The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced it will launch its $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) beginning Monday, May 3 at noon EDT. Businesses may register beginning 9 a.m. EDT this Friday, April 30. The online application will remain open to eligible establishments until

Live venue operators affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will have an opportunity to apply for a grant to help them get back on their feet starting April 8. The Small Business Administration (SBA) will open the portal for applications for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

COVID-19 has presented unprecedented challenges for small businesses. Owners have had to exercise their flexibility to pivot, rebound and recover, and new and improved business practices have subsequently occurred. Restaurants began offering curbside pick up service. Distilleries started making hand sanitizer in addition to their

The coronavirus pandemic has created repercussions across the global community, and business owners are still reeling. To study the impacts of the virus on Floridas small businesses, the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, the Florida Chamber Foundation and the University of West Florida

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During the November election, voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment to raise Floridas minimum wage. The amendment will increase the wage to $10 an hour starting Sept. 30 and lead to annual incremental increases until it reaches $15 an hour in September of 2026. State

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Businesses flexibility demonstrated during the pandemic can also sustain long-term growth. Due to the global pandemic, companies altered the direction of their products and services to maintain or improve revenue. The popular term for this adjustment is pivoting. Such flexibility served businesses well, and owners