Our team is passionate about people, ideas and businesses in Central Oregon. We are committed to creating a thriving community where residents can live out their dreams of owning and growing their small businesses. We work with innovators, entrepreneurs and small businesses to help them succeed, year after year.
As a business owner, I understand the challenges of balancing a great idea with matters such as human resources, marketing, operations, accessing capital and managing supply chains. We are here to help. Our advisers are members of this community and bring considerable business experience. Together, we form a team that works with your business to bring the right resources and expertise to help you succeed.
We offer local advising and classes, as well as specialized services from our statewide network. These include:
- Global trade (import/export assistance)
- Capital access
- Market research
- Franchise assistance
- Spanish-language advising and assistance
- Special programs for traded-sector high growth companies
- SBIR and STTR grants
- Government contracting assistance
Connect with us today. We look forward to working with you!
Interim Director, Central Oregon SBDC at Central Oregon Community College
The SBDC is here for the start and growth. The advisers and instructors help me think about things differently and get the business fundamentals right so the company can continue to grow up.
Hard, honest work is what built my business. The SBDC exploded it with better tools to understand financials and build teams.
The SBDC staff really want to help you get where you want to go. I don’t feel rushed, it is really impressive. I would absolutely recommend the SBDC to new business owners.
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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.