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Disaster Preparedness, Economy, Finance

COVID relief: Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program opens. What you need to know

UPDATE: The SBA ran into technical difficulties and has paused the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program while it works with the vendor to reopen the program. The Small Business Administration i launched its $16.25 billion Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program today, but the application process will go in steps. The […]

Disaster Preparedness, Economy, Finance

More restaurant relief on way via the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

It’s no secret that restaurants were one of the hardest-hit industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. The newly passed American Rescue Plan Act aims to help restaurants, bars and related businesses with a new grant program called the Restaurant Revitalization Fund. The RRF will offer $28.6 billion in grants to hard-hit restaurants and […]

Disaster Preparedness, Economy, Finance

PPP program extended but funding may run out, plus the latest with the EIDL and Shuttered Venue grants

Thousands of small businesses struggling to stay afloat because of the pandemic are getting extra time to apply for forgivable, low-interest loans. The Senate voted overwhelmingly to extend the deadline of the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program  to May 31, and. President Joe Biden is expected to sign it […]

Disaster Preparedness, Economy, Finance, Resources

COVID relief: SBA issues new PPP guidance aimed at smallest businesses

U.S. Small Business Administration on Wednesday released new guidance on the changes to the Paycheck Protection Program. The  changes to the popular program focus on reaching the hardest-hit businesses. Here’s what you need to know about the changes in the final month of the PPP application period unless the program gets […]

Disaster Preparedness, Resources

COVID relief: Reimbursement grants available from Chamber, Career Source South Florida

GowBiz will continue to bring you announcements about COVID-19 relief. Here’s an offering from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce and CareerSource South Florida. Did you incur Covid-19 losses when you pivoted your small business in order to survive and keep your workers employed? The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce […]

Disaster Preparedness, Economy, Finance, Resources

COVID-19 relief: Forgivable PPP loans again available for small businesses

Is your small business still struggling because of the COVID-19 pandemic? Chances are you are still feeling the pain. A new study launched  by America’s SBDC and Thryv in November 2020, details how small businesses are still being negatively impacted by the pandemic. Among the key survey findings, the data revealed that 87% […]