Welcome to the Small Business Development Center at Southwestern Oregon Community College.
We are located on the southern Oregon coast and cover Coos, Curry and western Douglas counties from the coastal mountain range to the Pacific Ocean.
Our mission is to strengthen and support an entrepreneurial culture. We do this through dedicated service to businesses that help our communities thrive.
Our advising and training cover a broad range of business topics, including starting a business to developing an exit strategy. Clients receive resources and tools, such as market research, financial analysis, business planning and GrowthWheel, a decision making framework. Advisers listen to client needs and then work with them to develop long-term strategies to meet their goals.
Our services and classes include:
- Access to capital
- Global trade
- Starting a business
- Business planning
- Business management
- and much more
Contact us today at 541-888-7026 for help building a thriving business.
Arlene M. Soto
CMA, CGBP, Southwestern Oregon Community College SBDC Director
I would recommend to anybody starting a business to take a class. It’s very affordable and it’s worth it.
The Southwestern Oregon Community College Small Business Development Center has been an invaluable resource during the planning process. With the help of SWOCC SBDC Director, Arlene Soto, the business plan came together.
The (SBDC) classes were fabulous. They really helped prepare you.
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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.