COVID-19 Business Resources

Dear Business Owner,

This is a challenging time for small businesses. However, we want to assure you that Oregon Small Business Development Center advisers are available to work with your business to answer questions and provide resources. Below are links to important information that may be helpful for your business.

Each of our Centers across the state are open for business and available virtually by phone or video conference. Please contact your local Center for assistance.

Resources for your Business

Oregon SBDC resources

Your Guide to Operations, Health & Safety Planning as Business Resumes

Your Guide to Navigating a Business Crisis

Business Adversity Response Plan

Market Research Institute Report – COVID-19 and Consumers – Update Febraury 2021

Market Research Institute Report – COVID-19 and Consumers

Market Research Institute Report – COVID-19 and the Retail Industry

Your Guide to Business Closure

General and Research Resources

America’s SBDC COVID-19 Resources

SBDCNet COVID-19 Small Business Resources

Impacts of Coronavirus (COVID-19)(updates from Vertical IQ on how industries, sectors, and economies are affected by COVID-19)

Oregon Resources

Building a Safe and Strong Oregon

Free masks and gloves for childcare providers (request available in Spanish as well).

Commercial Rent Relief

Business Survival Tips During an Emergency Spanish

Self Employment Assistance (SEA) Fact Sheet

Oregon Small Business Resource Navigator Translate to Spanish and other languages

Oregon Small Business Advocate: Oregon Coronavirus Information & Resources For Business

Oregon Division of Finance’s Health Insurance Guidance (and other insurance related information)

Oregon OSHA’s COVID-19 Temporary Standard for all workplaces )


Oregon Dept. of Revenue Tax Relief Options

OSU Guidance for Small Farms and Local Food (includes guidance for Food & Beverage operators)

Federal Resources

CDC’s Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

OSHA’s COVID-19 Resources (click on ESPAÑOL at top of the page for Spanish translation)

IRS: Employee Retention Tax Credits Spanish

IRS: Federal Paid Leave and Tax Credits Spanish

IRS: Closing a Business  Spanish

USDA Resources

USDA Farmer’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (provides direct relief to producers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19)

Partner Resources

Oregon State Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus (COVID-19) resource guide

Oregon Economic Development Association (OEDA) COVID-19

Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP) COVID-19

Funding Resources

SBA Funding Options (click “translate” at top of page for other languages)

Cross-program eligibility on SBA COVID-19 relief options

SBA FAQ regarding program specifics and Technical Help Articles

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) (click “translate” at top of page for other languages)
This loan will provide economic relief to small businesses and non-profit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue.

Targeted EIDL Advance (click “translate” at top of page for other languages)

SBA Debt Relief (click “translate” at top of page for other languages)
The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SBA Shuttered Venue Grant;
The Shuttered Venue Operators (SVO) Grant program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, signed into law on December 27, 2020. The program includes $15 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered by the SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance.

Work Share Oregon
Work Share provides Oregon businesses an alternative to layoffs. This newly streamlined program allows employers to leverage unemployment insurance (UI) to subsidize a portion of lost wages for employers whose work time is reduced due to market downturns
or other business stressors.

Other National/State/Regional Funding Options *click on + to expand lists: National, Statewide, Regional

Commercial Rent Relief
This program through Business Oregon targets landlords with tenant businesses with 100 or fewer employees who are behind on lease payments or any forgiven base rent amounts that have been negotiated due to COVID-19. The program will require both business tenant and property owner participation. The program includes additional protections for tenants, such as non-eviction clauses, and a waiver of penalties and interest.

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