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Disaster Preparedness, Economy, Resources

Florida SBDC at FIU Business posts record level of assistance for small businesses to recover and thrive

The Florida SBDC at FIU Business (FSBDC) has increased its support to the small business community in Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties, getting funds into business owners’ hands, developing strategies for recovery from the impact of COVID-19, and setting the stage for growth. Since January, the organization has secured $9.9 million in contracts […]

Disaster Preparedness, Economy, Operations, Resources, Success Stories

FSBDC at FIU helps Creativo Dance Studio make the right moves toward full recovery

Daysi Cepeda never thought about closing her Creativo Dance Studio before 2020, when the pandemic shook her to her core. Since 2002, Cepeda had been teaching young students dance in her studio locations, watching them blossom into happy, self-confident girls and boys. She adjusted the programming over the years and […]

Disaster Preparedness, Economy, Operations

Just 35% of Florida small businesses can maintain payroll without additional PPP, Goldman Sachs survey says

While America’s Main Street businesses are reopening as the vaccine rollout makes serious headway, small businesses are still very worried about maintaining payroll through the summer without additional relief, says a new national survey of small business owners called Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Voices. Its part of a series […]

Disaster Preparedness, Economy, Finance

COVID relief: New details about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Restaurants and bars are another step closer to getting financial help after experiencing devastating losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The long-awaited opening of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund is now close finat hand. The U,S, Small Business Association has released some key details about the pandemic relief program for the  restaurant […]

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 […]