Gloria, SBDC Help Connect Over 400 Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 to Resources

Monday, April 20, 2020

Assemblymember Gloria Hosts Online Webinar for Small Business Owners, Federal Funding Remains Top Concern

SAN DIEGO, CA – Today, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego) and the San Diego and Imperial Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted an online webinar to connect small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to assistance. Over 450 people participated in the webinar, which reached capacity in just under two days. This is the second webinar hosted by Assemblymember Gloria on small business resources amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

My office continues to see a great need from our small business community for information on state and federal programs to help them during this time, and I am committed to continuing to host these forums as long as it’s necessary and helpful,” said Assemblymember Todd Gloria. “COVID-19 has had profound impacts on our small businesses and I believe it is imperative we do all we can to support them now more than ever.”

The webinar provided the latest information on state and federal assistance available to small business owners. It covered how to access Small Business Administration disaster loans (including the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and the Paycheck Protection Program) as well as resources available through the State of California and the City of San Diego.

“The Small Business Development Center is a year-round resource that provides free assistance to small businesses,” said SBDC Regional Associate Director Danny Fitzgerald, who participated in today’s webinar.  “We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Assemblymember Gloria in getting information out to small business owners so they can get the help they need.”

The full webinar can be watched here.

Assemblymember Gloria and the SBDC will be putting on another webinar for small business owners next Monday, April 27. Those interested in participating can register online here.