Back to Basics for Controlling Coronavirus in Coachella Valley

By |2020-07-01T18:20:37-07:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Economic Development, Jobs, News|Tags: , , , |

As economic developers, of course we want to see Coachella Valley businesses open. But in order for our economy to really function, we've got to prioritize the protection of public health. That's because businesses need customers, and customers need to 1) feel safe and 2) be healthy enough to participate in economic activity. Just this [...]

Help Our Recovery. Get Tested.

By |2020-06-25T15:57:12-07:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Economic Development, Jobs, News|Tags: , , , , , |

An overwhelming number of the businesses we’ve talked to are eager to re-open. Despite some of the negative labels being hurled about, these people aren’t all denying science, nor are they all putting profit over health. These are entrepreneurs, independent contractors, and small business owners who have spent lifetimes building their businesses, brands, or skills. [...]

Insight: Search and SEO for Small Business

By |2020-04-21T16:59:53-07:00April 21st, 2020|Categories: Business Development, Coronavirus|Tags: , , , |

This month, amidst the stay-at-home orders of COVID-19, CVEP hosted its first-ever virtual Small Business Forum. The topic, SEO and Search Marketing, was more timely than ever. Many businesses have been temporarily forced to operate from a digital storefront instead of a physical one. A physical storefront will get foot traffic if it's well-located, and [...]

The PPP Application Process, Explained

By |2020-04-14T15:46:35-07:00April 14th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Jobs, News|Tags: , , |

CVEP is one of the founding partners of the Coachella Valley Economic Recovery Team (CVERT). But before our Valley can recover, CVERT members are assisting businesses with the more immediate task of staying afloat. Each founding partner seeks to help in unique ways. One of the actions CVEP is currently taking is assisting businesses with [...]

COVID-19 PPP Loan Programs for Small Business

By |2020-07-06T17:27:45-07:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Economic Development, Jobs, News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Note: Funding for the PPP has been extended through August 8, 2020. We continue to update the lender list in this article as new information becomes available.  The new funding for the PPP & HCE Act became available on Monday, April 27 after original funding from the CARES Act ran out of money. While it [...]

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 [...]

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