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Business Recovery Resources for the Coronavirus

COVID-19 Recovery Resources PDF

The City of Deltona’s Office of Economic Development understands how local business is being impacted by the COVID-19 Virus.

Efforts to prevent the spread of the Virus is likely impacting your business activity.

A good place to find available business resources, located here 

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has put together a list of FAQ’s regarding COVID-19, businesses and emergency funding.

Click below for their list of Frequently Asked Questions



Applications for $3,000 Grants to qualifying Small Businesses, for the purposes of relaunching will be available on Volusia County’s website tomorrow, Thursday, May 14th at 9am


We want you to succeed!
It is important to act quickly, so we are providing this information to assist you in your efforts:

Applications now available:
Please check the qualifications before applying.
We look forward to your continued success and are always here to provide valuable resources. 

Deltona Business Grants


Volusia County Division of Economic Development

Volusia County

“On the Economic $cene”

Archive, 2020
Online Version at

COVID-19 Business Resource Center:

Have you subscribed to the Volusia County weekly Economic Development Newsletter? This is a valuable tool with all of the latest information, resources and news. Visit and sign up for free!


– Volusia County Government will host briefings four times a week at the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to provide the public with updated COVID-19 information. The briefings began Monday, April 27, and take place at 2 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The daily briefings will include updates from representatives of Volusia County Government as well as featured guests from local agencies. No EOC briefings are scheduled for Tuesdays because the County Council is receiving weekly briefings every Tuesday in meetings that are publicly accessible. The briefings at the EOC, 3825 Tiger Bay Road, Daytona Beach, are open to the media and will be streamed live on:

Volusia County Emergency Management Facebook Page.

Public Protection

Facebook LIVE, 3 times weekly.



The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity


COVID-19 Resources for Employers and Individuals

At the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), providing state and federal resources to communities, businesses and Floridians is their top priority.

In coordination with state and federal partners, resources are available to assist employers and individuals impacted by the state’s efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan stopped taking applications on Monday, April 13th but the (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program is still available as well as the PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) and the Short-Time Compensation Program (which is a voluntary employer program)

Florida also has a “Microfinance Guarantee Program” and a “Rebuild Florida Loan Fund” so there are still some options to assist you in your efforts.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) has appropriated $5 billion in a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) which funds nationwide. We are looking forward to HUD issuing more guidance on this and making the funds available.

The Black Business Loan Program (BBLP) offers alternative lending solutions to Florida-based black owned small businesses by providing short-term loans and technical assistance.

Follow the link below to learn more and to apply

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The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll.

SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.

You are able to apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union, and Farm Credit System institution that was participating. Other regulated lenders may be available to make these loans once they are approved and enrolled in the program. You should consult with your local lender as to whether it is participating in the program. CLICK HERE

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At this point, we are providing a summary of available recovery resources:

1. State Resource: The State of Florida utilizes its Business Damage Assessment Survey (BDAS) to determine the level of impact and need for federal and state disaster assistance. If your business has been impacted by the virus, it is imperative that you complete this important survey here

2. State Resource: The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program is currently available to small business owners located in all Florida counties statewide that experienced economic damage as a result of the COVID-19. These short-term, interest-free working capital loans are intended to “bridge the gap” between the time a major catastrophe hits and when a business has secured longer term recovery resources. Application were being accepted until Monday, April 13th. I fyou applied, you may check your status by following the link.

Learn more here

3. Federal Resource: The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has activated its SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. This program provides working capital to small businesses who have suffered “substantial economic injury” as a result COVID-19. Substantial economic injury means a business has been unable to meet its obligations and to pay its ordinary and necessary operating expenses.

It is important that you fill out the Business Damage Assessment Survey (BDAS) outlined in 1 (above) to ensure this program gets implemented in Florida.
Follow this link for more information

Other Business Notes:

Reemployment Assistance:  If employment has been negatively impacted because of efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, Floridians may be eligible to receive Reemployment Assistance.  More information and application may be found here.

Taxes:  The Governor directed the Department of Revenue to provide flexibility on the deadlines of taxes due such as corporate income tax and sales tax to assist businesses that are adversely impacted by the Coronavirus mitigation measures. Please speak with your tax accountants or attorneys for further guidance.


