Short-time compensation program

STC – What is it?

The Short-Time Compensation Program is a voluntary employer program designed to help employers maintain their staff by reducing the weekly working hours during temporary slowdowns instead of temporarily laying off […]

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application & Instructions

May 15, 2020: The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the […]

City of Sarasota Small Business Grant Program Opens for Applications May 19

Applications for the City of Sarasota Small Business and Safety Assistance Grant Program will be accepted starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 19, as the City addresses the COVID-19 economic […]

Reemployment Assistance & Short-Time Compensation Program. What’s your role?

Reemployment Assistance If your employment has been negatively impacted because of mitigation efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, you may be eligible to receive Reemployment Assistance. If you need […]

The CDC & OSHA: Keeping your employees and customers safe during the pandemic

OSHA’s Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) developed this COVID-19 planning guidance based on traditional infection prevention and industrial hygiene practices. It focuses […]

Guidance Standards for Hospitality Reopening

Developed by the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association in partnership with the National Restaurant Association and the American Hotel and Lodging Association, this helpful document outlines the initial opening/operating guidance […]

Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan for Florida’s Recovery

The Re-Open Florida Task Force has developed a comprehensive roadmap for re-opening the state in four phases. This report will help you understand those stages and the things you need […]

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Save Small Business Grant Program

To extend a helping hand to small businesses suffering from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation – in partnership with Vistaprint and a coalition […]

State Announces Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program Closure, Availability of Federal Assistance

Florida SBDC Network Headquarters (Pensacola, Fla.) – With the assistance of the Florida SBDC Network, the state’s principal provider of business assistance, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), the […]

DEO Press Release: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Announces New Mobile-Friendly Site to Apply for Reemployment Assistance

Apr 08, 2020 Tallahassee, Fla. – Today, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced a new, mobile-friendly online application for Reemployment Assistance available at “The Florida Department of […]

COVID-19 Cares Act Business Resources – A Breakdown of Loans and Grants

EDC of Sarasota County has partnered with S-One to bring you this video as a resource to help navigate the Cares Act. This video breaks down the loan and grant […]

Florida Executive Order – Essential Services and Activities During COVID-19 Emergency

As you are well aware, Governor DeSantis signed an Essential Services and Activities During COVID-19 Emergency. Here is a excerpted list of essential businesses from #2020-91 Executive Order re: Essential […]

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