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SBDC director, Kelly Bearden will provide updates on a variety of government pandemic relief programs with a focus on the Paycheck Protection Program [PPP2] first-time and second-round applicants. He will be joined by special guest Celeste Young-Ramos, CEO of the Restaurant Success Center, a restaurant consulting firm that specializes in profitability and human resources management. Young-Ramos has more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry. She will discuss common COVID-related issues food service businesses are facing in the current environment. Topics include: PPP first-time applicants, PPP second-draw applicants; CA Relief Grant - second round update; What to do when employees contract COVID; State updates on hiring & training for restaurants; Labor lawsuits in the restaurant industry; Employee Retention Tax Credit; SBA guidelines for PPP & EIDL; New Economic Injury Disaster Loan [EIDL]; and SBA Shuttered Venue Operator Grant program.   

This is the 48th in a weekly “Webinar Wednesday” series that provides pandemic relief updates on available federal, state, and local funding options, tax credit programs, employee programs, and other opportunities for employers and business owners. 

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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration and a Grant with the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the California SBDC closest to you.