The City of Oklahoma City said it will use $500,000 from the relief package passed by city councilors to pay consultants to help small businesses.
The city is recruiting consultants who can guide small businesses through legal, financial and technical challenges with COVID-19 restrictions.
This includes how to make your business more online friendly and easier for your employees to work remotely. It also includes how to better apply for grants, loans and other assistance from all tiers of government.
Cathy O’Connor, the President of the Alliance for Economic Development for Oklahoma City told our partners at the Journal Record in part, "Our plan is to develop a list of qualified vendors that we can then match businesses to. We will match a business with a provider, develop a scope of work and pay the provider directly on behalf of the business."
Consultants who want to apply have until April 30th to do so. The Alliance said they are looking for a wide range of people, including Spanish and Vietnamese speakers.