Be Aware of ADA Compliant Website Scams

By Kathy Bazan, Business Recovery Center Consultant As quickly as you earn money, someone would like to scam that money out of your pocket and into theirs. Here is a revived scam of small business owners: Lawyer firms accuse business owners of having websites which violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or marketing firms […]

OSCC Legislative Update: March 1, 2021

What’s Happening (OSCC Political Observations) The acrimony continues. Senate Republicans denied quorum on Thursday in response to the Governor’s renewal of her “emergency declaration” which allows for continued COVID-19 economic regulation. Senate Republicans are also highly critical of continued school closures, especially as the teachers union is fully engaged in lobbying the legislature for more tax increases. […]

OSCC Action Alert: Oppose HB 2205

Oppose costly lawsuits against employers in HB 2205 We need your help. On Wednesday February 24th, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Civil Law is holding a public hearing on HB 2205. This bill creates a mechanism that allows for private lawsuits on behalf of the State for the potential violation of ANY Oregon statute. This […]

February 24-March 9 PPP Application Window for Very Small Firms

By Kathy Bazan, BRC Consultant What: An exclusive application window for very small businesses to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). (Applications from larger companies will not be accepted during this two week period.) Who Can Apply during this Window: Very small companies (less than 20 employees), sole proprietors independent contractors the self-employed minority […]

Update on SBA 7(a) Loan Forgiveness & PPP

By Kathy Bazan, BRC Consultant It appears politicians in DC may need calculators. What Congress wanted was for everyone who was approved for the SBA’s 7(a), 504, and Microloan loans would get a certain number of monthly payments, interest, and fees forgiven. What Congress approved was $3.5 billion for this project. According to the SBA, […]

FEMA Supports Vaccine Distribution: COVID-19 Response Update

WASHINGTON — FEMA has established a Civil Rights Advisory Group to ensure America’s vulnerable and underserved populations receive vaccinations, proactively consider and promptly resolve civil rights concerns and help ensure equity in the allocation of scarce resources, including future vaccine allocation. Led by FEMA’s Office of Equal Rights, this group evaluates policies, practices, strategies and […]

Free Certifications which Can Increase Your Sales!

By Kathy Bazan, BRC Consultant Ever wondered how people obtained the “women-owned business,” “veteran-owned business,” or “minority-owned business” certifications? Ever wondered how you could use certifications to build your business? The U.S. government is the world’s largest consumer of everything from art to CPA review courses to zippers. The quickest way to start is to […]

The Professional Colors You Should be Wearing!

By Kathy Bazan, BRC Consultant Right out of college, my first career was as a career counselor. I interviewed people, found them jobs for which they could interview, wrote their résumés, coached them on interviewing techniques, and negotiated their compensation. Part of preparing my clients for their interviews was making sure they were dressed professionally […]