New Interim Director takes the helm of Southwestern’s Small Business Development Center

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It all started with a love for Greek food. That’s how Ruthie Painter found her way into the restaurant world and a lifelong career as a business owner, entrepreneur, and mentor. Now she’s bringing that expertise to Southwestern’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) as the new director. When Ruthie Painter opened The Greek Isle, she was one of the original …

Disaster Recovery Guide Available to Help Oregon Businesses

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COOS BAY, Ore – The Southwestern Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has launched a new Disaster Recovery Guide for businesses impacted by the recent wildfires. This guide helps business owners understand and assess their situation so they can make the best decisions in the recovery process.  The Disaster Assistance Guide is based on the experiences of Small Business Development Center …

Southwestern Small Business Development Center available to assist small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis

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Coos Bay, OR – The Southwestern Oregon Community College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is on the front lines helping small businesses through the COVID-19 financial crisis.  SBDC’s expert advisors are available to help small business owners link with lenders and the U.S. Small Business Administration to learn about and understand the latest changes in assistance programs. In addition, advisors can help …