Community Development
Director - Chris Erias
City Of Manteca

Small Business Resources

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Small Business Financial Assistance

How to Get Your Business Loan Approved​
Applying for a small business loan can be a challenging process. Not only is it important to organize your documentation, but you must also give the lender significant transparency into your business.  Click the link above to get insight into this process.​

Emergency Loans from SBA​
The Small Business Association (SBA) has a list of resources providing affordable, timely, and accessible financial assistance to businesses of all sizes, private non-profit organizations, homeowners, and renters following disasters.​

Get Financial Help​
FFCRA will help the United States combat and defeat COVID-19 by giving all American businesses with fewer than 500 employees funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employee’s own health needs or to care for family members. ​Also, see the four policy changes small businesses should be aware of​ that can help them get through COVID-19 issues. Paycheck Protection Program Application.

Tools to Encourage Financial health and Knowledge for Women​
Support services existed long before the start of the economic crisis, but many have updated or enhanced their offerings to address the heightened needs of working women.​

Finding Startup Funds for Your Business
​If you want to build a startup that stands the test of time, you'll need more than a smart idea and a solid work ethic: you will also need adequate funding. Whether you're hoping to be the next YouTube or buy a food truck, this guide offers insider tips on financing that can help you get your startup up and running.​

Choosing the Right Business Credit Card
Whether you’re a freelancer, a gig worker, or a business owner with multiple employees, you may be a candidate for a small-business credit card. These can help you build both personal and business credit, finance your business charges and earn rewards.

​Technology Solutions to Aid Business

Small Business Continuity Through Technology​ ​ Without the ability to be on-site or talk in person, your remote team will need software to communicate. Using communication tools like Slack​ or collaborative programs like Google Docs will allow your team members to work together even if they’re in different places. Video conference platforms help team members communicate more effectively.

If you are a restaurant or fast food business, it is difficult to keep your customer traffic with the safety recommendations. Increasing your delivery business through mobile app delivery service partnership like DoorDash, GrubHub, Uber Eats,​ or others​ can help maintain customer traffic.  

A curbside pickup is also an option that can work for businesses with essential services​ like food establishments.  Let your customers know they can call in ahead and take their orders "To Go". There are also many varieties of mobile app delivery service models that a business can implement, most of which require an internet presence​.  

The Small Business Administration has an article on 5 ways to start selling online​. Finding ways to sell your products beyond Manteca online is a great way to increase your bottom line in times like this. ​