Business Re-Opening Guidance
Download these critical business resources to prepare your company to safely return after the pandemic.
Guidance from Agency Leaders
Guidance from Local Healthcare Leaders
find sector relevant information
These associations have put together industry-relevant information regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and guidelines for business re-opening.
How the CARES Act Impacts Business
Get insight on how the CARES Act, the $377 billion federal stimulus package to provide in emergency relief to small businesses in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, affects businesses and how to take advantage of its funding opportunities.
Connect with Lenders for Paycheck Protection Program
The Small Business Administration (SBA) recommends working with your current bank to find and apply for the most applicable loan programs for your business. If your existing bank is not offering loans, consider these resources:
Non-Bank Lenders & FinTechs
*Required to have account to apply for PPP loan
What employers need to know
What employers need to know about policy changes at the federal, state and local level.
The President has signed the $2 trillion stimulus package into law. This package will provide support businesses and employers need to stay viable through the COVID-19 pandemic.
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While this is a quickly evolving situation, we will work to provide up-to-date information, actionable intelligence and help employers adopt a prepared mindset to focus on the health of their business. Here is some of the latest, most relevant information and resources for employers from national health organizations and agency leaders.
Support Small business on social media
As the convener and catalyst for the business community, the Partnership, along with the Chamber and Tech Council, is aligning the region with one voice when it comes to supporting small businesses and the local community.
The #PickUpOrlando social media campaign encourages community members to tell us how they “pick up” Orlando. To participate, post a photo of yourself supporting a local business and tag three friends to do the same. Use the verbiage “I support (name of business or organization) and use hashtag #PickUpOrlando.
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RESPONDING TO COVID-19
Re-play the webinars hosted to help employers and small business owners during the pandemic.
Business Recovery Assistance
Ashley Bell, Esq., regional administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration for Region IV, and Michael W. Myhre, CEO with Florida SBDC Network Headquarters, share their insight on the federal and state response to COVID-19 with a focus on the impact on businesses.
State Action & the Impact on the Business Community
Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) Secretary Halsey Beshears shares insight on the state of Florida efforts currently underway in support of businesses of all sizes.
DEO Reemployment & Recovery Assistance
Ken Lawson, executive director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), and Michael DiNapoli, director of the Office of Small and Minority Business Capital for the Florida DEO, share information about the DEO’s resources regarding COVID-19.
Community Action & Support
John Rivers, founder and CEO, 4R Restaurant Group and The 4Roots Farm, and Brendan O’Connor, editor-in-chief at Bungalower, discuss how the business community is fostering partnerships to help tackle the economic realities of the pandemic and how residents can support local companies.
CARES Federal Stimulus Act Review Hosted by Mayor Dyer
Partnership President and CEO Tim Giuliani and City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer host Align Public Strategies Managing Partner Joe Kefauver and Partner Franklin Coley as they provide an overview of the CARES Act.
Finding Success Interviewing, Hiring and Onboarding Virtually
Nicole McMurray, AppleOne regional director for Orlando and Tampa, and Tracy Rebar, executive director and HR business advisor for JPMorgan Chase, discuss how to train and transition your team to virtual interviewing, hiring and onboarding of new employees.
Federal Stimulus Update with Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy
Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy of Florida’s District 7 provides an update on the recent happenings in Washington, D.C. in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Working Remote – Tips & Tools to Keep Business Continuity
Tech leaders in the Orlando region discuss tips and tools to keep business continuity when working remote.
Raising Capital During and After COVID-19
Investors and founders share how COVID-19 has impacted funding for startups and affected the process for entrepreneur’s looking to raise capital.
Chamber Membership Resources and Updates
Members of the Partnership and Chamber teams discuss the business impacts of the crisis and opportunities to get connected to relief and support.
Financial Relief Updates and Assistance
An engaging discussion on the financial aid and assistance still available for small businesses.
Business Liability When Reopening
BakerHostetler Partners Jim Etscorn and Kevin Shaughnessy discuss managing and minimizing liability risks associated with COVID-19 in the workplace.
Skills-Based Hiring – A Critical Strategy for Recovery
An in-depth look at tactical skills-based hiring strategies employers can implement to help attract, hire and retain talent in Orlando.
Orange County Small Business Grant Program
A detailed overview of how businesses can apply for Orange County CARES Small Business Grant Program funding as well as eligibility requirements and required documentation.
Mental Health and Well-being in the Workplace
An in-depth discussion on how mental health and wellness impact employee morale, productivity and, ultimately, your bottom line.
How to Make Your Business Safer & Stronger
Practical tools and information that businesses can use to let their customers and clients know how they are taking their safety seriously.