The Oregon SBDC Network serves small businesses in good times and not-so-good times. Unfortunately, disasters can happen anywhere, at any time. When these challenges present themselves, the advisers of the Oregon SBDC are on the front lines to serve local businesses with disaster response assistance.
Disaster response assistance is essential in supporting and sustaining the viability of a small business through a crisis. The Oregon SBDC considers disaster assistance one of our higher callings to serve our state’s underserved and vulnerable businesses. We are committed to your success.
With 20 regional Centers located statewide, the Oregon SBDC Network can assist small business owners with emergency response for their business, including:
- Accessing federal resources
- Budgeting and cash flows
- Understanding state assistance programs
- Guidance on meeting day-to-day business needs during an emergency or disaster
As our Oregon economy continues to rebound from many challenges post-pandemic, the Oregon SBDC team offers support at no cost to the business owner. Disaster assistance is also available in Spanish.
There are steps a small business owner can take before disaster strikes, which include:
- Having accounting files backed up to cloud-based servers that can be accessed remotely
- Understanding supply chain risks
- Preparing employees for emergencies
- Being proactive with financial management
- SBA’s Disaster Assistance page
- SBA Disaster Loan Assistance (apply, check status of application)
- Disaster Loans FAQ
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Wildfire-Specific Information & Resources
- FEMA “Get Assistance” Tool (anonymous questionnaire to get the most accurate, personalized list of possible assistance, leads to applying online)
- FEMA Application Checklist (information needed before applying, includes information on how to apply by phone)
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Business Resiliency Planning
The Oregon SBDC Network is dedicated to helping businesses prepare for disasters and provides training in various formats on economic resiliency, disaster planning, and succession planning.
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