As we watch the news unfold and anticipate business interruptions, I’m writing to provide some quick updates on OEN’s resources for entrepreneurs to help navigate choppy waters.
First off, all OEN PubTalks and other in-person events have been canceled until May. Office Hours for March and April will be set-up as 1:1 phone calls, the OEN Startup Resource EXPO has been re-scheduled to happen on August 6th at TechFestNW, and Oregon Angel Food is scheduled for Friday, September 11.
The good news is that OEN offers its members an incredible network of investors, lawyers, accountants, commercial real-estate brokers and consultants of all kinds, specializing in supporting startups and entrepreneurs. If your business needs help, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to connect you with someone in our network.
For those offering specialized support to startups and founders, please provide a short description of what you’re offering and how to access it here, and we’ll share.
I’ll be posting relevant resources on OEN’s Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/oenorg, and amplifying news and updates from other entrepreneur-service organizations as well.
For now, here are a few starting places for entrepreneurs:
Built Oregon Small Business Impact Survey https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmfjKctrvDHiQcDlOvgdtmGnbnjXImjR39Yr1LVagVx7ZAtg/viewform
Business Oregon COVID-19 Financial Resources for Businesses
Greater Portland Inc COVID-19 Business Resources https://greaterportlandinc.com/covid-business-resources
Stoel Rives Coronavirus Resource Center
Perkins Coie Coronavirus Guidance for Businesses https://www.perkinscoie.com/en/trending-now/topics/coronavirus-guidance-for-businesses.html
Tonkon Torp Guidance on Business Interruption Insurance
Wishing everyone health and resilience through these unpredictable times!