USDA and EDA Launch Resource Guide to Boost Economic Development in Rural CommunitiesThe U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development released a joint resource guide to help community organizations access USDA and EDA resources to build strategies to boost economic development in rural America.
VIEW THE JOINT PLANNING RESOURCE GUIDE FOR RURAL AMERICA
This joint planning resource guide for rural America will better equip our communities with an easy to access and easy to use tools to maximize the work of providing greater and inclusive economic prosperity across our country.
The resource guide outlines programs and services that can be used to advance community and economic development in rural communities through four key focus areas:
The guide also features information and links to USDA Rural Development and U.S. Economic Development Administration key priorities and resources.
- Planning and technical assistance
- Infrastructure and broadband expansion
- Entrepreneurship and business assistance
- Workforce development and livability
SPARK HOLLYWOOD 5.26.2022Here's your opportunity to get to know Hollywood Florida's up and coming entrepreneurs. SPARK Hollywood contestants who were selected as finalists, will pitch their ideas to investors and innovators during the upcoming SPARK Hollywood Pitch Competition.
Contestants will give a three-minute presentation of their innovative business proposal to a panel of judges comprised of local investors, business professionals and compete for cash.
SPARK Hollywood FL aims to bridge the gap between investors, businesses, and entrepreneurs.
Paycheck Protection Program borrowers: If your loan is $150,000 or less, you may be eligible to apply for direct forgiveness through the SBA, using their online portal. Follow the steps below. 1. Find out if your lender is participating. 2. Watch a video about how to use the portal. 3. Apply for forgiveness.
How to Write Effective Marketing Emails for Any Situation
Monday, May 16 • 6PM • Webinar • Free • Register Here
Whether you are writing a welcome email, event invitation, promotion, or an automated series, it can feel daunting to sit down and write your next email. You have a limited amount of time where you need to figure out what to write and how to write it so it drives results for your business. After all, your emails need to build relationships, inspire people, and encourage them to take action. In this presentation, we’ll share email writing tips that will save time and make your emails more effective. You’ll learn: The different types of emails, a simple formula to write any email and more tips for writing successful emails.
Building the Ultimate Business Plan
Tuesday, May 17 • 10AM • Webinar • Free • Register Here
Business planning is the foundation to starting a new venture, raising funds, or growing your existing business. It serves as an important roadmap for your business. Receive the basic tools necessary to complete a practical business plan in this seminar, including how to conduct the research necessary to make decisions and develop financial projections.
SBA Resources for Faith-Led Businesses, Organizations & Communities
This event is a virtual gathering is for faith-led small businesses and faith-based organizations and communities to make them aware of the many programs and services offered by the SBA to help small businesses and non-profits alike recover from natural disasters, as well as the pandemic and to pivot toward success. This event is also designed to encourage attendees during these challenging economic times with inspirational messages and small business success story interviews.Tuesday, May 17 • 11AM • Webinar • Free • Register Here
Collaborate to build Community:
- Receive information on SBA programs for small business
- Get an overview on COVID-19 relief for small businesses
- Be inspired and encouraged about the future from faith leaders
- Hear from entrepreneurs about their business recovery experiences
World Trade Month - Tips for Exporting
Tuesday, May 17 • 1PM • Webinar • Free • Register Here
Did you know that 96% of the world's consumers are outside of the U.S? May is World Trade Month and a good opportunity to explore SBA's resources and tips for exporting. Join SBA on May 17, 2022 for a webinar to learn more about grants, counseling, and financing to facilitate global market sales. You will also hear from successful exporters who have effectively tapped SBA resources for increasing global sales.
Legal & Tax Implications of Starting a Business in Florida
Set your business up the right way and minimize taxes and personal liability. Learn how to protect your assets.
Many new business owners do not spend enough time & planning to ensure they choose the right legal entity when formally setting up their business. They push off legal and tax issues, and see them as boring and confusing. As a result, they neglect to view the law and the tax system as avenues to potential success in their businesses and roadways away from potential pitfalls. When a business owner understands legal and tax issues that affect his or her business, however, he or she may become more empowered to discover the paths to success in business.
Tuesday, May 17 • 6PM • Webinar • Free • Register Here
What Can Make or Break your Business? Credit. Learn the Do's and Don'ts
What can make or break a business? Credit! Learn the Do’s & Don'ts of credit today! Credit is a tool that can be used for good but may be problematic if you don’t know how to use it effectively. Using credit reliably and earning good credit scores can help you build wealth and allow you to do business with companies — but you can get into trouble if you don’t understand how credit works. Why is credit important? Why do I need credit? Why is good credit important? What are the risks of credit.
Diseñando un Modelo de Negocio
Saturday, May 21 • 9:30AM • Webinar • Free • Register Here
Aprende a usar el BMC (Business Model Canvas) para desarrollar un nuevo modelo de negocio. Ya sea para arrancar tu negocio o para modificar o relanzar un modelo existente. Costo: gratuito. Auspiciado por Hispanic Unity of Florida.
Celebrating Asian American Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Thursday, May 26 • 1PM • Webinar • Free • Register Here
Join SBA's webinar to celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month. The webinar will feature an armchair discussion about the importance of financial wellness, creating generational wealth through business ownership, and increasing equity and access to opportunities to help uplift and support Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander-owned small businesses. The webinar will also include SBA initiatives and resources that support small business recovery, new AANHPI startups seeking to launch, and existing AANHPI-owned small businesses as they pivot and grow in a post-COVID world.
Noise Regulations in Effect
Effective June 1st, select Hollywood businesses must have a Noise Level Detection Device installed. Learn more about the new rules in effect for residents, business owners, and vacation rental property owners HERE.