CONNECT WITH ASSISTANCE TO BUILD BUSINESS RESILIENCY

BRACE

find the support your business needs

Welcome to BRACE, the Business Recovery Assistance and Collaborative Engagement program established by the Orlando Economic Partnership and supported by JPMorgan Chase.

BRACE is a free, bi-lingual service designed to help your small- or medium-sized business find long-term recovery and resiliency resources, tools and programming as you navigate the challenges of this unprecedented economic environment and prepare for other possible future disruptions.

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.

View BRACE FAQs

Discover additional recovery resources:

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Small Business Rental Assistance Program

Eligible small businesses can apply for a rent subsidy for up to $5,000 per month for a maximum of $30,000 per business.

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Fiserv Back2Business Program

Fiserv is giving back to help small businesses get Back2Business with a program focused on helping to jump-start Black- and minority-owned small businesses in hard-hit communities.

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.

View Business Assistance FAQS

More recovery resources for your business:

ORANGE CARES
(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

OTHR RESOURCES

Florida SBDC
National Entrepreneur Center
Prospera

http://orlandochamber.org/

Orlando Regional Chamber

Preparing and empowering businesses through robust, future-focused programming that accelerates growth.