Florida SBDC Network Deploys Mobile Assistance Center to St. Augustine

MAC Offers Onsite Disaster Recovery Assistance for Businesses Impacted by Hurricane Matthew

Florida SBDC Network Headquarters (Pensacola, Fla.) – Following Hurricane Matthew’s destructive path across Florida’s east coast last week, the Florida SBDC Network deployed its emergency response Mobile Assistance Center (MAC) to Northeast Florida to aid local businesses impacted by the storm.

As part of its service offering, the MAC – a 38′ RV equipped with laptops, printer, satellite communication, and more – will travel to St. Augustine to provide on-site assistance for businesses impacted by Hurricane Matthew. Florida SBDC disaster specialists 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.

As a principal responder in the state’s Emergency Support Function (ESF) 18 for Business, Industry, and Economic Stabilization, the Florida SBDC Network supports disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation through its Business Continuation Services.

“We are saddened to see and hear the stories of damage and loss that individuals and small businesses have suffered,” said Michael Myhre, CEO and Network State Director for the Florida SBDC Network. “We want business owners to know that we’re here to help walk them through the recovery process to ensure they get back on their feet as quickly as possible.”

What: The Florida SBDC at the University of North Florida (UNF) will provide on-site assistance to help businesses impacted by Hurricane Matthew prepare disaster loan applications and with other post-disaster challenges.

Florida SBDC Mobile Assistance Center

The Florida SBDC Network’s Mobile Assistance Center will be in St. Augustine to assist businesses impacted by Hurricane Matthew prepare disaster loans and with other post-disaster challenges.

When:

Friday, October 14, 2016

  • 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. – St. Johns County Clerk of Court, 4010 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine, Fla. 32084

Saturday, October 15, 2016

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – St. Johns County Clerk of Court, 4010 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine, Fla. 32084

Monday, October 17, 2016

  • 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. –  St. Johns County Clerk of Court, 4010 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine, Fla. 32084

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 – Thursday, October 20, 2016

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: St. Johns County Clerk of Court, 4010 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine, Fla. 32084

Friday, October 21, 2016

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – St. Johns County Clerk of Court, 4010 Lewis Speedway, St. Augustine, Fla. 32084
  • 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. –  St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce, 1 News Place, St. Augustine, Fla. 32086

Saturday, October 22, 2016

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – St. Johns County Chamber of Commerce, 1 News Place, St. Augustine, Fla. 32086

For more information about the MAC’s availability, please contact the Florida SBDC at UNF at (904) 620-2476 or smallbiz@unf.edu.

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