hub to help woman, minority, veteran, and disabled-owned small service-based businesses at the heart of our community a full suite of digital tools at no cost.

Tools include payment processing, customer communications, website templates, and more to help businesses go online and weather future economic downturns.

Beginning Wednesday, May 19 applications will be prioritized by minority-, women-, veteran- and other economically under-resourced small business owners across the San Diego region.

Whether you’re a contractor, salon, or landscaper, apply now for free digital tools via the new SD Biz Hub!
Apply Now at sdbizhub.com 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update- 5/17/21:

Expert Guidance and Q&A Session on Cal/OSHA's Emergency Temporary COVID-19 Standard
Presented by California's Manufacturing Technology Consulting®
Wednesday, May 19 at 12- 1:30 p.m.
Get the latest information from the experts about the Cal/OSHA COVID-19 temporary Standard. During this webinar, Cal/OSHA's speakers will provide guidance and answer questions for California manufacturers regarding new COVID-19 Compliance obligations, such as:

  • Workplace investigation and reporting
  • Required written COVID-19 Prevention Program
  • COVID-19 testing to their employees

Register Here

Coronavirus (COVID-19) workforce update- 5/17/21:

HR101: ABCs of Compliance & Workfroce Engagement

Presented by California's Manufacturing Technology Consulting®
Thursday, May 20 at 10- 11 a.m.
Gain Expert tips that help with complex Human Resources issues. During this webinar, speakers will provide an overview of the HR life cycle of an employee from start to finish with practical implementation tips.

Register Here

Nail How to make Money as a Business Entrepreneur 

Presented by the Small Business Development Center®
Be part of the 7 week class, starting Tuesday, May 18 at 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.
The Lean Essentials Sprint series helps businesses explore their customer and work through the necessary steps needed to launch and scale a successful business.

Register Here

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update- 5/5/21:

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grant

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 created the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund to provide grants for restaurants sustaining financial losses to COVID-19 pandemic.

More information and FAQ
Start your Application

If you are interested, please be sure to apply early as there will likely not be enough funds for every applicant.

A Growth and Profitability Program for Manufacturers
California's Manufacturing Technology Consulting®

California Manufacturers Accelerator Plus® (CMA+) is a program designed for small and medium-sized manufacturers providing a fresh review of your business, bringing technical expertise and leadership to identify and solve problems. Each year CMTC's advisors assist hundreds of manufacturers in identifying and implementing solutions to remove barriers to growth.   

If you are interested, please contact Amanda Cheyney| CMTC Advisor at 424-255-0505 or email at acheyney@cmtc.com 

Adapt Your Business to New Guidelines| Adjust to the Latest Tier
You can continue to adapt your business to the new COVID-19 environment and latest changes. The Small Business Development Center will provide resources to help you pivot throughout the year and beyond. Click here for more information. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update- 4/14/21:

Restaurant Revitalization Fund- Intro and Overview (Live Webinar)

Presented by the Small Business Development Center®
Thursday, April 15 at 4 to 5 p.m. Sign Up Here
OR
Wednesday, April 20 at 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Sign Up Here
The American Rescue Plan included a $28 Billion grant program to support restaurants and other food and beverage providers due to the impact of the pandemic.

Connecting with Capital, Disaster Capital Updates and More! (Live Webinar)
Presented by the Small Business Development Center®
Friday, April 16 at 9 to 10 a.m.
Learn from SBDC and a panel of lenders about what disaster capital is available and what other debt capital markets (lending) has in store for 2021.
Sign Up Here

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update- 3/22/21:

CA Relief Grant Program: What it is? and How To Apply

Presented by California's Manufacturing Technology Consulting®

Thursday, March 25 at 11 a.m- 12 p.m
The California Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program (the "Program") provides micro grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to eligible small manufacturers impacted by COVID-19. The Program is being administered by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA) at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz).
Register Here

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update- 3/9/21:

Start Your Business in a Day- Module 1

Free On Demand Workshop| Presented by North County Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Module ONE will provide an overview of the steps to starting a business and what it takes to succeed, including structure and entity creation. 
After completing module ONE, you will be provided with a follow up phone appointment with a highly skilled advisor who will guide you in the right direction for the next steps to success!
Sign Up Here

Coronavirus (COVID-19) workforce update- 3/1/21:

Workshop for County of San Diego Emergency Rental Assistance Program

San Diego County residents financially impacted by COVID-19 who need help paying their rent and utilities may qualify for assistance.

