Mar 25 2020

Connect with valuable resources to help your business triumph over adversity


Portland District Office  - March 24, 2020

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Connect With the Resources to Help Your Business Triumph Over Adversity

Martin Golden

During this unprecedented time of uncertainty, I want to let you know that you are not alone. You have a dedicated team of resource partners standing with you so that you and your business can continue to be a source of strength for your community.

Although social distancing measures are currently in place to limit the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), counselors and mentors from your local Small Business Development Centers, SCORE, and the Women's Business Center through Mercy Corps Northwest are available to help you weather through the current crisis via online and virtual methods. 

Please know that in addition to the SBA and its resource partners, your local community leaders, federal, state, and city agencies, chambers of commerce along with other organizations are all working tirelessly together to connect you to vital information and resources.

If you are new to this space, we welcome and encourage you to subscribe to our newsletter as well as follow us on on Twitter for the latest updates. If you are a subscriber, we thank you and ask that you please forward to members of your community that could use this information. 

Again, you are not alone. Standing with you is a community working together for your success and our team at the SBA is proud to be counted among them.

Martin Golden
District Director
Portland District Office
U.S. Small Business Administration

Disaster Assistance Loans Available for the Pacific Northwest Region

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By now most of you know that Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) are now available to small businesses impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Apply now

Although the online application is the fastest method to receive a decision about your loan eligibility, some may want to mail in their applications.

For those people that want to mail in applications the address is:

SBA Processing and Disbursement Centers
14925 Kingsport Rd.
Ft. Worth, TX 76155

Email address: Ela.doc@sba.gov
Fax:  202-481-1505

Paper forms

The SBA Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center number is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT 7 days a week: (800) 659-2955; email address is: disastercustomerservice@sba.gov

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Local Business Assistance

Oregon SBDC Business Adversity Response Plan 

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The Oregon SBDC Network has developed a set of guidelines for you to consider in not only this unprecedented situation created by COVID-19, but in any situation that may create significant impacts to your business operation. The reason for developing these guidelines is simply to help you be prepared in advance to respond to an abrupt decline in sales or profit, and to identify any changes to your operations that would make your business more resilient. The objective is to develop a plan of actions that you can implement quickly should they become necessary.

Learn more

Small Business Disaster Preparedness & Recovery Resources from SCORE

SCORE for the life of your business

Small businesses are a vital part of the U.S. economy. With the recent news and concerns of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), SCORE is sharing the latest business resources, assistance and guidance. Please read the following important update to SCORE chapter operations now in effect.

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Two Great Ways to Stay Informed

Subscribe to SBA email updates

Subscribe for email alerts to get the latest information on SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) declarations and resources for small businesses impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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