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The Office of Equal Business Opportunity is working diligently to keep all of our local businesses updated on assistance for small businesses as it relates to the effects of Coronavirus (COVID – 19). Please see all information below.


Greetings,
The Office of Equal Business Opportunity (OEBO) is concerned about the health and wellbeing of our small business owners, their families as well as the health of your business. We are certain that businesses in our community are taking important steps to ensure the safety of your families, workforce and our community and we want to help you communicate those safeguards in a compelling way as it relates to the coronavirus (COVID-19). 

The OEBO has compiled pertinent resources for our local small businesses and we invite you to take a moment to click on the “COVID-19” banner located on the home page of our website http://discover.pbcgov.org/oebo. There you will find information on OEBO operations, key information for businesses from our state and local government, small business loans and more. 

We are here to address any questions that you may have and ask that you contact us via email at oebo@pbcgov.org or by telephone at 561-616-6840.

Thank you for being proactive in addressing the impacts of COVID-19.  We are strong and resilient and we will get through this together!  Stay safe and healthy.

All the best,

Tonya Davis Johnson, Director
Palm Beach County
Office of Equal Business Opportunity


 

Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, the Office of Equal Business Opportunity will no longer accept in-person client appointments or walk-ins until further notice.

Only OEBO Personnel and County Department Staff are authorized and/or may request entry at this time.

Certification and Recertification documents may be uploaded to the Vendor Self-Service portal (https://pbcvssp.co.palm-beach.fl.us/webapp/vssp/AltSelfService) or mailed directly to the office. Subsequent requests for additional information can be e-mailed to oebo@pbcgov.org and will be distributed to the appropriate Small Business Development Specialist.

Should you require additional information, please contact the office at 561-616-6840.


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U.S. Small Business Administration Upcoming SKYPE call for businesses regarding Small Business assistance as it relates to the Coronavirus:
Learn more about the resources SBA and SBDC will be providing to small businesses who have been economically impacted due to the Coronavirus.

March 18, 2020
2 separate times: 11 am – Noon / 2 pm – 3 pm

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Toll number: +1 (786) 749-6387, 590047996# (Dial-in Number)
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Conference ID: 590047996
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Bridge Loan Information:

The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program is now accepting applications from companies whose cash flows have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The program will be administered through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity in partnership with the Florida Small Business Development Center Network and Florida First CapitalFinance Corporations.
 
Loans are interest-free for up to one year.

For additional information, including eligibility requirements and application forms, please use the following link: https://floridadisasterloan.org/


Bulletins from the Florida Department of Emergency Management:

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/FLDEM/bulletins/2818d7a


U.S. Chamber of Commerce – Create your own Coronavirus Flyer for your customers/clients:

https://www.uschamberfoundation.org/sites/default/files/media-uploads/Coronavirus%20Customizable%20Flyer.pdf

Message from the Director


Welcome and thank you for visiting the Palm Beach County Office of Equal Business Opportunity (OEBO), formerly known as the Office of Small Business Assistance. 

Although our name has changed, our service and commitment to our small, minority and woman owned businesses have not.   Our efforts remain to increase the participation of  small, minority and woman owned business in the procurement of goods and services and we encourage your continued efforts in learning  more about doing business with Palm Beach County.

All the best,

Tonya Davis Johnson, Director

  

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​Tonya Davis Johnson
Office of Equal Business Opportunity Director

50 S. Military Trail,
Suite 202
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Phone: 561-616-6840
 

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