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Do you have thoughts about creating a Wallowa County Main Street program? If so, please share them!


If you are in Wallowa County, please share your thoughts about creating a Wallowa County Main Street program. Fill out the survey and attend one of the meetings coming up in May.


The Small Business Administration is holding a special webinar specifically for our area on the upcoming Restaurant Revitalization Fund which will be rolling out soon. Plan to attend this important Zoom meeting on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 from 9 a.m.- 10 a.m. Pacific Time.

For information on the program visit

Register here.

SBA Emerging Leaders 02/18/2021

SBA Emerging Leaders

SBA Emerging Leaders Emerging Leaders Application Form Get the knowledge, know-how and networks to advance your business. Enroll in the Emerging Leaders Program to unlock your growth potential. Seize the time to work on your business, not just in it! Apply today! Fill out the application form below if you are interested...

Timeline photos 01/12/2021

Another opportunity to learn about new small business finance programs.

New Small Business COVID supports coming live soon - more than just PPP! Come learn about the new and expanded federal relief package and how it may benefit your small business! Free Webinar January 14th at 4pm ET


Timeline photos 01/08/2021

The Payroll Protection Program is opening again next week. This could be helpful for businesses impacted by COVID-19. Contact your bank for more information.

BREAKING: SBA, in consultation with The U.S. Department of the Treasury, announced today that the Program will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers.

To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on Monday, January 11, and Second Draw PPP Loans on Wednesday, January 13. The PPP will open to all participating lenders shortly thereafter.

This round of the PPP continues to prioritize millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $284 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses through March 31, 2021, and by allowing certain existing PPP borrowers to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan.

๐—ž๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ฃ๐—ฃ๐—ฃ ๐˜‚๐—ฝ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ:
โ€ข PPP borrowers can set their PPP loanโ€™s covered period to be any length between 8 and 24 weeks to best meet their business needs;
โ€ข PPP loans will cover additional expenses, including operations expenditures, property damage costs, supplier costs, and worker protection expenditures;
โ€ข The Programโ€™s eligibility is expanded to include 501(c)(6)s, housing cooperatives, direct marketing organizations, among other types of organizations;
โ€ข The PPP provides greater flexibility for seasonal employees;
โ€ข Certain existing PPP borrowers can request to modify their First Draw PPP Loan amount; and
โ€ข Certain existing PPP borrowers are now eligible to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan.

๐—” ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐——๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜„ ๐—ฃ๐—ฃ๐—ฃ ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฟ:
โ€ข Previously received a First Draw PPP Loan and will or has used the full amount only for authorized uses;
โ€ข Has no more than 300 employees; and
โ€ข Can demonstrate at least a 25% reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020.

โžก๏ธ Learn more: http://ow.ly/d99350D3sT8

Small Business Navigator: Emergency Small Business Assistance Fund 11/19/2020

Small Business Navigator: Emergency Small Business Assistance Fund

Small Business Navigator: Emergency Small Business Assistance Fund After four previous rounds of funding for the Emergency Small Business Assistance Fund program, the Oregon legislature and Governor Kate Brown approved $20 million more to Business Oregonโ€™s Emergency Business Assistance Grant Fund.

A Message for Businesses During the COVID-19 Outbreak 03/14/2020

A Message for Businesses During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Our friends at NEOEDD are offering some tips for businesses. Local businesses are already offering new products and services. There is often an opportunity when normal practices and habits are disrupted.

A Message for Businesses During the COVID-19 Outbreak In this time of uncertainty about COVID-19 and its impacts on health and the economy, we want to offer resources for businesses in our community and to request your input to a survey Built Oregon is conducting to determine the true impact of the outbreak. The Built Oregon team will analyze, aggregat...


Secluded Cabin, Fireplace, Cosy, Wallowa Lake, Person You Love? Duh

Thank you to Rick and Kathy Dancer of PNW Back Stories for coming to visit Wallowa County during the Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog Race and sharing your experience.


The legacy project will be coming to La Grande in May.

๐Ÿคท Where will Main Street lead us next?

The baby boom generation includes at least seven million owners of privately held businesses, many of who will want to sell or liquidate their businesses in the next two decade. Without available buyers in rural communities, this could result in thousands of businesses disappearing along with the attached jobs and sense of place for the community.

One solution is selling to the businessโ€™ employees as a worker co-op. Workers pooling their resources allows the business owner to receive a retirement, the workers to keep their jobs, and the community to keep a valued business.


Alpine Business Retreat, April 27-29, 2017 at Wallowa Lake


For established business owners wanting to refocus: There's an upcoming retreat at Wallowa Lake Camp, April 27-29, 2017. Deadline to register is Wednesday, April 19th, with Northeast Oregon Economic Development District and only $55 per person for commuters! You can read the details in the Notes section of the Wallowa Business page. Contact Kristy Athens at NEOEDD for more details at 541-426-3598.


