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Business Resources

The city’s economic development staff is working with the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce and the Carlsbad Village Association to provide business-related COVID-19 updates. If you have businesses related questions please contact us at business@carlsbadca.gov

County guidance on what businesses can open now and coming soon
Latest county health order


Loans and financial assistance

Carlsbad Small Business Loan program The city is accepting applications for small business microloans of up to $10,000 and small business recovery loans of up to $25,000.

Federal loans for businesses

Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program for unemployed or partially unemployed individuals who are not eligible for regular unemployment insurance (contractors, self-employed and more)  

Reopening support 

How to move your business outdoors (sidewalks and parking lots)
Stay Safe to Stay Open signs 
What's open and what's not 
Ensuring plumbing safety when reopening
Commercial kitchen food waste prevention webinars

Safe reopening plan for businesses
County reopening strategy
Stay Connected - Support for businesses and employers

Guidebooks and checklists for reopening by industry
Update on California's pandemic roadmap stages
Resilience roadmap



Questions and answers for workers affected by COVID-19
Unemployment assistance, benefits and job help


City, Chamber, and CVA Joint Communication

Joint email to local businesses #15, 07-31-20
Joint email to local businesses #14, 07-24-20
Joint email to local businesses #13, 07-15-20
Joint email to local businesses #12, 07-08-20
Joint email to local businesses #11, 07-03-20
Joint email to local businesses #10, 06-10-20
Joint email to local businesses #9, 05-29-20
Joint email to local businesses #8, 05-21-20
Joint email to local businesses #7, 05-08-20
Joint email to local businesses #6, 04-29-20
Joint email to local businesses #5, 04-11-20
Joint email to local businesses #4, 04-03-20 
Joint email to local businesses #3, 04-01-20 
Joint email to local businesses #2, 03-23-20 
Joint email to local businesses #1, 03-17-20

Other updates

Email update for Carlsbad businesses #2, 5-13-20
Email update for Carlsbad businesses #1, 5-12-20


Fees, utilities, taxes, licenses, regulations

Relief for the food and beverage industry
Solid Waste Services Economic Relief for Businesses program
SDG&E will waive late payment fees for businesses facing hardship
Water service shutoff moratoriums 
Governor's Executive Order providing tax, regulatory and licensing extensions for small businesses
California Department of Alcohol Beverage Control regulatory relief efforts
IRS taxpayer relief information


Healthy workplace tips

Guidance for workplaces and employee health
Tips for keeping workplaces safe 
Tips for keeping commercial establishments safe 
Guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
Info for employers from the State Department of Public Health 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance on cleaning and disinfecting facilities
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reopening guidance for cleaning and disinfecting
California Department of Public Health guidance for restaurants and food service operations


Landlords and property owners

Tenant and landlord resource page
Temporary suspension on commercial evictions
Resolution on Commercial Eviction Moratorium

News and info

Coronavirus and the 78 Corridor
U.S. Chamber of Commerce blog explaining latest developments for businesses    
Coronavirus Updates from the California Employment Development Department
Coronavirus FAQs from California Employment Development Department


City fees 

Hotels and motels
Hotels have an additional 30 days (60 days total) to remit TOT for the months of February, March, April and May. To qualify, hotels must file their Transient Occupancy Tax return by the existing deadline: 30 days following the end of the month when the stays occurred.

Business licenses
For the months of March, April and May, city business license renewals should be submitted on time, but businesses will have an additional 60 days to pay, beyond the existing deadline, which is 59 days following the expiration date. New applications and renewals can be submitted online, and fees can be paid online.


Other business resources

Resources for North County small businesses
2-1-1 San Diego resources for businesses and employees
San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation business resources guide
Federal, state and local list of resources
State's medical supply donation form



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