“It is my utmost hope we all can navigate these times with a listening ear searching for understanding and receiving with compassion. ”Martin Rasmussen
2020 has been rough. November, rougher. My heart broke last week when two of my favorite businesses closed….PERMANENTLY. This on top of the restaurants and other shops that closed before the current freeze. This has been hard on all of us in various ways.
Buying & Selling – and Supporting Local! Here’s how
The BUILT MARKETPLACE is incredible. It is designed to help consumer goods companies grow through the holidays and to help us as consumers buy local and help support our local economies. More importantly, the Built Marketplace is for the long term and Mitch shared that the focus is well beyond 2020, the goal is to help businesses as much as possible into 2021 and beyond. Take a look, and if you have products, you can easily register on Built Oregon Marketplace We can easily shop local on the Built Oregon Marketplace which includes My People’s Market! Diverse Marketplace of Multi-Culture Makers!
Built Oregon supports businesses. This includes: the PIE Incubator, and the surveys they’ve done about how covid and the fires have affected businesses. This data is to help show the need we have in our state for businesses that are going through a very rough year. Built Oregon is providing one of the awesome business support systems that Oregon is blessed to have! We can use the help! They support all businesses and are actively inclusive. During a November Linkedinlocalpdx, Mitch Daugherty shared information about the Bridge Program and the Built Festival as well. Built has a mentor program for helping founders on a personal level with their business. There’s so much here for the greater good for Oregon’s makers and consumer goods companies!
Help for local Bookstores:
Many bookstores have their own websites. And there is a new organization helping us shop local across the US and the UK! Bookshop.org *
SBDC Rapid Response Team – and advising
Small Business Development Centers, SBDC’s around the state have programs for businesses. They also have no cost business advising. I work part time for the SBDC in Portland and see how companies are being helped by the Rapid Response Team which works through downturns, recessions and now, a pandemic.
LinkedIn Local PDX #linkedinlocalpdx
On December 15 at 4pm there will be a panel to discuss the realities of this time for businesses, the lifelines that are available, and several listening ears! Stay tuned and join in. Facebook @linkedinlocalpdx | t: @linkedinlocalpd |email: email@example.com
“Fall seven times, stand up eight.”Japanese Proverb
Benefit Corporations for Good
Portland has some amazing organizations that are rallying to help. This represents just a glimpse. Social media is one of the places I seek and find what’s current and share from @mightyepiphyte
I wish you better times. Be well. Thank you
Kim Allchurch Flick is the Founder and Impact Consultant Mighty Epiphyte Consulting | firstname.lastname@example.org |@mightyepiphyte *Bookshop.org is a client
EVENT ON THIS TOPIC OF LIFELINES FOR BUSINESSES: Save the date December 14, 2020 4pm watch @linkedinlocalpdx t- @linkedinlocalpdx