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, […]