State Business Resources
Official California State Government Website
Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz)
The Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) COVID-19 Business Resources website is the central hub for all state-related information related to businesses during this crisis. It serves to support small businesses, nonprofits, freelancers, and independent contractors.
COVID-19 Business Hotline: (877) 345-4633
Submit a request to GO-Biz Help Center
IBank – Small Business Finance Center for small business financing options and additional benefits for disaster areas: http://www.ibank.ca.gov/small-business-finance-center/ SBFC programs can be accessed locally by calling your nearest Financial
California Southern Small Business Development Corporation
San Diego Website: https://casouth.com/
North San Diego Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The North San Diego Small Business Development Center (SBDC) exists to serve dedicated entrepreneurs and business owners who want to strengthen their path to success by utilizing the powerful partnerships of the San Diego & Imperial Small Business Development Center Network.
We believe that every entrepreneur should have access to expertise, relationships and an understanding of the business community at large. The North San Diego Small Business Development Center offers business consulting and training. Our goal is to help emerging and existing entrepreneurs gain control of their business operations. We provide free local guidance and consulting in all aspects of funding and developing small business.
Email: [email protected]
San Diego SBDC COVID-19 Small Business Resources
FREE 1:1 Business Consulting
San Marcos Chamber Calendar of Events is located on the Chamber’s website for an up-to-date list of Chamber Events.
San Diego County Update for the Business Community
Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist
U.S. Chamber Releases Two New Step-by-Step Guides for COVID Employer Tax Credit, Disaster Loans
Guide to Emergency Payroll Protection Loan (CARES Act) – see more below
Emergency Loans Guide and Checklist
San Marcos’ Business Sustainability Program
Apply for a Temporary Outdoor Business Permit
Paycheck Protection Program
Guide to Independent Contractors’ CARES Act Relief
Business Toolkits and Information
New guidance for informal, social gatherings and private events went into effect April 15, 2021. Access Guidelines here: link
Access the template to submit your Safe Reopening Plan here: link
Ready to Reopen: A Playbook for Your Small Business by the U.S. Chamber
San Marcos launches new COVID-19 Business Economic Recovery Plan loaded with tools and resources to help business owners prepare to reopen when they are ready.
No COVID-19 Testing Required Before Employees Can Go Back to Work. Based on new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is no longer recommended that employers require employees who tested positive for COVID-19 to be tested again before they can return to work. The CDC test-based strategy is no longer recommended to determine when to discontinue home isolation, except in certain circumstances. Please see the Employee Flowchart for Non-healthcare Personnel to determine what to do in the event an employee tests positive for COVID-19.