Events & Opportunities


5/25/22 - Accounting for Non-Accountants

Are you earning money and paying bills, but don’t know how to make sense of your numbers? Do you want to understand your finances so that you can feel confident and in charge, making strategic decisions that will benefit your business and your future? Join us to make sense of your numbers and create a greater impact in your business and life.

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5/26/22 - Funding for your Business

Learn all about SBA loan programs and the resources to assist you. Our District Office and guest experts will overview program benefits, eligibility, and terms to best fit your funding needs.

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5/28/22 - Rambo's ''

You’re invited to join LA County Commissioner, Dion Rambo and Lendistry CEO, Everett K. Sands at an event designed to prepare entrepreneurs to compete for LA City projects—and win!

All Building LA Today events are 100% free and filled to capacity with 250+ minority and women business owners.

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6/1/22 - Diverse Supplier Resources To Grow & Thrive Webinar

Diverse Supplier Resources To Grow & Thrive Webinar hosted by California American Water in partnership with The Center on June 1, 2022 from 10am – 11am PST.

Businesses will learn about One-On-One Consulting, Entrepreneurial Education On-Demand, Live Classes and Webinars, and Access to Capital.

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Grant Opportunities

New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program

The New York State COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program was created to provide flexible grant assistance to currently viable small businesses, micro-businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations in the State of New York who have experienced economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

The Comeback Checks Program

The Comeback Checks Program will provide $5,000 grants to approximately 5,000 L.A. businesses. Grant recipients will be selected through a weighted lottery process, with final award recommendations based on availability of funds, program guidelines, submission of all required information and supporting documentation.

Round 3 application period has now closed.

NYC Small Business Resilience Grant

Due to the overwhelming response, the application for the NYC Small Business Resilience Grant has been paused.

The NYC Small Business Resilience Grant is a $10,000 grant to help eligible small businesses recover from the economic hardships that occurred because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Shuttered Venue Operators

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act. SVOG awardees can start submitting applications for supplemental funding.

Fast Break for Small Business

We’ve teamed up with the NBA, WNBA, and NBA G League to assist communities by helping small business. LegalZoom is committing $6 million in grants and services to help small business owners who need better access to funding and legal services. Our goal is to change the game for small business owners and remove the barriers often faced by minorities, women, immigrants and members of the LGBTQ+ community.

One Million Black Women: Black in Business

Through the One Million Black Women: Black in Business, participants will learn how to better understand their finances, hire their first employee, price their products or services, and much more – at no cost to the business owner.  

Susan Harwood Training Grant Program

OSHA awards grants to nonprofit organizations on a competitive basis through its Susan Harwood Training Grant Program. Grants are awarded to provide training and education programs for employers and workers on the recognition, avoidance, and prevention of safety and health hazards in their workplaces and to inform workers of their rights and employers of their responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act. 

Verizon Small Business Digital Ready

Our online curriculum is designed to give small businesses like yours the personalized tools to succeed in today’s digital world. Learning modules, expert coaching, peer networking and more—it’s all here, and it’s all part of our goal to provide resources to help one million small businesses thrive in the digital economy. Complete two courses or coaching events to be eligible to apply for a  Verizon Small Business Digital Ready $10,000 grant – applications now open.

San Diego County Small Business Stimulus Grant

The Small Business Stimulus Grant Program is funded by Board of Supervisors allocated federal CARES Act funding and County General Fund. The grant funding provides economic assistance to help businesses and nonprofit entities impacted by COVID-19. 

The Amber Grant for Women

WomensNet gives away at least $10,000 every month in Amber Grant money. They have also expanded their grant-giving to include other grants such as the Annual $25,000 Amber Grant.

The Inclusivity Project

The Inclusivity Project is connecting 1,000 Black entrepreneurs and Black-owned small businesses in underserved and socially disadvantaged communities with lifetime business mentorship and access to $100 million dollars in business loans and other types of capital to start their very first business or take their existing business to the next level. 

California Dream Fund Training Program

The California Dream Fund is a one-time $35 million grant program providing grants up to $10,000 to seed entrepreneurship and small business creation for businesses started in California on or after July 1, 2019. The grant is available to qualifying businesses that meet all eligibility criteria and complete a small business training program provided by the OCIE SBDC. You must attend every session to be eligible.

Small Business Builders Grant

Created as a key pillar of KKR’s COVID-19 Relief Effort, KKR Small Business Builders (SBB) aims to support entrepreneurs and their small businesses around the world. The grants are designed to help business owners sustain their enterprises, maintain or create jobs, and spur economic opportunity as they respond to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and recover from its resultant economic dislocation.

Immigrants Rising

Founded in 2006, Immigrants Rising transforms individuals and fuels broader changes. With resources and support, undocumented young people are able to get an education, pursue careers, and build a brighter future for themselves and their community. 


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