The unemployment rate has skyrocketed. Businesses are struggling everywhere. But there are resources to help.
This page, sponsored by The Joe Mullins Companies, will be updated with the latest links and information to help you navigate this unprecedented economic disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
If you're looking for federal assistance, here is where to start. The CARES Act, signed March 27, 2020, created these four new programs to be administered by the Small Business Administration. Click the links to find out which is the best fit for you:
- Paycheck Protection Program
- EDIL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) Emergency Advance
- SBA Express Bridge Loans
- SBA Debt Relief
The state of Florida is also providing assistance to businesses through the Rebuild Florida Business Loan Fund, which “provides short-term, interest-free working capital loans that are intended to ‘bridge the gap’ between the time a major catastrophe hits and when a business has secured longer term recovery resources.”
Do you need business counseling? Try this.
Career Source has offered answers to frequently asked questions here.
To review how to keep your business safe, see the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recommendations here.
Another helpful step is to fill out a Business Damage Assessment to help the state understand the impacts of COVID-19 on businesses statewide.
Art Zimmet, of Chiumento Dwyer Hertel Grant, recently hosted a webinar with the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce to cover details of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Useful bullet points are found here. Or, you can watch the webinar on YouTube here.
Be sure to add your business to Flagler County’s new registry: FlaglerOpen4.biz
For information on the Restaurant Employee Relief fund, click here.
For the CDC’s Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019, click here.
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