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Disaster Prep and Recovery Tools for Business

Loans for Small Businesses in Pinellas impacted by Red Tide

U.S. SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
These working capital loans are intended to assist small businesses in meeting their financial obligations through the disaster recovery period. The maximum interest rate for this program is 3.385 percent with loan terms up to 30 years. The application is available online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela and the deadline to apply is June 4, 2019.


Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loans
The Florida Small Business Development Center at Pinellas County Economic Development continues to assist local businesses with the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program.  
Florida's Emergency Bridge Loans provide small business owners with two to 100 employees with interest-free loans of up to $50,000 for 180 days. Small businesses impacted by the red tide in Pinellas County may apply for Bridge Loans assistance through Dec. 3, 2018.


Red Tide Damage Assessment Survey
Pinellas businesses are encouraged to complete Florida's Business Damage Assessment Survey to report the impacts of red tide to their operations at www.PCED.org/damage.


Questions? 
For questions regarding loans, damage assessments and business assistance, please contact the Florida Small Business Development Center at Pinellas County Economic Development at (727) 453-7200. 

 


PREPARE: Pinellas County Emergency Management Business Solutions

DURING THE STORM: Pinellas County Emergency Bulletins


Updates and Alerts During an Emergency

  • Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center: Find disaster resources for business, before, during and after the storm at the Florida Virtual Business Emergency Operations Center. Direct communications to ESF-18 | Business registration Preparedness information | Resource identification | Disaster situation reports | Research on business needs | Community outreach and more at http://flvbeoc.org


Personalized Business Continuity Plans with SBDC Business Consultants

If you'd like to make an appointment to prepare a personalized business continuity plan for your company, please make an appointment by clicking here. 

Emergency Notifications:  Sign up for Alert Pinellas online or phone (866) 484-3264 to sign up for emergency notifications. Alert Pinellas is an emergency notification service. It is FREE to Pinellas residents and will give us multiple ways to get the word to you whenever an urgent situation arises. All you have to do is register your contact information with Alert Pinellas and an automated message will be sent to alert you to local emergencies. Contact information remains protected and confidential. Residents can receive notifications through their mobile devices, computers and landlines. Each member of the household can register.

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