Design responds to a changing world
The Coronavirus pandemic has changed everything. Its impact on global wellness and the economy has forced organizations in every industry — including our own — to flex and evolve, both in real-time and in the long-term. In this collection of ideas, tips, thoughts, and strategies, we explore how design can play a role in making the world a healthier place.
For the latest information on new online permit initiatives recently launched by the City, please visit here.
This site compiles resources from a variety of State Agencies, Departments, and sources all in one site. It also includes links to local resources.
Here you can sign up for email alerts with updates from CDPH, the Governor's Office and other sources. Look for the box under the heading "Don't Miss a Thing" on the right side of the page.
Is hosting a series of free virtual events for small business owners on topics ranging from bookkeeping to supply chain contracting. See their full list of upcoming classes here.
PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM:
Small businesses can also apply for the Paycheck Protection Program. The program opened Friday April 3rd. This is a 100% guaranteed loan for employers who maintain payroll. The maximum loan amount is calculated on past year’s payroll up to $10 million. The loan is forgivable on allowable expenses which include payroll costs, mortgage interest, rent and utilities, but at least 75% has to be for payroll. Your payments will be deferred for 6 months.
ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN:
The U.S. SBA’s COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is a direct loan by the SBA for up to $2 million at a rate of 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for nonprofits. California businesses have access to this program at SBA.gov.
Facebook will soon be offering Small Business Grants to impacted small businesses. The application process is expected to open in mid-April 2020.
Salesforce will soon be offering Salesforce Care Small Business Grants of $10,000 to impacted small businesses. The application process begins in mid-April 2020.
City of San Jose offers a summary of the CARES Act inEnglish, Spanish, and Vietnamese, including FAQs, eligibility requirements, a list of SBA-approved lenders, and more.
15 Tips for Successfully Working from Home with a Significant Other: Check out this article by Emily Teng (Mark’s wife) and learn how they manage to work from home together. Are you wondering how to be productive while working from home? Or maybe you’re going a little crazy trying to figure out how to work with your significant other or roommate in the same space? Here are 15 ways to successfully work from home!
Explore and Discover Online Events: Online events are virtual and highly interactive, where people come together to learn and be entertained on the web. Find an online training course to learn new skills and earn certifications. Stay connected through live streams of your favorite music, games, sports, or news. Register for a webinar to hear from those in your industry or your community. Attend a virtual fitness class with a live instructor. No matter what you're looking for there's a virtual event that's just right for you.
Free Career Development Online Workshops:
Whether you’re looking for a new job or wanting to diversify your skill set to become more employable, our community of experts is still here for you, online.
That’s why we’re excited to announce our new Free Fridays. Every week from April through June, join peers from around the world to experience our most popular workshops (ranging from $60 to $200 USD in value) — for free.* From coding, to data and marketing, to UX design and career development, explore the tech skills that will keep you in demand and in the know.
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