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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 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 December 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

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. 


The Florida Small Business Development Center at Pinellas County Economic Development
Helping Businesses Grow & Succeed

Personalized Business Consulting is available by appointment through the Florida SBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development. Providing businesses the expertise and resources to succeed!

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The FSBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action Institution. For disability accommodations please contact St. Petersburg College Security at (727) 791-2560  a minimum of five days in advance.

The FSBDC at Pinellas County Economic Development is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide service network funded in part through cooperative agreements with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida and other private and public partners; hosted by the University of West Florida; and nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs. 

State Designated as Florida’s Principal Provider of Business Assistance [§ 288.001, Fla. Stat.]

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