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2018 Rogue Valley Business Resource Forum!

You're Invited!
October has arrived--and that means one major thing for your Southern Oregon University Small Business Development Center: our sixteenth annual 2018 Rogue Valley Business Resource Forum!
The Who, What, Where, When, Why & How
(in no particular order)
WHAT is different about the Forum this year?
For the first time, the Forum will be presented in conjunction with The Governor's Marketplace. From 8:00 -- 10:00 am, business and community partners will learn valuable tips and tools to enhance business exposure, identify government contracting opportunities locally, and be introduced to resources and strategies that aid in navigating the many sectors of government where billions of dollars are spent annually. As a BONUS, licensed contractors with the Construction Contractors Board will receive 2 CE credits for attending this two hour session. 
WHO should attend?
Large and small business owners who need guidance in finding contracting opportunities, planning their business, creating HR solutions, growing profits through internet marketing, finding creative local financing options. Basically YOU if you're reading this newsletter!
WHY do I need to attend?
From launching your small business idea, to developing it into something spectacular, to growing profits and expanding your network, you need the expert advice provided by eighteen professional speakers and nearly thirty Exhibitors. (Did we mention there's food?)
Friday, October 26, 2018 at the SOU/RCC Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett Street, Medford, OR 9750 from 7:30 am - 4:00 pm. Register now online...
Just follow this link and you'll be set. (Did we mention this is a full day of FREE resources?)
Partnerships + Education =
by Marshall Doak, Director
Two words with significant abilities to assist your business growth are Partnership and Education. (read more...)
Meet the GMP/Forum Presenters
This year's Rogue Valley Business Resource Forum/Governor's Marketplace is bringing to Southern Oregon some of the best small business experts around. Meet them here.
Small Business Management Class Starts October 17th!!
Time and space is running out to join the SOU SBM Class! Maximize marketing and sales, understand financials, conquer your individual challenges. Download an application!
SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Oregon Small Businesses Economically Impacted by Wildfires
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses economically impacted by wildfires beginning July 15, 2018, SBA Administrator Linda McMahon Announced on September 27, 2018. The disaster declaration makes SBA assistance available in Curry, Deschutes, Douglas, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, and Lane counties in Oregon; Del Norte, Modoc, and Siskiyou counties in California. "SBA is strongly committed to providing (continue here)
What's Happening in October
2018 Southern Oregon Manufacturing Summit, Friday October 5th
NAVIGATING RAPID CHANGE is presented by SOREDI at the RCC Table Rock Campus in White City. Early Bird tickets are now available. For full details, register here.
The Power of Mindfulness: Paying Attention Can Change Your Life and Business
Presented by Kristen Stroud, M.A.
October 11, 2018
5:30 - 8:00 pm
Find out more about WESO here.
SOU Professional Development Workshop

Managers, take your leadership skills to the next level with the three hour workshop 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
8:30 am to 11:30 am at SOU/RCC HEC
The 2018 Children's Halloween Celebration
Wed., October 31st, beginning at 3:00 pm.There are activities for the whole family both BEFORE and AFTER the parade! Learn more here
GREETER's Meetings in October
The Medford/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce LOVES Guests to GREETER's! GREETER's is a business-to-business membership service and privilege for members of The Chamber of Medford/Jackson County. Guests may enjoy attending one of the largest GREETER's networking gatherings in the state of Oregon for two visits. 
To view the October GREETER's schedule, follow this link.
Don't Forget!
Register Here for The Governor's Marketplace &
Rogue Valley Business Resource Forum!
SOU Small Business Development Center | 101 S. Bartlett Street, Room 130, Medford, OR 97501

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