Business Development​

Websites & Online Resources

Free Resources and Advise for Cybersecurity and Small Businesses – Free Webinar in October

Looking for resources and tips to protect your small business against cyber threats? Join SBA for its first-ever National Cyber Summit on October 26, 2022 at 9 am PST. The free event will highlight tools, tips, and resources to help strengthen small business cybersecurity.  Visit the SBA Strengthen Your Cybersecurity site (https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/manage-your-business/strengthen-your-cybersecurity).

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Trade Promotion Grants

​​Oregon’s Trade Promotion Grants are awarded to eligible small businesses that meet the U.S. SBA’s definition and can self-certify their eligibility. Small businesses are generally defined as those with 500 or fewer employees. Candidates must evaluate and certify their eligibility by submitting two required SBA forms: Self Certify as a Small Business, and Debarment Certification.  To learn more visit Business Oregon or to see all US State contacts visit the SBA Directory.

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Entreprenerial and E-Commerce Training – Increase Your Holiday Sales with Google Tools

Learn quick ways to promote your products online using Google tools as consumers shop during the holiday season with this free Grow with Google webinar. We’ll show how local brick-and-mortar businesses can list products on a Google Business Profile. We’ll also cover Google Merchant Center, a no-cost tool that allows both e-commerce and brick-and-mortar businesses to create free Product Listings on Google. This workshop is most beneficial to small business owners and entrepreneurs who want to drive holiday sales.

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Spring 2022 Oregon Talent Assessment

Read the comprehensive Spring 2022 Oregon Talent Assessment published by the Oregon Workforce and Talend Development Board and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC).  The report looks at the current employment market, highlighting Oregon business and industry’s input on in-demand occupations, skills, talent, gaps, and trends. 

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Rogue Community College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Educational Training

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The RCC SBDC provides educational training events that cover current and practical information on business topics ranging from the basics to advance business management skills. The depth of our training ensures that business owners and entrepreneurs have access to invaluable insights and support to help them grow or launch a successful business. The training programs are designed to meet the needs of the local business community and are delivered at a reasonable cost.

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Boots to Business – Entrepreneurial Training for Veterans

Boots to Business (B2B) is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by SBA as part of the Department of Defense’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP). B2B provides participants with an overview of business ownership and is open to transitioning service members (including National Guard and Reserve) and their spouses.

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Rogue Business Connections

The Rogue Business Connections community on LinkedIn allows business and nonprofit leaders in the Rogue Valley to connect and share questions, resources and solutions to the challenges that many businesses face in our region.

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