Resources for Small Business
MCSO Offers Business Premise Check
Multnomah County Sheriff Office now offering a Business Premise Check option that will allow business owners to request periodic checks of their property through the MCSO website to provide peace of mind and to deter crime.
This service is accessible through the following link: https://www.mcso.us/site/faq.php
Click “Other” under Frequently Asked Questions - Click “How do I request a Business Premise Check”
Small Business Loan & Emergency Resource Information
Small businesses have been hit especially hard by the coronavirus, but help is available. Below, you will find information for small business owners seeking loans as well as business and emergency resources available in the Portland metro area.
Federal Small Business Stimulus Programs
U.S. Chamber of Commerce has put together a guide to all of the federal programs available to small businesses. The Chamber summarizes each of the three new programs and explains what it means for businesses. They also have a handy quick reference sheet that explains everything you need to know about the CARES ACT.
Emergency Economic Injury Grants
Emergency Economic Injury Grants will provide an emergency advance of up to $10,000 to small businesses and private non-profits harmed by COVID-19. More information can be found in this Emergency Economic Injury Grants FAQ.
SBA Disaster Loans
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) are direct loans from the U.S. Department of the Treasury available to small businesses, non-profits and owners of rental property. Apply online for an SBA Disaster Loan
SBA Express Bridge Loan Pilot Program
This pilot program allows SBA Express Lenders authority to deliver expedited SBA-guaranteed financing on an emergency basis for disaster-related purposes to eligible small businesses, while the small businesses apply for and await long-term financing. You can find complete details on the program in this guide from the SBA.
Please note that only lenders that were already participating in the SBA Express program at the time of the disaster can issue Express Bridge loans. This is a current list of lenders in Oregon.
Restaurant Employee Relief Fund
Restaurant industry employees will be able to request a one-time payment of $500 from a the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. Grants will be awarded as soon as possible to those individuals who meet the prescribed eligibility criteria, as reviewed and verified by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Learn more about the fund and find out how to apply in their FAQ section.
Oregon Business and Emergency Resources
Oregon Small Business Development Centers (SBDC)
Small Business Navigator - Oregon COVID-19 Resources for Businesses
Greater Portland Inc.