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Arlene 0006 smaller headshotArlene Soto - SBDC Director at Southwestern Oregon Community College

Primary Service area - Coos, Curry

Bio - Effective July 30, 2007, Arlene M. Soto became the Southwestern Oregon Community College Small Business Development Center Director.  She is responsible for outreach to Coos, Curry and Western Douglas Counties in Oregon to provide small business development services through free, confidential business advising and low cost training programs.  She has been working with businesses in the accounting field since 1976 and in management since 1988. She is a Certified Management Accountant and a NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional with a Master’s degree in Management from Marylhurst University and a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Portland State University.

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Mary Loiselle photoMary Loiselle - Southwestern Oregon Community College

Primary Service area - Coos, Curry

Bio - Mary Loiselle began her employment with the Southwestern SBDC November 30, 2010. Mary has a Master of Arts Degree in Institutional Administration, Doctoral Certificate in Gerontology, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from United States International University in San Diego. Currently, she is the Business Counselor & Instructor for Southwestern Small Business Development Center. She has over 10 years of business ownership experience and has taught numerous classes to a diverse clientele, including: Small Business Management, Business Ethics, Gerontology and Life Span Development at Southwestern. Mary was the President and CEO (Owner) of Anza Valley Homes in Anza, CA and a Real Estate Broker for Anza Acres Realty. Mary was System-wide Director of Facilities Management for Alliant International University, where she was responsible for developing a $15 million budget for all 7 campuses located in California (2 campuses in San Diego, 1 each in Irvine, Los Angeles, Fresno, Sacramento, and San Francisco).

As the SBDC Business Counselor & Instructor, Ms. Loiselle works closely with our local business community and incubator tenants. She teaches the weekly Ready, Set, Start Your Business class to pre-venture clients and counsels clients on a regular basis regarding their business goals. Developing a business plan is a key part of helping clients reach their goals and decide whether or not the business they are considering is the right direction for them. She uses Palo Alto Business Plan Pro to assist clients with their business plans and works together with clients using the online LivePlan template to complete their business plans. She coordinates business workshops, classes and training events/meetings, negotiates presenter salaries, determines the method of payment in accordance with SWOCC college regulations; communicates regularly with the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network and other SBDC centers, chambers of commerce, college personnel, other business assistance agencies and economic development groups.

As the SBDC Business Counselor and Instructor, Ms. Loiselle works closely with our local business community. She teaches the weekly Ready, Set, Start Your Business class to pre-venture clients and counsel’s clients on a regular basis regarding their business goals.

Developing a business plan is a key part of helping clients reach their goals and decide whether or not the business they are considering is the right direction for them. She uses Palo Alto software, LivePlan, to assist clients with the online development of their business plans. She coordinates business workshops, classes and training events/meetings, negotiates presenter salaries, determines the method of payment in accordance with Southwestern college regulations; communicates regularly with the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network and other SBDC centers, Chambers of Commerce, college personnel, other business assistance agencies and economic development groups. She also updates and maintains current information of course offerings on both the Southwestern and Center IC website.

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