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Guidance for Business Owners Impacted by COVID19

Seminars covering PPP, force majeur, and other topics

Business Litigation in Crisis: Contract Enforceability, Business Interruption and Inverse Condemnation in the wake of COVID-19.

Main Street CARES: Understanding Loans, Forgiveness and Tax Benefits for Businesses affected by COVID-19.

Business UNusual: A Practical Overview of Bankruptcy in Florida amidst COVID-19.

Paycheck Protection Program

Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program

Governor DeSantis activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program which is administered by Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) in partnership with the Florida SBDC Network and Florida First Capital Finance Corporation. Up to $50 million has been allocated for the program to provide cash flow to businesses economically impacted by COVID-19. The short-term, interest-free loans help bridge the gap between the time the economic impact occurred and when a business secures other financial resources, including payment of insurance claims or longer-term Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. Small business owners with two to 100 employees located in Florida affected by COVID-19 can apply for short-term loans up to $50,000. To be eligible, a business must have been established prior to March 9, 2020, and demonstrate economic impacts as a result of COVID-19. The application period ends May 8, 2020. Businesses can apply here.

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