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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

Network Staff
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Nave’ Siegwald

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Laura Mediati

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Today is Get to Know Your Customers Day! This day is celebrated each quarter, because that is how important it is to know and understand your clientele.

Take the time to reach out and connect with your customers. Ask them about their needs, preferences, and feelings about your brand. Take their suggestions to heart, and use them to shape your business!

This will not only strengthen your relationship with your customers but also help you tailor your products and services to better meet their needs.

The Oregon SBDC Network is here to help you in all aspects of running your small business, including branding. Visit buff.ly/3NvzA75 to learn more.

#customerservice #GetToKnowYourCustomersDay #clientfeedback
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🇮🇹 🇮🇸 🌎💬 📅! (Translation: It is World Emoji Day!)

What emojis best describe your small business? Share them with us in the comments below.

#WorldEmojiDay #emojiday #emoji #oregonsmallbiz #oregonbusinesses #OregonSBDC #SBDC #AmericasSBDC
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In honor of Independent Retailer Month, we're celebrating by sharing stories from our small business clients. A lifelong passion for flowers and plants has turned Baker Floral & Botanicals/ Flower Shop into a thriving flower and botanical shop with a new location on Main Street in Baker City, Oregon.

When owners Shelley Terrill and Mollie Collings moved to the Baker City area in 2021, they turned to the Blue Mountain Community College Small Business Development Center for help starting their new business. Together, they attended workshops, created a business plan, and received assistance in obtaining a Northeast Oregon Economic Development District (NEOEDD) loan to help boost their inventory and purchase a delivery van.

Their hard work and success did not go unnoticed! In January of this year, Baker Floral & Botanicals won Entrepreneur of the Year from the Baker County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau.

To learn more about the services offered by the Blue Mountain SBDC, visit buff.ly/3zmlm1D.

#IndependentRetailerMonth #SupportSmallBusiness #ShopSmall
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In honor of Independent Retailer Month, were celebrating by sharing stories from our small business clients. A lifelong passion for flowers and plants has turned Baker Floral & Botanicals/ Flower Shop into a thriving flower and botanical shop with a new location on Main Street in Baker City, Oregon. 

When owners Shelley Terrill and Mollie Collings moved to the Baker City area in 2021, they turned to the Blue Mountain Community College Small Business Development Center for help starting their new business. Together, they attended workshops, created a business plan, and received assistance in obtaining a Northeast Oregon Economic Development District (NEOEDD) loan to help boost their inventory and purchase a delivery van. 

Their hard work and success did not go unnoticed! In January of this year, Baker Floral & Botanicals won Entrepreneur of the Year from the Baker County Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau. 

To learn more about the services offered by the Blue Mountain SBDC, visit https://buff.ly/3zmlm1D.

#IndependentRetailerMonth #SupportSmallBusiness #ShopSmall

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Congratulations! Your hard work and dedication paid off, well deserved.

Taking a vacation from your small business is important for maintaining a healthy work-life balance and preventing burnout. But how can you take a break without everything falling apart?

Start by planning ahead. Choose your vacation dates well in advance and inform your team about your plans. Clearly communicate your expectations for them during your absence.

𝐏𝐫𝐨 𝐓𝐢𝐩: Consider your business’s seasonality, important deadlines, and any major events or projects that will need your attention. Schedule your vacation away from these busy periods so you can fully relax.

Give yourself ample time to prepare and delegate tasks effectively.

#Vacation #SummerVacation #FamilyVacations
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Serving authentic and made-fresh-daily gourmet Mexican food, Los Kopitos began as a food cart and catering service. The company now has two food carts and is opening its first brick-and-mortar location in Newberg, Oregon. The family-owned and -operated business strives to support the local Newberg community.

With food prepared from family recipes and made from scratch daily, Kopitos Cocina offers a unique fusion of cultural dishes paired with local wine, Mexican beers, or seasonal cocktails. Kopitos Cocina offers lunch, dinner, brunch, and dessert dishes and a special menu for weekends. The business collaborates with local wineries, breweries, farms, and musicians.

With the opportunity to expand their business into a permanent location, the owners of Kopitos Cocina worked with the Small Business Development Center at Clackamas Community College, participating in the SBDC's Small Business Growth Course sponsored by the Oregon Business Resource Center and receiving business advising on opening their first brick-and-mortar restaurant. Their SBDC adviser also shared resources and ideas that are helping to keep the business on track, organized, and achieving its goals.

To learn more about Kopitos Cocina: buff.ly/3xlJKTJ. And if you’re in need of support with your small business, make sure to connect with your local SBDC by visiting buff.ly/3rDLd1Q.

#IndependentRetailerMonth #SupportSmallBusiness #KopitosCocina
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Thank you so much! 🙏🙏

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