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Following Hurricane Irma, Florida SBDC business consultants, many of whom are Disaster Recovery Institute (DRI) Certified Business Continuity Professionals, will be available to help affected businesses prepare disaster loan applications, including the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan, and with other post-disaster challenges.
Depending on the severity of impact, the Governor will activate the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan. Administered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity in collaboration with Florida First Capital Finance Corporation (FFCFC) and the Florida SBDC Network, the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan provides short-term, interest-free working capital loans to help impacted businesses "bridge the gap" between the time a major catastrophe hits and when a business has secured long-term recovery resources, such as insurance claims or federal assistance. Visit www.FloridaDisasterLoan.org for full details.
For more information about the Florida SBDC's business continuity and disaster recovery services, please click here.
The State of Florida has activated the Private Sector Hotline at 850-815-4925 for business inquiries about the storm, preparedness information, and post-impact information.