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COVID-19 Emergency Loans -- Small Business Guide and Checklist

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 10:30am

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses.

Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward. The administration soon will release more details including the list of lenders offering loans under the program.

In the meantime, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued this guide to help small businesses and self-employed individuals prepare to file for a loan.

Here are the questions yo may be asking--and what you need to know.

 

 

 

SBA Small Business Webinars & Workshops

Monday, March 30, 2020 - 12:40pm

Virtual Office Hours
Monday - Friday, March 30 - April 3, 2020
9:00 A.M – 11:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M - 5:00 P.M. 

The U.S. Small Business Administration South Florida District Office will host virtual office hours to answer questions about the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. Limited to 250 callers at one time. Participants may call at anytime and are welcome to enter and exit at will. Callers will be muted upon entry and will be taken in the order they are received.

Skypehttps://meet.lync.com/sba123/aaharris/0S1GVCJ7

Phone: (202) 765-1264; Conference ID - 162817288

 

Monday, March 30, 2020, 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M., How to Apply for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan

The SBA South Florida District Office will host a series of Small Business Recovery webinars to provide the latest information on how the SBA is helping small businesses with their economic recovery. This webinar will go through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan application step-by-step; offer tips and insight into completing an application and what you can expect after applying. Free to attend. Limited to the first 750 callers.
Online: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/823646

Phone:1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633; Access Code - 0317877

 

Monday, March 30, 2020, 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M., How to Apply for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan

The SBA South Florida District Office will host a series of Small Business Recovery webinars to provide the latest information on how the SBA is helping small businesses with their economic recovery. This webinar will go through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan application step-by-step; offer tips and insight into completing an application and what you can expect after applying. Free to attend. Limited to the first 750 callers.
Online: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/823646

Phone: 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633; Access Code - 0714812

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., Your Business – From Vision to Reality

Whether you have a fully established business or you are just formulating your ideas, one of your biggest challenges is making your vision a reality. In this workshop, you will have an opportunity to clarify for yourself (and your team). Free to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 9:00 A.M – 11:00 A.M.  Small Business Recovery webinar**

To provide the latest information on how the SBA is helping small businesses with their economic recovery from the effects of COVID-19.  Free to attend. Each call is limited to the first 750 callers.
Dial-in: 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633; Code: 0287384
Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/823648

 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.  Small Business Recovery webinar**

To provide the latest information on how the SBA is helping small businesses with their economic recovery from the effects of COVID-19.  Free to attend. Each call is limited to the first 750 callers

Dial-in: 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633; Code: 0447577
Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/823649

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M., Introducción a los Estados Financieros Webinar

¡Aprenda a mirar a su negocio como un prestamista o un contador! Este taller proveerá herramientas esenciales para el entendimiento, análisis e interpretación de los estados financieros. Después de completar este taller, usted será capaz de usar los estados financieros de su negocio para hacer decisiones oportunas y adecuadas para el crecimiento de su empresa. Speaker(s): Ray Juncosa.

Free to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Florida SBDC en FIU en asociación con el Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center.

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M., HR Roundtable Lunch & Learn: Dysfunctional Team? What you can do

The topic is Patrick Lencioni's The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. A great book about team-building. Free to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M., Webinar - SBA Programs for Veterans Looking to Start or Grow their Business

This class covers the programs and services the Small Business Administration (SBA) offers to veterans to help start and grow a business. Although the SBA is usually associated with loans, this overview will run through the SBA Loan Programs as well as our other programs and services including Counseling, Export Assistance, Government Contracting, Surety Bonds, and Disaster Assistance. Some of these services are for all businesses, while others are specifically for veterans. Free to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by Lonnie Koyama of the SBA South Florida District Office. 

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M., Build Revenue With An Effective Marketing Strategy

Through this interactive and informative Marketing Strategy Workshop, current and future business owners will learn the basics of marketing, the key platforms to utilize when marketing, and the tools they can use to engage their clients and grow their sales. Free to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M.  Small Business Recovery webinar**

To provide the latest information on how the SBA is helping small businesses with their economic recovery from the effects of COVID-19.  Free to attend. Each call is limited to the first 750 callers
Dial-in: 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633; Code: 0329536
Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/823652

 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Small Business Recovery webinar**

To provide the latest information on how the SBA is helping small businesses with their economic recovery from the effects of COVID-19.  Free to attend. Each call is limited to the first 750 callers 
Dial-in: 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633; Code: 0849083
Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/823654

 

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. Small Business Recovery webinar**

To provide the latest information on how the SBA is helping small businesses with their economic recovery from the effects of COVID-19.  Free to attend. Each call is limited to the first 750 callers
Dial-in: 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633; Code: 0368196
Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/823655

 

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. Small Business Recovery webinar**

To provide the latest information on how the SBA is helping small businesses with their economic recovery from the effects of COVID-19.  Free to attend. Each call is limited to the first 750 callers 
Dial-in: 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633; Code: 0915149
Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/823656

 

Friday, April 3, 2020, 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. Small Business Recovery webinar**

