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January, 2021

  • 22 January

    49% Of Minority-Owned SMBs Couldn’t Afford Their Rent in January

    -Editorial Results from Alignable’s January Rent Poll have just been released, revealing that rent payments are still a struggle for one-third (33%) of all small business owners. While the new PPP funds could improve this situation in the coming weeks, right now, millions of small businesses still can’t afford to …

  • 20 January

    COPARMEX Mexicali holds Annual Assembly

    -Editorial Mexicali, B.C.- The Ordinary Annual Assembly of COPARMEX Mexicali 2021 was held virtually. Various business and civic organizations attended, in addition to the presence of the COPARMEX President at the national level, José Medina-Mora, as well as the Vice President, Juan José Sierra. The activities report (2019-2020) of the …

  • 18 January

    CCE noted post-pandemic perspectives and proposals

    TIJUANA, B.C.- Dr. Ismael Plascencia, Economic Advisor of the CCE (Business Coordinating Council) in Tijuana, led the virtual session Economic Outlook 2021: Towards a Post-Covid19 era. In it, some of the key elements for the coming years were clarified both at the global, national, and state levels in a digital …

  • 8 January

    SBA and Treasury Announce PPP Re-Opening

    -Editorial The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially, only community financial institutions will be able to …

  • 8 January

    Deadline Extended for First Round of Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program Applications

    -Editorial California’s Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), part of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz), announced that the deadline for the first round of applications for the Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program will be extended until January 13, 2021. The program, which officially opened …

December, 2020

  • 29 December

    Business Recovery Task Force project wins Public Relations Award

    -Editorial Reliance Public Relations has won honors from the Public Relations Society of America, San Diego, and Imperial County Chapter, for a campaign developed with the Imperial County Business Recovery Task Force to advocate and assist Valley businesses impacted by COVID-19 closures. The Silver Bernays Award of Merit was in …

  • 23 December

    Three Chambers Decide to Merge into a Regional Chamber of Commerce

    -Editorial After a year of negotiations and discussions, three chambers of commerce have decided to merge to create a regional chamber of commerce in Imperial Valley. The Westmorland Chamber, Imperial Chamber, and El Centro Chamber Boards have all voted in favor of merging chambers to form the Imperial Valley Regional …

  • 22 December

    IV Business Recovery Task Force to Host COVID-19 Labor Law Webinar

    -Editorial Webinars to educate local businesses on two new California COVID-19 labor laws will begin Tuesday, Dec. 29, with two additional webinars scheduled for Jan. 7 and 21. Presented by the Imperial Valley Business Recovery Task Force in partnership with the Imperial County Public Health Department and Cal/OSHA, the webinars …

  • 18 December

    Why can a recession be a good time to start a business?

    By: Caroline Baum, Market Watch. It may seem counterintuitive, but downturns and bear markets present an opportunity for entrepreneurs to start a new business. Why? Because the “uncertainty” that traditional businesses, not to mention financial markets, reputedly hate, isn’t an issue for entrepreneurs. They aren’t worried about trying to assess …

  • 15 December

    Business People Have Trouble Paying Rent in December

    -Editorial The second wave of COVID-19 is affecting people economically, especially in the payment of rent according to a recent study. Based on the latest Alignable Rent Poll, the ability of small businesses to pay their full rent in December continues to decline, as more COVID-related shutdowns occur. Overall, 35% of …