Small Business Programs & Resources

Small businesses in LA County may qualify for up to $25k in grants!

LA County small and microbusinesses (less than $2 million in revenue) and non-profits (less than $5 million in revenue) impacted by COVID-19 may qualify for financial relief to support their post-pandemic recovery.  The Economic Opportunity Grants (EOG) program offers $60+ million for grants, technical assistance, and other County services to help businesses stabilize and grow.  Grants will be available starting in January 2023.

Get started here: http://bit.ly/EOGrants

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Bellflower business owners and operators have a special opportunity to participate with 37Oaks, a commerce development company that helps product entrepreneurs scale and diversify through e-commerce, wholesale, storefronts and pop ups. The City has partnered with 37Oaks to offer a 10-course certified program that is designed to help support our local product-based merchants.   
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To qualify for this course, your business must be a product-based i.e. food, beverages, clothing, beauty, books, art, etc. located in Bellflower. You must have a desire to grow into a brick-and-mortar store in the city and must have a minimum of 6 months of business operations. Apply today at www.37oaks.com/bellflower


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For Spanish speaking Bellflower business owners and residents, the City is working with Asociación Emprendedor@s to host a free 8-week program that will cover how to start, grow and operate a business. This course will be held in-person with sessions every Tuesday (check back for the Spring 2023 workshop dates)


To register click the link below or call (714) 627-2671: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/programa-emprendedors-ciudad-de-bellflower-ca-registration-391847144357?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Flyer Emprendedoras

 

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Meet with an experienced mentor at no-cost through SCORE O.C. Sign up at orangecounty.score.org or en espanol https://www.mentoresdenegocios.org/mentores

The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers free small business workshops. To see what's available click here.

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REOPENING PROTOCOLS

Download Retail Business Posters here to print (to notice customers):

i.e. Curbside Pickup Only, Please Stay Away if You’re Sick, Please Stay 6 Feet Away, Wear a Cloth Face Covering

http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/acd/ncorona2019/bestpractices/#signage


Assistance Programs for Small Businesses 

Learn about the Paycheck Protection Program for Small Businesses  - CARES ACT

SBA funding programs
 
Cal/OSHA COVID-19 Guidance & Resources


Reporting Stigma


The County is committed to assuring that all residents affected by COVID-19 are treated with respect and compassion. We must separate facts from fear and guard against stigma. The outbreak is no excuse for spreading racism and discrimination. If you or someone you know experiences discrimination based on race, nation of origin or other identities, please report it. You can report hate crimes, hate acts, and incidents of bullying in Los Angeles County, whether or not a crime has been committed. Call the Los Angeles County Information line 2-1-1 which is available 24/7, or file a report online at: https://www.211la.org/public-healthand-safety/anti-hate.