Press Release from John Bacon, SBDC:
Recovery Help Available from the Southwestern Oregon Community College Small Business Development Center
COOS BAY, Ore—Assistance is available for small businesses working on recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic through the Small Business Development Center at Southwestern Oregon Community College. This assistance includes confidential advising available at no-cost to business owners, online trainings and connections with experts and resources from around the region and the state.
“Our team is dedicated to helping businesses through the pandemic, recovery and beyond,” said John Bacon, director of the Southwestern Small Business Development Center. “We have helped many small businesses navigate the various state and federal resources, finding the best solutions and helping them find long-term success.”
All advising at the Small Business Development Center is available at no-cost to business owners and is confidential. Advising is paid for by the Small Business Administration and the State of Oregon with the goal of helping businesses gain the resources and knowledge to thrive. Online classes are also available to help business owners hone specific skills to run their businesses successfully. The Small Business Development Center also offers advising and classes in Spanish.
“Talking with John from the SBDC cleared up some important details to help us pivot and thrive. He was very helpful helping us figure out the EIDL and PPP programs and most recently helping direct me to new hire opportunities and resources,” said Kevin Shaw of Coastal Mist Fine Chocolates and Desserts. “In a nutshell, the SBDC has been a treasure trove of information vital to our business’s survival and we are very grateful for John’s knowledge and help!”
To learn more about SBDC services or make an appointment, visit https://bizcenter.org/centers/southwestern-sbdc/or call 541-888-7001.