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 […]

CareerEdge Partners With STC To Launch Student Internship Program While Schools Remain Closed

The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce’s CareerEdge workforce initiative, is partnering with Suncoast Technical College to place their full-time trades students, who are only months away from graduation, in paid […]

COVID-19 Webinars Hosted by SBA South Florida District Office

The SBA South Florida District Office will host a series of Small Business Recovery webinars to provide the latest information on how the SBA is helping small businesses with their […]

National Small Business Town Hall Presented by Inc. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

At the National Small Business Town Hall, held March 27 by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Inc., several experts spoke about important aspects of the CARES Act and answered […]

COVID-19 Rent & Mortgage Relief

During these uncertain and challenging times many people are struggling to cover their basic, but most important expenses; rent and mortgage. This page is meant to be a resource and […]

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