Business Resources

Reporting Lost Property, Theft/Attempted Theft or Vandalism

The Long Beach Police Department’s (LBPD) Online Police Reporting System allows you to submit a police report online in the following categories lost property, theft or attempted theft, vandalism, hit and run – parked vehicle and annoying or harassing phone calls.

  • If you have no suspect information or physical evidence, you may file a report online at www.longbeach.gov/police or call (562) 570-7260.
  • If you have video footage, pictures or license plate numbers or other evidence you need to document, save, record and call (562) 435-6711 so that a patrol officer can be dispatched to take a report and collect the evidence.

Recommended Insurance Documentation Process

If your business and/or property experienced lost property, theft/attempt theft or vandalism, it is recommended that you follow the insurance documentation process below.

  • Take photos of everything before doing any clean-up. In addition to the physical damage, this includes taking photos of shelves that have been knocked over, inventory on the floor, etc.
  • To the best of your ability, take an inventory and make a comprehensive list of what was destroyed and/or what is missing.
  • Call your insurance carrier (e.g. agent or broker) and explain the situation and follow their guidance as to next steps.
  • Find out from your insurance policy (as explained by your agent or broker) what (if anything) is covered by Business Interruption Coverage and/or any other itemized disaster coverage listed in your insurance policy.

Reopening Resources

Please see the links to additional reopening resources below.

Business Financial Assistance

There are several loan options for businesses affected by COVID-19.  It is recommended that potential borrowers sign up as a client with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) SBDC online.  Once registered, potential borrowers can call the SBDC at 562-938-5100 to set up an appointment with a business advisor who will assist with navigating the loan application process. If potential borrowers have an active loan with the City, they may qualify for a deferred payment arrangement.

Long Beach Emergency Microloan Program
The Emergency Microloan Program supports Long Beach micro-enterprises with five (5) or fewer employees on a first-come, first-served basis. Loans from $2,500 to $10,000 are available. Loan proceeds can be used for business expenses such as payroll costs, rent, supplies and materials, utilities and more. For more information and to apply for the loan, potential borrowers can call 562-570-6099 or email BusinessDevelopment@longbeach.gov.

Grow Long Beach Loan – SBA 7(a)
The Grow Long Beach Loan provides loans from $100,000 to $2 million available for businesses that have been operating in Long Beach for at least two years. Loan proceeds can be used for any legitimate business expenses such construction, tenant improvements, equipment, working capital and more. For more information and to apply for the loan, potential borrowers must sign-up for an appointment with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) by visiting the SBDC website or calling 562-938-5100.

Kiva Long Beach Loan Program
The Kiva Long Beach Loan Program is an online community-lending program that supports Long Beach small businesses. Loan proceeds can be used for business expenses such as personnel, rent, supplies/materials, utilities, professional services and more. For more information and to apply for the loan, potential borrowers can visit the Kiva Long Beach Loan Program website.

Jump Start Loan Program
The Jump Start Loan Program provides microloans, technical assistance and financial literacy training. Loan amounts range from $500 to $10,000. Loan proceeds can be used for a variety of legitimate business needs. For more information and to apply for the loan, potential borrowers can visit the ibank website.

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance
The Economic Injury Disaster Loan provides up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties. Loan proceeds can be used for business expenses such as rent, payroll costs, accounts payable and other operating expenses. Please note that the Small Business Administration (SBA) will begin accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance applications on a limited basis only to provide relief to U.S. agricultural businesses. For more information, visit the Small Business Administration (SBA) website.

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis. Loan proceeds can be used for payroll costs, interest on most mortgages and rent and utilities costs over the 8-week period after the loan is made. Eligible small businesses should start preparing a documentation checklist and identifying lender(s) that are accepting new PPP applications. For more information, potential borrowers may contact either a participating lender or the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) by visiting the SBDC website or calling 562-938-5100. Additional information can be found on the Small Business Administration (SBA) website.

Business Financial Assistance (Videos)

Please see the video links for additional information about business financial assistance below.

Free Virtual Business Consultation

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is the most comprehensive small business assistance network in the country and its territories. The SBDC is providing free virtual business consultation and is assisting small businesses with disaster preparedness and recovery. Business consultants are available to help answer questions regarding supply chain disruption and liability, technology plans for setting up remote work stations for employees, concerns about cashflow during disruption and concerns about credit and finance issues. For business consultation assistance, contact the local SBDC at 562-938-5100 or visit the SBDC website.