Resources for Businesses

The City of Yorba Linda is very concerned about the impact the Coronavirus has on the operations of local businesses. The City will continue to monitor and share information provided by relevant agencies with our residents and the business community. If the City can be of service to you, please contact our Economic Development team.


Effective Tuesday, June 15, 2021: The State of California has fully reopened its economy and has retired the color-tier system known as the Blueprint for a Safer Economy. This means all business types and activities can reopen, and there are no longer any maximum capacity limits or social distancing requirements.

For more information about ongoing guidance or information about COVID-19 from the California Department of Public Health, visit


During these challenging times, the City of Yorba Linda and the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce are committed to providing helpful resources and information to assist our business community.

Business Tool Kit

Please view the Chamber of Commerce’s Coronavirus Business Toolkit, which provides useful information on funding resources and disaster assistance for businesses impacted by the Coronavirus.


Additionally, the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Yorba Linda’s Economic Development office, will be debuting a shop local program next week. The campaign is entitled “Shop Where Your Heart Is” and encourages residents to support our local businesses. More details and promotions on the campaign will be released in the coming weeks. Please connect with the Yorba Linda Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook and Instagram pages to receive updated information or participate in the campaign.

Economic and Business Recovery Call Center

Orange County Community Services has implemented the Economic & Business Recovery Call Center to meet the needs of businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and will offer information and resources to help Orange County businesses navigate the current economic climate. These resources will support businesses with challenges such as lay-off aversion, loans, utility reduction programs, and community resources mapping. Businesses can call the Economic & Business Recovery Call Center at 714-480-6500 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Disaster Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Small businesses in need of economic assistance as a result of Covid-19 are encouraged to apply on the SBA website.

Small business resources for veteran entrepreneurs

As a veteran, many of the skills you learned in the military can be especially helpful in running a business. The wide range of hard and soft skills you acquired through service can be transferred with great success to the private sector. Follow this guide as an outline of steps to reach your business goals:

Step one: coming up with your business idea

  • What skills do you have? 
  • What interests you?
  • What resources do you already have?
  • What need or niche will you fill?
  • What government contacts are available?

Step two: developing your business plan

  • What should your business plan include?

Step three: registering your business

  • Choose a business name;
  • Define your legal structure;
  • Register for taxes; and
  • Get your documents, licenses, and permits.

Step four: funding sources for veteran-owned businesses

  • Crowdfunding;
  • Loans; and
  • Grants

For more information regarding veterans' resources for starting and managing their business, please visit the veterans small business resource guide.


The video below contains helpful information for local businesses recovering from COVID-19. Hosted by Mayor Pro Tem Carlos Rodriguez, many important resources are covered in this presentation.