8 Quick Tips for a Great Job Posting! PART 2

By Kathy Bazan, BRC Small Business Consultant   Part 2: As a recruiter who wrote job postings, let me share more tips on writing a great job posting!   4. Your company’s culture What makes a job candidate successful in your company? Which personality characteristics or traits are required to join your company? Are there […]

Applications for Operational Cost Assistance Grant Open Today

Beginning today, May 26th, Business Oregon will be accepting applications to distribute the Operational Cost Assistance Grant. The Operational Cost Assistance Grant program is designed for businesses with 100 or fewer employees that: Offer the consumption of food and/or drink on premise; Provide specified indoor physical exercise, recreational or family entertainment; OR Provide specified personal […]

Legislative Update: May 24, 2021

What’s Happening (OSCC Political Observations) We now have roughly five weeks left in the 2021 legislative session. The big news this past week was the release of the “End of Session” revenue forecast. The key takeaway is that there is no evidence that state budgets have been significantly impacted by the pandemic and economic shutdown. The avalanche of […]

Legislative Update: May 17, 2021

What’s Happening (OSCC Political Observations) It’s crunch time in the Legislature as we move into the final six weeks of the 2021 session. We keep thinking the pace will pick up anytime now. There is some evidence this is starting to happen. Last Friday was the ‘posting deadline’ for the second chamber. Bills had to be posted for […]

Keeping Your Business Safe from the Bad Guys

By Kathy Bazan, BRC Small Business Consultant May 14, 2021: Using the Conti ransomware, hackers disable Ireland’s Health Service. Doctors were unable to access patients’ records anywhere in Ireland. May 13, 2021: Colonial Pipeline paid cybercriminals almost $5 million in ransom after hackers shut down the pipeline which provides gasoline and jet fuel to the […]

$40M Small Business Loan Program Opens

By Kathy Bazan, Small Business Consultant In a move to support small businesses impacted by the COVID pandemic, American Express donated $40,000,000 to the Accion Opportunity Fund, a non-profit fund pursuing the goal of a financially inclusive world. With this donation, Accion will fund loans to women, people of color, and immigrants. Loans range from […]