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Legalzoom And L.A. Sparks Launch Multi-Year Partnership to Support Small Businesses
May 11, 2022
LegalZoom & Sparks Partner to Empower and Uplift Women Entrepreneurs ... read more »
GLAACC Partners With Corporations to Advance Black Businesses
March 16, 2022
For over 15 years, the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce‘s (GLAACC) Business Evolution Program (BEP) has partnered with major corporations to provide entrepreneurs with the tools and resources they need to increase scale and achieve economic growth. ... read more »
Founders First CDC to provide $100,000 in grants to diverse small businesses in Los Angeles
November 11, 2021
The Job Creators Quest Grant will help diverse small businesses continue to create premium wage jobs and act as a recognition of the existing investments these organizations have already made themselves to retain and grow their workforce during the pandemic. Funding for this grant program was facilitated in part by a $1 million grant from the Rockefeller Foundation, in conjunction with Founders First Capital Partners’ recent $9 million Series A financing. Additional partners include ADP, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Union Bank, and Small Business Majority. ... read more »
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Minority owned businesses in LA to receive financial boost
September 30, 2021
Los Angeles has the largest small business economy in the U.S., with over 250,000 small businesses. However, there’s a shortage of capital available for these small businesses, and entrepreneurs of color are disproportionately affected. Earlier this month, the Entrepreneurs of Color Fund (EOCF) program was launched in Los Angeles to address this shortage. With $2.65 million in funding to support historically disadvantaged small business owners in Los Angeles, the fund is designed to help increase the availability of capital and business resources to strengthen small businesses owned by underserved entrepreneurs. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Responds to New State Order “Blueprint,” Navigating California through COVID-19
August 31, 2020
Throughout the pandemic, there has been many different models for monitoring the course of COVID-19.  In response to the state issued news, Chairwoman Kathryn Barger stated, “I am thankful to the state for creating this new tiered system, which clearly lays out how Los Angeles County can perceive with reopening. The new process allows the County to slowly move through the process and address the health, social and economic impact of this virus while also better aligning us with neighboring counties.” ... read more »
Los Angeles County Launches ‘L.A. VS Hate’ Campaign to Challenge Hate Crime Increase
August 27, 2020
From January through July, the 2-1-1 hotline received 256 calls reporting hate. In response the County is launching the ‘L.A. VS Hate’ Campaign. It is a 3-part strategy to bring the County under one mission of unity, create a system to make reporting hate crime easier, and finally to expand the capacity to act when faced with a hate crime. The campaign uses art inspired programs to uplift the unity in a diversified community. Artists are invited to participate in creative interventions to share a common passion with all residents.   ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Announced “L.A. Connected” Responding to Massive Financial Struggles Among Family Households
August 12, 2020
The goal for L.A. Connected is to Magnetize the resources to the communities that need them the most. The city plans for this platform to be an educational tool to empower families to receive the help they need. It is a network that includes various service providers through Los Angeles City WorkSource and FamilySource that will help Angelenos apply to the following: unemployment insurance, file their taxes, apply for as much as $8,000 in tax credits, and access federal stimulus checks, known as Economic Impact Payments, which total up to $1,200 per adult and $500 per child. ... read more »
Los Angeles Board of Supervisors confirm Allocation of 1.2 Billion Dollars Received from Federal Government Through the CARES Act
August 10, 2020
Chairwoman Kathryn Barger confirmed the allocation of 1.2 billion dollars that Los Angeles County received from federal government through the CARES Act. She ensured these funds will provide the county with significant resources for residents and business owners. It will equip and encourage small businesses and organizations with knowledge and tools to remain open. ... read more »
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Los Angeles County Officials Trace COVID-19 Escalation to Group Gatherings on July 4
July 20, 2020
Chairwoman of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors Kathryn Barger stated that recent rise in positive cases can be linked to events that took place on July 4, results in spread show up 2-3 weeks after a person has contracted the virus. “We cannot stress this enough; we need everyone to do their part and adhere to all the guidelines public health officials have put in place to keep Los Angeles county safe.” ... read more »
California Is Hooking Small Businesses Up With Free E-Commerce, Online Marketing Help
July 16, 2020
Gov. Newsom says he wants to help small businesses. Combined, they are a major economic engine in the state. He wants them to get online quicker and expand their markets to reach new customers in cyberspace. This is as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to hammer their bottom lines and change the way we shop.  ... read more »
Entrepreneurs Kick Off National Campaign to Fund Black Businesses and Bridge the Black Wealth Gap
July 9, 2020
The 10K Project is an economic movement to create a 100% Black-owned crowdfunding platform ... read more »
Dodger Stadium Looks to be the Largest Testing Site in America
May 26, 2020
Tuesday, May 26, Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti delivered news surrounding the biggest testing site in America at the Dodger Stadium; the site is equipped to test up to 6,000 people a day. With the current numbers confirming a level of stabilization, the mayor announced all retail store businesses are available for in-door shopping. ... read more »
L.A. County Economic Resiliency Task Force Contemplate July 4 Reopening; Over One Million Angelenos Applied for Unemployment
May 19, 2020
the L.A. County Economic Resiliency Task Force deliberated the possibility of reopening the Los Angeles economy on July 4. The task force is developing a “fast-track” plan to accommodate the progression of workflow and safety measurements. A multitude of businesses are looking to propose a motion to resume operating safely by July. ... read more »
An Unprecedented Challenge Before Us
March 26, 2020
But this is just the beginning of what will be a long fight on multiple fronts. ... read more »
Rep. Chu Holds Oversight Hearing on SBA’s 504/CDC Program
December 12, 2019
The hearing allowed members to hear directly from witnesses from the CDC community regarding their experience with the program. ... read more »
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