The 4th Annual Women’s Small Business Transportation Summit, sponsored by U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU) will be held virtually celebrating women entrepreneurs and providing an opportunity to learn about technical assistance resources, capacity building, access to capital, and upcoming USDOT initiatives, including Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) opportunities. Tuesday, March 12, 2024 from 7 am to 12:30 pm PST. Learn more and register.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) developed a handbook summarizes the benefits of an effective safety and health program, provides self-inspection checklists for employers to identify workplace hazards, and reviews key workplace safety and health resources for small businesses.
JOSEPHINE COUNTY, OR – Small business owners in Southern Oregon have an opportunity to receive training and mentorship offered through the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) of Rogue Community College (RCC).
The first 20 applicants accepted into the Small Business Management Program (SBM), with classes starting in the fall, will receive a scholarship that covers half of the tuition, a $300 value. The scholarship is made available through the RCC Board of Education.
For information on the SBM Program, please call 541-956-7494 or email Advisor Tim Busald at TBusald@roguecc.edu. For general information, please call the RCC SBDC at 541-956-7494 or, for more information, visit: https://sbdc.roguecc.edu/small-business-management.
Attention HR Professionals! Attend an insightful Business Symposium, sponsored by Valley Immediate Care, focused on employee retention. Gain valuable strategies and best practices from local thought leaders to foster a loyal and engaged workforce. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your HR expertise, and network with other industry folks!
The Chamber of Medford & Jackson County, along with the Oregon Legislature and the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, will offer limited grants in response to COVID-19 and the economic impacts businesses faced in its wake. The Southern Oregon Strong Business Success Grant Program will provide direct payments to eligible businesses in Oregon House District #4* who have previously or are currently experiencing losses due to the pandemic.
The program may cover revenue losses related to utility expenses, mortgage and rent arrears, and other specific expenses to alleviate the financial impacts of the pandemic. To qualify, a company must be classified as a small business with no more than 500 employees, and the primary place of business must be within the boundaries of Oregon House District 4.*
* Visit the Jackson County Chambers Site including a Map of Eligible Communities (such as Central Point, White City, Eagle Point, Foots Creek, New Hope, Rogue River, Gold Hill, Wimer).
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This toolkit provides curated information and essential resources about how (and why!) small businesses can successfully hire and retain employees with disabilities. You’ll find easy-to-understand, practical advice, along with expert guidance on following Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Residential contractors are required to take 3 hours of CCB laws, regulations, and business practices (LRB) classes annually along with additional required courses. To see a list of webinars, visit the Oregon Construction Contractors Board website.
OregonSaves is available to Oregon workers whose employers do not offer a workplace retirement plan, self-employed individuals, and others who want an easy way to save. Savers contribute to a convenient and portable Individual Retirement Account (IRA) that moves right along with them as they change jobs. Employers that don’t offer their own plan will register for OregonSaves by their deadline and ensure access to this beneficial program for their employees.
Free webinars (December 7 – 14): https://www.oregonsaves.com/help-resources/events. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the OregonSaves website: https://www.oregonsaves.com/
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).
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, email@example.com), tell them you heard about the Microloan program on Rogue Business and would like more information.
Venngage surveyed HR and business leaders with the goal of helping both workers and companies in these difficult situations. This blog article provides infographics with results from an original survey of 30+ HR professionals and business leaders, with actionable advice for downsizing humanely. Additionally, they include data visualizations on 2022’s tech layoffs, including info by region and industry.
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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This blog articles outlines a comprehensive list of suggetions for businesses when protecting their identity, data and financial resources online.