Small business loans, government programs and grants that may be useful to your business during this time.
The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce is actively looking for special offerings or services to help businesses. Click here to fill out the form.
Financial Loans/Grants/Relief for Business:
The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program is currently available to small business owners located in all Florida counties statewide that experienced economic damage as a result of COVID-19.
This is a fantastic resource for bartenders and servers here in Miami Beach, and something employers should make them aware of to help them get through unpaid time off.
UPDATE: On March 18, U.S. SBA approved Florida’s requested declaration, now enabling Economic Injury Disaster Loans for Florida counties, and a few contiguous counties in Alabama and Georgia. please click HERE for SBA’s Small Business Guidance & Loan Resource. Additionally, the State of Florida has also activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program. For more information on the program, visit www.floridadisasterloan.org. For questions regarding the Emergency Bridge Loan Program, contact the Florida Small Business Development Center Network at 866-737-7232 or email Disaster@FloridaSBDC.org. Also for possible available grants you can browse www.grants.gov.
Important information from the Beacon Council, click here.
Big news from Facebook. The company has just announced that it’s creating a $100 million grant program for small businesses. According to Facebook
“Applications aren’t open yet, but the company says this will include both ad credits and cash grants that can be spent on operational costs like paying workers and paying rent. It will be available to up to 30,000 businesses in the 30-plus countries where Facebook operates.”
Also, Facebook has created a plan to help businesses that are experiencing challenges. Click link above for more information on their 5-Step guide.
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has activated a Business Damage Assessment survey to understand the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on local businesses and determine appropriate relief programs. Surveys submitted by small businesses can be used to access the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan made available for COVID-19 through the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act. Click here for more info.
The City of Miami Beach is pleased to announce that they have officially launched their Resource Center to help COVID-19 impacted businesses and employees. This new Resource Center will help those with access to available information and resources. In lieu of a hotline number, that can create system jams and add to frustrations, an email box has been established ResourceCenter@miamibeachfl.gov.
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National Restaurant Association sends recovery and relief proposal to White House, projects economic impact of at least $225 billion and 5-7 million job losses. Click here.
Great news for our service industry members! The Beach Channel is stepping up to help get the word out about your take-out and delivery during this mandatory shutdown.
The Beach Channel will be offering free advertisement to any restaurants in the Miami-Dade, Broward, and Monroe county area that are offering delivery or take-out.
All restaurants in one of these three counties that offers delivery or pick-up are eligible. The advertisement will be run on the new Beach Channel app . It will also be featured on The Beach Channel livestream, which can be watched on the app or online at thebeachchannel.tv
All you have to do is send images, menus and information to either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will create an advertisement for you. Let your customers know you’re still open and keep them updated on any specials or deals you may be running. With things constantly changing, keeping your audience informed has never been more crucial.
Miami Beach life Mag is offering Free business ads in the month of March. Email email@example.com for more information.
As we are all hyper aware of at this juncture, all restaurants in Miami and Miami Beach have been ordered to close dine-in service for 30 days, leaving many scrambling to find solutions. Luckily, as part of the provision, restaurants ARE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE TAKE-OUT AND DELIVERY SERVICE.
Here is a live-updating Google Document with restaurants in the area who are offering these services. The list is being promoted through various channels in the county, and we will do our best to promote as well. If you don’t see your business’ name on this list, please let us know, and we will request that it be added.
Bolt Mobility is ready to provide electric scooters to restaurants, grocers, and pharmacies that need help delivering essential goods to those in need. Our scooters are safe, reliable, and have cargo capacity to carry a large shopping bag. As a Miami Beach-based company, we can outfit your organization with scooters quickly and very affordably! If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-265-8143.
SpeedETab is offering Free web ordering for restaurants for 2 months to let customers continue to order and pay from them directly from their website. No setup, not commitments and ready in under 24 hours. Contact Adam Garfield at email@example.com.
Curbside Miami is supporting local restaurants, bars, breweries, cafes distilleries and liquor stores by offering a dedicated website that helps locals looking for takeout, curbside pickup and delivery options. Please note there is a section on this website for your friends that own these kinds of businesses to fill out and be listed on Curbside Miami, absolutely FREE. No charges, no Fees. They also created a dedicated chatbot called AskBuddy that people can text at 786-627-5954 that helps people find those local options quick and easy. http://www.curbsidemiami.com/
Health Insurance Coverage:
Some helpful information for companies and individuals who use Humana, Click here
If you, or someone you know is uninsured and concerned about how to cover medical expenses in the case of an emergency during this crisis, we have members who are offering options for you.
Click here to sign up for the National Chamber Program and receive discounts on office supplies.