Applications for the County of San Diego’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) 2021 can be submitted starting March 2, 2021.The County’s ERAP 2021 serves all areas of the San Diego region except for the cities of San Diego and Chula Vista.

Please join the Office of Supervisor Lawson-Remer on Tuesday March 2nd for a Community Workshop on Emergency Rental Assistance. We will review the process on how to apply, what is the criteria for this program and answer questions you may have. We will be joined by staff from Housing and Community Development Services from the County.

When: Tuesday, March 2 via Zoom
Time: 6 p.m.
Register Here (Must register to receive Zoom Link)

Taller sobre Asistencia de Renta de Emergencia del Condado de San Diego.
Los residentes del Condado de San Diego afectados financieramente por COVID-19 que necesitan ayuda para pagar la renta pueden calificar para recibir ayuda.

Las solicitudes para el Programa de Asistencia de Renta del Condado de San Diego (ERAP) 2021 se pueden enviar a partir del 2 de Marzo de 2021. El programa ERAP 2021 del condado atiende todas las áreas de la región de San Diego, excepto las ciudades de San Diego y Chula Vista.

La Oficina de la Supervisora Lawson-Remer pondrá un taller comunitario sobre asistencia de emergencia para el alquiler el Martes 2 de Marzo. Revisaremos el proceso de solicitud, cuáles son los criterios para este programa y responderemos las preguntas que pueda tener. Nos acompañará el personal de Servicios de Vivienda y Desarrollo Comunitario del Condado de San Diego.

Cuando: 2 de Marzo a las 6pm via zoom
Hora: 6 p.m.
Registracion: haga clic aquí **Necesita registrarse para recibir el enlace de Zoom

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update- 2/19/21:

Quality 502: Planning Operations Excellence on Your Shop Floor

Presented by California's Manufacturing Technology Consulting®
Tuesday, February 23 at 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Discover how Operations Excellence on your shop floor can set you apart from your competitors. 
Register Here

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update- 2/8/21:

COVID-19 Virtual Townhall

Presented by Terra Lawson-Remer, San Diego District Supervisor, District 3
Thursday, February 25 at 5 p.m. Via Zoom
Learn about the vaccine rollout, the expansion of vaccine PODs/superstations, and the next steps for San Diego County.
Click to Join this Townhall 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update- 2/16/21:

Pivoting to New Products

Presented by California's Manufacturing Technology Consulting®
Thursday, February 18 at 10 to 11 a.m.
Learn how to develop an adjacent product from a company's existing product line to appeal to the changing demands of COVID-impacted market.
Register Here

Connecting With Capital
Friday, February 19 at 9 to 10 a.m.

Learn from the Small Business Development Center® and a panel of lenders about what disaster capital is available, and what other debt capital markets have in store for 2021. Congressman Scott Peters joins the conversation. 
Register Here

The Paycheck Protection Program

The Small Business Development Center® can provide assistance if you're a first time borrower, applying for a second loan or if you're a nonprofit organization.
For details and on-demand webinars, click Here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update- 2/10/21:

Shifting Gears Podcast| California's Manufacturing Technology Consulting® 
Shifting Gears highlight manufacturers, consultants, and industry experts from the modern world of manufacturing. Each quarter, experts give their insights to help manufacturers thrive in today’s economy. Below are episodes on various topics that pertain to operating a manufacturing firm, and the industry as a whole.

