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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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Live Venue Grants (deadline for application May 16th)

Business Oregon is providing American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Funds to support live event venue operators and live event producers/presenters negatively impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Live venues can include (though not limited to):

• Ticketed live events (music, cultural, and/or community)
• Museums with earned revenue from hosting live events
• Fairgrounds owned and/or operated by non-municipal organizations
• Cultural venues operated by a federally recognized Indian Tribes based in Oregon, including live performance or event venues on casino grounds
• Tradeshows
• Special event rental venues
• Fair and festivals
• Rodeos

Please visit the Business Oregon website for additional information including ineligible venues.  DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS is May 16th (4:59 pm).

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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:

Here is the full list of fire-hardening improvements eligible for funding:

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Federal Tax Preparation Support for Businesses During the 2022 Filing Season

Join the IRS for a series of online meetings in February and March (divided by location/states) for small business organizations and owners. The meetings will include:
• Presentations from IRS leadership covering the top tax issues affecting small business owners regarding income, deductions, employment taxes and recordkeeping
• How to get ready for the 2022 filing season
• Tax scams targeting small businesses
• How the IRS is reorganizing to better serve small business taxpayers
• Listening session to hear concerns, feedback and suggestions from participants

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Minority Business Development Agency

The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is a US Federal organization to help minority business enterprises.  Included are all people of color with initiatives for Global Women of Color Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Education for Former Incarcerated Persons.  Assistance includes access to capital, contracts and markets (high growth industries, emerging markets and global supply chains).

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COVID-19 Vaccine Tax Credits for Eligible Employers

Eligible businesses that allow employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine can receive a tax credit. Partner with a vaccine provider to host an on-site vaccination clinic.

If you need help finding a COVID-19 vaccine, here are local resources:

Jackson County:
Josephine County:

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2021 JoCo Relief COVID-19 Small Business Grants

Josephine County and Grants Pass have earmarked funds to be granted to local small businesses impacted by the lingering effects of COVID19 in Josephine County. These new grant funds are a portion of funds being received by Josephine County through President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

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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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