SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans For Coachella Valley Businesses

By |2020-03-26T21:43:04-07:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, News|Tags: , , , , |

As COVID-19 continues to spread, the need for governmental assistance in the Coachella Valley grows. At the time of this writing, the resources available to help businesses survive this challenging time are just beginning to roll out. Among the currently best-defined programs is the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program through the U.S. Small Business Administration. [...]

Auto Repairs: This is the Perfect Time to Get Your Car in Tip-Top Shape

By |2020-03-25T15:23:28-07:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Jobs|Tags: , , |

It was a relief to see that the service departments of automobile dealerships and independent auto repair outlets were included on the list of essential services issued by California Governor Gavin Newsom. Knowing this, I decided to get some deferred maintenance done since my mechanic is only 2 miles from my home. I called for [...]

COVID-19: Temporary Assistance From Banks

By |2020-03-25T13:16:36-07:00March 25th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, News|

As COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to create financial mayhem to small business and individuals, financial institutions are offering special assistance to help mitigate the hardship. We realize there is a lot of information coming at businesses right now: this is just a sampling of resources. We will update this post as new information becomes available. At [...]

Ways That COVID-19 May Change Our Lives

By |2020-03-23T18:03:00-07:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Jobs, News|Tags: , , , , |

CVEP’s staff is now beginning our second week of sheltering in place.  As the television reports of the growth of the virus is like a light bulb to a moth, there are permanent lessons we are learning from this experience. We continue to see how COVID-19 will change our lives for the long term. The [...]

Updated: Federal Tax Filing Deadline Extended to July 15

By |2020-03-20T17:29:17-07:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Business Development, Coronavirus, News|Tags: , , , |

Updated March 20, 2020: Today, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Tweeted: “At @realDonaldTrump’s direction, we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15. All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties". Like so many other things in our world right now, resources are changing [...]

Making Sense of Government Assistance for Businesses

By |2020-03-18T11:11:31-07:00March 18th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, News|

CVEP is diligently monitoring the responses by the United States and California governments to assist both people and businesses. Our goal is to communicate with the Coachella Valley's business community about what can be done within the framework of passed legislation to mitigate the negative impacts of the COVID-19 threat. To date there have been [...]

Business Continuity During Unpredictable Events

By |2020-03-17T10:26:07-07:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Business Development, Coronavirus, News|Tags: , , , |

As you read this, you have already likely experienced firsthand the difficulty of preparing for a disaster once it is underway. Many stores are selling out of needed products within minutes of restocking their shelves. And although we are already in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, it is not too late to take basic [...]

Contacting CVEP During Social Distancing and Remote Work

By |2020-03-16T14:39:19-07:00March 16th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Economic Development, News|Tags: , , , |

Public health officials have called for social distancing measures. Social distancing works based on mathematical principles: the more people that come in contact with one another, the more opportunities for transmission. In accordance with  to the CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease, CVEP is taking precautions to [...]