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RCC Small Business Management Program Offers Scholarships For Fall

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.

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Small Business Grant (COVID impact) for Small Businesses in Oregon District #4

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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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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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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Pro Bono Engineering Services Available for Almeda Wildfire-Impacted Businesses

A local group of construction industry professionals (including principals of several of the leading construction management and engineering firms in the Rogue Valley) have come together to support regional recovery from the Almeda Fire. Among other efforts, several of the participants would like to provide some pro bono support to businesses impacted by the fires as they make plans to rebuild. Particularly if you are having trouble figuring out where to begin, please let us know if you’d like to connect with this group of professionals. Please send an email to Marta Tarantsey at Business Oregon (Marta.Tarantsey@oregon.gov or click the link below) with just a little bit about your business and what kind of help you are seeking.

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Built Oregon – Free Online Marketplace for Direct to Customer Manufacturers

There’s a humble spirit of uncomplicated generosity and collaboration here in the Northwest.  An openness as vast and diverse as Oregon’s seven regions. It’s in this spirit Built Oregon has launched the Built Oregon Marketplace, the consumer’s ultimate destination to discovering Oregon founded products built with a commitment to craft and community. Open to all Oregon-based Direct to Consumer Manufacturers.

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