The California Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce (CalAsian Chamber) is committed to supporting and providing resources for our small business and Asian Pacific Islander communities statewide through these unprecedented times. COVID-19 is having an enormous impact on our businesses, and the CalAsian Chamber is working hard to assess and support their needs. Below is how we've shifted our efforts to meet the needs of our small business community.


Additionally, the Chamber created a survey to determine how to best assist our small business statewide. Your input will better enable us to prioritize your business needs during these uncertain times. Please take this 5 minute survey.

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Paycheck Protection Program

The SBA has returned accepting new applications for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as of 4/27, 7:30 AM PST. To apply please reach out to one of the participating lenders as soon as possible.

See how much of your PPP loan will be forgiven using the PPP Loan Forgiveness Calculator.

Access to Capital

  • Loan packaging assistance

  • Credit enhancing services

For assistance, complete the intake form and a member of our team will get back to you with more information. 

CA SBDC Hotlines for Fast Service for COVID-19 Challenges

  Toll-Free Statewide Business Response Hotline

(833) 775 - 0749

The CalAsian Chamber  developed a statewide toll-free call in center to answer general business questions, human resources and legal issues, and navigate borrowers through a variety of financing tools.

The number for the hotline is (833) 775-0749. 

Our team will be available Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm with voicemail capabilities 24/7. Assistance will be available in English and Spanish languages.

Amplifying the Small Business Voice

It is now more critical than ever that we help amplify the voice of our small businesses. Leveraging survey responses, input from members and community partners, we are actively working with legislators to influence law and regulatory changes that are impacting our businesses. Learn more about our work here.

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Human Resources

Below are resources that can help you find answers to

employment and labor law questions.

Companies Doing Their Part

Here's what our corporate partners are doing in an effort to support all of those impacted by COVID-19.


The Movement

Join #IAmSmallBusiness The Movement.  The CalAsian Chamber has recently launched a campaign telling the stories of how businesses have adjusted as a result of the impact of COVID-19, while also promoting their services/business.


Use the hashtag #IAmSmallBusiness and we will connect with you. Introduce yourself, tell us your thoughts and ask us how we can help.  We understand that small businesses are the backbone to our economy and we understand it takes a lot of run a small business, so let us know how we can help.  We are here for you and we are in this together.

The goal with this campaign is to increase awareness of our amazing business community and share information on how the community can work with your business, especially during these uncertain times.