North County Enterprise Briefs, Feb. 25


Karlovy Vary offers loans for small businesses

Carlsbad has cash for low and low interest loans to local businesses affected by the pandemic. The maximum loan is now $ 50,000 instead of $ 25,000. Two types of loans are available: small business microcredit from $ 5,000 to $ 10,000 for businesses with gross sales of $ 2 million or less or 15 or fewer employees; and small business recovery loans between $ 10,000 and $ 50,000 for businesses with gross sales of $ 5 million or less and 50 or fewer employees. Both types include scaled interest rates; None of the loan types are forgivable. For more information and applications, visit Email [email protected].


Coastal Roots Farm CEO is honored

Javier Guerrero

Javier Guerrero

(Courtesy photo)

Coastal Roots Farm President and CEO Javier Guerrero recently received the 2021 Fran Aleshire Leadership Award during Cal State San Marcos’ annual report to the community. The Leadership North County Alumni Network presents the award each year to a graduate of the program who, in the spirit of community leader Fran Aleshire, demonstrates excellent leadership skills. Individuals are nominated by their colleagues. Coastal Roots Farm, 441 Saxony Road, is a non-profit Jewish community farm and education center. Guerrero has built a team that focuses on equitable education programs for youth from disadvantaged schools and other schools. He instituted internships and extracurricular programs, and monitored a 35 percent increase in food production to be distributed to more than 30,000 needy residents annually. Guerrero was named President and CEO of Coastal Roots Farm in November. Before that he was managing director of the organization for 21/2 years. Visit


SDCCU runs courses for Consumer Week

The San Diego County Credit Union is providing resources in support of National Consumer Protection Week, which runs Sunday through March 6th. On Wednesday, the SDCCU is offering three free webinars to educate people on how to protect themselves and their finances. Topics are: preventing financial abuse by the elderly (9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.), protecting the identity and online privacy of children (12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.), and fraud and protecting your finances (5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.). The webinars are part of Financial Wellness Wednesday, an ongoing SDCCU program that provides free information on financial wellness. Log in and find more topics at

San Diego Women’s Week is just around the corner

“Professional Troublemaker” Luvvie Ajayi Jones, “The Budgetnista” Tiffany Aliche and Blackbird Ventures CEO Barbara Bry are among the top 10 keynote speakers at this year’s San Diego Women’s Virtual Week from March 15th to 19th. Panels include “Strategies for Building Your Visibility and Presence”, “Trends and Strategies for Women’s Financial Security”, and “Navigating the Trending and Embracing Inclusiveness”. Take part in the conferences and panels practically every day or watch when needed. Tickets start at $ 89 and include speakers, panels, networking, and a virtual exhibition hall. Visit

Four certificate programs are offered

The San Diego Workforce Partnership offers four certificate options as part of their Income Share Agreement program that can lead to careers in technology: database management, digital marketing, front-end development, and UX design. Through income-sharing arrangements, the partnership provides access to training, on-call and placement services that help people advance careers in high-demand tech jobs. In return, the trainees undertake to pay a fixed percentage of their income for a fixed period of time. Unlike student loans, post-employment ISA payments are made when clients earn more than the minimum income threshold of $ 40,000. To find out what each program looks like and which job offers are possible after graduation, register for an information event on Monday from 5 to 6 p.m. at Visit

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