As national, state, and local economies face mounting pressure from the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida has announced the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program in an effort to aid small business owners who have suffered economic injury during this challenging time. The program is available to assist businesses with 2-100 employees and can provide a loan of up to $50,000 to help fund working capital needs, although loans of up to $100,000 may be made in special cases. You can review eligibility requirements and loan process here. Not all businesses facing financial difficulties may qualify for the Bridge Loan Program, and in some cases, the available funding may not be sufficient. Governor Ron DeSantis also recently announced the Business Damage Assessment survey to assess the impact of the COVID-19 virus on Florida's local business operations.