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Florida Small Business Development Council

  • With Hurricane Ian almost a year behind us, Southwest Florida is just beginning to regain its economic footing. Many people are still enduring both insurance and financial struggles. It was recently reported that only 18% of Hurricane Ian Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) business applications have been approved by the Small Business Administration so far. Karen Moore, publisher of Southwest Florida Business Today, spoke with Tauheedah Mateen with the SBA Office of Disaster Assistance to learn about the next steps.
  • "Since I own and run a small business AND my small business’ main focus is to serve other local small business owners, I love the month of May, because it’s “Salute To Small Business” month." Karen Moore shares the results of the Florida Small Business Development Council Awards for 2023.