Shop Safe Shop Local

Offers, Resources and Tools from our Proud Partners

Industry leaders and California state agencies offer ALL California small businesses special discounts, programs, trainings, tools and resources to support pivoting and adapting to the current times and new online marketplaces. Most importantly, we are coming together to invest in a shopping experience with safety at the center.

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Online Sales & Marketing

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Free Websites + Marketing

A free website for as long as you need it. Get tools, resources and 24/7 support to give your business a free, permanent home online to grow with you.

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Improve your Google presence

Personalized recommendations to improve your free Business Profile, so customers find you online and get operating information like hours and pickup.

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Recover and Grow Revenue

Get your customized #ShopSafeShopLocal kit and Revenue Recovery Solution to launch online sales campaigns! Stay connected to your customers for more profit and loyalty.
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Free Business Pages and Business Posts

Free online tools to stay connected to your most valuable customers, neighbors. Instantly reach local customers with four free Business Posts in August.

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Get Up and Running with eBay

Not selling on-line? No problem. Get your eBay business Up and Running. Promotions for new sellers are updated frequently.

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Adobe Spark 2-month Free Trial

Create stunning digital marketing materials, including graphics, social posts, and video stories, in just a few taps, at any skill level.

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Salesforce Essentials

Stay connected to every customer with Salesforce Essentials offering sales and support. Get 25% off an annual subscription with promo code SMALLBIZ25.
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Uber for your Small Business

Provide access to meal delivery for employees or subsidize rides for customers to drive foot traffic. Find new ways to keep your business moving with Uber.

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Solutions to Streamline Your E-Commerce

Manage multiple online marketplaces and integrate shipping and order processing. UPS solutions give you the control to run your online business smoothly.

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Promote Your Reopening Details

Seven updates to make to your free Yelp Business Page. Include changes to operations and safety measures you’re taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Free Digital Marketing Suite

Entrepreneurs get three months free of our email marketing tool packaged with a way to easily update customers via Facebook and Google My Business.

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Grow your business with Google Ads

Discover how Google Ads can help you bring in more business by reaching the right people at the right time. We’ll match the amount you spend up to $150.

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Free. 15 Minutes. Fresh Perspective.

A free 15-minute phone call with a UPS expert could be the spark that helps reignite your business. Talk to us about your challenges, and we’ll recommend the tools you need to face them head on.

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Set up eGift Cards for free with Square

Make it easy for customers to support your business anytime, from anywhere online. Plus, get added to Square’s new online directory, Give & Get Local.

Operations

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Bookkeeping and Beyond

QuickBooks Online is committed to help SMBs succeed, no matter what. Track income, expenses and profit all in one place. Save 40% for 6 months.

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Adobe Sign Free Trial

Easily send documents to be electronically signed – and e-sign and return them too.

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Heal Offers Help to Uninsured

Heal is offering $39 telemedicine appointments to uninsured people in CA, through August 2020. Use code SAFECA2020 at check-out; promo code cannot be used with insurance.

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Secure video meetings for free

Host secure video meetings for free with Google Meet. Businesses can also use G Suite Essentials – Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides – free through Sept. 30th.

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Slack for Small Businesses

We’re offering three free months of a paid Slack plan to help your team communicate, work faster and stay aligned as your business manages reopening.

Shipping & Delivery

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Shipping Solutions and Savings

Activate discounted shipping rates and take advantage of tools and free expert advice to boost your business.

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Discounted Rates and Exclusive Deals

Save on every shipment and get free UPS Smart Pickup® services. Plus, print #ShopSafeShopLocal signs with The UPS Store® online printing discount.

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Retrofit Handyman Help

Get $10 off your next task to retrofit your cafe, restaurant, shop, or office space with handyman, delivery, cleaning, or furniture assembly help.

PROMO CODE: RETROFITCA10

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Pick-up and Delivery Help

Taskers can help make safe, contactless deliveries to customers. Businesses can get $10 off their next contactless delivery task.

PROMO CODE: DELIVERYHELPCA10

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DoorDash Storefront

Storefront is an online ordering solution that powers orders directly via your website. We are waiving all merchant fees for restaurants with 5 or fewer locations through 2020.

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DoorDash Main Street Strong

DoorDash is expanding the Weblinks program and offering 0% commission on all Weblink orders, both delivery and pick up, for restaurants with 5 or fewer locations, through 2020.

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Free Mobile-App for Restaurants, Food Trucks, and Catering

Get a free custom native app (iPhone & Android) featuring your full menu for easy mobile ordering complete with your restaurant’s branding.

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A Platform for Restaurants

Drive demand by reaching more hungry customers. For a limited time, we’re waiving activation fees for new restaurants and offering a $0 marketplace fee on pickup orders.

