COVID-19 Relief for Your Small Business

Hey there!  👋

It's Larissa, Founder of PI. How is everything going for you? It's been almost a month since our last newsletter so I wanted to check in with you to see how everything is going. I know a lot of you are turning online or perhaps you are already starting to re-open in your state - which is great!

As a Small Woman Owned & Operated business I wanted to let you know that we are here to support you. I love learning about new ways to support you and others in our community which is why I have put together an updated list of resources available to you. As women, our strength is in collaboration & community and nothing, not even COVID, can take that away from us. With perseverance and resilience we will get through this! Remember to trust your intuition & to keep picking yourself back up and together we will be stronger than before! 

Without further ado - here are the resources that you want to know about! 👇



Get Familiar with the Website 

There is a countless number of free resources available for you as a small business on! I wish I found this website 4 years ago when I was starting PI! They have put everything you need to know about running a business, getting funding, free mentorship and more! Click here to start browsing now and scroll down to see a screenshot of their website.

Paycheck Protection Program Loan

YES there are still funds and this loan is forgivable which means you don't have to pay it back as long as 75% or more of the loan is used for payroll. Did you know a portion of the PPP funds are allocated to small banks to make sure the money goes to small businesses? Try applying through Paypal, SurePayroll, Biz2Credit, or find a participating lender here. Complete the PPP form beforehand by downloading the application here. 🙌 Click here to learn more about the loan from the official website

Get Expert Help with Free Workshops & Find a Free Specialized Mentor with SCORE

What is SCORE? For over 50 years, SCORE has served as America’s premier source of free business mentoring and education. As a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964. Click here to see the workshops & find a mentor. This resource is available to the entire USA.

SBA Small Business Support for Women Owned Businesses

Specialized Resources


California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (IBank) Finance Programs


The State of California is allocating $50 million to the Small Business Finance Center at California’s IBank to mitigate barriers to capital for those small businesses (1-750 employees) that may not qualify for federal funds (including businesses in low-wealth and immigrant communities). The $50 million allocation will be used to recapitalize the IBank Small Business Loan Guarantee Program.  Need help? Contact Find a participating lender here.



San Diego Resources for Re-Opening


San Diego County Board Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and the San Diego & Imperial Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, with funding by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz.), have partnered to educate, communicate, and assist San Diego County small business owners with navigating requirements related to the COVID-19 pandemic as they reopen. Assistance includes free online training (live and recorded) and free one-on-one business advisingClick here to learn more.



San Diego Grant through Cal Coast Credit Union & San Diego Grantmakers


Financial assistance will range form $1,000 to $11,000. If you already received federal funding, you are not eligible. Need help? Contact or call 858-875-3332. Click here to get started.



Women in Business

Online Resources


Put your yoga classes online with Zoom! Click here to get started 


After Pay

Get Afterpay for your website and allow customers to break up payments into 4 small payments over 2 months. Available currently in the USA and Australia. Click here to get started.



Get Social with Video! Video on social media is now a requirement to keep your audience engaged. Create captivating video content with Canva, a free app and website, to create captivating posts that convert! Click here to get Canva for free (no trial, it's just free).

I hope this helps!


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