Welcome to the Chemeketa Small Business Development Center! Our team is excited to be a part of your journey, whether it’s to start, grow or invest in your small business.
All of our advisers and instructors have experience running their own businesses, so we understand what it takes to be successful. Together, our team offers expertise to existing businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Consulting services are provided face-to-face or via the internet and cover areas such as:
- Business plan development and review
- Finance, access to capital and business operations
- Online marketing, social media and web development
- Government contracting assistance and procurement
- Advanced Market Research (AMR) and analysis
- International business development and trade
Existing business owners have an opportunity to continue their learning by participating in our dynamic nine-month Small Business Management (SBM) Program. We also offer a Business Mastermind Group, a peer advisory program for business owners supported by trained facilitators.
Connect with us today at www.sbdc.chemeketa.edu or by phone 503-399-5088!
Dean and SBDC Director, Chemeketa SBDC
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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.
What I gained from the SBDC was learning how to market my business and I gained a lot more customers from that. Without the SBDC’s help I don’t know if that would have been possible.
The SBDC helped me articulate my vision in very specific terms. They set me up with a bank who was eager to lend to someone like me.
The Southwestern Oregon Community College Small Business Development Center has been an invaluable resource during the planning process. With the help of SWOCC SBDC Director, Arlene Soto, the business plan came together.
It was really worth it!
They’ve just always been there to help me with any questions I had, or if they couldn’t answer my question they would get me in touch with the people that could.
We started with a plot of land and without the SBDC we wouldn’t be here.
It’s so neat, when you start writing your ideas and later you look back and all this stuff you fabricated became real. And that wouldn’t have happened without SBDC.
We feel lucky to have found Kat and the Small Business Development Center. She answered our many questions and set us up with Live Plan, which helped us think through and articulate a clear business plan.
Without David and SBDC this transition and journey would have been almost impossible. We were in a unique situation, opening a new business in place of something that the community knew. David is always there to answer any questions. This helped immensely.
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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.