Episode 1: A Whole New World: How Manufacturers are Navigating the Challenges of the Pandemic
Episode 2: Developing a Comprehensive Workplace Safety Plan in 2021
Episode 3: Virtual Selling is Virtually Here to Stay
Episode 4: Seeing Red? How to Maintain Cash Flow During Uncertain Times
Episode 5: Upskilling Your Manufacturing Workforce with Apprenticeships
Episode 6: Supply Chain Opportunities: Reshoring, Restructuring, and Nearshoring

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update- 2/8/21:

Strategies for Infectious Disease Prevention

Presented by California's Manufacturing Technology Consulting®
Tuesday, February 16 at 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Discover how employers can protect their manufacturing workforce during a health crisis.
Register Here

Coronavirus (COVID-19) workforce update- 2/8/21:

Friendly Reminder: Unidos In Finance- Career Training Program

8 WEEK ONLINE PROGRAM 
March 1- April 15| 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Limited Spots Available| Apply Here
Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update- 2/1/21:

Estimulo Federal- PPP y PPP2
San Diego County Hispanic Chambers of Commerce| Free Live Online Meeting

Este taller va a explicar quien esta eligible, como aplicar, y otros. Va a haber preguntas y respuestas.
Date: 2-4-21 4 p.m.
Register Here|
Deadline 2-4-21 4 p.m.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update- 1/26/21:

Federal Stimulus Update
SBDC Free Live Webinar and Q/A

The SBA is reopening the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for first time borrowers and will also be allowing for a second loan (PPP2). This webinar will review how the PPP works, what a business or nonprofit needs to do to apply, and how the PPP2 works.
Date: 1-28-2021 2:30 p.m.
Register Here| Deadline 1-28-21 1 p.m.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) workforce update- 1/20/21:

Live Well Youth Sector is RECRUITING!
The Live Well San Diego Youth Sector is excited to recruit youth and young adults throughout San Diego County, with diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to the Youth Leadership Team! The recruitment packet attached provides detailed information on the position. Youth and young adults who are 16-24 and will live in San Diego County for the program period (March 2021-February 2022) are encouraged to apply. Please forward to youth and young adults that may be interested in this program! 
Apply HERE| DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, January 29, 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) workforce update- 1/19/21:

Unidos In Finance- Career Training Program
8 WEEK ONLINE PROGRAM 
March 1- April 15| 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Limited Spots Available| Apply Here
Deadline: Friday, February 12, 2021 at 5 p.m.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update- 1/11/21:

Innovate78 blog with all of the latest COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update- 1/4/21:

***Breaking News*** Deadline extended to January 13th to apply for the CA COVID-19 small business and nonprofit relief grant!

The San Diego & Imperial Small Business Development Center is available to support businesses to complete their application for the California Relief Grant. There are recorded webinars and live webinars available in English, Spanish, and other languages.

Visit https://www.sdivsbdc.org/california-relief-grant/ to learn more and to sign up for a live or recorded webinar!

Upcoming webinars:

Recorded webinars (on-demand):

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update - 1/2/21:

Federal stimulus information from the SBDC: https://www.sdivsbdc.org/federal-stimulus/

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update - 12/31/20:

The Escondido Chamber of Commerce is organizing a COVID-19 Relief webinar for Wednesday, January 6. There will be two presenters that have been working with businesses during the first CARES Act round. We will be adding more details to the website for the event.

Register online at http://www.greaterescondido.com/

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update - 12/28/20:

SBDC workshops: California Relief Grant - How to apply

The State of California announced a $500 million grant program to help small businesses. The program is being administered by Lendistry, a nonprofit financial institution. To help, we have this on-demand webinar you can watch on your own time. On-demand

There are also live webinars each day at 11 am, with offerings in languages other than English. Daily at 11 am

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update - 12/26/20:

Small Business Grant Website is Live

The State of California has opened the website for the CA Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program. The first round of applications will be accepted from Dec. 30th 2020 - Jan. 13th 2021.  CaReliefGrants.com - check it out now to prepare to apply when the application is live on Dec 30th.  The FAQ page is being updated regularly, so please check there with questions.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update - 12/15/20:

