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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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Paid Leave Oregon

Paid Leave Oregon is a new program that ensures individuals, employers, and families — of every kind — have the time and support they need to care for themselves and their loved ones when life’s important moments affect their health and safety. Find the information you need to get ready.

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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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OSHA Free On-Site Consultation for Small Businesses

OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program offers no-cost and confidential occupational safety and health services to small- and medium-sized businesses in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and several U.S. territories, with priority given to high-hazard worksites. On-Site Consultation services are separate from enforcement and do not result in penalties or citations. Consultants from state agencies or universities work with employers to identify workplace hazards, provide advice for compliance with OSHA standards, and assist in establishing and improving safety and health programs.

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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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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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