We wanted to take this opportunity to share that Florida Commerce’s Business Damage Assessment Survey is now open at https://floridadisaster.biz/BUSINESSDAMAGEASSESSMENTS. The responses from this survey will help government agencies determine the short and long term needs of the business community in Florida. Please encourage your members and other partners to take a moment to respond.
The Florida SBDC at USF continues to be a recovery resource for the business community. Our region is comprised of Hernando, Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Polk, Highlands, DeSoto, Hardee, Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Please share feedback of the business needs you identify and let’s work together on how to best support the businesses in your area recover from Hurricane Idalia. Our website - https://sbdctampabay.com/resources/#disaster – offers additional resources available to all in our community. No cost appointments with our team can also be requested through the website. The SBDC’s role is to support business owners recover from the effects of the storm, provide them with support as they apply for financial assistance provided by the State of Florida and/or SBA and other financial assistance programs, in addition to offering regular SBDC services post financial assistance building their resiliency. These support services are provided at no-cost to the business community.
Together we will help our business community recover and become more resilient.
We look forward to hearing from you and working with you.
Yanina Rosario, MBA, ABCPAssociate Director
Florida SBDC at the University of South Florida
Muma College of Business