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Lisi: COVID-19 impacts values and acquisitions

By   /  Friday, April 10th, 2020  /  Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Small Business, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Lisi: COVID-19 impacts values and acquisitions

By James Lisi From Feb. 20 to March 20, the bond risk premium jumped two points. This jump was larger than any previous move over a one-year period. Well-regarded economists are forecasting 20 percent to 35 percent fall in Gross Domestic Product for the next few months. We have just exited the best market for Read More →

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Steinfeld and Werth: Cannabis businesses are essential

By   /  Friday, April 10th, 2020  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast, Central Coast Health Watch, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion, Small Business, South Coast, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Steinfeld and Werth: Cannabis businesses are essential

By Amy Steinfeld and Alina Werth As a result of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home executive order, all but “essential” businesses have closed to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Cannabis dispensaries are one of a few retail operations deemed essential, along with pharmacies and grocery stores. And it’s not just dispensaries that have been Read More →

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Chien: Now might be time for a small business loan

By   /  Friday, April 10th, 2020  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Education, Latest news, Law, Small Business  /  Comments Off on Chien: Now might be time for a small business loan

By Chia-Li Chien Many states, including California, identified a list of critical sectors to remain operational during the COVID-19 crisis. The rest of us need to work from home or close our businesses until further notice. The stock market reacts to the uncertainty in this public health crisis volatilely. The ripple effect causes the federal Read More →

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Good Works: Tri-county nonprofits get grants for COVID-19 response

By   /  Friday, April 10th, 2020  /  Central Coast Health Watch, Columns, East Ventura County, Latest news, Nonprofits, Small Business, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on Good Works: Tri-county nonprofits get grants for COVID-19 response

The Ventura County Community Foundation, in coordination with Ventura County, Amgen Foundation, Aera Energy, Southeast Ventura County YMCA, Give An Hour, and the Economic Development Collaborative, launched the Ventura County Rapid Response Fund on March 13. The next day, the 805 UndocuFund COVID-19 Fund was activated with partners, including Future Leaders of America, CAUSE, Mixteco/Indigena Read More →

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Banks struggling with PPP loans for tri-county small businesses

By   /  Friday, April 10th, 2020  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Law, left, Small Business, Tri-County Economy, Wine & Viticulture, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Banks struggling with PPP loans for tri-county small businesses

Last-minute rules changes and a messy rollout mean small businesses and nonprofits will have to wait a little longer to get the help they’ve been promised under the CARES Act. The $349 billion Payroll Protection Program, a key part of the act, went live on April 3, but few banks were in a place where Read More →

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Dubroff: When it comes to the PPP, we’re not in it together

By   /  Friday, April 10th, 2020  /  Banking & Finance, Banking Industry, Columns, Latest news, Small Business, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on Dubroff: When it comes to the PPP, we’re not in it together

Henry Dubroff

This does not feel like a team effort. I’m stepping out of my role as pundit this week and putting on my hat as a small business owner. And I am here to state that the rollout of the Paycheck Protection Program has been a nightmare for many small business owners. Every day I get Read More →

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Pandemic kills demand for tri-county produce and cut flowers

By   /  Friday, April 10th, 2020  /  Agribusiness, Central Coast Health Watch, right, Small Business, Tri-County Economy, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on Pandemic kills demand for tri-county produce and cut flowers

COVID-19 restrictions that canceled events and shuttered restaurants have collapsed distribution chains for fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers grown throughout the Tri-Counties. Consumer demand plunged, growers said, as buyers prioritized shelf-stable goods like grains, pasta and frozen and canned foods, foregoing berries, leafy greens and cut flowers grown on the Central Coast. “(Agriculture is) an Read More →

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