Financial Help for Businesses Available 

For COVID-19 small business relief through the Small Business Administration (SBA) click HERE.

For financial help for businesses provided by the State of California click HERE.

State of California Extends Eviction Moratorium for Commercial Businesses

When the State Eviction Moratorium was extended through to June 30, 2021, the City’s commercial eviction moratorium was extended automatically.  The eviction moratorium provides protections for businesses where the effects of the pandemic have created losses in revenue due to mandatory closures or reductions in operation.  Unpaid rents are still due and a business owner that has not fully paid all rents during the term of the moratorium will be allowed six-months for repayment after September 30, 2021, unless the Eviction Moratorium is once again extended to a later date.    

Pivoting to Online Selling: Six Tips for Success During COVID-19 Webinar

The rise of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced small business owners everywhere to re-evaluate their business models and pivot to selling online instead of in their brick-and-mortar shops.

This 90-minute workshop is designed for the novice technologist, and will present six steps to success, including determining feasibility of selling online, building your online storefront, leveraging online marketplaces, developing social media marketing and more!

If you are curious about setting up an online presence but have never tested those waters, check out this free workshop for Encinitas businesses sponsored by the City of Encinitas, Encinitas Chamber of Commerce, Cardiff MainStreet 101, Encinitas MainStreet 101, and Leucadia MainStreet 101. Click here for the recording.

California Resources

California has a one-stop website for COVID-19 business and employer resources.

These specific items may be of interest to local businesses and employees:

  • Apply for unemployment
  • Apply for disability benefits
  • Apply for paid family leave