Axis Helps Miami, a one-stop-shop connecting small business owners with the resources they need during COVID-19 and beyond, has a new look – and new resources.
Launched at the beginning of the pandemic as an information hub, AxisHelps.org. now offers extensive opportunities – from grants to loans and technical assistance – in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole. The easy-to-use site also has new search tools and filters, making it easier to find the right resources businesses need for stability and strength to meet today’s challenges.
“Help is available for the small and micro-businesses that are the backbone of Miami-Dade’s economy, but accessing it can be difficult. Axis Helps Miami offers it all in one place. It’s easy. It’s trilingual. And it’s free 24-7 at axishelps.org,” said Marta Viciedo, who leads Axis Helps, a project of the Urban Impact Lab.
Axis Helps Miami also provides resources for individuals and families seeking support for rent, other expenses and more.
Launched with major funding from Microsoft and Citi, and in partnership with local nonprofits, Axis Helps has used in-person and digital outreach to touch thousands of South Floridians and help get millions in CARES Act funding – through Miami-Dade’s RISE loan fund – to small businesses and families. To learn about Axis Helps’ year-one impact, visit axishelps.org/impact.
Major partners include Miami Homes for All, Miami-Dade County, South Florida Anchor Alliance, Health Foundation of South Florida, gener8tor, Dade County Federal Credit Union, Miami-Dade Eviction Task Force, Branches, Catalyst Miami, Hispanic Unity of Florida, Prospera, Sant La, SBDC at FIU and the Urban League of Broward County. In addition to Citi and Microsoft, funders include the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Miami Foundation, the Office of Commissioner Eileen Higgins and the Worker’s Lab Innovation Fund.