Governor Ron DeSantis Announces Phase 3 Re-Opening of Florida Businesses

~Restaurants and Hotels Permitted to Operate at 100% Capacity. Local municipalities must allow at least 50% operational capacity~  TALLAHASSEE – Today, at The Birchwood hotel in St. Petersburg, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that the state will move to Phase 3 of his “Safe. Smart. Step-by-Step. Plan” for Re-Opening Florida, including allowing restaurants to operate at Read More

PRESS RELEASE: WITH 336,000 JOBS LOST DUE TO COVID-19, MILLIONAIRE JOHN MORGAN TELLS SMALL BUSINESSES TO “DO A BETTER JOB”

WITH 336,000 JOBS LOST DUE TO COVID-19, MILLIONAIRE JOHN MORGAN TELLS SMALL BUSINESSES TO “DO A BETTER JOB” During Florida Pulse Debate, Morgan Attacks Small Business Owner, Compares Servers to Slaves   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 CONTACT: AMANDA BEVIS (202) 680-9262   Tallahassee, FL — As small businesses fight to stay open through COVID-19 and Read More

FLORIDA FARMS, RETAILERS, HOMEBUILDERS AND CONVENIENCE STORES, AMONG OTHER SMALL BUSINESSES, URGE VOTERS TO OPPOSE BALLOT AMENDMENT 2

**PRESS RELEASE** FLORIDA FARMS, RETAILERS, HOMEBUILDERS AND CONVENIENCE STORES, AMONG OTHER SMALL BUSINESSES, URGE VOTERS TO OPPOSE BALLOT AMENDMENT 2 Tallahassee, FL — Organizations representing small businesses across Florida, including builders, gas stations and convenience stores, farms and retail stores, join Florida’s restaurants and hotels in urging voters to oppose Ballot Amendment 2, a constitutional mandate Read More

Governor Ron DeSantis Activates Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program for Small Businesses Damaged by Hurricane Sally

Tallahassee, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan program to support small businesses impacted by Hurricane Sally. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) administers the Emergency Bridge Loan program that provides short-term, zero-interest loans to small businesses that experienced physical damage or economic injury during Hurricane Sally. Read More