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Portland District Office  - August 2, 2020

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COVID-19 Coping Tips for Small Business Owners

Coping with COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has created uncertainty for small business owners, both in their professional and personal lives. Depending on local guidance, you may be heading back to work or continuing to run operations remotely. As you are navigating these changes, it’s important to establish a balanced and healthy lifestyle outside of work.  Here are some tips from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to help you cope. 

COVID-19 Coping Tips


The Deadline to Apply for a Paycheck Protection Program Loan is August 8, 2020

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A friendly reminder to businesses and eligible organizations that need a PPP loan to start the application process this week as connecting with a lender and compiling necessary paperwork can take some time.

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On the Horizon


Meet a Mentor at the Oregon Women's Business Center August 18

Resources for Women in Business


Join the Small Business Administration Portland District for this no-cost webinar providing an opportunity to meet the dynamic team at the Oregon Women's Business Center (WBC) and learn about the different ways the WBC can help you start, grow, expand, or recover your business.

When
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 | 2 – 3 p.m. PDT

Reserve your spot

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The Women’s Business Center at Mercy Corps Northwest works to elevate women entrepreneurs by educating, financing and counseling them through the process of starting and growing a business. 


Join SBA and Hiring Our Heroes for a Virtual Military Spouse Entrepreneur Summit August 19

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Calling all current and aspiring Military Spouse entrepreneurs! Register to attend SBA's virtual Military Spouse Entrepreneur Summit on August 19. Attend breakout sessions on access to capital, gov contracting & more.

When
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 | 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PDT

Register today


Training Opportunities to Make Your Business Stronger

Monday, August 3

COVID-19 Road to Recovery for AAPI Entrepreneurs (SBA)
Live event | 2:30 p.m.

Ready, Set, Start Your Business! (Tillamook Bay SBDC)
Remote via Zoom | 5 - 7 p.m.

Mercy Corps Northwest Small Business Orientation
(Women's Business Center)
Online | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.


Tuesday, August 4

Starting a Food Cart Business (Portland SCORE)
Webinar | 9 - 11 a.m.

Seven Phases of Government Contracting (Vancouver SCORE)
Webinar | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Consulting: Financial Planning Under COVID (Women's Business Center)
Online | 1 - 2 p.m.

Use Social Media Data & Insights to Boost Your Marketing (Clatsop SBDC)
Online | 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Business Plan Workshop (Women's Business Center)
Webinar | 5:15 - 8:15 p.m.


Wednesday, August 5

Social Media Basics for Small Business (Portland SCORE)
Webinar | 9 - 11 a.m.

Business Start-Up (Central Oregon SBDC)
Online | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Consulting: Financial Planning Under COVID (Women's Business Center)
Online | 2 - 4 p.m.

Remote Business Technology (Columbia Gorge SBDC)
Online | 4 - 8 p.m.


Thursday, August 6

Reopening and Staying Open (SCORE)
Webinar | 10 - 11 a.m.

Starting a New Business (Columbia Gorge SBDC)
Online | 12 - 2 p.m.

Cómo Empezar un Negocio (Linn-Benton SBDC)
Online | 12 - 1 p.m.

QuickBooks 101 (Columbia Gorge SBDC)
Online | 1- 5 p.m.

 Consulting: Financial Planning Under COVID (Women's Business Center)
Online | 2 - 3 p.m.

Budgeting & Cash Flow Forecasting (Clatsop SBDC)
Online | 2 - 3:30 p.m.

Business Design Series (Portland SBDC)
Beaverton | 6 - 8 p.m.

Going into Business: Start Smart (Mt. Hood SBDC)
Online | 6 - 9 p.m.

Going Into Business (Clackamas SBDC)
Milwaukie | 6:30 - 9:20 p.m.

Friday, August 7

Meet Your Small Business Development Center (Chemeketa SBDC)
Salem | 12 - 1 p.m.


Recorded Sessions

The PPP Flexibility Act: New Forgiveness Guidelines & What This Means for You (Clatsop SBDC)
Recorded session | available until August 31

Business Plan Boot Camp (Mt. Hood SBDC)
On demand | available until August 28

Complete Business Website in 6 Short Sessions (Mt. Hood SBDC)
On demand | available until August 28

QuickBooks® Online for All Levels (Clatsop SBDC)
Recorded Session | available thru August 27

Using Social Media Data & Insights to Boost Your Marketing 
Recorded Session | available thru August 27

Intro to Financial Statements and Bookkeeping (Clatsop SBDC)
Recorded Session | available thru August 27

Using Video Conferencing for More than Happy Hour (Clatsop SBDC)
Recorded Session | available thru August 27

Messaging Mastery: Know Your Client and Inspire Action (Clatsop SBDC)
Recorded Session | available until September 30


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