Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Survey Results

The Carlsbad Chamber is uniquely equipped to help keep our community together and we are stepping up again! Since 1923, we have weathered and helped our businesses and community as a whole endure and recover from every crisis that has come in nearly 100 years. This time will be no different. Specifically, our Ready Carlsbad Business Alliance was created for these emergency situations, and are exploring how we can help you!

We asked to know your pain points in order to do what we can to meet those needs, and you graciously answered! Thank you all for sharing your insights and challenges with us at this critical time. We are making these survey results public so we can take critical steps in making this situation better for all businesses. Thank you for keeping #CARLSBADSTRONG!

Download the Survey Results Here
We have put together a page filled with City, State, County and Federal Resources that is continuously updated
Thanks to our fantastic members, we have a list of local businesses and restaurants that are doing what they can to maintain serving their community





-Most businesses right now are unfortunately struggling to maintain their normal staff hours and payroll. However, these companies are hiring! 


-There are several resources for employees that may be negatively impacted financially. (Under “Employee and Worker Resources”)


-Just like for employees, there are many resources for small business employers, including SBA loans, CDC Loans and Grants.



-In times like these, having a business emergency plan is imperative. Whether it’s having a strong online presence, financial reserves, or navigating emergency responses, we have resources to help you and your business.

Marketing/Communication is critical right now. For example, discussing what protective measures you’ve implemented. Promotions may also help incentivize customers who may be reluctant to patronize your business. Learn about special offers running from out Member businesses in response to COVID-19!


What are your top 3 concerns related to the business and COVID-19?

Most Common Responses:
“How much revenue will be lost…”
“Projects cancelled”
“Being able to stay in business…”
“No networking + no Chamber activity = no new business”
“My employees making a living…”
“The length of the stay at home order.”

-These are all, of course, reasonable and serious concerns. We at the Chamber are doing all we can to facilitate more virtual events that allow for networking during these times. For more information on shelter-at-home orders and other updates, please check out our continually updated COVID-19 resource page.



What 3 items (goods or services) do you need right now to help your business ride this storm?

Most Common Responses:
“Money/Finances/Financial Assistance/Loans”
“Flexibility with rent…”
“Ability to reach clients”

-Let us help you reach your new and old clients via virtual networking meetings. 


-While these are challenging times financially, it is very important that your business be a part of an organization that can help connect you to all of the resources and businesses you need. Consider learning more and joining our Chamber.