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Oregon SBDC

2022 Oregon SBDC Impact

Legend

Williamette Valley

Portland Metro

Coast

Southern Oregon

Central Oregon

Eastern Oregon

Capital Formation

$54,552,039 Oregon SBDC capital formation

Job Creation & Retention

Across the state, SBDC’s helped create 904 jobs and retain 634 jobs

Business Starts

Statewide, SBDC’s helped 245 businesses get started

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Women-owned businesses
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Hispanic-owned businesses
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Minority-owned businesses
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Veteran-owned businesses

Oregon SBDC Centers

  • Regional Center
  • Satellite Office
  • Global Trade Center

Network Staff

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Mark Gregory

State Director
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Kathryn Rutledge

Associate State Director
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Austin Fisher

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Nave’ Siegwald

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Laura Mediati

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Connect with the SBDC

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We are grateful for the work the RCC Small Business Development Center is doing. Last year, they helped local small businesses access more than $6.19 million in capital funding, and their clients experienced a sales increase of more than $8.73 million!

To learn more about the Rogue SBDC and its services, visit buff.ly/3wNdCYL.

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We are grateful for the work the RCC Small Business Development Center is doing. Last year, they helped local small businesses access more than $6.19 million in capital funding, and their clients experienced a sales increase of more than $8.73 million!

To learn more about the Rogue SBDC and its services, visit https://buff.ly/3wNdCYL. 

#RogueSBDC #OregonSBDC #SalesIncrease

Whether it’s whitewater rafting, fishing trips, or hiking adventures, Arrowhead River Adventures strives to provide fun, educational adventures, connecting people with nature and creating lasting memories.

A family-owned and -operated business based out of Grants Pass, Oregon, Kyle and Ashley Drake purchased Arrowhead River Adventures in 2021 and immediately went to work revitalizing the business with new equipment, boats, booking processes, and marketing. Their goal is to give every local and visitor the opportunity to explore the best that Oregon’s rivers have to offer.

Kyle and Ashley participated in the RCC Small Business Development Center Small Business Management Program, taking advantage of both the classes and no-cost advising sessions with their SBDC adviser.

“During the class sessions and one-on-one advising sessions, we gained valuable insights into our business processes, priorities, and goals,” Ashley said. “It was wildly helpful to be able to dig into the nitty-gritty of our financial documents and sales strategy with our small business adviser. It was also really nice to be in a community of other small business owners and compare notes on our challenges and strengths. Overall, the Small Business Management program was exactly what our business needed, and we’re so glad we did it.”

Learn more about Arrowhead River Adventures here: buff.ly/4dZGdef

#RaftWithArrowhead #WhitewaterRafting #TravelOregon
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Whether it’s whitewater rafting, fishing trips, or hiking adventures, Arrowhead River Adventures strives to provide fun, educational adventures, connecting people with nature and creating lasting memories. 

A family-owned and -operated business based out of Grants Pass, Oregon, Kyle and Ashley Drake purchased Arrowhead River Adventures in 2021 and immediately went to work revitalizing the business with new equipment, boats, booking processes, and marketing. Their goal is to give every local and visitor the opportunity to explore the best that Oregon’s rivers have to offer.

Kyle and Ashley participated in the RCC Small Business Development Center Small Business Management Program, taking advantage of both the classes and no-cost advising sessions with their SBDC adviser.

“During the class sessions and one-on-one advising sessions, we gained valuable insights into our business processes, priorities, and goals,” Ashley said. “It was wildly helpful to be able to dig into the nitty-gritty of our financial documents and sales strategy with our small business adviser. It was also really nice to be in a community of other small business owners and compare notes on our challenges and strengths. Overall, the Small Business Management program was exactly what our business needed, and we’re so glad we did it.”

Learn more about Arrowhead River Adventures here: https://buff.ly/4dZGdef 

#RaftWithArrowhead #WhitewaterRafting #TravelOregon

Happy Father’s Day! As you celebrate the dads, stepdads, or other father figures in your life with gifts and meals, be sure to support your local small businesses!

#FathersDay #ShopLocal #SupportLocal
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Happy Father’s Day! As you celebrate the dads, stepdads, or other father figures in your life with gifts and meals, be sure to support your local small businesses! 

#FathersDay #ShopLocal #SupportLocal

As a small business owner, you face growing threats from cyber-criminals who are targeting your online systems, networks, and programs. These digital attackers are focused on your small business because they believe you lack the capacity, resources, and awareness to fend them off.

To support our small business community, the Oregon SBDC Network, in partnership with the North Star Cybersecurity Program and the Small Business Development Center at MHCC, is offering a virtual workshop from 1 to 2 p.m. PST on July 10.

By attending, you’ll gain valuable insights into password security, learn to spot weak passwords, and discover free password management tools.

Join us to help protect your business. The cost to attend is $35, and you can register now by visiting buff.ly/3Ww65bi.

#Cybersecurity #OregonSBDC #SBDC #AmericasSBDC
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Last year, the Chemeketa Small Business Development Center served 235 clients and helped create 32 new jobs in the area they serve. Additionally, their team hosted 57 events for small business owners.

We appreciate the hard work the team at the Chemeketa SBDC puts into supporting small businesses in their region.

To connect with their team, visit buff.ly/4bFNhut.

#chemeketasbdc #OregonSBDC #oregonsmallbusinesses
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Last year, the Chemeketa Small Business Development Center served 235 clients and helped create 32 new jobs in the area they serve. Additionally, their team hosted 57 events for small business owners.

We appreciate the hard work the team at the Chemeketa SBDC puts into supporting small businesses in their region. 

To connect with their team, visit https://buff.ly/4bFNhut. 

#ChemeketaSBDC #OregonSBDC #OregonSmallBusinesses

Reaching prospective customers to increase your brand awareness—organically or with relatively low-cost advertising—is one of the best uses of social media for small businesses.

Social media advertising provides the ability to target customers by location, interest, occupation and more, allowing you to get your brand in front of the right people and generate new customers.

Our latest blog has more: buff.ly/4aDd4mi.

#BrandAwareness #socialmedia #SocialMediaAdvertising
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Reaching prospective customers to increase your brand awareness—organically or with relatively low-cost advertising—is one of the best uses of social media for small businesses. 

Social media advertising provides the ability to target customers by location, interest, occupation and more, allowing you to get your brand in front of the right people and generate new customers.

Our latest blog has more: https://buff.ly/4aDd4mi.

#BrandAwareness #SocialMedia #SocialMediaAdvertising
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