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Lake Oswego and West Linn BRC June Recap: Boost Your Business and Skills This Month

June 20, 2023
Lake Oswego & West Linn BRC June Recap: Boost Your Business and Skills This Month

We've got some exciting updates this month from the Lake Oswego and West Linn Business Recovery Center that you won't want to miss.

For all our local Lake Oswego and West Linn business owners in a storefront or virtual shop, we've got you covered with a bunch of fantastic opportunities, resources, and tips. Let's dive right in!

First up, mark your calendars for June 20th at 12pm because we've got an amazing FREE HR & Recruitment Session coming your way. Learn the tools to engage in clear communication, discover leaders who can transfer information like wizards, and identify those superheroes who can handle difficult situations in a compliant manner. Plus, you'll get to implement communication strategies that fit your company's culture, boosting employee satisfaction and connection.

Also on June 20th, mark your calendars for 12pm because it's time for the Business Leaders Network Lunch & Learn Zoom session. This time, we're busting myths and misconceptions about disability at work. Let's debunk those false beliefs together that create unnecessary barriers for job seekers and employees. We'll help you create an inclusive and supportive work environment. Join us for an engaging session that will leave you feeling inspired and enlightened!

Calling all business owners who want to master the art of Facebook! Join us for a one-hour session jam-packed with all the basics on June 26th. You'll learn how to start or access your business page, create eye-catching posts, and uncover foundational strategies that will turbocharge your business growth. This session is completely free!<

Parents, we haven't forgotten about you. On June 28th, we're hosting a discussion on child care solutions for Clackamas County businesses and employees. We know the struggle is real, so let's brainstorm ways to make child care work for everyone. Join us at Clackamas Community College, Oregon City Campus, for a morning of ideas, networking, and a light breakfast.

If you're hungry for even more knowledge, we've got you covered. Access SCORE's live webinars for free. In case you weren’t aware, all of you business owners out there can tap into SCORE's treasure trove of wisdom from anywhere in the nation. Just click this link, and you'll be on your way to business enlightenment. 

We have some essential updates and requirements for you. The OregonSaves registration deadline is July 31, 2023. Click here to file today! Compliance Update: In-Person 1-9 Inspections Due August 30, 2023. Don't miss out on this opportunity to register your business and stay compliant. Click here for more info. If you need some support, reach out to HR Annie for direct business support. The US Department of Labor also released some recently updated posters that are great resources to stay compliant: Click here to download and print the new FLSA poster, click here to read, download and print the new FMLA poster., and lastly, click here to view and download the current Know Your Rights poster.

Before we wrap up, let's talk social media. Sprout Social has released its annual listing of the best times to post on social media platforms in 2023. So if you want to boost your engagement and reach the right audience, take note of those optimal posting times. And speaking of reaching the right audience, don't forget to claim your free Business Profile on Google. It's like having your own personal billboard on the internet!

Lastly, we've curated a list of current Oregon grants for your business. We update it weekly, so you can always stay on top of the funding game. And if you're a minority-owned or women-owned business seeking government contracts, we've got the scoop on Minority/Woman Business Enterprise (MBE/WBE) Certification. It's your ticket to unlocking new opportunities.

Head over to Wander Willamette for more information and to sign up for these incredible opportunities. The road to success is paved with knowledge, connections, and a little bit of inspiration and we’re here to support you the whole way through!

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