We have services to help with every stage and every part of your business.
Whether you are planning a new business, launching, expanding, renewing or moving on, your Small Business Development Center has services to help.
IDEA: You have an idea for a business, but it isn’t off the ground yet. You may have some of the pieces in place or a working plan but aren’t yet in business. This is sometimes also called “pre-venture”.
LAUNCH: Your business is up and running. You may not yet be profitable and things still feel new.
EXPANSION: Your business is generating a consistent source of income and you regularly see new customers. You are looking at new opportunities for your business.
RENEWAL: Business conditions, leadership and other factors can lead to changes in direction. This is a time to look at new processes and big decisions to move the business forward. It is often when businesses pursue new avenues for growth.
EXIT: You are ready to make a big change in the business and exit to new opportunities. Business succession plans need to be identified early to achieve your desired outcomes.
BUSINESS CONCEPT & PRODUCT: Creating and refining your business concept toward products & services that have growth potential and revenue models that propel your business.
CUSTOMER RELATIONS & BRANDING: Finding the right customers, understanding community demographics and building a brand that enhances public relations, marketing and networking are critical to your success.
ORGANIZATION & HUMAN RESOURCES: How your company is structured as a board, employees, partnerships, business processes and legal issues.
OPERATIONS & FINANCE: The operations side of your business, including financials, funding, production and deliveries, IT systems and facilities.
Find the services that best meet your business stage and needs using our Service Finder sorting tool below.
- Business Concept & Product
- Customer Relations & Branding
- Operations & Finance
- Organization & Human Resources
Our knowledgeable business advisers are experienced in a variety of business topics including writing a business plan, analyzing cash flow, marketing, hiring and intellectual property concerns. Advisers understand how to start and do business in Oregon, and they can support you with valuable and relevant advice at every stage of your business venture and connect you to other valuable resources.
The Capital Access Team (CAT) helps businesses access capital with specialized advising, training and support. CAT advisers have specialized training in business finance and understand the financial landscape in their local areas, both traditional and nontraditional sources. The program challenges business owners to look at their financial models before determining the best path forward.
Serving traded-sector companies with seven+ employees and more than $1M in revenue. SCALE Oregon is focused on taking growing, traded sector companies to the next level.
Recently, the program was expanded with a focus on rural companies. SCALE Express provides greater flexibility allowing companies with as few as 5 employees and $500,000 in revenues to participate.
Want to sell your products to customers outside the U.S.? Need to import products from your global supply chain? Trade assistance from the Global Trade Center can help you assess your company's readiness, plan toward export success, help you find the right markets, export your products and get paid. We can also help with import and global supply chain management.
The Market Research Institute provides customized research reports and market intelligence for established businesses that anticipate growth. This data helps businesses find opportunity, better understand the competitive landscape, refine business plans, and make smarter informed business decisions.
To help bring innovative concepts to the marketplace and help Oregon businesses grow, we assist qualified Oregon companies in preparing proposals for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grants. SBIR/STTR are competitive federal grant programs that award funding to small businesses to engage in research and development that have the potential to commercialize new technologies.
As part of our partnership with the Oregon Center for Cybersecurity at MHCC, small businesses have the opportunity to work with a cyber security student to help address their security needs. All students follow a strict project plan with oversight on the recommendations. In addition, our team works with a host of security providers that help advise, guide, and recommend next steps for security needs.
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The Oregon SBDC Network serves all Oregonians, including those who have traditionally been underserved. Recognizing that there are a number of distressed/rural communities in Oregon that have a growing Hispanic/Latino population, we have established a statewide network of support that include our Spanish speaking advisers, while partnering with organizations that serve Hispanic/Latino business communities.
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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.