Month: September 2020

LA County Compliance – Sept/20

LA County launched the COVID-19 Safety Compliance Certificate Program (CSCCP) to further help educate and train business owners on the implementation of LA County’s COVID-19 safety protocols.

CSCCP is a no-cost online training course that educates business owners on the essentials of the County Health Officer’s Orders – including what they need to do to ensure business practices are aligned (and in compliance) with infection control and physical distancing requirements.

After completing the training, businesses will receive a COVID-19 Safety Compliance Certificate that can be posted on storefronts. The window seal informs customers that your business has been trained in COVID-19 protocols, thereby offering businesses, employees, and consumers alike the added reassurance that essential training has been completed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 
CSCCP training can be accessed online through DPH’s COVID-19 website at and will be available in 13 languages.

Read the announcement for more on the COVID-19 Safety Compliance Certification Program. For the latest information on LA County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit or follow us @CountyofLA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Our New Podcast!

The new Small Business Weekly podcast brings to our members a depth of information and insight on the challenges and rewards of being an entrepreneur. Each week Host Tom Ross interviews industry leaders, government officials, and business consultants who share their experience and brainstorm different ideas that can help businesses of all kinds grow.

In one of the early episodes, Tom interviews Sandy Guzman, the president of our chamber. She shares her business-startup stories and struggles, and provides a virtual pep-talk to those businesses who think that Covid is a mountain to high to climb.

Click here to listen to the latest episodes, or go to Spotify and subscribe to get updates as they come on line.

LA Regional COVID Recovery Fund Round 4

LA Regional COVID Fund is even better with a few key updates. The LA COVID Grant Fund Round 4 will open on August 31, 2020. This round will have the following updates:
  • Adding an additional grant opportunity for for-profit entities with gross revenues of $1,000,000-$5,000,000. Eligible entities will receive a $25,000 grant.
  • Once an applicant applies during Round 4, you will NOT have to re-apply for future rounds. All responses will be saved for future finalist draws! However, if you applied in Rounds 1, 2, 0r 3, you must apply one more time to be eligible
  • 501C6 entities are now eligible to apply!
  • All entities must have a DUNS number. Don’t have one? Receive one for free here.
  • All entities based in the City of Los Angeles must have a Business Tax Registration Certificate (BTRC). See if your business is registered here.
Please note, all prior Round finalists have since been contacted. If you were not selected as a finalist, you were not contacted.
The Round 4 application period will be open on August 31, 2020. Your application must be completed by Friday, September 4, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. PT. Find the application and the new eligibility standards on the website.
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