Oregon Small Business Development Center Network

treasure-valley-cc-logo Treasure Valley Community College SBDC

An Opportunity to Grow… Together

Treasure Valley Community College BizCenter works with local small businesses, many of which are owned and operated by military service veterans. We see their vision, commitment, and passion for their business and their community. The TVCC BizCenter has hosted four Veterans Small Business Management courses which offer management perspective and focus for our local small businesses. In 2013 our work with veteran owned businesses is shifting. The BizCenter is coordinating monthly meetings to encourage fellowship, learning, and an opportunity to collect peer feedback on each individual business. The session will include guest speakers on topics including branding, advertising, marketing, and sales techniques. The business owner will define: Who are your clients? What are your principal products? Why have you chosen to work in this industry? Their peers will help provide external perspective on how well they are hitting those marks or if they can be refined to run a more efficient business.

MichaelBraden-WebMichael Braden, CPA

"Fulfilling. Gratifying. Thankful. Some of the ways I would describe how I feel working with our veteran owned businesses. Thank you for your service in our armed forces and for your service in our community with your small business ventures!"

Michael is a licensed CPA in Idaho where he manages an accounting practice. He holds a BS and MS in Accountancy from Boise State University. Michael is also an adjunct Accounting Professor at Treasure Valley Community College. Michael began working with the BizCenter in March of 2010. He is a small business adviser at the SBDC and instructs various workshops in addition to leading several small business management programs.

Michael Braden, Advisor
Treasure Valley Community College
Center for Business, Workforce and Community Learning
Small Business Development Center~BizCenter
650 College Blvd., Ontario, Oregon 97914
(541) 881-5763; fax (541) 881-5511
“Helping Build Oregon’s Best Businesses”