Oregon Small Business Development Center Network


Lane Community College SBDC


Have you ever considered being your own boss? Does having your own business sound exciting to you? This is the perfect time to start a venture!

The Veterans Small Business Management Program, sponsored by Lane’s Small Business Development Center, will help you get moving. Join other veterans for a nine-month course covering the basics of starting a business. Each month attend one evening class and learn how to research, plan and start an enterprise. Also, get personal assistance from the advisor, in private one-on-one sessions.

There are many great resources out there for veterans. The instructor/advisor, Roger Johnson, a Navy veteran and prominent businessman, will act as liaison and coach for navigating the many veteran services. Learn which services can help start or grow a business. The coursework will provide an overview of what’s available, instruction by Roger, with additional insight from local experts.

Classes will be held in LCC’s new Downtown Campus Building, located at 101 West 10th Avenue, Eugene. For more information or to enroll, call Roger Johnson, at Lane’s Small Business Development Center: office – 541.463.6200, cell phone – 509.438.0319. The fee for the full nine-month course is $100.

Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Financed in part with lottery funds awarded by the Oregon Business Development Department (Business Oregon). Lane SBDC’s workshops, classes and advising/coaching services are partially funded by this support. Primary funding for the SBDC is provided by Lane Community College. The SBA, State of Oregon and Lane Community College cannot endorse any products, opinions, or services of any external parties or activities.

To request assistance or accommodations related to disability, contact Disability Resources at: 541.463.5150 (voice); 711 (relay); (email); or stop by the LCC Main Campus, Building 1, Room 218, 4000 E. 30th Avenue, Eugene.

Lane Community College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. ©2013-present Lane Community College Small Business Development Center. All rights reserved. 6/04/2013

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johnsonRoger Johnson

During his active duty Roger served as an intelligence officer for the United States Navy.

As a civilian, he served as division CEO of two Fortune 500 corporations, president of a multi-state world trade center and Deputy Commissioner of Economic Development for the City of Chicago. He was managing partner for Mercator Consulting Group focusing on global marketing. He guided clients in research, planning and formation of new ventures. Currently, Roger is a self-employed marketing consultant.

Roger has dedicated himself to serving the reintegration needs of Oregon’s military veterans as they return to civilian life. He is an active member of the VFW.


Small Business Development Center
101 West 10th Ave., Suite 304
Eugene, OR 97401
Office Phone: 541.463.6223
Cell: 509.438.0319
Fax: 541.463.6203