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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 »
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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 »
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 »
Amazon’s HQ2 Moves In, Los Angeles’ Small Businesses Move Out
May 24, 2018
What many Angeleno small business owners are discovering – better late than never – is that HQ2 will wreak havoc on thousands of small businesses that make up the local fabric of our communities while giving unprecedented tax subsidies and corporate welfare to one of the richest companies in the world. ... read more »
The Black Business Tour: Spotlighting and Empowering Local Black-Owned Businesses 
May 24, 2018
In 2016, South L.A. native Mone’t Lamb launched The Black Business Tour (TBBT), with the intention of increasing the visibility of Black-owned businesses. Today, the company is providing marketing services by using bus tours to shine a spotlight on business owners in the Los Angeles area.  ... read more »
Wells Fargo Names Winners in Small Business Renovation Contest
August 31, 2017
Company awards physical makeovers to 20 small businesses in Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami and Minneapolis ... read more »
Small Business Workshops
June 30, 2017
Jul. 11 The series of Small Business Workshops is well attended on Tuesday nights. The next session is “Target Market Research: Who is your Ideal Customer” ... read more »
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