Get a piece of stimulus pie

Get a piece of stimulus pie

Can Oregon small businesses get some of the almost $1 trillion in stimulus money soon coming down the pike? It is not a little question, that's for sure. A recent report from the Center for American Progress shows that Oregon businesses can expect to receive more than $6.5 billion in federal stimulus funds.

Yet despite this enormous opportunity, many small business owners may be unclear about how to capitalize on the allocation. Here is where to start:

On Tuesday, June 23, Oregon will host an American Express OPEN/ SCORE “Small Business Speed Coaching” event. This interactive half-day program that pairs small business owners with experienced business coaches for 30-minute one-on-one counseling sessions to help develop strategies to weather the current economic environment and learn how to access federal stimulus funds.

SCORE is a great friend to small business. It would behoove you to check it out.

Here are the details:
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE MLK, Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232

If you can't make it, you can always go to the SCORE website to learn more at, or