Business & Employment Resources


  • Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program
  • Governor Ron DeSantis has activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The bridge loan program, managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), will provide short-term, interest-free loans to small businesses that experienced economic injury from COVID-19. The application period is open and runs through May 8, 2020. Read the Governor’s news release regarding the program.

    For more information about the program, visit For questions regarding the Emergency Bridge Loan Program, contact the Florida Small Business Development Center Network at 866-737-7232 or email

  • SBA Disaster Loan Virtual Office Hours
    The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) South Florida District Office will host virtual office hours to answer questions about the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. The hours are Monday - Friday from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.. and 3:00 - 5:00 p..m. Get instructions on how to attend the virtual hours.