For the latest status and health recommendations regarding the COVID-19 Virus:

Florida Department of Health –
Centers for Disease Control –

What you need to know now about COVID-19 in Florida-


Steps for Assistance:
1. Visit and complete the “Business Damage Assessment Survey” This helps trigger the SBA’s Economic Injury Loan Program and can provide millions to help eligible businesses bridge the gap created by this disaster.
2. Gov. DeSantis activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Loan Program and allocated up to $50 million. Details about eligibility, application, and support documentation can be accessed on this page:
3. The Governor directed the Dept. of Revenue to provide flexibility on the deadlines of taxes due such as corporate income tax and sales tax to assist businesses that are adversely impacted by the Coronavirus mitigation measures. Encourage businesses to speak with their tax accountants or attorneys for further guidance.
4. Federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses through the SBA are not yet activated for Florida. The Governor is making the request and hope to have that resource available as well.

CLICK HERE to fill out your  –Business Damage Assessment Survey- 

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Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center

The Entrepreneurs Hand of Guidance

   Are you an Entrepreneur located in Florida? Join FLVEC, the Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center, a virtual network which is designed to bring business minded men and women together.
   One of the greatest features on FLVEC.COM
is the ability to create an online “Entrepreneur” profile which may be used as a tool to obtain new clients and market your strategy with other business people. Hundreds of business persons have built their online profiles and it’s great to be able to have a connection between “Go-Getters” most of whom are in business for themselves. Very often entrepreneurs are able to assist each other in marketing, sales and training efforts. We’ve even seen situations where entrepreneurs barter services in order to maximize their business profiles and presence.
   It’s true! You can actually know what you’re going to need to know, before you need to know it. Does that make sense? It does.. experience speaks for itself and when you put yourself into a room, or network, with like-minded individuals it creates an incredible type of synergy amongst peers. There is such a wide variety of talent here and not only are you able to build your business with the comraderie of other self-motivated individuals, but FLVEC may also be used as a tool to gain new clients. It makes for a great reference and having your contact links placed here not only enhances your visible presence but it increases the validity of your business and efforts.
Contact FLVEC today. Register your information and get started in building your business. What are you waiting for? Go Entrepreneurs! FLVEC.COM

Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center

Michael Zaharios III
Program Director

Deltona BIZ Fest 2019

Join us on October 30th for Deltona BIZ Fest 2019

On October 30th, 2019 we will be conducting our annual Deltona BIZ Fest. This is an incredible opportunity to market your business and to find resources for your business. Breakfast will be provided and we will be having a special seminar session with the President of Daytona State College, Dr. Tom LeBlasso. Dr. LeBlasso will be sharing business and educational insights as well as new information on the expansion of Daytona State College’s Deltona Campus.

All of the action begins at 7:30am so Rise & Shine ladies and gentlemen! It’s time to get to work. The Deltona BIZ Fest 2019 will be held at The Center at Deltona, Deltona’s new Community Center located at 1640 Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. in Deltona.

This networking and learning opportunity can be very powerful. You’ll have the chance to make new customer leads, contacts and potential partnerships. There is always more to learn. Develop your business skills and stay up to date with current technology and trends.

Attending BIZ Fest 2019 and spending quality time on your business can provide a fresh perspective and inspiration, feel like you belong. The BIZ Fest 2019 not only makes marketing opportunities happen, it’a a great chance to check out your competitors.

So boost your reputation. Make yourself known. Market and tune up your business skills, knowledge and contacts. BIZ Fest 2019 is going to be a huge success and we look forward to seeing you there on October 30th at 7:30am. Located at The Center at Deltona, 1640 Dr. martin Luther King Blvd. in Deltona.

Entrepreneurship & Education

The City of Deltona has a booming economy, one of the fastest growing in the country.

Along with our City’s growth, we see a great increase in Education and Workforce Development. Campuses like Bethune-Cookman University are offering courses to students through the Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development. The Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CEED) supports economic development through education with an entrepreneurial approach. With collaboration both internally and externally to reach goals through partnerships. Deltona’s economy is sustainable and thriving. The College of Business and Entrepreneurship prepares students for careers in International Business, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Systems Management, Management, Marketing, and Accounting.

Here are the goals based on the Official website for the University:
The objectives of The College of Business and Entrepreneurship are to provide the student with the following general business skills and competencies:

    • The ability to think critically.
    • The ability to apply analytical and technical skills in problem solving and research.
    • The ability to demonstrate leadership skills.
    • The ability to communicate effectively.
    • An understanding of legal, ethical and professional practices.
    • An understanding of the global and diverse nature of business.

As an accredited program, the ACBSP states this regarding educational programs:

Accrediting business education programs at the Associate, Baccalaureate, Masters, and Doctorate Degree levels worldwide since 1988.

ACBSP’s accreditation process follows the Baldrige model. The accreditation focuses on recognizing teaching excellence, determining student learning outcomes, and a continuous improvement model. ACBSP’s student-centered teaching and learning approach, which is measured and analyzed for quality, ensures that students gain the right skills from their educational investment. Institutions with programs accredited by ACBSP are committed to continuous improvement that ensures their business program will give students the skills employers want.

