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Disaster Preparedness, Finance

COVID relief grant program for micro-businesses extended, expanded

A Coral Gables-based bank and local nonprofit have renewed their micro-grant program supporting micro-businesses. Amerant Bank recently announced it’d be continuing the initiative it began with Branches, a community empowerment org, amid the pandemic last year. The partnership’s micro-grant program sought to provide funds to mom-and-pop operations who were hit hard by […]

Disaster Preparedness, Economy

Survey: Almost all Florida small businesses negatively impacted by pandemic, but outlook lifts

The Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, the Florida Chamber Foundation, CareerSource Florida, and the University of West Florida Haas Center today released new data from the second phase of a research study to understand the impacts of COVID-19 on the state’s small businesses as the pandemic and subsequent economic impacts surpassed the one-year mark. […]