To provide the latest information on how the SBA is helping small businesses with their economic recovery from the effects of COVID-19.  Free to attend. Each call is limited to the first 750 callers 
Dial-in: 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633; Code: 0420385
Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/823448

 

Friday, April 3, 2020, 1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.   Small Business Recovery webinar**

To provide the latest information on how the SBA is helping small businesses with their economic recovery from the effects of COVID-19.  Free to attend. Each call is limited to the first 750 callers
Dial-in: 1-877-369-5243 or 1-617-668-3633; Code: 0698553
Entry Link: https://ems8.intellor.com/login/823657

 

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 10:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M., Thinking of Owning a Business? . . . An introduction to what's involved

Do you dream about starting a business? You are not alone - millions of Americans share that dream. But if you are reading this you have already taken the first steps towards turning your dream into a reality. This interactive three-hour seminar will deal with the key information you need to be considering as you move forward. Free to attend. Click here to register. The workshop will be conducted by the Broward SCORE Chapter.

 

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**These webinars will also be offered in Spanish during the week from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Monday - Friday. Free to attend. Limited to the first 250 callers.

Skypehttps://meet.lync.com/sba123/aaharris/S7BA3WKK 
Phone: (202) 765-1264; Conference ID - 892635472

 

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Ways to Connect with SBA South Florida:
Websitewww.sba.gov/southflorida 
EmailSouthFlorida_DO@sba.gov
Twitter: @SBA_SouthFL
Subscribe to our YouTube channel!


Updated Date: 03/30/2020; Author Information: Heather Hines, Public Affairs Specialist


 

Downtown Delray Beach Businesses Show they Care

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 4:37pm

Downtown Delray Beach Businesses are there for you! And are creating opportunities for you to be there for others!

As our businesses adjust to this turbulent time, many are trying to find ways to help others - read on to see customer service at its highest level. Could we BE more proud?

Below are downtown businesses that are putting their efforts towards helping those on the front lines and those in need. They invite you to join them with your donations! If you are a Downtown Delray Beach business also fighting the good fight contact us at dda@downtowndelraybeach.com so we can get the word out there and band together during this unprecedented time!

AMANDA PERNA 

BUY A MASK, GIVE A MASK

Local Designer, Amanda Perna (brand: House of Perna) is creating masks for those who need them. Buy yourself, a loved one, a first responder or anyone you know who might need one and one gets donated to first responders and those on the front lines! She also has created a sewing pattern so you can sew masks at home and take part in this wonderful cause. As well, she is taking donations to buy more fabric. Head to The House of Perna website for more information!

PAPAS TAPAS 

Papas Tapas, a local favorite for excellent Spanish tapas and sangria is not only offering 25% off to first responders - they have been running a donation effort to provide FREE meals to first responders - If you donate $10, a meal goes to a worker on the front lines - call for details! 561-266-0599  OR  click HERE for more information:

 RESTAURANTS FEEDING SENIORS

From March 18th—20th, downtown Delray Beach restaurants: Prime Delray, Pizza Rustica, Tin Roof, The Office Delray, Sazio Express, Two Fat Cookies, Caffe Luna Rosa and Rose's Daughter donated 300 meals to homebound seniors who normally visit Pompey Park and Veterans Park Monday through Friday for complimentary lunch. With the newly implemented social distancing requirements due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), these complementary lunches were put on hold. These restaurants stepped up and all meals were delivered by Delray Beach's Freebee cart and the City of Delray Beach Parks and Recreation department assisted with the delivery of meals to 100 homebound seniors. 

Thank you to the restaurants donating 100 meals a day for our local seniors!

DEATH OR GLORY BAR

Hospitality Industry Meal Giveaway on 3/27

"To our industry family, we have a special care package headed your way. This Friday (3.27) we are giving away 2 Paper Planes, 1 appetizer and an entree for two. Vegetarian options also available, offer is valid while supplies last. #paperplanetogo"

See the Death or Glory Bar Instagram account for more details

HELPING HANDS (H3)

Hospitality Helping Hands (H3) is a recently organized network of three established Delray not-for-profits (Living Hungry, the Delray Beach Homelessness Task Force, WiseTribe) and two established restaurants, Dada and Subculture Coffee. Together they are cutting through the complexity of closed schools, social distancing, job loss, and disrupted supply chains to deliver food to those most in need.

The concept is simple. Restaurants and not-for-profits band together to establish community kitchens to produce and distribute healthy, nutritious meals to children, the elderly and the needy and at the same time provide some limited employment to our suffering restaurant colleagues. We are striving to take the fear of “where do I get my next meal” away from everyone who is suffering emotionally and financially.

UPDATES on how H3 will be operating to come soon!

Ways to Support Small Businesses in Downtown Delray Beach During COVID-19

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 6:31pm

Ways to Support Small Businesses in Downtown Delray Beach

In Downtown Delray Beach, small business is key. The fabric of our downtown is mom and pop stores, our vibrant and delicious restaurants, creative art galleries, hotel accommodations, educational museums, coffee shops, bakeries, candy stores, and much more! The lively hood of these businesses relies on serving both visitors and local residents.

