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Microloans for Small Businesses in Josephine County

SBA microloans may be able to help small businesses and certain not-for-profit child care centers start up and expand. The average microloan is about $13,000.  To see if you are eligible and to access additional valuable resources contact your local SBDC office in Josephine County (https://sbdc.roguecc.edu/business-services, 541-956-7494, SBDC@roguecc.edu), tell them you heard about the Microloan program on Rogue Business and would like more information.

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Microloans for Small Businesses in Jackson County

SBA microloans may be able to help small businesses and certain not-for-profit child care centers start up and expand. The average microloan is about $13,000. To see if you are eligible and to access additional valuable resources contact your local SBDC office in Jackson County (https://sbdc.sou.edu/, (541) 552-8300, sbdc@sou.edu), tell them you heard about the Microloan program on Rogue Business and would like more information.

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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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Live Venue Grant

The Live Event Support Industries Program is administered by Business Oregon, the state’s economic development agency. The Oregon legislature allocated Business Oregon federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Funds for the purpose of supporting live event support industry service providers negatively impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency. This Program will provide up to $10 million in grant assistance to qualifying applicants that have experienced financial hardships as an outcome of public health measures necessitated by the COVID-19 public health emergency.

The grant can be awarded to those that plan/deliver live events and most businesses that support live events (catering, audio-visual, equipment rentals, security, speciality entertainers, portable toilets, photographers, planners and more).

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Benefits for Farmers

Benefits.gov houses information on over 40 benefits specific to agriculture and environmental sustainability. This article shares programs and resources that can help farmers find government benefits.

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T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined

T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined is an executive-level training series intended to give ambitious small business leaders a challenging opportunity to accelerate their growth through targeted training led by motivating leaders in small business development. T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined revolutionizes the rich history of executive-level training for small businesses poised for growth.

This training is not for start-ups or people who are thinking about starting a business. T.H.R.I.V.E. Emerging Leaders Reimagined advanced training series is open to small business owners and executives that:

Have annual revenues of at least $250,000
Have been in business for at least three years
Have at least one employee, other than self

The training is free through the SBA.

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Fire Hardening Grants – Business and Homes

The long-awaited Fire Hardening Grants are now available to those whose home or business was lost or damaged in the 2020 wildfires.

This is an opportunity to “Build Back Better”! You may be eligible to receive more than $6,000 in money (including reimbursement) for fire hardening of your home or business. With $5.7 million dollars available to residents of Jackson County and 155 applicants to date, millions of dollars of funding remain for those who are facing an expensive rebuild. 

Here’s the link to apply: www.tinyurl.com/firehardeningapply

Here is the full list of fire-hardening improvements eligible for funding: www.tinyurl.com/grant-incentives

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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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