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Paycheck Protection Program Second Draw Loan Information

2021-03-02T11:21:34-05:00January 12th, 2021|

Application Form The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, announced today that the Paycheck Protection Program will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers. To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP

Lee CARES Update – 2nd Round of Aid Distribution

2020-08-06T17:35:47-04:00August 5th, 2020|

LeeCARES Eligibility Requirements | Frequently Asked Questions  Lee CARES Update Lee County is getting ready to give out $45 million in financial aid to families in need. This is the second round of distribution of the $134 million in CARES Act money the county received back in May, which it needs to use by

Emerge SWFL Virtual Expo – Thursday, June 25th at 10 am

2021-04-05T11:46:16-04:00June 24th, 2020|

The Emerge SWFL - Virtual Expo is tomorrow! Register here: swflvirtualexpo.com Emerge SWFL Partners with Community Leaders to Unite Local Economy via Free Virtual Expo -- FORT MYERS, FL -- Emerge SWFL is hosting a free virtual expo with one goal: to reinvigorate the local economic landscape. By connecting people to businesses, nonprofits,

Phase Two Reopening Effective June 5th – Governor Ron DeSantis

2020-06-05T11:30:48-04:00June 5th, 2020|

Starting Friday, June 5th, a number of Southwest Florida businesses will begin their road to recovery for the first time since the pandemic. Governor Ron DeSantis has officially announced Phase 2 of his "SAFE. SMART. STEP-BY-STEP" plan to reopen the state. It means a number of businesses that have felt forgotten about with

LeeCARES Business Assistance Programs

2020-05-26T09:20:36-04:00May 26th, 2020|

LeeCARES Eligibility Requirements | Frequently Asked Questions  Small Business Relaunch Program - Apply Online Eligible Business affected by the "Safer at Home Act" - $5,000 Relaunch Grant Intended to help offset the unintended costs of reopening or relaunching a small business as a result of being directly affected by Governor DeSantis’ Safer at Home

Full Phase One Reopening Effective May 18th – Governor Ron DeSantis

2020-05-18T09:19:32-04:00May 18th, 2020|

Governor Ron DeSantis rolled out a series of changes to his plan to reopen Florida, with the latest update including allowing gyms to reopen and granting some leeway to restaurants looking to seat more customers. As Florida transitions from Phase 1 of Gov. DeSantis' "SAFE. SMART. STEP-BY-STEP" plan to Full Phase 1, restaurants are now allowed

Free Coronavirus Testing at Century Link Sports Complex

2020-05-05T10:34:55-04:00May 1st, 2020|

Free coronavirus testing will begin Monday in Lee County at CenturyLink Sports Complex, the spring home of the Minnesota Twins. Drive-thru testing will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for an indefinite period. News of the testing comes two days after Gov. Ron DeSantis unveiled his reopening plan for the state. At

Phase One Reopening Effective May 4th – Governor Ron DeSantis

2020-04-30T09:06:00-04:00April 30th, 2020|

Governor Ron DeSantis has officially issued an executive order regarding the phase one re-opening of Florida. There's a lot to break down when it comes to what this new order entails. Let's review the major items the will affect local small businesses. Effective Monday, May 4th for all Florida counties except Miami-Dade, Broward

Free Remote Setup and Support – Stickboy on Fox 4

2020-04-16T15:37:52-04:00April 13th, 2020|

FORT MYERS, Fla. — If you’re a small business owner trying to get your business and employees up and running from home it can be a daunting task. One local website design and tech company wants to help though! The folks at Stickboy Creative have an amazing offer for local business owners. They’ll your