Advice & Resources

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Small Business Customers in the New Normal

In May 2020, we surveyed consumers to learn what they want from small businesses, including what they prefer in safer, more digital experiences.

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Safely Making CA

CA Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA), Autodesk, and the State of CA built a new online marketplace to connect manufacturers making PPE with employers who need it.

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Small Business Centers

State funded, tailored, free/low cost consulting and trainings on funding, market access, operations, and resiliency – available in over 30 languages.

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Resources for Local Businesses

Free resources to stay informed and get actionable business advice. Learn from experts and the small business community on how to navigate the crises.

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Small Business Resources & Tools

GoDaddy is providing access to resources and tools for adapting to COVID-19. #OpenWeStand partners are contributing special offers for small businesses.

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COVID-19 Business Resource Center

Free access to financial support; guides to reopen and create lasting pivots; industry resources; and community connection with peers and experts.

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Small Business Tips and Resources

Intuit QuickBooks has compiled a list of informational videos that may help you manage your business and keep moving forward.

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COVID-19 Recursos y Seminarios Web

Estamos conectando a mujeres propietarias, pequeños negocios y contratistas independientes con recursos por sesiones de trabajo en vivo con expertos de la U.S. SBA.

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Reopening Resources

Here are some of the best resources to help small businesses navigate how to adjust their operations — from a mythbusters series to a guidance tool.

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Small Business Strong LinkedIn Community

Small Business Strong is a public group for small businesses to share resources, network with other small businesses, and navigate the current situation.

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Intuit Aid Assist

Check your eligibility for federal relief programs, calculate the potential loan amount, and estimate how much of the loan may be forgivable.

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Self Made Mastery Webinar Series

Sign up to gain immediate, on-demand access to an incredible webinar series that takes you step by step from getting started to running and expanding a profitable business.

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Learn from Google experts

Grow with Google OnAir offers free workshops and 1:1 coaching sessions to grow your business and get the most out of digital tools.

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Small Business Relief Initiative

We’ve teamed up with @gofundme to give #SmallBizRelief to businesses like you. Create your GoFundMe page now.

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Rapid Response Webinar Sessions

Connect to fellow leaders, entrepreneurs, and small business owners to discuss issues and solutions you are facing and finding during these unprecedented times.

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COVID-19 Relief Webinar Series

Self Made is connecting women, small business owners and independent contractors to Federal and State resources through virtual sessions with experts from the U.S. SBA.

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Salesforce Care for Small Business

Salesforce Care provides resources you need to survive & thrive. Learn about products, resources, and workshops to keep your business moving forward.

CA State Resources

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Visit California is a nonprofit organization with a mission to develop and maintain marketing programs that inspire travel to California.​

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CalOSBA supports economic growth and innovation by ensuring small businesses and entrepreneurs have the resources they need to plan, launch, and grow.​

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CDTFA administers California’s sales and use, fuel, tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis taxes, and more. Learn about sales tax relief, now.​

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DCA administers more than 3.9 million licenses in more than 280 license types including certificates, registrations and permits. Find information on relief.

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DGS supports the state’s goal to spend 25% of contract dollars with small businesses (SB) and 3% with disabled veteran businesses (DVBE).​ Click to connect.​

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GO-Biz serves as the State of California’s leader for job growth, economic development, and business assistance efforts.​

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IBank provides financial assistance for infrastructure and economic development. Small Business Finance Centers offer guaranteed loans through mission-based lenders.​

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The Capital Access Program for Small Business (CalCAP) encourages lenders to make loans to small businesses that have difficulty obtaining financing.​

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The state’s COVID-19 website highlights critical information, resources and guidance for ALL to address the challenges incurred during this unprecedented COVID-19 crisis.​

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CA Grown connects you with the people who grow and produce your food. Understand where your food comes from – and how important you are to the process.

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Learn more about how EDD’s worksharing program provides employers with an alternative to layoffs.​

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The CA Business Portal offers tools and resources to help small businesses navigate incentives, permits, and programs to grow and thrive.​

Disclaimer: All products, services, and information provided on this website are for the convenience of the small business community and does not constitute or imply an endorsement or guarantee by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA), GO-Biz, or the State of California. The use of “Calling All Californians: Shop Safe Shop Local” logo may only be used in conjunction with this campaign to direct small businesses to the messages and landing page housed at GO-Biz. CalOSBA, GO-Biz, and/or the State of California do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of information contained on a linked website and shall not be liable for any loss of profits or business or any direct, indirect, or consequential loss or damage as a result of the use of the products, services, and information a business, entity, or individual uses.