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Small Business Assistance

The City of Daly City is committed to supporting its small business community as it represents an essential aspect of Daly City’s identity, economy, and workforce. Starting with the formation of the City’s first Small Business Commission, the City has prioritized making it easier for Daly City small businesses to open, operate and grow. As part of this effort, the Economic and Community Development Department has created this Small Business Assistance Portal as a comprehensive online resource for local small businesses.

What kind of small business resources are you looking for?


 COVID-19 Resources Link for Businesses
US SBA Guide for Creating Business Plan   US SBA - Small Business Dev. Center
 US SBA Local Workshops on Small Business Ownership  BPlans - Comprehensive Guide to Business Planning
 Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center  City College of SF - Small Business Classes
 SCORE - Free Confidential Business Counseling  Small Business Advocate


*New San Mateo County Health Order

The new San Mateo County Health Order, effective June 17, 2020, aligns the County with Gov. Gavin Newsom's Resilience Roadmap. Businesses in San Mateo County will now follow the state's schedule for reopening but must adhere to the local order's COVID-19 safety measures and follow state guidance.

Certain Businesses Now Eligible to Resume Operations

The New Health Order allows for a number of businesses to resume operations after they produce and post health and safety plans (see link below) outside of their business. Businesses eligible to resume operations include dine-in restaurants, hair salons and barber shops, casinos, family entertainment centers, restaurants, wineries and bars, zoos and museums, gyms and fitness centers, hotels, cardrooms and racetracks, and campgrounds/outdoor recreation.

Social distancing protocol form link for businesses (must post a copy at each public business entrance)

New San Mateo County Health Order information link 

 Outdoor Dining V2

For information on how to obtain a business license in the City of Daly City, please click here.

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Questions? Please contact Brandon Phipps, Economic Development Specialist, at bphipps@dalycity.org or at (650) 991-8162.