COVID-19 ’Cane Biz Resources

Our alumni-owned businesses are constantly innovating and driving growth in their regions. During this particularly difficult time, we want to help you build connections and provide resources and tools to assist you and your business.

Connect with us this Wednesday, April 15, from 5-6 pm on Zoom. The LaunchPad at UM and the UM Alumni Association are hosting a virtual presentation: Learn how the economic injury disaster loan and paycheck protection programs can help your business, with special guest speaker, Althea Harris, J.D.’03, Assistant Director, Marketing and Outreach, U.S. Small Business Administration. The discussion will be moderated by Brian Breslin, Director of The LaunchPad. Find more information and register free here.

How can The Launch Pad, UM’s entrepreneurship center, help you? Fill out this survey to let them know.

To learn more about the ’Cane Biz Program and find alumni-owned businesses near you, see here. You can also find out about what other businesses are doing in response to the pandemic here.

National Resources

Local Resources

  • Miami Restaurant Employee Relief Fund
    The Miami Restaurant Employee Relief Fund aims to deliver $250 grants to full-time Miami-Dade employees who have been out of work since governments ordered restaurant dining rooms shut to staunch the spread of the coronavirus.
  • The LaunchPad at UM
    The LaunchPad is the entrepreneurship center at the University of Miami. You can schedule a zoom meeting with an expert or browse through a number of resources. Fill out this survey to let them know what resources you’d like to see from the entrepreneurship center.
  • State and Local Assistance for Small Businesses
    States and municipalities are adding programs by the day. Check your governor’s website for up-to-date information about relief available in your area.
  • Federal Income Tax filing and Payment Information
    The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are providing special tax filing and payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. This includes extending the filing deadline to July 15, 2020.

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