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CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses
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SBA Guidance to Businesses
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Guidance for Businesses

Message from Sandy-Michael McDonald

Director of the Office of Economic and Small Business Development

The County is finalizing new guidelines for the possible reopening of some businesses on Monday, May 18th. Understandably, some are eager to reopen. As an Economic and Small Business Development Office, we also recognize the importance of getting back to economic vitality and the need to do so in a safe manner. We can advise on the questions of if we should reopen, and when to reopen, but we do not make the final decision. We do recognize that one day all industries will be reopening, and we also hope that is sooner than later. Keeping in mind that the safety of the employees and the customers are the number one priority. However, my question for my business community and especially my small business community is “Are You Ready”? Read More... | In Spanish...

Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance/Broward County COVID-19 Business Impact Survey - Take Short Survey

Broward County Openings

SBA Disaster Loan Virtual Office Hours

Hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration South Florida District Office to answer questions about the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. Participants may call at anytime and are welcome to enter and exit at will.

We encourage the business community to follow us on Social Media - Facebook and Twitter and to check back regularly for updates on OESBD events and activities. Got questions? Call us at 954-357-6400 or send us an email.

Reemployment Guide
A video tutorial on the information you will need to file a Reemployment Assistance Application.