MIAMI – South Florida businesses with two to 100 employees that were established before March 9th can qualify for coronavirus pandemic emergency aid.
Businesses of an “indecent sexual nature” or entrepreneurs earning more than one-third of gross annual revenue from legal gambling do not qualify for aid.
SHORT-TERM, INTEREST-FREE LOANS
Gov. Ron DeSantis said an initial $50-million injection to the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan program is meant to help these businesses stay afloat through an economic shutdown that is meant to reduce the effects of the pandemic. Only one loan of up to $50,000 is available per business. The deadline is May 8. Here is the link to the application.
Career Source Florida Business Services includes help with recruiting specialized talent, training, funding and labor market data.
DeSantis’ administration activated the Business Damage Assessment survey to assess the impact.
- Enterprise Florida
- The U.S. Small Business Administration.
- The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
- Florida First Capital Finance Corp.
- Small Business Development Center at Florida International University