Key Aspects of the CARES Act Provisions Authorizing Small Business Loans

Small business owners are necessarily prepared for various types of challenges, but what do you do when the government orders you to close for an indefinite amount of time? Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has put millions in this very difficult position. Even worse, it is still unclear in many places when authorities will allow businesses […]

Pinellas County Individual and Small Business Grant Update!

Pinellas County is offering new relief programs for individuals. To apply, residents should text COVIDCARES to 898211. Relief is also being offered to small businesses through Pinellas County and will open May 4 through an online portal. The cities of Pinellas Park and Gulfport have also opened small business relief programs. Links to those programs […]

How Will Coronavirus Affect Contractual Relationships and Obligations?

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted practically every aspect of American life. Whether closed by government order or by concerns about public safety, millions of businesses around the country have seen their operations come to a halt. Despite the overwhelming effect of COVID-19, it is not a certainty that an “Act of God” clause in a […]

Will You Get Property Tax Relief Due to the COVID-19 National Emergency?

Governments and even some private businesses have worked to ease the burden on people who are struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For people who are concerned about losing their home after being laid off or seeing their business revenue plummet, programs have been established to offer rent and mortgage relief. While many will […]

More Good News: Innovation in Tech, Health Care and Social Policy in a World Shaped by COVID-19

COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH AND HACKATHONS SEEKING SOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS COVID The number of online hackathons and funded prizes to encourage innovative solutions to the problems created by the pandemic are increasing. The Decentralized AI Alliance, under leadership of SingularityNET and Ocean Protocol, has created the Covidathon  which is bringing together global AI and blockchain projects and […]

Resources to Support Artists, Musicians and Creatives During COVID-19 Pandemic

Many of us in our homes as a result of COVID-19 are enjoying online concerts and performances by artists and musicians from around the world.  These performances are a wonderful escape from the stress created by social distancing. However, artists and other creatives are also experiencing stress because many have had their livelihoods heavily impacted […]

Financial Recovery: Grant Resources for Small Businesses

The private sector has recognized that some small businesses will need additional financial support to recover from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The best thing about these resources is you do not have to pay them back; the worst thing about these resources is they are highly competitive and each one is unique.  […]

Can a Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Help Your Small Business?

Our Pivoting to Recovery blog described the various federal financial relief programs available as a result of COVID-19. Florida business owners should be aware of an additional resource available to bridge financial losses caused by the pandemic.  The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan is a loan offered by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity […]

Pivoting Into Recovery – Evaluating Federal Relief Options To Determine What is Best for Your Business

This week there has been a lot of news coverage of the Payroll Protection Program and the other aid to small business included in the CARES Act.  One challenge for businesses is determining how to apply and what program(s) to apply for. Most small businesses in the U.S. have been affected by COVID. Social distancing […]

The Good News – A Summary of Global Innovation In Response to the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is disrupting the lives of billions of people and slowing the global economy to a crawl.  We are using geographic information systems (GIS) to map infection rates and track the spread of the virus and our social media feeds are full of infection dashboards, speculation about when the curve is going to […]