Member & Business News
This section is for OBMA Member-specific information, events, issues, and news for small business owners in Ocean Beach.
SBA Announces Updated Guidance Regarding Applicant Deadlines for COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced updated guidance for COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program applicants to better serve small business owners in need, while funding remains available. Since its inception, the COVID EIDL program, a federal disaster relief loan designed to better serve and support our small business communities still reeling from the pandemic, especially hard-hit sectors such as restaurants, gyms, and hotels, has approved nearly $300 billion in relief aid. Specifically, the following updated guidance is being provided:
Hello OBMA Members, The City of San Diego is committed to serving the public and improving how it provides information to you. You can now view the City Council Noticed Public Hearing - Public Notice for an upcoming meeting by clicking on the button below. If you have questions regarding the City Council Public Hearing, the Spaces as Places proposed program, or general questions or concerns please contact the Ocean Beach MainStreet Association office at (619) 224-4906.
Did you know that SDG&E provides webinars for business owners and trade professionals, and most are at no cost? You or your employees can learn about the latest in green building practices, technology and energy-saving solutions from industry experts. Some of October’s topics include:
An estimated 25% of businesses don’t open again after a major disaster, according to the Institute for Business and Home Safety. Protect your business by identifying the risks relevant to your location, both natural and man-made. Then, keep your plan of action updated. Preserve your equipment and business records by referencing this IRS guide on how to protect your information before an emergency strikes. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) also offers an emergency preparedness checklist and toolkit online.
According to the EPA's ENERGY STAR® program, U.S. small businesses together spend a whopping $60 billion on energy each year. A survey conducted by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) found that energy costs are a top three business expense for more than one-third of the nation's small businesses. But small businesses also have significant energy savings potential. Depending on the building and business type, small businesses can reduce their energy without sacrificing service or comfort. Here are some ideas:
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 19 for the California Main Street Fall Open House 2021! In lieu of hosting a full conference this fall, this year's Open House will provide an opportunity for California Main Streeters to learn best practices, key trends, and economic development strategies as well as a chance to hear exciting news about the future of the California Main Street Alliance as a program and Network.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for the OB Oktoberfest on Friday, October 8th and Saturday, October 9th. We need beer garden entrance attendees and volunteers to help with the Seaside Family Fun Area in Saratoga Park. Sign up using the link or call the OBMA team at (619) 224-4906. Thank you in advance! Sign-Up Here
Deadline to Apply is Friday, Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. The City of San Diego in partnership with The San Diego Foundation are offering the Small Business & Nonprofit Relief Fund. Here are the facts: Application deadline: Sept. 24 at 5 p.m. (PT) The grants are NOT first-come, first-served. Focus on accuracy over early. Must be located in the city of San Diego. Must have been in business prior to April 1, 2020. Self-employed workers, independent contractors, sole proprietors, and corporations with no more than 100 employees. Net profits under $150,000 or gross revenue under $250,000 (as reported for 2019). Learn more, get help, and apply on our website at SDReliefGrant.com!
The Ocean Beach MainStreet Association Friends of OB team cleaned up the Business District this morning in honor of #thinkblue day on Saturday, September 18th with Services Kings Home Services and Rest & Relax Real Estate. Lots of community members said "hello" and thanked them as they worked on the Main Street. Our next OBMA Cleanup is scheduled for October 30th form 8am-10am. A huge thank you to Christie Romano Broker Rest & Relax Real Estate License #01479604 for suppling donuts, coffee, and lots of volunteers.
Follow Us You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. This month’s topics: electrical and power tool safety, energy-saving tips at work, on-demand energy webinars.
Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation. No agendas or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns and get to know the officers who patrol your community. This event is open to all of Western Division s neighborhoods so come , grab a free coffee and donut and join us for some casual conversation. September 23rd from 8 - 9:30 am
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