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Business Resources

 

PC will assist business constituents with their particular business needs through case resolution and provide liaison assistance with government organizations that will be able to support them with any concerns or growth opportunities.  Additionally, PC will assist business constituents with federal resources and assistance such as grants, loans, and/or contract opportunities based on their individual business needs. PC will work diligently to bring new companies to economic opportunity zones within the District including companies outside of Florida.  PC will also assist international businesses wanting to open or start a new business in the District.    

Small Business Resources

The following resources are available to help small businesses navigate through the PPP, EIDL, and other small business programs.

  • Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs)
    • The Small Business Development Centers program provides management assistance to current and prospective small business owners. SBDCs offer one-stop assistance to individuals and small businesses by providing a wide variety of information and guidance in central and easily accessible branch locations
    • Assistance from an SBDC is available to anyone interested in beginning a small business for the first time or improving or expanding an existing small business, who cannot afford the services of a private consultant
  • Women’s Business Centers (WBCs)
    • The SBA’s WBCs is a national network of 136 centers that offer one-on-one counseling, training, networking, workshops, technical assistance, and mentoring to women entrepreneurs on numerous business development topics, including business startup, financial management, marketing, and procurement
  • SCORE
    • SCORE, “Counselors to America’s Small Business,” is a nonprofit association comprised of 13,000+ volunteer business counselors throughout the U.S. and its territories
    • SCORE members are trained to serve as counselors, advisors, and mentors to aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners
    • These services are offered at no fee, as a community service
  • Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOCs)
    • The Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) program is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling, and resource partner referrals to transitioning service members, veterans, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouses interested in starting or growing a small business
    • The SBA has 22 organizations participating in this cooperative agreement and serving as Veterans Business Outreach Centers
  • SBA’s Field Office and Regional Offices
    • The Office of Field Operations is the organizational unit of the Small Business Administration (SBA) that is primarily responsible for the direct execution of the Agency’s products and services for America’s small businesses, representing the critical link between the small businesses and the SBA policymakers
    • Field Operations is a critical part of the Agency’s responsibility to ensure stewardship and accountability over taxpayer dollars through prudent financial management and oversight
Coronavirus Relief Options for Small Business Constituents
  • COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)
    • This loan provides economic relief to small businesses and nonprofit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue
    • The SBA is currently accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) applications from qualified small businesses, including agricultural businesses, and private nonprofit organizations
  • Targeted EIDL Advance 
  • SBA Debt Relief
    • The SBA is providing debt relief to certain existing and new SBA loan borrowers during the COVID-19 pandemic
    • Learn more about this program here
Coronavirus Relief Options for Small Business Constituents Cont.
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