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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

MYTH: We're not helping our veterans. Hurry to enroll in this FREE program.

Well, I think it is true that in many ways, as a country, our treatment of veterans is woefully inadequate. But not in Clackamas county. See details below for this FREE series of classes on business management. This is not only for established businesses but also for vet's who would like to start a business.

The Clackamas Community College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) was recently awarded a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to develop and deliver a special version of our highly successful and long running Small Business Management Program (SBM). This new Veterans SBM, has been designed especially for returning but recently deployed service members who are either business owners or key employees and whose business has been impacted by their deployment. We are also enrolling veteran business owners with earlier service on a space available basis.

This program will allow each entrepreneur to work “on” and well as “in” his or her business in order to achieve business, family and personal goals. The program is designed and proven to improve small business owners’ management and leadership skills resulting in greater success and profitability.

The program will be taught by Dr. Thomas Jones, recognized as one of the 15 most innovative business educators in the United States and a Vietnam vet himself. (US Army 1967-69 1st Air Cav, MOS 11B-40 Republic of Vietnam).

This class will be 100% fees paid. Class will begin September 16 and be completed by Dec 31, 2010.

If you could help us get this information to our Oregon Vets you would be doing them a great service and helping us get the word out.

Thanks for your assistance and if you, or any of your associates, have any questions please call us.

Clackamas Community College
Small Business Development Center
(Phone) 503-594-0738, (Fax) 503-594-0726

Thursday, September 2, 2010

No Myth: Need Another Crisis? By the numbers.

1. There are approximately 79 million Baby Boomers in the U.S. (those of us born between 1946 & 1964, roughly).
2. About 5 million have some form of Long Term Care insurance, or just over 6%.
3. About 15.8 million- 20% -will need Long Term Care insurance once they pass age 65.
4. Average cost in Oregon for a semi-private room: $78,475 or $6539/mo. (see Compare Costs)
5. Average annual premium for a 60 yr. old married couple to insure that $6539/month Long Term Care cost: $4672.00 ($3971 if in excellent health)
6. Lifetime additional cost of waiting just 5 years to buy Long Term Care insurance: $41,244.00 The premium cost doubles about every eight years, assuming you even qualify at that time.
7. Number of days on claim at age 80 to recover premiums paid: 120
8. Number of days the Long Term Care insurance will cover your nursing home stay: 1825