Owners and key financial decision-makers of for-profit businesses, tell us about your recent experiences. Did your business seek financing such as loans or lines of credit in the last 12 months? How would you rate the financial condition of your business? What effect is the COVID-19 pandemic currently having on your business?
CO:LAB, Pensacola’s only community-supported business incubator has opened its doors to tenants after extensive reconstruction following Hurricane Sally in September. The new and improved working, collaborating and mentoring space includes 22,500 square feet of private office space over three floors in the Pensacola State College Downtown Building at 418 West Garden Street. The CO:LAB lobby has … Read more
While our economy is recovering, we know many small businesses continue to struggle. Here are two resources to aid small businesses in their recovery: Virtual Small Business Resiliency Conference This virtual conference is designed to assist and provide resources for small businesses to #SustainThePivot most have endured due to the global pandemic, as well as highlight … Read more
Escambia CARES Business Emergency Financial Assistance Grant Funding for the Escambia CARES Business Emergency Financial Assistance Grant will be available in amounts of $7,500 for small businesses with up to 25 employees and $15,000 for small businesses with 26-50 employees. The application process for the Escambia CARES Business Emergency Financial Assistance Grant will open Friday, Sept. … Read more
Whether your Company or Business needs assistance with recruitment, candidate pre-screening testing, employee training, labor market information, employer tax incentives or outplacement services, we have the tools to help maximize your company’s success. https://careersourceescarosa.com/employers CareerSource Escarosa is now accepting new applicants / students for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program. https://careersourceescarosa.com/programs/wioa
Gulf Power, in partnership with the Florida SBDC at UWF, has decided to fund a second round of the Northwest Florida Small Business COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program. Gulf Power will fund the grant with a contribution of $300,000. The maximum grant amount is $5,000. Each applicant OR business can only receive one grant. The Florida … Read more
Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) is launching a new trade grant program to help the state’s small and medium-sized companies continue doing business overseas even as international travel is restricted. The Virtual Business Matchmaking program will allow the state’s business community to reach new and existing customers overseas and keep moving forward. Virtual Business Matchmaking includes … Read more
On Wednesday Governor DeSantis held a press conference in Tallahassee to announce Phase I of the Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan to Re-Open Florida. The Governor also issued two Executive Orders: Executive Order 20-111, which extends Executive Orders 20-87 and 20-91 until 12:01 am May 4, 2020; and Executive Order 20-112, regarding the Governor’s plan for … Read more
The IRS is offering tax help for taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations and others – including health plans – affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). For information about IRS tax relief and economic impact payment information click here.
Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced a new, mobile-friendly online application for Reemployment Assistance available at www.FloridaJobs.org/RAApplication. “The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is committed to ensuring Floridians are able to receive the benefits owed to them during this global pandemic,” said Ken Lawson, Executive Director of the Florida Department … Read more