Reminder: Join Vikita Poindexter, National Association of Women Business Owners California (NAWBO-CA) president and CA Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara for a virtual town hall on insurance issues for Women Business Owners during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. With many businesses experiencing tremendous economic loss, it is imperative for you to have up to date information on services and resources.  Wednesday, December 16th 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Register in advance for this Zoom webinar: https://tinyurl.com/womenbusinessowners

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update - 12/14/20:

Check out the upcoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) webinars with topics from social media to adapting your workspace.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update - 12/7/20:

Join Vikita Poindexter, National Association of Women Business Owners California (NAWBO-CA) president and CA Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara for a virtual town hall on insurance issues for Women Business Owners during the COVID-19 pandemic emergency. With many businesses experiencing tremendous economic loss, it is imperative for you to have up to date information on services and resources. Wednesday, December 16th 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Register in advance for this Zoom webinar: https://tinyurl.com/womenbusinessowners

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update - 12/4/20:

The rising cases and growing pressure on the healthcare system have prompted a new statewide shut down for the final weeks of 2020.

What does this mean:

  • Residents of areas in which hospital Intensive Care Unit availability has fallen below 15% will be required to stay at home, and most businesses will have to close or operate at severely limited capacity for at a minimum of three weeks.
  • The regional stay-at-home rules take effect today in 23 counties, mostly in the Central Valley and Southern California.
  • Hotels can remain open, although the order bans non-essential travel statewide.
  • Restaurants will be limited to takeout and delivery only.
  • Campgrounds, wineries, breweries, museums, zoos, family entertainment centers, and aquariums must close.
  • Retail operations will be limited to 20% of capacity.
  • Schools currently open are allowed to remain open.

Governor Newsome's new mandate can be found here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update - 12/1/20:

Small business owners, file for the state Small Business Hiring Tax Credit - you have from December 1 to January 15, so file now before the credits are gone! More info here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update - 11/30/20:

New state relief programs announced, more info here.

California Rebuilding Fund​ - $37.5M (will be leveraged to raise an additional $125M) to help small businesses rebuild via low-interest loans​ and Tax Deferrals:

  • Automatic 3-month extension for business taxpayers with up to $1M in sales tax ​
  • Expand interest-free payment agreements to larger companies with up to $5M in sales tax ​
  • Expand eligibility to industries heavily impacted by operations restrictions including bars & restaurants, hair salons, hospitality industry, etc. ​
  • Emergency relief package ​
  • $500M in COVID-19 relief funds ​
  • Grants up to $25k for small business, non-profits, and cultural institutions ​
  • Program will act as a bridge until legislature can take further action in January ​

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update - 11/28/20:

Celebrate Small Business Saturday this week on 11/28 with our downtown holiday passport. So many fun places to visit and enjoy, more info here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update - 11/25/20:

The County Board of Supervisors held a special meeting today and allocated additional funds for small business grants. 
In particular, restaurants, fitness centers, movie theaters, museums, zoos/aquariums, and businesses in the event industry with fewer than 100 employees are encouraged to apply for the County of San Diego Small Business Stimulus Grant, which will not need to be repaid. The County plans to focus on helping businesses that don't have the resources to facilitate expanding outdoors.

Business owners who have previously applied for funding through the County Grant Program will not need to reapply.

You may determine eligibility here and apply here.  If you have any questions on how to apply, you may contact Corinne Busta directly at 619-531-5533 or corrine.busta@sdcounty.ca.gov.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update - 11/24/20:

The following COVID-19 Industry Guidance documents for Restaurants, Wineries and Tasting Rooms, and Bars, Breweries and Distilleries were updated on November 24, 2020. The updates include, but are not limited to, allowing live performers at a minimum of 12 feet of distance from spectators, a clarification on the use of face coverings, measuring six feet of physical distance from the back of dining chairs, additional examples of proper cleaning and disinfection during COVID-19, and a reminder that physical distancing alone is not sufficient to prevent COVID-19.

