Here’s how BRACE can help your business:
You’ll learn about and get connected to the spectrum of rapid recovery resources from federal, state and local governments as well as nonprofit organizations and financial institutions as they become available.
Your professional network will expand through your relationship with your BRACE Ambassador, who will help reveal and address any barriers to success, share best practices and help you build relationships with other small businesses.
You’ll receive exclusive access to webinars and programming designed to improve business resiliency by focusing on new tech and tactics, agile leadership training, financial services, talent recruitment and retention.
“Without BRACE, I would have never been able to get funding. I was able to resubmit my application within an hour, when it took me four days because the system was down…”
– David Kowlessar
Owner at Just Fix It Collision Center
Get started with BRACE today.
1. Fill out a BRACE form with information on your small- or medium-size business.
2. Once your form is submitted, a BRACE “Ambassador” will reach out to you directly.
3. Your BRACE Ambassador is trained to triage your needs, walk you through available support options and connect your business with the right experts through referrals.
Discover additional recovery resources:
How it IMPACTs your BUSINESS
The CARES Act
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
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 the resources below.
Non-Bank Lenders & FinTechs
*Required to have account to apply for PPP loan
More recovery resources for your business:
(CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF AND ECONOMIC SECURITY)
As part of the Federal CARES Act, Orange County Government has received $243 million in Coronavirus Relief Funds. These funds will be distributed back into the community, and used for local government expenses related to the response to COVID-19. Orange County Government has created four funding categories and one replenishment category to ensure that the funds are able to meet the immediate and personal need of residents, business owners, nonprofits, municipal and community partners. Learn more
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (SBA) ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOANS
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance for a small business. These loans can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. Learn more
FLORIDA SHORT-TIME COMPENSATION PROGRAM
The Short Time Compensation program helps employers retain their workforce in times of temporary slowdown by encouraging work sharing as an alternative to layoff. The program permits prorated reemployment assistance benefits to employees whose work hours and earnings are reduced as part of a Short Time Compensation plan to avoid total layoff of some employees. Learn more
Business Model Tune Up Program
Receive direct feedback on your business model from a qualified mentor.
Orlando Tech Connect Program
Creating cohorts of buyers and suppliers; facilitating curated connections for opportunity between companies.
Skills Based Hiring
Preparing the region for the future of work.
Orlando Regional Chamber
Preparing and empowering businesses through robust, future-focused programming that accelerates growth.
What employers need to know about policy changes at the federal, state and local level.