Small Businesses

Independent Restaurant Alliance of Oregon – Information and links to resources, including grants, for restaurant owners.

Mercy Corps NW – Business training, mentorship, loans, and grants.

Mt. Hood Community College Small Business Development Center – Business workshops, training, and access to resources.

Multnomah County COVID-19 Guidance – Includes by business type.

Oregon Workshare Program – Small businesses that have had to reduce the amount of hours employees work by 20 to 40% may be eligible to participate in the Workshare program. This program enables employees to receive unemployment benefits while they are still working under reduced hours.

Restaurant Workers Community Foundation – Information and links to resources that will help restaurants and workers deal most effectively with the COVID-19 emergency.

SBA PPP Relief – Eligible borrowers may qualify for Payment Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness.

SBA Express Bridge Loan – Enables small businesses that currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly

Small Business Navigator – Resources for business owners and employees (financial assistance, workforce assistance, state debt relief, and other business assistance).

Work Share Oregon – Program allows employers to leverage unemployment insurance (UI) to subsidize a portion of lost wages for employees whose work time is reduced.