Small businesses and the local economy is being heavily impacted by the COVID-19 Epidemic, shared the San Diego Business Journal.

The San Diego & Imperial Valley Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network  is staying up-to-date with federal, state, and local public health officials to make sure the small business community has the current information, advice, programs and resources including access to capital at this critical time.

“The San Diego & Imperial Valley SBDC Network is encouraging all small businesses to be proactive and realize this is going to be a long road to recovery,” stated Marquise Jackson, regional director of the network. “The key is to remain calm and contact your SBDC team of expert business advisors. They are here to help small businesses apply for local, state, and federal assistance programs as well as create and implement a strategy to weather the storm and stay afloat.”

Click here for additional resources. You’ll also find a link to the COVID-19 Small Business Survival Guide in PDF format.

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