SBDC Business Advisor - Wallowa County

Want to help Wallowa County entrepreneurs achieve their business dreams? Apply for the Small Business Development Center position based in Wallowa County! http://www.bluecc.edu/Home/Components/JobPosts/Job/213/31

bluecc.edu BMCC seeks a friendly, outgoing, business savvy person to serve as our Business Advisor for our SBDC Center in Wallowa County.


We thank Marc Stauffer for his service as the Small Business Development Center business advisor in Wallowa County and wish him the best as he and his wife Teena enjoy the increased attention on their business, Stauffer Refinishing. Thanks for taking such good care of our Wallowa County entrepreneurs! Until Marc's replacement is hired, business advising services will be offered by SBDC's Jeff Nelson from Baker City. You can reach Jeff directly at 541-403-2003 or [email protected]

builtoregon.com 10/01/2015

Creating a community around feed and pet supplies | Built Oregon -Oregon's Entrepreneurial...

A SBDC success story!

builtoregon.com Dani Wright was on the path to become a veterinarian. But with two boys in school and college tuition looming, she knew that those plans had to be put on hold. However, when one door closes, another one opens. Dani was born and raised in Springfield, Oregon. Her parents still live in the area and โ€ฆ


WCBF partners with Small Business Development Center


Use the "contact us" button above to be directly linked into the new Wallowa County based BMCC Small Business Development Advisor position advertisement.


SBDC Business Advisor - Wallowa County

As part of the next chapter in WCBF, we've expanded our focus and partnered with the Small Business Development Center of Blue Mountain Community College to provide support to Wallowa County entrepreneurs. Would you like be SBDC's business advisor in Wallowa County? Application is open. Read more about it and apply at http://www.bluecc.edu/Home/Components/JobPosts/Job/67/31 Please share with anyone you think might be interested. Thanks!

bluecc.edu BMCC's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) seeks an outgoing individual to join our business advisors team. This is a new position located in Wallowa County.


WCBF is in the process of making a paradigm change to its program and services. WCBF, as the community knows it, is about to change. Please watch for further updates. Thank you!

neoedd.org 02/10/2014

Free Foundations Business Planning Classes in Enterprise | Northeast Oregon Economic Development...

We're all about business education. Spending time in NEOEDD's free business planning class can be a great add-on to working with Wallowa County Business Facilitation!

neoedd.org NEOEDD will offer a seven-week series of Foundations business planning classes in Enterprise (location TBA) starting Monday, February 17, from 6 to 9 p.m.


Tempting TEAL Boutique

WCBF trivia: Deve Wolfe and her company Wolfe Fleece were one of WCBF's first clients. We're proud to say she's still around with her business, now renamed as Tempting TEAL Boutique on Main Street in Joseph, Oregon. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tempting-TEAL-Boutique/105838552801087?fref=ts

Tempting Teal Boutique is a sassy little store full of brands you know and trust and hidden gems you have never seen before. Open daily all year.


A big thank you to everyone who's financially supported Wallowa County Business Facilitation during 2013. The foundations and banks that also support our program recognize that community support is key. We couldn't do it without you!


Welcome Tiffany Merrill-Reynolds and Sherry Lorraine to the Wallowa County Business Facilitation page on Facebook! We hope you're taking advantage of our free & confidential business advice and referring your friends that might use our services too.


Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods

Good advice from a successful entrepreneur. Who hasn't seen Bob's Red Mill products?

Your Questions Answered: Q: What advice would you give to someone starting a small company today? A: "First, you have to have a driving desire to be in business for yourself. Second, do something you believe in. Third, you can't let failure stop you. I had many failures before I founded Bob's Red Mill and I learned from each one. Failure makes you stronger."

ted.com 11/28/2012

Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen! | Video on TED.com

Watch Ernesto Sirolli present Business Facilitation on TED Talks: http://www.ted.com/talks/ernesto_sirolli_want_to_help_someone_shut_up_and_listen.html

ted.com TED Talks When most well-intentioned aid workers hear of a problem they think they can fix, they go to work. This, Ernesto Sirolli suggests, is naรฏve. In this funny and impassioned talk, he proposes that the first step is to listen to the people you're trying to help, and tap into their own entrepre...

americanexpress.com 11/24/2012

Small Business Saturdayยฎ, November 24th

Small Business Saturday! We have plenty of those in Wallowa County! Be sure to visit a few today. If you plan to pay with an American Express card, register your card number with Amex at this website first and receive a $25 credit on your next statement. https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/Shop-Small/?pkw=small+business+saturday&pmt=e&pcrid=15844213134

americanexpress.com Join over 100 million people who supported Small Business Saturday last year! Visit www.shopsmall.com to see what you can do to help make November 24th the biggest day of the year for small business!


The Mobile Playbook

Is your business thinking of going mobile? Here are some resources from Google http://www.themobileplaybook.com/

themobileplaybook.com The Mobile Playbook is a resource guide from Google to help businesses win with mobile. It features insights, case studies and recommendations on how any business can operationalize mobile.


New Pages: Customizing Your Page

Does your business have a page? here are some tips on how to update your page using the new timeline. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMBTD0vNYqs

Watch this video to learn about customizing the look of your Page using new features like cover photo.





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