Please continue to take all the following necessary precautions to slow the spread of COVID‐19:

  • Wear face coverings.
  • Physically distance six feet when possible.
  • Frequently wash your hands.
  • Stay home if you’re sick.
  • Follow industry specific guidelines for COVID‐19.
  • Review your onsite Safe Re‐opening Plan or Food Facility Protocols, and if necessary, update it to be consistent with the new requirements.

We appreciate your continued commitment to protecting public health. If you have questions regarding this information or your operation, please contact the County at (858) 505‐6900 or email at fhdutyeh@sdcounty.ca.gov.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update - 11/20/20:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update - 11/19/20:

  • The California State Treasurer and the San Diego and Imperial Valley Small Business Development Center are hosting a seminar on November 23 to provide information on available resources for small businesses.  Additional information can be found here.  Small business owners are invited to RSVP.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update - 11/17/20:

  • Guidance for Thanksgiving and Winter Holidays

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update - 11/13/20:

  • The County is hosting a workshop on November 18 for breweries, wineries and distilleries to discuss hazardous material disposal - business owners in these industries are invited to pre-register here.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) business update - 11/12/20:

With the county moving into the Purple Tier’s updated COVID-19 restrictions effective on Saturday, November 14, 2020, the City continues to support our local businesses with resources and tools during this difficult time. Please share this with any of our businesses CityWide!

City Resources
Safety Tips to Winterize Outdoor Dining and Retail Spaces
Safety first during the winter season! Find safety tips for winterizing your outdoor dining and retail spaces and Fire Department contact info here. We are happy to review your outdoor winter plans for free.

Want to operate your business outdoors? The City is here to help!
The City recognizes the impact of COVID-19 restrictions limiting indoor operations, and we are here to help. The City’s Business Recovery Strategy encourages outdoor dining and retail operations, more information can be found here.

Moving your business outdoors and need temporary fencing? The City can help with that too!
Submit your fencing request with your business information, your contact information, and the number of feet of fencing you need to Business@escondido.org. Fencing will be made available for businesses to pick up at the City’s Public Works yard, while supplies last. Quantities limited! More info here.

Purple Tier - What does this mean for businesses and the community?

  • Restaurants (including bars, breweries, and distilleries where a meal is provided), wineries, places of worship, museums, gyms, and zoos can operate outdoors only.
  • Bars, breweries, and distilleries where no meal is provided are closed.
  • Retail establishments and shopping centers can operate at 25% indoors.
  • Personal care services, salons, and barbershops may operate indoors with modifications.
  • K-12 schools must use distance learning if they’re not already open for in-person instruction.
  • Parks, playgrounds, and outdoor recreational facilities remain open.
  • A maximum of 3 households may gather.
  • Indoor recreational programs must operate outside or be canceled.
  • The East Valley Community Center will close to the public.
  • The Escondido Public library will operate at 25% capacity.
  • City staff stand ready to assist local businesses with moving their operations outdoors if they haven’t already done so. If you hear of a local business that needs temporary fencing for outdoor operations or has other needs, please direct questions to Amber Tarrac at atarrac@escondido.org or 760-839-4587.

The California Department of Public Health created this chart to help explain the differences in the tiers. We all have choices to make when considering engaging in low or high risk activities. Continue to enjoy the low risk activities like working out in one of our parks or supporting a local restaurant. Do your part to minimize the risk as much as possible, and we will get through this – Stronger, Together!
 