Due to the rapid spread of the novel COVID-19 virus, downtown events and gatherings have been canceled until further notice resulting in the loss of revenue among our locally owned, small businesses. They need community support more than ever right now! 

Here are some ways you can help: Make a purchase online from a local business in the coming days or weeks. Whether it's for yourself or for family or friends a small gift card, food delivery, curbside pick-up, social media orders, or online orders…

  • We know most of you are professional Amazon orderers, so see what you can shift over to your local businesses. Chocolate, coffee, clothing, books, art and more can be delivered right to your door. 
  • Many local restaurants are providing curbside pick-up, delivery through platforms like Delivery Dudes, UberEats, Postmates, Grubhub, etc., the option to purchase gift cards directly on their website or by phone, and pop-up produce and liquor pick-up.
  • Tickets for future hands-on classes or events can be purchased now in order to help keep small businesses running, gift cards for retail shops, curbside pick-up for phone or website orders as well as delivery for online orders are still available!

Below, we've rounded up what our businesses in Downtown Delray are offering (Note: we will continue to update this list as we receive more information!)

If you don't see a business you're looking for, you can always give them a call directly to ask what options they may have. If you can't afford to make a purchase right now, consider sharing this page with a friend or family member who may be interested in helping! Remember: Any little thing helps right now. 
 


ATTN: Downtown Delray Beach Businesses: If you don't see your offering or website link listed here, email us at dda@downtowndelraybeach.com—we'll evaluate and add you to the list if we can!


Please note that some businesses in the Downtown Delray area are fully open (within the compliance of the City ordinance), some restaurants have moved to takeout service only and some may be temporarily closed. These statuses will be fluid so you should check websites and social media for updates before traveling. The Downtown Development Authority is currently tracking businesses that are temporarily closed. Please click here to see the most up-to-date list!

Accommodations:

For advanced bookings:

Arts & Culture (Attractions)

Online Orders, Call-in Orders, Gift Cards, Event Tickets or Donations, & More:

Beauty, Wellness, & Fitness

Gift cards, spa packages, fitness packages, beauty supplies, & more:

Clothing, apparel, jewelry, and home retail

Gift cards, curated outfits, jewelry, shoes, home furnishings and more:

Restaurants — Food & Beverage

The below list compiles restaurants that are offering take-out and/or delivery. What do you need? Gift cards (Call to inquire), curbside pick-up, delivery (Check out Delivery Dudes, UberEats, Postmates, GrubHub & more for delivery options)!

  • 3rd & 3rd
  • Anthony’s Coal Fire Pizza
  • Bear’s Food Shack
  • Beg For More
  • Beer Trade Co.
  • Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop
  • Big Al’s Philly Cheese Steaks
  • Blue Anchor
  • Bodega
  • Boheme Bistro
  • Brule Bistro
  • Bru's Room
  • Burger Fi
  • Caffe Luna Rosa
  • Cena
  • Che!!
  • Christina's Breakfast and Lunch
  • City Oyster
  • Coffee District
  • Columbian Coffee House
  • Conte's Deli
  • Conte's Pizza
  • Death Or Glory
  • Delray Goodies
  • Delray Hideaway
  • Doc’s All American
  • Donnie's Place
  • Elisabetta’s Ristorante
  • Falafel Time
  • Fit Food Express
  • Foxworth Fountain
  • Gary Rack’s Farmhouse Kitchen
  • Haagen Dazs Ice Cream
  • IPIC
  • IT Sugar
  • J & J Seafood
  • Kilwins
  • Le Macaron
  • Lemongrass
  • Le Sorelle
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Mussel Beach
  • Over The Bridge Café
  • Papa’s Tapas
  • Pizza Rustica
  • PRIME
  • Proper Ice Cream
  • Rack’s Fish House
  • Ramen Lab Eatery
  • Rocco’s Tacos
  • Rose’s Daughter
  • Sandwiches By The Sea
  • Sazio Express
  • Sazio
  • Señor Burrito
  • Sweets Sensational
  • The Grove
  • The Real Poké
  • The Original Popcorn House
  • The Wine Room
  • Tin Roof
  • Tramonti
  • Two Fat Cookies
  • Two Fat BrEGGfast
  • Vic & Angelo’s
  • Windy City Pizza
  • Wine House Social
  • Yama Sushi
  • Ziree Thai & Sushi
  • Silverball Museum
  • The New Vegan
  • Purgreens
  • Yaxche Tearoom
  • Subculture Coffee
  • Whole Green Café
  • Craft Food Tours — Gift Cards available!
  • Deck 84 - Gift Cards available
  • Wine Wave

Our businesses need your help! Anything and everything you can do (while keeping yourself and our businesses safe and healthy) is appreciated.

Sincerely,

The Downtown Development Authority and the Downtown Merchant & Business Association

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 10:47am

 

We know that your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. We’ve heard that a little financial support can go a long way, so we are offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time.

 

Read more here