BUILDING

OREGON’S

BEST

BUSINESSES

FIND AN SBDC NEAR YOU
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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.

— Jodie Apland, Apland’s Auto Body

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

BUSINESS STAGES

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IDEA

Determining
Your Potential

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LAUNCH

Launching
into Opportunity

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EXPANSION

Growing
Your Business

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RENEWAL

Adjusting
to Change

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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.

OUR STORY

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.

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

BUSINESS TOOLS & RESOURCES

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5 Small Business Marketing Ideas & Strategies

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

How to Use Small Business Mentorship for Your Small Business

A business mentor is an experienced and trusted adviser who can provide support and advice when it’s needed. Whether they’re starting or growing your small business, entrepreneurs can benefit from small-business mentoring and can put a small business on the right track toward success.

How to Start a Business in Oregon

Everything You Need to Know About Starting a Small Business In order to launch and build a successful business, it’s important to first understand how to start a small business. While some of the steps to bring your small business idea to market will depend

CLASSES: 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 closest regional Center.

Find Classes Near You

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