Tag: small business

Ron DeSantis: Florida Helps U.S. Surpass China in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Certifications

Last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that more than 7,500 students have earned an entrepreneurship and small business (ESB) certification between July 1, 2021, and March 31, 2022. Due to Florida’s leadership (accounting for nearly...

Maria Elvira Salazar Introduces the Expanding Contracting Opportunities for Small Businesses Act

“This is a critical measure that will help our small businesses, particularly disadvantaged contractors who have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. These changes will level the playing field and encourage more small contractors to participate in government programs leading to a quicker rebuilding of the US economy,” her office noted.

Ron DeSantis Showcases State Resources for Small Businesses Owned by Veterans

“We continue working to ensure Florida remains the most veteran-friendly state, offering programs that support Florida’s hardworking, well-trained, and skilled veterans who make great contributions toward Florida’s workforce and economy,” said DeSantis on Tuesday. “I encourage all veteran small businesses and entrepreneurs to take advantage of the state resources available to support their growth”

Marco Rubio Stresses the Importance of Capital Access for Minority Small Businesses

On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, convened a hearing titled, “Capital Access for Minority Small Businesses: COVID-19 Resources for an Equitable and Sustainable Recovery.”
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Stephanie Murphy Urges Ron DeSantis to Request SBA Disaster Loans for Florida Small Businesses...

This new form of assistance was established through legislation supported by Murphy that passed Congress and was signed by President Donald Trump earlier in the month. 
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Proposed Minimum Wage Increase Not Yet a Top Concern for Small Businesses in Florida

This November, Florida voters will vote on a proposed amendment to the state constitution on whether businesses should be forced to increase the minimum wage, starting at $10 an hour which eventually will increase...

NFIB: Small Business Confidence Dipped in September But Remains High

While small business confidence slipped last month, it remains high in Florida and across the nation according to a study from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). “The small business Optimism Index maintained a...

Marco Rubio Hits Tampa Bay to Focus on Women in Small Business, Tour Port...

With Congress out of session, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., visited Tampa Bay on Tuesday to focus on small business issues and healthcare for veterans.