Tag: COVID-19

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% […]

Disaster Preparedness, Finance, Resources

Miami Beach offers $20K small business grants, while deadlines loom for other COVID-19 grant and loan programs

While South Florida and the nation’s small businesses await news on a Congressional stimulus package that is expected to include PPP relief funds, cities and the county are either rushing to try to disperse CARES Act funding to small businesses before the end of the year, and at least one […]

Disaster Preparedness, Economy, Finance

Who were the biggest PPP lenders for South Florida companies? Here’s what the data tells us

As Congress continues to debate the Bipartisan Emergency COVID Relief Act of 2020 – what stays in and what doesn’t – the Paycheck Protection Program is widely expected to be part of it. The PPP, an SBA forgivable loan program through partnering lenders, will likely look a little different when […]

Disaster Preparedness, Economy, Finance, Resources

COVID relief: Following Miami’s lead, Coral Gables also announces small business grant program

The City of Coral Gables has announced a grant program for small businesses hurt by the COVID-19 crisis. The new Small Business Recovery Grants Program is available to Coral Gables-based enterprises with up to 30 employees. The maximum grant award is $50,000. Coral Gables’ announcement follows one by the City […]

Disaster Preparedness, Operations, Strategy

Against the odds, Cheeseburger Baby owner says ‘I’m going to find a way’

The year 2020 kicked off like a winner for Cheeseburger Baby. The Super Bowl, the Miami International Boat Show and the South Beach Wine and Food Festival were huge for the small Miami Beach business known for its tasty classic-style burgers and accompaniments that have served celebrities, residents, workers and […]

Disaster Preparedness, Operations, Strategy

COVID-19 is your wakeup call: Do you have a company succession plan? We have tips for you

The COVID-19 crisis is just one more reminder about the importance of a succession plan. A smart succession plan is just good business, protecting your legacy, company. Customers, employees, and relatives when a family business is impacted. Most large companies have them, but many small and mid-size business owners avoid […]

Disaster Preparedness, Economy

New Florida COVID-19 survey reveals how small businesses have fared and how they try to fight back

The majority of small businesses in Florida have been greatly negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. That was one of the key findings of a new survey and report on the state’s small businesses conducted by the Florida Chamber Foundation, the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, and the […]