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Questions about the Affordable Care Act or Cover Oregon?


Join us Friday, December 6, to get answers!

The Affordable Care Act - Health Care information for Small BusinessesThe Portland District Office, Cover Oregon and the Small Business Majority will explain what the Affordable Care Act means to small businesses and provide an overview of how small businesses will access health care plans through Cover Oregon.This is your opportunity to have questions answered and learn more about the Affordable Care Act, Cover Oregon and benefits for small employers, individuals and families.What: ACA for Small Businesses and Cover Oregon Overview When: Friday, December 6, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. Where: ODS Tower, Suite 1930 – 601 SW Second Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

RSVP to pdxhelp@sba.gov.

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SBA Celebrates National Native American Heritage Month

November marks an important time in our history and in the history of Native Americans in this country. This month, the SBA is celebrating National Native American Heritage Month.  And we’re working hard to help build entrepreneurial empowerment for  American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities.

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Free Affordable Care Act 101 webinar covering healthcare reform and your small business hosted by SBA and Small Business Majority. Click to RSVP today

Affordable Care Act 101 Webinars – November & December Dates

With new health insurance marketplaces open, the SBA and Small Business Majority are excited to announce the  next set of dates for our free Affordable Care Act 101 weekly webinars so small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable  Care Act and how they can enroll in health insurance  marketplaces.

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TIP! SBA and our partners offer matchmaking events, trainings, and workshops across the country. The BusinessUSA events calendar helps you sort by location, date, and event type from participating agencies. Find local events near you now in the BusinessUSA events calendar.


Making and Receiving Payments Webinar  Registration Closes Soon!

During this free webinar from the SBA and the Federal Reserve Bank , learn about the basics of electronic payments and  remittance methods, including your choices, best methods, risks and costs. Don’t miss a chance to improve your business’ bottom line.

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Link Detroit: A Small Business Matchmaking Summit

To provide the tools and resources small businesses need to become effective suppliers, the SBA is collaborating with other agencies and companies on the American Supplier Initiative, which includes a series of supply chain events across the country – continuing in Detroit.

  • WHAT: Link Detroit: A Small Business Matchmaking Summit
  • WHERE: Wayne State University – Community Arts Auditorium
  • WHEN: Tuesday, December 10 | 12:00-6:00 p.m. ET

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How to Apply for an SBA Microloan

One of the best SBA lending programs for very small businesses, particularly those in the start-up stage, is the Microloan Program, which provides small business loans of up to $50,000. Microloans have  helped thousands of small businesses succeed. Learn if yours could be the next!

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Small Businesses Should Consider International Expansion

Are your goods or services needed in other parts of the world? Can you source your materials more efficiently overseas? International business holds enormous potential for business – not just large corporations, but small operations as well. Here’s some insight to see if it’s right for you.

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Business Credit Cards: What Every Business Owner Should Consider

Business credit cards are a major source of  financing for small business owners in today’s economy, with over 65% of small businesses using credit cards on a frequent  basis. If you’re in the marketplace for business credit cards, take into consideration these six key aspects to help you decide.

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