Ayesha Haider

Pandemics excluded from most business insurance

Pandemics excluded from most business insurance

Few businesses were ready for a global pandemic to forcibly shut their doors or cause partial closures, but for many that’s been the reality over the past few weeks. And if they thought they would be insured through business interruption policies; many were in for an unhappy surprise. Small Business Development Center at UWF (SBDC) […]

Guide to small business relief during COVID-19

Guide to small business relief during COVID-19

Small business help guide Variety of resources ready to support businesses impacted by COVID-19 Across the state unemployment is on the rise as small businesses cut back their staff or close doors completely due to COVID-19 and government orders. New resources at the local, state and federal level can help, but navigating which resources are […]

Chamber hosting emergency disaster loan seminar

Chamber hosting emergency disaster loan seminar

The Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Emergency Disaster Loan Virtual Q&A Tuesday (March 24) at 4 p.m. Ayesha Haider with Florida’s Small Business Develop Center consultant will lead it. Email Haider at ahaider@uwf.edu to register for the event. Haider will discuss the Small Business Association’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). The […]

What’s your exit strategy?

What’s your exit strategy?

More than one in three small-business owners (39%) plan to rely on selling their business to fund their retirement, according to a 2017 study by Capital One. Edward Jones financial advisor Monica Meyer said that trend is concerning because this is far from a reliable business exit strategy.   Read the full article in the […]

Local SBDC takes top awards for small business support

Local SBDC takes top awards for small business support

Local efforts to support small businesses received statewide kudos last month as the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network handed out its annual awards. Navarre’s own Adam McCloskey received the Florida State Star Award for his work.   Read the full article in the July 11 issue of Navarre Press. Visit navarrepress.com/subscribe to view […]

Businesses must plan for disaster

Businesses must plan for disaster

One in four businesses never reopen following a natural disaster, and 90% of businesses that do not get back up and running in five days will ultimately fail, according to the Small Business Development Center at University of West Florida (SBDC). A business continuity plan can help mitigate that risk said SBDC business consultant Ayesha […]

#AskAdam gets temporary twist

#AskAdam gets temporary twist

A new face will be offering free small business advising services to members of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce over the next few weeks. In January 2018, the chamber partnered with the Florida Small Business Development Center at University of West Florida to create the Ask Adam program. Read the full article in […]

Entrepreneurs must navigate obstacle course to succeed

Entrepreneurs must navigate obstacle course to succeed

In a lot of ways, Santa Rosa County is approaching small business the right way. That’s the opinion of Debbie Rogers-Guinn, the owner of Deb’s Coffee in Navarre. “They were really supportive of us from the very beginning and throughout,” she said. After seven years, Rogers-Guinn and her husband are currently seeking to move their […]