The Oregon Small Business Development Center Network provides advising, training, online courses and resources for businesses throughout our state. Our 19 conveniently-located Centers and 44 locations assist business people like you in every aspect of business development and management.
Oregon’s SBDCs deliver our services to anyone who owns or operates a business or is planning to start a business. We work with businesses in every industry and at every stage of growth, from startups to well-established companies, from one employee to 500. In addition to no-cost confidential advising, we offer training and online courses that cover a wide range of business topics.
The Oregon Small Business Development Network was launched in 1983 and is part of the America’s Small Business Development Centers national network. The Oregon Network is a well-established partnership between 17 Oregon community colleges, two state universities, the U.S. Small Business Administration and the Oregon Business Development Department.
Small business is a driver of Oregon’s economic success, enriching our communities and providing jobs throughout the state. We provide the services that support this success. We’ve been there. We understand the challenges and rewards that come from operating a small business. Through these lessons, we can help others be successful.
As we continue to grow, we leverage the strengths of each of our centers, providing services to all corners of Oregon so that we can promote and secure success in every community and in every sector of our economy.
About the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network
19 Centers spread out all over Oregon. Easy to find and all can help.
$153 million in Capital Infusion
Oregon SBDC helped businesses across Oregon receive over $153 million in capital infusion.
Largest provider of business assistance in Oregon (by clients served).
10,705 clients in 2020
We had 10,705 clients in 2020. Come see how we can help you.
1,022 new jobs created in 2020
1,022 new jobs created by clients in 2020. Helping provided a healthy economy.
306 new business starts
We had 306 new business starts in 2020 spanning across all of Oregon.
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For anyone who is thinking about starting a business, the first place I’d go to is the SBDC. They’ll be able to find an adviser who can go over the details of what you’d like to do.
Through the classes SBDC has provided I have the necessary skills required to run a business. I thank SBDC for their support.
I couldn’t imagine ever running a business without the SBDC classes, and nor would I. You can always learn more. The SBDC provides confidence, the ability to ask questions and help with the stress. I cannot say enough about the Chemeketa SBDC.
The SBDC has been very helpful because I knew nothing about business in the beginning, I just had an idea of what I wanted to do.
We started with a plot of land and without the SBDC we wouldn’t be here.
The SBDC support is amazing. I am able to learn every time I attend a class or work on a specific piece of my business. Last year I was able to create a profit and invested in a second food truck.
Sometimes it’s just needing to know I am on the right track. I know if I need something I can call my adviser up or email him and say I need a sounding board.
They’re helping me work smarter, rather than longer hours, so I can get a day off now and again.
The classes led me to getting hooked up with an adviser, who told me about this loan program and helped me with my application. Having (his) help guiding me through that loan process was really great.
A lot of what has been helpful is (my adviser) confirming that what I’m doing is right. I’ve taken myself out of the job in the business and working on it is the best thing I could have done. But I needed to hear from a professional that I was doing the right thing.
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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 local center.