The Skills You Need for a Resilient Future

While small businesses are experiencing immense challenges, there are also opportunities to leverage. Now is the time to do all the systems improvement and skills learning that will empower small businesses to sustain stay-at-home orders, and resume growth when business communities across Oregon begin to re-open. 

If you are looking for guidance on federal loans for small businesses,
please connect with:

Small Business Development Center
Small Business Administration

Questions or comments?

Elanna Erhardt, MLIS
Business Librarian |


In this newsletter, you'll find:

Diverse Chambers

As the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic develop, businesses owned by people of color have been found to suffer the greatest hardship. Through it all, the Oregon Native American Chamber of Commerce has been a strong source of leadership to build bridges among chambers supporting business owners of color. 

If you are a business owner of color experiencing unique challenges and seeking relevant support, one of the chambers of commerce listed below may be a good resource. 

Online Program:
Zoom for Businesses


Two more sessions are available to join!

Please note, this event will take place remotely via Zoom due to Oregon's stay at home directive.

How to join a Zoom meeting

We'll introduce you to... 

  • ​​Best practices

  • ​How to use the platform, including Breakout Rooms

  • ​And one another. You'll have plenty of time for Q & A. 

Remember to register!

After registering, you'll receive the Zoom link and password to join one day before the event. Please email if you have any questions or difficulties. 

Zoom for Businesses
Wednesday, May 6
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom

Wednesday, May 20
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom
Register Here

Online Program:
Facebook for Businesses

Relationships are an essential building block of small business. The time business owners spend connecting with customers and clients is invaluable, whether those connections are built in-person or virtually through social media. Join your peers, and learn how to stay in the minds and hearts of your customers while stay-at-home directives are in place, and as we step into the future of social distancing. 

Remember to register!

Wednesday, May 13
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom

Wednesday, May 27
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Zoom


In this program, you'll learn from:

Danielle Seay
Owner/Client Care Coordinator at GS*D Professional Services
Danielle provides professional services to facilitate growth of your small business. 

Laura Irwin
Library Digital Services Associate 
Laura facilitates courses and one-to-one assistance on current and emerging technologies 

Register Here

Summer Tech Programs


Stay tuned for tech and social media marketing programs coming up in the summer. These programs are currently planned as in-person. If the stay-at-home directive is extended, they will be provided via Zoom. 

Stay updated with this newsletter, and take a look at our
Programs & Events web page.

Google Drive for Small Business
Intro to Google Drive
How to Collaborate & Share
Advanced Tools in Google Drive

Social Media for Small Business

Read Up on the Latest Business Tech, Marketing, and More

The Library has a growing collection of recently published books on a wide variety of business topics. Here is a selection of books that covers...
  • Small business law,
  • Marketing,
  • Planning,
  • Bookkeeping,
  • Support from local and state government
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