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Escondido Insight Newsletter Archive

  • February '19: Henry Avocado, Jacked Up Brewery, and more
  • March '19: San Diego Code School, Council City Awards, and more
  • April '19: Sustainable companies, Vesper Vineyards, and more
  • May '19: Trademark Venues, Grand Avenue Festival, and more
  • June '19: Java & Jazz, AgHub, and more
  • July '19: Tacos in Escondido, Elintrix, Community Advisory Groups, and more
  • August '19: Modern Maker Market, SmartCover Systems, and more
  • September '19: Forgotten Barrel, The Broken Token, and more
  • October '19: Women-Owned Businesses, Manufacturing, and more
  • November '19: Left Coast Engineering, A Taste of Life Skills, and more
  • December '19: Holiday Cheer, Small Businesses, and more
  • January '20: Grand Comedy Club, SlimGym, and more
  • February '20: 2nd Saturdays, Street Life, and more
  • March '20: COVID-19 resources for businesses and the workforce
  • April '20: Little Miss Brewing, Highland Valley Vineyards, and more
  • May '20: Glennie's Office Products pivots to make hand sanitizer, The Local Hub, and more
  • June '20: How Local Companies are Handling Reopening
  • July '20: Apply for City Business Grant Program
  • August '20: Stone and Glass, Jumpstart Your Business in a Day, and City Business Grant Program success stories
  • September '20: Old World Meat Company, Classical Academy, Dine Diego, and ICIC Small Business Program
  • October '20: Daydream, Mirrored Memories, Halloween Safety Tips, and New Open Businesses in town
  • November '20: Escondido Eats - Fill Your Plate, Fill Your Heart, Burgeon Beer Company, and Tips for Wintering Your Business
  • December '20: Escondido Business Insight: Escondido Eats 25 Days To-Go, Kismet Distillery, News, and Events
  • January '21: Escondido Business Insight: The Barking Dog Deli, What's Brewing at Manzanita Roasting, News, and Events
  • February '21: Escondido Business Insight: Escondido Creek Trail Improvement Have Been Granted! Action Sports Lifestyle Company Encouraging Customers to go 'Off the Grid', and CA Small Business COVID-19 Relief Programs
  • March '21: Escondido Business Insight: Escondido Scientist is Helping Mankind and Saving the Planet, County's Emergency Rent Assistance Program, Cal Competes Tax Credit Program Application, and Upcoming Events.
  • April '21: Escondido Business Insight: CA Small Business COVID-19 Relief Programs, Digital Marketing Training for all Businesses, From Backyards to Dream Abodes, Escondido is Buying, Building & Booming, 'Autojoyment' Drives Enhanced Car Experience at the Centre, and Upcoming Events.
  • May '21: Escondido Business Insight: New on Grand, Barrel Republic pours good times & great taps, Ro filtration facility in Escondido breaks ground, Grants and Resources for Small Businesses/Restaurants, and Upcoming Events.
  • June '21: Escondido Business Insight: From Applications to Zoning, the City of Escondido Supports New Businesses, Are you Hungry Escondido? There is an App for That, Jobs in Escondido, Tobacco Retail License, Escondido Eats, Cruisin' Grand and More...
  • July '21: Escondido Business Insight: Get your Motor Runnin'- Cruisin' Grand is Back!, An Alley Becomes a Gallery, Small Business Stimulus Grant, CAL Competes Tax Credit, County Emergency Rent & utilities Assistance, and Upcoming Events. 
  • August '21: Escondido Business Insight: Celebrate Art & Culture on 2nd Saturday, New Breweries and Eateries in Escondido, California Auto Outlook, Small Business Stimulus Grant, Cal Competes Tax Credit, Upcoming Events, and more...
  • September '21: Escondido Business Insight: The Photographer's Eye- Providing a View from a Different Lens, EcoLife Saves Lives by Thinking About Conservation Differently, Grants and Resources, Jobs in Escondido, Manufacturing Month, Business Resource Guides, Events, and more...
  • October '21: Escondido Business Insight: Celebrating Women-Owned Businesses, City Proclaimed October as Manufacturing Month, Grants and Resources, Events, and Visit Escondido.
  • November '21: Escondido Business Insight: Escondido Celebrates Veterans at Annual VetFest, Escondido Continues to Grow Agriculturally, Small Business Saturday, Grant and Resources, and In the News.
  • December '21: Coming Soon...