Oregon Small Business Development Center Network



We created the Technology Impact Program (TIP) to assist small business owners and entrepreneurs to effectively use current technology to start, grow and manage their businesses.

What this program can do for you:

  • Connect you to quality, technology-related online training
  • Provide access to no-cost business advising 
  • Increase your markets, sales and profits

Check out the TIP’s online courses at Bizcenter Online Learning. In addition to the TIP’s online training program, you can access a statewide advisor with expertise in social media and website development after you register at any one of our 19 Centers around the state.


Videos for your business:

LinkedIn for you (12:02) - What is LinkedIn, and how can you use it to gain new customers.

LinkedIn for your business (7:42) - What about using LinkedIn for your business?

Should I pay for a click? (12:51) - Is it worth it to pay for seach engine advertising? The answer may surprise you.

How to generate leads online (5:54) - By understanding the psychology of your customers, you can make simple changes to your site that will accelerate the conversion of an anonymous website visitor to a qualified prospect!

How to get my business online (20:43) - Learn the key questions you should ask any web designer BEFORE you spend one dime with them.

What is the cloud? (11:13) - Everyone is throwing around this term, but what does it mean? In this video, Eric Spellmann explains, in plain English, what it actually IS and lists the advantages it brings.

Bounce rate: only that matters (4:48) - When most people discuss web statistics, the word "hit" seems to be popular. However, as you will learn in this video, hits are completely irrelevant. The real stat you need to track is your Bounce Rate.


Our partner in this project, Palo Alto Software, has made LivePlan available to our clients at no cost. LivePlan is the world’s most popular business planning software, and the software is available online for creating your own customized business plan.  LivePlan is offered at no cost to business owners that register with a local SBDC advisor.


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PaloAltoLogoThe Technology Impact Program is an innovative partnership between the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network (OSBDCN) and Palo Alto Software.