Negocio S.O.S. was conceived as a small & medium business crisis relief program designed to assist owners after catastrophic events. Negocio S.O.S. consists of three parts: individual business assessments with the owners, personalized work plans, and one-on-one discussion sessions of the plan where recommendations are presented to each entrepreneur. As often as possible, with contributing partners, businesses receive small unrestricted cash grants, which the program oversees, to fulfill their immediate needs. The unrestricted cash grant aspect is key, as we have learned that entrepreneurs know better than anyone else what their immediate needs are and how to meet them.
Negocios S.O.S. has been successfully implemented after hurricanes Irma and María,
the earthquakes of 2019 and the COVID-19 pandemic.
helped & supported businesses
of technical assistance
in 2018 alone
delivered in cash grants
and financing accessed
93% of the businesses supported by this program stayed open after 10 months of a natural disaster, when according FEMA this number is 40%.