This post updates information from the #3 of 8 posts in March 2020... Links for funding.
Please note the links are for general information purposes only and my comments/summaries are not tax/business/legal/medical advice. Please consult your own resources for advice that best suits your individual situation.
This link for page on "grimygoods" website was shared by Counsel for Creatives, IP law firm I use. The link shows a step-by-step application for freelancer aid in CA. With screen shots of pages from the CA state EDD (Employment Development Dept) website.
LA Times story with overview of small businesses struggling with loan application process
"Federal program for small businesses that are hurt by corona virus is slowed by snags" by Anna M. Phillips, Samantha Masunaga 4.3.20
Quote: "Mark Comon, owner of Paul’s Photo in Torrance, said he had been banking with Bank of America for 30 years. Yet when he logged onto the bank’s website early in the morning, he was told he couldn’t apply for a loan because he’d never borrowed money from Bank of America before.
Before the pandemic struck, Comon’s camera store had 18 employees and did about $10,000 worth of business on a normal day. Now that his doors are closed and he’s relying primarily on phone and online orders, he’s had to lay off all but five people. On Monday, he made $111.
Comon said he needed a loan so he could do exactly what members of Congress and the president have said they want small business owners like him to do — hire back all of his employees. Now he’s not sure if he’ll be able to pay rent.
“We were looking forward to having this loan so we could start to rebuild the business and survive,” he said. “Being denied access to the money is a death sentence for our small business."
CALIFORNIA DMV - 60 day extension to renew drivers licenses and vehicle registrations
CA DVM Press release --
Quote from the DMV Press Release (3.16.2020):
"In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) today asked California law enforcement to exercise discretion for 60 days in their enforcement of driver license and vehicle registration expiration dates beginning March 16, 2020. The DMV is taking this action so that at-risk populations, including seniors and those with underlying health conditions, can avoid required visits to DMV field offices for driver license or vehicle registration renewals"
Also deadline for Federal "Real ID" has been extended to Oct, 2021
CALIFORNIA List of Resources
"COVID-19 Los Angeles Community Resources"
California AB 5 --- the indie contractor law. Recent news story
LA Times 3.26.20 by Johana Bhuiyan
more AB 5 info in this post on the blog:
While this link is from a diabetes source, some of the tips here may be helpful for others in the high risk categories: