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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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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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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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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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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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