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CO.STARTERS Rebuild initiative to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19

Small business owners plea for more help
Posted at 5:04 AM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 05:04:03-04

Tampa Bay Innovation Center is now accepting applications for CO.STARTERS Rebuild, a 10-week, live-facilitated virtual program that helps small businesses impacted by COVID-19 refocus, stabilize, and build toward long-term recovery.

“Small businesses are a major economic driver contributing nearly half of the overall growth of the economy. They have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. By offering the Rebuild program we aim to help our local economy recover more quickly by providing the tools for small businesses to drive innovation, growth and jobs.” said Chris Paradies, Tampa Bay Innovation Center chairman and CO.STARTERS facilitator.

The program, valued at $550, is being offered during this challenging time to local businesses, entrepreneurs, and freelancers for a reduced rate of $275. Additionally, the Tampa Bay Innovation Center has received funding from Creative Pinellas to support artists, art organizations and arts-related organizations within Pinellas County to participate in the Rebuild Program at no cost.

Rebuild will run virtually from July 15 through September 16, 2020. To learn more about the Rebuild program, click here..