Covid-19 Local Resource Guide

City of Venice

Sarasota County

Florida Department of Health Updates

“At Your Side” Small Business Grant Program

Applications for the “At Your Side” Small Business Grant Program are now open! We’ve teamed up with Brother International to provide a total of $75,000 in funding to brick-and-mortar small businesses in designated Main Street America districts and UrbanMain member corridors as they work to adapt to COVID-19 and prepare for the next phases of reopening across the country, while also helping to revitalize and strengthen older and historic commercial corridors. Applications are now open and will continue to be accepted through Thursday, January 28 at 7:59pm EST/ 6:59pm CST.

Sarasota County CARES

Economic Development Corporation Sarasota County

The EDC’s priority is to provide the most up-to-date, impactful business information available during these uncertain times. The EDC wants businesses to endure minimal interruption and be back up and running as soon as possible. For news, tools and resources click on the links below.

Florida Small Business Development Center Network

The FSBDCN (Florida Small Business Development Center Network) serves as the statewide single point of contact for the advancement of an entrepreneurial environment; thus, creating a positive foundation for the development and growth of existing and emerging businesses in Florida. The Network’s focus on the critical needs of businesses drives its direction and performance expectations.

Small Business Administration (SBA) Resources

Florida Travel Safety Information