Starting a Business in Bishop?
- Guide to Starting a Business in Inyo County
- City of Bishop Information for Starting a Business
- CA Secretary of State – Starting a Business in California
- Small Business Center for the 50+
We’re grateful to local leaders for getting vaccines administered as quickly as possible and for advocating for increased supply. We continue to be impressed by the resiliency of our small businesses and we’re optimistic that the adaptations you’ve made now will continue to bring benefits post pandemic. Things seem to be trending in a better direction, but we encourage everyone to remain diligent with COVID-19 safety protocols. We truly believe we can remain open AND safe!
Bishop Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau Efforts
- Visitor Center is closed to walk-in guests
- We continue to answer many telephone & email inquiries
- Paid digital advertising has been paused, will resume in force when timing is right
- Continuing to post and engage on social media channels with messaging that encourages future visitation
- Working to create and publish list of restaurants & retailers offering take-out, delivery, online sales and gift cards.
Please email email@example.com with details so we can help your business.
SBA Guidance & Loan Resources
The U.S. Small Business Administration offers many forms of assistance for businesses and non-profits affected by disasters.
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Help From Your SBDC
The Small Business Development Center at UC Bakersfield serves Inyo, Mono & Kern Counties. They offer free consulting for small businesses on a variety of essential topics.
- Click here to see SBDC’s Coronavirus Resource Guidebook
- Click here to connect with SBDC online
- Webinar Series for Business and Nonprofits Amidst COVID-19
Employee & Workforce Resources
Cutting back hours, laying employees off, school closures, quarantines….it all adds up to many questions for employees and employers.
Click here to see EDD’s Coronavirus Resource Page
Big Steps in Local Workforce Development! Inyo County Office of Education and Cerro Coso Community College are working together to bring a new adult education center to downtown Bishop. This is excellent news for employers as the center will positively impact local workforce development. Please take a short survey to help guide the development of programs at the new “Job Spot.”
General Health and Travel Information
We encourage all businesses to stay informed and follow advice of trusted experts.
Please make sure to register for your vaccine appointment at https://www.inyocounty.us/covid-19/vaccine-information and you will be contacted when an appointment is available. Residents without access to a computer can receive registration assistance by leaving their name and phone number on 760-873-3232 and someone from Inyo County Public Health will return your call the following Tuesday or Thursday from 8 am to 12 noon.
Free PPE for Local Businesses
The Bishop Chamber of Commerce worked with Inyo County and CalOES-California Office of Emergency Services to procure hand sanitizer and masks for our region. The PPE is being distributed free of charge to any small business, church or other non-profit in any community of Inyo County. If your business is in need of masks and/or sanitizer, email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time for pick-up or delivery.
- Centers for Disease Control
- California Department of Public Health
- Inyo County Daily Reports
- Mono County Health Department
- US Travel Association
- Visit California