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Recovery Resources & Tips
for Small Business Owners

Key Takeaways

  • Paid Sick Leave for Workers

    For COVID-19 related reasons, employees receive up to 80 hours of paid sick leave and expanded paid child care leave when employees' children's schools are closed or child care providers are unavailable.

  • Complete Coverage

    Employers receive 100% reimbursement for paid leave pursuant to the Act.

    • Health insurance costs are also included in the credit.

    • Employers face no payroll tax liability.

    • Self-employed individuals receive an equivalent credit.

  • Fast Funds

    Reimbursement will be quick and easy to obtain.

    • An immediate dollar-for-dollar tax offset against payroll taxes will be provided

    • Where a refund is owed, the IRS will send the refund as quickly as possible.

  • Small Business Protection

Employers with fewer than 50 employees are eligible for an exemption from the requirements to provide leave to care for a child whose school is closed, or child care is unavailable in cases where the viability of the business is threatened.

  • Easing Compliance

    • Requirements subject to 30-day non-enforcement period for good faith compliance efforts.

To take immediate advantage of the paid leave credits, businesses can retain and access funds that they would otherwise pay to the IRS in payroll taxes. If those amounts are not sufficient to cover the cost of paid leave, employers can seek an expedited advance from the IRS by submitting a streamlined claim form that will be released next week.

We’re providing cash assistance to restaurant workers, car service drivers, delivery workers, personal service workers and more who need the money they aren’t getting to survive.

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Short term loan (no fees, no interest for 1 yr - 12% per annum on the unpaid balance thereafter) which provides cash flow only to be used to maintain or restart operations.​

Check out this slideshow with important information regarding this Emergency Bridge Loan.

Offer up to $2 million in economic assistance to help small businesses overcome the temporary loss of revenue resulting from the disaster. ​

Working capital loans to help small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and most private, non-profit organizations of all sizes meet their ordinary and necessary financial obligations that cannot be met as a direct result of the disaster. These loans are intended to assist through the disaster recovery period.
Applicants may apply online, receive additional disaster assistance information and download applications at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance.

Facebook Live for Retail

Here are some tips:
Utilize your Facebook Page to offer online shopping by doing a live feature on your social media page and work out payment details via PayPal or other POS systems.

Take control of your email marketing and social media with one powerful marketing software.

Restaurants: CURBSIDE PICKUP

​Here some tips:​

  • May need to change price point ($10)

  • Set up online ordering (toast/googlemybusiness/gloriafood.com)

  • 3rd party delivery services

  • Pre-cooked meal specials

  • Social media advertising of new services/menu items

  • Use staff to do deliveries (insurance required)

In Florida, unemployment compensation is called reemployment assistance, and you’ll qualify if you have earned sufficient income in the 18 months before you are unemployed. The easiest way to find out if you qualify is to apply. You must apply online, but gather required information ahead of time so the process is as smooth as possible.

 American Express® is teaming up with Main Street America to give 10 small business owners $10,000 each to help their businesses innovate in this evolving retail landscape.

Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time.

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