Welcome to the Chemeketa Small Business Development Center! Our team is excited to be a part of your journey, whether it’s to start, grow or invest in your small business.
All of our advisers and instructors have experience running their own businesses, so we understand what it takes to be successful. Together, our team offers expertise to existing businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs.
Consulting services are provided face-to-face or via the internet and cover areas such as:
- Business plan development and review
- Finance, access to capital and business operations
- Online marketing, social media and web development
- Government contracting assistance and procurement
- Advanced Market Research (AMR) and analysis
- International business development and trade
Existing business owners have an opportunity to continue their learning by participating in our dynamic nine-month Small Business Management (SBM) Program. We also offer a Business Mastermind Group, a peer advisory program for business owners supported by trained facilitators.
Connect with us today at www.sbdc.chemeketa.edu or by phone 503-399-5088!
Director, Chemeketa SBDC
The SBDC has been very helpful because I knew nothing about business in the beginning, I just had an idea of what I wanted to do.
They’re helping me work smarter, rather than longer hours, so I can get a day off now and again.
I couldn’t imagine ever running a business without the SBDC classes, and nor would I. You can always learn more. The SBDC provides confidence, the ability to ask questions and help with the stress. I cannot say enough about the Chemeketa SBDC.
We loved the class and we’re already getting signed up for the next step. I would recommend it to anybody who is starting or has already started a business.
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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.