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    Opens Monday 2/22/21 - Marin County Small Business Fund

    The Marin County Small Business Fund opens on February 22nd! This is an exciting new program to support small businesses here in Marin County that have been most impacted by COVID-19.


    Loans are being offered at 0% interest, with no payments due until October 2021. Additionally, no fees, no personal guarantee, and no collateral are required. To submit a loan request, click HERE.


    This program is not first come, first serve. So if you are interested, you have until March 15th to submit a loan request. After that, a lottery will be conducted to select businesses to formally apply for the loan due to the high demand anticipated for the program. Businesses that are selected for the loan program but that do not meet the underwriting criteria, may be eligible for a $5,000 or $10,000 grant instead.


    To get started, simply submit a loan request HERE. It only takes a few minutes!


    For more information, please visit https://medasf.org/MarinFund/.



    ¡El Fondo para Pequeñas Empresas del Condado de Marin ya está abierto! “Marin County Small Business Fund” es un programa nuevo para apoyar a las pequeñas empresas aquí en el condado de Marin que han sido las más afectadas por COVID-19.


    Los préstamos se ofrecen al 0% de interés, sin pagos debidos hasta octubre de 2021. Además, no se requieren comisiones, ni garantía personal ni colateral. Para enviar una solicitud de préstamo, haga clic AQUÍ.


    Este programa no es por orden de llegada. Entonces, si está interesado, tiene hasta el 15 de marzo para enviar su solicitud de préstamo. Después de eso, se realizará una lotería para seleccionar empresas que soliciten formalmente el préstamo debido a la gran demanda que se anticipa para el programa. Las empresas seleccionadas para el programa de préstamos pero que no cumplen con los criterios de suscripción pueden ser elegibles para una subvención de $5,000 o $10,000 en su lugar.


    Para comenzar, simplemente envíe una solicitud de préstamo AQUÍ. ¡Solo toma unos pocos minutos!


    Para obtener más información, visite https://medasf.org/MarinFund/.



    If you have questions, please participate in one of the following information sessions hosted by MEDA:

    ·  INFO SESSION #2: Friday, Feb. 19th, 1-2pm

    ·  INFO SESSION #3: Monday, Feb. 22nd, 11am-12pm



    PPP has been re-opened to small lenders on Friday, January 15 and all lenders on Tuesday, January 19. That means after January 19th businesses will be able to get a loan through all avenues (banks and CFIs).
    Marin SBDC created a webinar to assist in answering questions on January 21st at 10:00am
    Read full SBDC Newsletter HERE.


    Loans, Grants for Small Businesses OK’d

    Board enters agreement to distribute federal funds to neediest recipients


    San Rafael, CA – The County of Marin has entered an agreement with a community-based organization to help it distribute nearly $448,000 of federal funds to support Marin small businesses with lower-wage employees that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. FULL PRESS RELEASE



    Individuals are excepted from wearing a mask when:

    • In a car alone or solely with members of their own household.
    • Working in an office or in a room alone.
    • Actively eating or drinking. You should maintain a distance of at least six feet from those not in your household.
    • Outdoors and maintaining at least 6 feet of social distance from others not in their household. You must have a face covering with you at all times and must put it on if you are within 6 feet of others who are not in your household.
    • Getting a service to the nose or face for which temporary removal of the mask is necessary.
    • Your job  requires you to wear respiratory protection.
    • You are specifically exempted from wearing face coverings by an Industry specific guidance.



    Click here for State business guidelines


    Guidance for restaurants, bars, and wineries:


    Guidance document on the CDPH website defining an outdoor setting as it relates to restaurants, bars, and wineries:

    Use of Temporary Structures for Outdoor Business Operations


    NOTE: Businesses and governmental entities must require that all personnel immediately alert the business or governmental entity if they test positive for COVID-19 and were present in the workplace within the 48 hours prior to onset of symptoms or within 48 hours of the date on which they were tested. In the event that a business or governmental entity learns that any of its personnel is a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 and the employee was at the workplace within 14 days prior to the date of the employee’s positive COVID-19 test, the business or governmental entity is required to report the positive case within four hours to the Public Health Department at 415-473-7191. Businesses and governmental entities must also comply with all case investigation and contact tracing measures by the County, including providing any information requested.



    Recommended Zoom

    Dr. Willis explains the new statewide tiered system as well as where Marin County falls as we look to safely reopen.


    Below is a link to where the recording of this zoom call and other industry specific calls have been uploaded to the

    Marin Recovers site:



    Thank you to Leslie and Shannon Ruhland with Accuchex for presenting

    at the July 10th Chamber Check In Zoom call. 

    To learn more about how Accuchex can help your business click here.

  • Local Expertise To Support Tiburon Peninsula Businesses

    Kathleen M. Defever
    Defever Law
    Tiburon, CA 94920
    Insurance attorney, Tiburon Planning Commissioner, and Rotarian Kathleen M. Defever has announced she will donate her expertise to Tiburon businesses who are in need of advice regarding their insurance coverages. If you would like her to review your policy and provide initial guidance at no charge, she can be contacted at kathleen@defeverlaw.com or 855-366-1415. 

    Rajvi Berry, CPWA®, Certified Private Wealth Advisor, Alternatives Investments Director   

    (415) 693-6667 office

  • Need Direct Assistance?  Contact the NEW Northern California Small Business Development Center Small Business Hotline

    You can now call 833-ASK-SBDC (833.275.7232) to reach the Northern California Small Business Development Center's call center for SBDC support and business financial urgent care.  Partners are welcome and encouraged to share this resource with their clients. 

    There are two email addresses as well that are being served by the new call center as well:

    Email loans@asksbdc.com for assistance with available loans.

    Email espanol@asksbdc.com para asistencia en español