COVID Resources for Food + Beverage Entrepreneurs

We're tracking information and resources that could be beneficial to food + beverage entrepreneurs. 

We will update this page as new info becomes available. Follow us on social media for news and timely info @eatoregonnow

 

 

Eventbrite has an advocacy letter to Congress that urges legislators to provide financial assistance to small businesses that garner income from live events – please share widely so we can amplify this message.

https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/help-live-events-recover-act-now/?_ke=eyJrbF9lbWFpbCI6ICJzbGFhckBpbWFnaW5hLmNvbSIsICJrbF9jb21wYW55X2lkIjogIkpYaHltTCJ9

Etsy's CEO advocates for unemployment benefits for the 57 million self employed small businesses!  Please share to amplify this message.

https://fortune.com/2020/03/20/coronavirus-economic-relief-gig-economy-self-employed/

 

EMERGENCY RELIEF SERVICES

Oregon Congressman Blumenauer's office is tracking a wide variety of resources for all aspects of life with COVID. Topics include food access, utilities/rent, wellness, education, entertainment – and more:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_vxTr5ze9Po3noASrmc3075x9EMsKZQczUe-QHsWADQ/htmlview?sle=true

shopify

Shopify is offering the gift card feature to all plans, so if you have the basic plan you can now access this. They're also expanding their Capital loan program, you pay as you sell.  If you've been curious about Shopify services, they've extended their free trials to 90 days.

https://www.shopify.com/covid19?utm_source=exacttarget&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=covid 

 

Built Oregon is encouraging consumers to purchase gift cards to support small businesses, you can add your company here:

https://airtable.com/shrvPTm3Bte079vb7

 

 

Eugene business assistance funding

https://communitylendingworks.org/

 

Hillsboro Offers $550k Business Emergency Grants 

https://www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/Home/Components/News/News/10503/44

 

The city of Portland has created a loan program for the Jade District, where business had been suffering due to unfounded fears of Asian businesses. The city says here that they will be creating more programs, so sign up for updates. 

https://www.bizjournals.com/portland/news/2020/03/17/portland-launches-150k-small-biz-grant-for-jade.html

Emergency Business Funds

https://www.beavertonoregon.gov/EmergencyBizAssistance

 

Community resources in Portland, and ways to donate if you can

https://www.blocalpdx.com/covid-19-resources

 

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Financial Resources for Businesses

https://www.oregon4biz.com/Coronavirus-Information/

Access to Capital
http://www.oregon4biz.com/How-We-Can-Help/Finance-Programs/

 

This organization has set up a Swtichboard to facilitate communications between businesses – you  can ask for what you need + offer what you have.

https://bbpdx.switchboardhq.com/ 

 

 

OEN's resource list includes some legal firms' services

https://www.oen.org/2020/03/13/rona-resources/

gusto

Gusto's Loan & Relief Resources for Small Business

https://gusto.com/blog/business-finance/coronavirus-relief-resources?share_em

 

Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where they operate. They'll share more details as they become available.

https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grant

 

CREATOR FUND

ConvertKit started as a $50k fund to help creators with $500 for expenses such as rent. They're working on expanding the fund. 

https://convertkit.com/creator-fund

 

Federal Disaster Loan Assistance 

https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Declarations/Index

Info has been posted for WA, but not OR yet

file:///Users/slaarman/Desktop/WA_16333_Fact_Sheet_(COVID_Gov_Cert_EIDL).pdf 

 

https://bizcenter.org/https-bizcenter-org-covid-19/

 

Practical Advice for a Business Real Estate Lease

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/pleaseoh-pleasewhat-should-i-do-my-lease-blake-st-onge