Congratulations Lennie Woodley, CORCDC’s Pitch Competition winner! Check out Ms. Woodley’s organization, LA’s Queens Connections... P.S. Lennie’s a WowThinkOC client!
Next week, SoGal Foundation is thrilled to host an intimate fireside chat with Shuo Wang, the CRO and Co-Founder of Deel. You'll have the opportunity to ask Shuo anything you're curious about:
Deel's recently announced unicorn-status (valued at over $1B!)!
Her experience as a serial technical woman founder
Founding the global-first tech contractor payroll platform that raised over $200M in funding from Spark Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, and other top investors
Growing Deel from 100 to 500 B2B customers serving thousands of employees in over 140 countries within just a few months during the pandemic
Her previous work as Co-Founder and CTO of Aeris Health, a healthtech company focused on indoor air quality (that just raised a Series B)
8 years of experience on product and robotics design, including small wearable electronics and exoskeletons
You won't want to miss this exciting chat about tech, fundraising, managing a rapidly scaling startup, and more.
RSVP to secure your spot
! If you can't tune in live, join SoGal Academy for free to catch up afterwards.
or to motivate you as an Entrepreneur.... Thanks Career Contessa...
Thanks SLATE-Z: Los Angeles Transit Empowerment Zone!!!
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program, the Emergency Broadband Benefit. Starting May 12, 2021, the Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands.
Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.
Households can apply for Emergency Broadband Benefit in 3 ways:
Contact your preferred participating broadband provider directly to learn about their application process.
Go to GetEmergencyBroadband.org to apply online and to find participating providers near you.
Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application, and return it along with proof of eligibility to:
Emergency Broadband Support Center
P.O. Box 7081
London, KY 40742
Eligible households can receive:
Up to a $50/month discount on your broadband service and associated equipment rentals
Up to a $75/month discount if your household is on qualifying Tribal lands
A one-time discount of up to $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer (with a co-payment of more than $10 but less than $50)
Eligible households qualify for the Emergency Broadband Benefit if income is at or below 135% of the federal poverty guidelines OR any member of the household:
Qualifies for Lifeline benefits through participation in SNAP, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, Federal Public Housing Assistance, or Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit;
Participates in one of several Tribal specific programs: Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribal Head Start (only households meeting the relevant income qualifying standard), Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Tribal TANF), Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations;
Experienced a substantial loss of income since February 29, 2020 with a total household income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers;
Received a federal Pell Grant in the current award year;
Received approval for benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision, in the 2019-2020 or 2020-2021 school year; or
Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider’s existing low-income or COVID-19 program, and that provider received FCC approval for its eligibility verification process.
Only one monthly service discount and one device discount is allowed per household (please click link for additional details on “What is a household?”). Program rules acknowledge there may be more than one eligible household residing at the same address.
For more detailed information on eligibility, please visit: Do I Qualify?
FCC provides promotional materials at www.fcc.gov/emergency-broadband-benefit-outreach-toolkit to help reach out and make households aware of the benefit and how to apply.
FCC hosted a webinar that provided an overview of the benefit, eligibility criteria, how to apply, and the FCC’s partner toolkit materials. Click here to view the recording.
THURSDAY MAY 6, 1:00 PM
If you're struggling to make your rent or mortgage payments, you're not alone: so are 8 in 10 small business owners. No matter what, knowing your options keeps YOU in a position of power. Join us, Small Business Majority, and the Law Offices of Bet Tzedek on Thursday, May 6th at 1:00 PM to learn on how to negotiate rent for your commercial property. RSVP HERE You'll learn about your rights as a commercial tenant in California from a panel of legal and business advisors. We'll help you navigate the current economic climate and find out all the rent relief options available to you.
The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) supports the restaurant industry by providing funding to those that have suffered significant pandemic-related revenue loss. The RRF also includes specific requirements to ensure equitable distribution to small business concerns owned by women, veterans, and socially and economically disadvantaged Applicants. Application Portal Information. Registration for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund begins Friday, April 30th at 9:00 a.m. EDT. SBA will begin accepting applications via the application portal on Monday, May 3rd at 12:00 p.m. EDT. The application portal will remain open to any eligible establishment until all funds are exhausted. For more information to better prepare qualifying applicants, please click HERE.
LA Regional COVID Fund: Apply Today!
Led by the County of Los Angeles in partnership with LISC LA, the LA Regional COVID-19 Recovery Fund was designed to provide a much-needed wave of financial relief to businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Fund will be disseminating $4.7 million in financial relief through the new Keep Our Shops on the Block Grant, a $10,000 grant for small brick-and-mortar businesses in the personal care and retail sectors.
If you applied in round 1 and were not selected, you do not need to reapply. If you have not yet applied, eligible businesses can apply for the $10,000 grant starting today through Sunday, May 2nd.
Learn More & Apply!
Join us on Thursday, May 6th @6pm PDT
How does AB-5 affect you and your business?
FREE Virtual Event
This month, it’s all about AB-5! Our expert and legal counsel, Lee R. Goldberg, will be hitting on all the key parts of California Assembly Bill 5 or AB-5, including:
General Introduction – 1009 contractor vs. employee (AB-5/AB-2257)
Prior Law - Borello
Exceptions - Examples
Prudent Business Approach
AB-5 (Labor Code §2750.3)
Repeal & Re-write AB-2275 (Labor Code §§ 2775-2787)
Business to Business
CLICK HERE TO RSVP
Our Featured Speaker:
Lee R. Goldberg, Esq.
Law Offices of Lee R. Goldberg
Lee Goldberg is a transactional business attorney in his 35th year of practice. Lee has extensive experience in negotiating and documenting sophisticated real estate transactions, finance matters, intellectual property licensing & protection, corporate structuring, M&A and many other business transactions, operational strategies & protections. Currently, the majority of Lee’s practice is spent acting as outside general counsel to numerous companies across a broad spectrum of industries, including real estate, manufacturing, retail, software, equipment, professional services, and consumer products.
Hey sis, we're here to help your art + business thrive!
We Love Leimert has partnered with Destination Crenshaw to build a database of Black Women artists, founders, and entrepreneurs. Inclusion in our database will help We Love Leimert recommend Black women and their businesses, or organizations for the DC Thrive Program.
Through targeted partnerships focused on small business support - from social media marketing to help with finding and applying for grants - Destination Crenshaw’s DC Thrive program will provide the critical assistance Black-owned businesses need to weather the current crisis, grow, and thrive alongside the planned cultural and architectural improvements on the corridor.
If you identify as a Black woman or femme and you’re doing dope ish in South LA hit us up, so we can get you listed!
Mario Cucinella Architects and WASP recently collaborated to design a low-carbon home that’s easily and quickly reproduced. Called “Tecla,” the prototype is a pair of sloping domes that can be built in only 200 hours.
Small Business Owners and Contracts:
How to make a contract work for your small enterprise Tuesday, April 27, 2021
5:00 PM (PT)
Register today for this free webinar »
Please join Small Business Majority, Start Small Think Big and the Small Business Administration (SBA) for a workshop on how small business owners ought to understand and tender a contract.
An attorney will also discuss the roles and responsibilities of the parties, negotiation techniques and how to enforce a contract if it is broken.
Topics of discussion include:
How to manage extensions of time
How to understand and use non-compete and non-disclosure clauses
Tips for successful management of contracts
Free and low-cost resources for your small business in California
A question and answer period will follow.
Thanks Mutts Comics....Happy Earth Day 2021!