With such high and unified standards, the accredited program is a great way to kickstart your entrepreneurship zeal.

Unified Standards

There are seven standards by which business programs are evaluated before achieving accreditation:

1. Leadership

2. Strategic Planning

3. Student and Stakeholder Focus

4. Student Learning Assessment

5. Faculty Focus

6. Curriculum

7. Business Unit Performance


Interested in accelerating your entrepreneurial career?

This is a great way to start.

Enroll today at:


The Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center

Information from The Florida Virtual Entrepreneur Center provides a guiding hand as an online directory of resource agencies that serve entrepreneurs, organized for each stage of your business.

FLVEC is powered by The Corridor, a regional economic development initiative of the University of Central Florida, the University of South Florida and the University of Florida.

The City of Deltona is happy to assist new businesses, assuring their successful location in Deltona. The Office of Economic Development & Ecological Tourism Sustainability can assist in your establishing a Deltona business and can answer many questions. Contact Jerry Mayes, the City of Deltona’s “Employee of the Year” and Manager of Economic Development and Eco-Tourism Sustainability for more details on locations and incentives. We provide a wide variety of resources to help you get started.

“Good things are happening in Deltona.”



Deltona has incentives to “Open” in an existing building.

Submit an Incentive Application today!

 Did you know that the City of Deltona offers a wide variety of incentives to anyone who wants to open a business in Deltona, including when a business takes over an existing property? There are “Job Creation Incentives” and additional incentives to encourage move-in to an existing property. There’s a “Rehabilitation Incentive” a ‘Demolition Assistance Incentive” and even “Beautification Grants” There are “Training Incentives” “Impact Fee Reimbursement Incentives” and other types of incentives available, use them!
So what do you need? We have programs to customize support and hand holding. Take advantage of the many Incentives, Reimbursements and Grants available to you by submitting your Incentive application today.

Download the application here: Deltona-Incentive-Application-

Download and submit the Deltona Incentive Application now:


Good things are happening in Deltona.

Workforce Training

Deltona is committed to helping those who want to begin and advance their careers in our growing city. There are abundant Training Resources and Grants available. These training programs are designed to benefit both the workforce and the business. So together, we may grow.

Training Grants

Quick Response Training (QRT)
Incumbent Worker Training Program (IWT)
Employed Worker Training Program Funding Assistance Program (EWT)
On-The-Job Training Funding Assistance Program (OJT)


Volusia School District announces that Deltona High School and Pine Ridge High School will be part of a three high school program offering the Cambridge International Examinations, an internationally recognized academic course of study.

Bethune-Cookman University

Currently offering multiple free small business related courses through the Center for Entrepreneurship Economic Development.

Daytona State College

Currently planning a new building to the Deltona Campus, with educational programs specializing in Health Services and Manufacturing.

Volusia Economic Development and Educational Network

Currently working regionally with Seminole County on raising the training and skills of the southwest Volusia County labor force.

The Volusia partners are the cities of Deltona, DeBary, DeLand, and Orange City.

The educational partners are Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona State College, and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Stetson University, and the Volusia County schools.

The effort is supported by Career Source Flagler/Volusia, SCORE, The Volusia County Department of Economic Development, and Florida Small Business Development Center at Daytona State College.


This video provides the names of several resources for workforce development, education and training.


The Deltona City Office of Economic Development works to connect local businesses with resources which help to plan and implement growth projects.

Let us help you to identify where local, state and federal resources may be available to assist local firms in their profitable growth.


  • Assistance with business plan development, marketing advice and business location selection.
  • Assistance with recruiting and hiring a talented workforce, along employee training assistance.
  • Financial introduction and accounting advice.
  • Allow us to introduce you to a government contracting and exporting.
  • Tell us what you need and our group will strive to fulfill your needs.



Working with Deltona’s existing businesses to provide assistance through mentoring, workshops, education and opportunities to build a stronger business foundation.

  1. Career Source

    -Creating Opportunities for training, employment and financial well-being.

  2. SBCD

    -Providing nationwide educational assistance to strengthen small and medium business management.

  3. DOED

    -Providing FREE business planning in the areas of top line revenue, growth, hiring, training, financing, product improvement and supply chain issues.

  4. SCORE

    -Fosters vibrant small business communities through mentoring and education.

  5. FLVEC

    -An online directory of resource agencies who serve entrepreneurs like you, organized for each stage of your business.


For even more resources please visit the “Business Resources” section of our website.


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