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OREGON'S

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BUILDING

OREGON'S

BEST

BUSINESSES

As with most things, the people make the difference. The advisers at the SBDC are tireless and very knowledgeable about running successful businesses. No question goes unanswered.

—  Jodie Apland, Apland’s Auto Body

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As with most things, the people make the difference. The advisers at the SBDC are tireless and very knowledgeable about running successful businesses. No question goes unanswered.

— Jodi Apland, Apland’s Auto Body

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We offer consulting services for small business owners throughout Oregon on the following

BUSINESS STAGES

IDEA

Determining
Your Potential

LAUNCH

Launching
into Opportunity

EXPANSION

Growing
Your Business

RENEWAL

Adjusting
to Change

EXIT

Preparing for
the Next Stage

The Oregon Small Business Development Center Network

We are building Oregon’s best businesses. Our 20 regional Centers assist small businesses throughout Oregon with advising, classes and access to the resources they need to be successful. Each Center is backed by our statewide network of support, helping small businesses access the right assistance wherever they are in Oregon.

No-Cost Advising

Our knowledgeable business advisers are experienced in a variety of topics, including writing a business plan, analyzing cash flow, marketing, hiring, and intellectual property concerns. Advisers understand how to start and do business in Oregon, and they can support you with valuable, relevant advice at every stage of your business venture, and can connect you to other valuable resources.

Each of our 20 centers provides confidential, no-cost business advising to help you succeed.

The Oregon Small Business Development Center Network

We are building Oregon’s best businesses. Our 20 regional Centers assist small businesses throughout Oregon with advising, classes and access to the resources they need to be successful. Each Center is backed by our statewide network of support, helping small businesses access the right assistance wherever they are in Oregon.

No-Cost Advising

Our knowledgeable business advisers are experienced in a variety of topics, including writing a business plan, analyzing cash flow, marketing, hiring, and intellectual property concerns. Advisers understand how to start and do business in Oregon, and they can support you with valuable, relevant advice at every stage of your business venture, and can connect you to other valuable resources.

Each of our 20 Centers provides confidential, no-cost business advising to help you succeed.

BUSINESS

TOOLS & RESOURCES

How to Write a Business Plan for your Oregon business

How to Write a Small Business Plan

If you’re not sure how to write a business plan for your Oregon startup, it’s pretty simple once you know the general structure it should have. As for why...

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Oregon Resources for Veteran-Owned Businesses

Oregon Resources for Veteran-Owned Businesses

Our nation shows its appreciation to the men and women who’ve worn the uniform of our armed forces in many ways. From the wide range of discounts for military...

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How to Scale a Business for Sustainable Growth

Learn how to scale your Oregon small business by implementing strategies to help you reach more customers and increase your company’s revenue.

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owning a franchise

The Pros and Cons of Owning a Franchise

Explore the pros and cons of owning a franchise business, and learn how the Oregon Small Business Development Center (SBDC) can assist you.

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Training and Specialized Services

Oregon Small Business Development Center: Training and Specialized Services 

Learn how the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network supports Oregon entrepreneurs and small business owners through training and specialized services.

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small business marketing

Small Business Marketing Strategies for Oregon Businesses

Implement these low-cost marketing strategies to make your small business stand out from the crowd.

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Small Business Benefits of Using Customer Relationship Management

Small Business Benefits of Using Customer Relationship Management

Learn how CRM promotes positive experiences with your audience and helps small businesses build a growing customer base.

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Business Tax Preparation

Here’s Your Business Tax Preparation Checklist

Business tax preparation can seem daunting, especially for small-business owners filing for the first time. To ensure that you’re ready when tax time comes, start early!

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successful Business Planning

6 Strategies for Successful Business Planning

Running a small business is never easy. Whether you’re just starting out or have been running your own company for years, whether you have a few loyal clients or...

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Native American Small Business Assistance Programs

Native American Small Business Assistance Programs

Learn about the small business assistance programs available to help Native Americans start their own venture or scale their current business.

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Small Business Tips

Small Business Tips for 4th Quarter Planning

Time flies when you’re running a business—it’s hard to believe we’re heading into the 4th quarter! To ensure business success through the end of the year, NOW is the...

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CLASSES:

Find training near you.

From our intensive Small Business Management Program cohort-based classes to workshops on new laws, HR and emerging marketing trends, we have the classes you need to help start and grow your business. It all starts by connecting with your closest regional Center.

TRAINING:

Find training
near you.

From our intensive Small Business Management Program cohort-based classes to workshops on new laws, HR and emerging marketing trends, we have the classes you need to help start and grow your business. It all starts by connecting with your regional Center.

Building Oregon's Best

I cannot say enough about what a valuable resource the SBDC is to those looking to start a business or improve an existing business.

— Gaetano’s Market & Deli
Astoria, Oregon

Building Oregon's Best

My adviser was 100% on target and has been a wonderful, local guide in my pathway through my third and most successful year in being an owner-operator of Honey’s Bunkhouse

— Honey’s Bunkhouse
Baker City, Oregon

Building Oregon's Best

They not only help with information in running your business, but they are also there for any questions you may have and steer you toward programs that can help you,” she said.

— Nava Construction
Lincoln City, Oregon