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Important COVID Updates for Small Businesses

Updated: Jun 7, 2023

Important COVID Updates for Small Businesses

1)Latest COVID relief from, 2)how’s your business sector fairing this quarter, 3)some business owners are moving more to online sales and pickup orders – is your website up for it, 4)holiday specials for affordable digital marketing (emails, SEO, holiday updates for website, etc.) and website platforms (Wix, Godaddy, Shopify, etc.)

Latest COVID Relief in California

Small Business Relief Grant - Governor Newsom and the Legislature announced a package of assistance for small businesses impacted by COVID-19, including $500 million in grants. While the program is being created, please sign up here to receive an update when launched

Ca Tax Credit – enrollment begins December 1, 2020

  • Employed 100 or fewer employees as of December 31, 2019, and

  • Suffered a 50 percent decrease or more in income tax gross receipts (generally, all income less returns and allowances), when comparing second quarter 2020 to second quarter 2019.

Join us Tuesday, December 15, at 2pm ET for CO— Blueprint: Deepening Customer Relationships through Technology, an interactive discussion focused on helping businesses create digital strategies to serve their customers effectively. From automated outreach to personalized customer service, we’ll give you the tools and insight you need to enhance customer relationships and grow your customer base. Host Jeanette Mulvey, Content Director at CO—, will lead the conversation that combines advice from national experts with practical insights from small business owners.

Digital marketing holiday specials

Reach out to your customers and let them know you are still in business and interested in their needs.

Email campaign -$125 now $75 till 01/30/2021

Account setup

Compelling and engaging content creation

Emailed to your client list

Monthly email - $50 now $40 for 2021 if setup by 01/30/2021

Local SEO setup - $150 now $90 till 01/30/2021

Including Google My Business, Linkedin Business Page, FaceBook Business Page, and Google Maps

Is your website up to par for mobile and desktop users? Almost 50% of searches for local products and services are performed on Smart Phones. Click here and enter your websites URL for a free analysis.

Basic website landing page + 4 pages, including local SEO features, mobile optimization - $1500 now $850 till 01/30/2021

Call now to reserve your slot today 408-832-4338 !


Local Business and Marketing

Buy Local – Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce

Restaurants are in grave and imminent danger of closing: everybody is encouraged to cater to them, buy gift cards and order take-out NOW; also order directly from the restaurants as third party delivery services charge another 30% on top of food cost; retail is hanging on and working hard to get through the winter months.

Free local business directories are an easy and free way to boost your business’s online presence.

This is a great article to help small business owners get the word out to their community about their services or products.

Except they left out Google Maps which is extremely important and Linkedin Business Page for B2B.

Is your website up to par for mobile and desktop users? Almost 50% of searches for local products and services are performed on Smart Phones. Click here and enter your websites URL for a free analysis.

COVID Effect on Business

Yelp: Local Economic Impact Report – Need to login into or create Yelp account

Since the first fears of the pandemic emerged in the U.S. in early March, businesses across the nation have endured six months of uncertainty.

The last Yelp Economic Average showed a decreasing number of overall closures, 132,580 in total. As of August 31, 163,735 total U.S. businesses on Yelp have closed since the beginning of the pandemic (observed as March 1), a 23% increase since July 10. In the wake of COVID-19 cases increasing and local restrictions continuing to change in many states we’re seeing both permanent and temporary closures rise across the nation, with 60% of those closed businesses not reopening (97,966 permanently closed).

Small businesses see economy as predominately negative. Most (78%) small business owners categorized the economy as “average,” “somewhat poor,” or “very poor” in August (up 8 points from July). This most recent report marks a significant (40 point) shift from January 2020, when 38% said the same.

Fun and worthwhile volunteer opportunity.

I volunteered for this last year and had a great time! This event is probably the largest on the Monterey Peninsula and very well run for participants, and volunteers.

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