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COVID 19 Resource Center
Does your work-from-home toolkit include data-driven decisions? It should.
The 2020 pandemic has acted as a stark innovation accelerator, as companies had to scramble to adapt to remote work, and the challenges it brought into light.When CEO Satya Nadella presented Microsoft’s quarterly earnings to Wall Street at the end of April 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic, he said he had witnessed “two years’ worth of digital transformation in two months: from remote teamwork and learning, to sales and customer service, to critical cloud infrastructure”.As a company headquartered in Milan, Italy—one of the areas that was first and worst affected by the Covid-19 outbreak—we realized early in the fight against the virus that it would change the way we work, learn and, unfortunately, interact and socialize, for good.Here are some of the innovation challenges we have worked with our clients to tackle, and the lessons we learned along the way.
Sep 14, 2020
iGenius
COVID 19 Resource Center
CA's Newest Framework & Guidelines to Reopening Businesses
Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled a new system to monitor the coronavirus in California, revamping the state’s watchlist for its 58 counties into color-coded levels that should simplify the process of reopening. This new system, also known as "CA's Blueprint for a Safer Economy" is the next evolution of the state's COVID-19 response. Every county is now assigned to a color tier based on its rate of new cases & positivity to determine which sectors can operate. Here on this new site you can type in your county and look up what activity is allowed. Under this new framework, hair salons, barbershops and indoor malls are allowed to operate indoors under the state's new system, but only at 25% capacity as of August 31. Please continue reading for more information...
Aug 31, 2020
The Silicon Valley Organization
COVID 19 Resource Center
How has the pandemic changed your business and what are you offering right now?
Businesses all over the country have been forced to re-imagine their business models, and tap into their creativity in order to sustain their livelihood. Some of our very own SVO members, including Christy Wright shared how the pandemic taught her to focus on what she loves. Read the rest of her blog to see how the pandemic changed her photography business.
Aug 18, 2020
Christy Wright
COVID 19 Resource Center
Financial Aid Options — Loans, Grants & Relief Funds
All the different Financial Aid options— Loans, Grants & Relief Funds are listed here.
Aug 11, 2020
The Silicon Valley Organization
COVID 19 Resource Center
New Guidelines for CA Hair Salons, Nail Salons & Barbershops
As of Monday, July 20th Hair salons, barbershops, nail salons, massage parlors and other beauty services in counties on the state's watch list are now allowed to move those services outdoors. Please review the guidelines below.
Jul 21, 2020
The Silicon Valley Organization
COVID 19 Resource Center
San Jose Al Fresco: Things to Know Before Setting Up Outside!
As of June 5th, San Jose Al Fresco is in full swing allowing businesses to utilize sidewalks to conduct business during shelter-in-place. The City of San Jose is now accepting applications, and it's FREE to apply! Once your application is submitted, you will be able to start utilizing the space in front of your business immediately, as long as you meet the terms and conditions described in the application. We put together some simple FAQ's about how you can participate in San Jose Al Fresco, and all the thing you need to know before applying!
Jun 16, 2020
The Silicon Valley Organization
COVID 19 Resource Center
Back in Business: Outdoor dining & in-store shopping!
As of June 5th, Santa Clara County has allowed restaurants and retailers to re-open as long as they are adhering to their social distancing protocols. We have put together of restaurants and retailers that have re-opened for outdoor dining & in-store shopping. Be sure to check them out!
Jun 12, 2020
The Silicon Valley Organization
COVID 19 Resource Center
Watch Our SVO COVID-19 Business Resource Webinars
We are hosting various online webinars providing our SVO members access to business resources, as well as discuss upcoming policy changes that affect business operations. We have invited political and industry experts to lead our webinars to make you our members are up to speed with all of the legislative updates that relate to COVID-19. In case you miss one, you can watch our webinar recordings here!
Jun 10, 2020
The Silicon Valley Organization