Restaurant Revitalization Fund

By Kathy Bazan, BRC Small Business Consultant The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) is the largest targeted financial relief program focused on the restaurant industry in the history of the United States. Is this a grant (free money), a forgivable loan, or a loan? The RRF is a grant which you do not pay back. The […]

Financial Help for Your Business

By Kathy Bazan, Business Recovery Center Business Consultant There are many programs available which could financially support your business. Here are a few: CRRP: Commercial Rent Relief Program Opens: April 22, 2021, to May 6, 2021. Apply ASAP! Oregon established the State’s Commercial Rent Relief Program to support small businesses owners and landlords who were […]

Legislative Update: April 26, 2021

What’s Happening (OSCC Political Observations) Coronavirus reared its head again at the Capitol this past week, with at least one legislator contracting the disease, forcing the Oregon House to cancel floor sessions Tuesday-Friday. Barring any new cases, the House is expected to return to the floor today. The shutdown has not impacted the Senate, where […]

Get a $10,000 SBA Grant!

By Kathy Bazan, BRC Small Business Consultant Monday, April 19, 2021 The March 2021 stimulus bill added $10 Billion to the Targeted Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance (which is a grant) and created an additional $5 Billion grant fund for microbusinesses. Effective now, you can send a request for a reevaluation of your previous […]

Grants and Loans for 2021

Loans SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL): https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/ Paycheck Protection Program: Free Matching Service: After taking info from you, they match you to lenders who specialize in your industry. Nav PPP Matching Service: https://www.nav.com/start-ppp-application/ Lendio PPP Matching Service: https://www.lendio.com/covid-relief/sba-paycheck-protection-program-loans/ Or contact a local bank or credit union Or apply through your bank or credit union […]

FEMA – April is Financial Capability Month

In this issue: Virtual Financial Capability Events Money Smart Week Webinars: April 10-17 Penny Pincher’s Tips to Financial Preparedness: April 22 Fifth Third Bank and Operation Hope Financial Literacy Month Series Financial Preparedness Resources Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK) Flood Insurance Information Be Prepared for a Financial Emergency Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Worksheet   Virtual Financial […]