LOCAL RESOURCES FOR GROWING BUSINESSES.
The OC Workforce Solutions Business Solutions team offers extensive experience and strong relationships with organizations and partners across the local business community. We’ll help connect you to resources and referrals to support your continued growth and success.
LABOR MARKET INFORMATION
Call our free HR Hotline for answers and guidance on personnel questions and issues. Translation services offered. 888-589-7577.
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Monthly HR Webinars
Join us for free monthly webinars covering a range of topics including claims, return-to-work, employee discipline and termination, employee handbooks, labor relations, harassment prevention, paid sick leave and family and medical leave, worker’s compensation, workforce training, and more. See upcoming webinars.
SCORE Orange County
Take advantage of no-cost business mentoring, training, and tools provided by leading business experts and consultants who volunteer their time and expertise. Learn more.
Employer Advisory Council of Orange County
This non-profit organization provides educational resources, seminars, services, resources, and a hotline for businesses seeking information on a wide range of employment-related issues. Learn more.
State of California Employment Development Department (EDD)
Find a wealth of employer-specific information about managing taxes, work sharing, hiring and training, reporting requirements, responding to claims, and fighting fraud. Learn more.
Small Business Administration (SBA) Orange County/Inland Empire District Office
Get connected to local resources for small business counseling, capital, and consulting expertise. Learn more.
America’s SBDC California
Take advantage of no-cost business consulting, training, and online courses for entrepreneurs and business owners, provided by experienced business consultants. Learn more.
Browse a range of business-related topics, tips, and learning tools for marketing, employee relationships, training, security, technology, leadership development, and more. Learn more.
Offered through OC Public Libraries, over 600 available online courses cover topics ranging from accounting to entrepreneurship to web development and more. Learn more.
Business Finances & Taxes
Money Smart for Small Business
Learn what it takes to start, finance, and grow a small business with free online training modules and instructor-led curriculum. Learn more.
IRS Tax Webinars
Browse through the library of IRS webinars covering topics related to understanding and navigating taxes for businesses. Learn more.
IRS Small Business Tax Workshop
Watch this online video for information on filing federal taxes as a business owner. View video.
IRS Tax Calendar
View dates and actions for tax filing and activities so you can stay on track. View the calendar.
SBA BUSINESS LOANS
Economic Injury Disaster Loan
The SBA’s covid-19 economic injury disaster loan program is a direct loan 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 through the SBA or the Orange County Small Business Development Center.
Advance on Economic Injury Disaster Loan
SBA applicants can get an advance on economic injury disaster loans of up to $10,000 within 3 days of a successful application. Any advance money received does not have to be repaid.
7(a) Loan Program
7(a) Loan Program offers loan amounts up to $5,000,000 and is an all-inclusive loan program deployed by lending partners for eligible small businesses. The uses of proceeds include: working capital; expansion/renovation; new construction; purchase of land or buildings; purchase of equipment, fixtures; lease-hold improvements; refinancing debt for compelling reasons; seasonal line of credit; inventory; or starting a business.
SBA Express Loan Program
The Express Loan Program provides loans up to $350,000 for no more than 7 years with an option to revolve. There is a turnaround time of 36 hours for approval or denial of a completed application. The permitted use is the same as the standard 7(a) loan.
Community Advantage Loan Program
The Community Advantage Loan pilot program allows mission-based lenders to assist small businesses in underserved markets with a maximum loan size of $250,000. The permitted use is the same as the standard 7(a) loan.
The Microloan Program involves making loans through non-profit lending organizations to underserved markets. Authorized use of loan proceeds includes working capital, supplies, machinery and equipment, and fixtures (real estate excluded). The maximum loan amount is
$50,000 with the average loan size of $14,000.
504 Loan Program
504 Loan Program is designed to foster economic development and job creation and/or retention. The eligible use of funding is limited to the acquisition or eligible refinance of fixed assets.
Small Business Debt Relief
If you are a current borrower under SBA 7(a), 504 loan program or a microloan, you are eligible for debt relief and SBA will cover all loan payments for 6 months. The SBA will also automatically pay the principal, interest, and fees of new 7(a), 504, and microloans issued prior to September 27, 2020.
For more information about SBA loans, contact the Orange County Small Business Development Center at 714-564-5200, or contact SBA at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by calling 1-800-659-2955 / 1-800-877-8339 (TTY).
“I knew OC Workforce Solutions helped job seekers with resumes, interviews, and job hunting, but I did not know they also offered these vital services for businesses who want to support and help their employees. My hope is that more companies learn about these service, and take advantage of them.”
— Synthia Laura Molina, Managing Director
Central IQ, Inc.