What we offer

We provide assistance to anyone who owns, operates, or is starting a small business in Oregon. Our staff are knowledgeable business people whose goal is to help Oregon businesses to thrive. We know that you’re busy, so we offer services that meet your needs and fit into your schedule.

We offer these ways to get info:

Advising

Meet with a business advisor who can provide advice on a wide range of business topics. With 19 Centers around the state, there are advisors near you. Register here to meet with a business advisor.

Training

Our workshops, seminars and online training offerings will help you sharpen your business skills with useful informational on a particular topic. Sign up for a class at one of our Centers, attend an informational presentation, or take advantage of an online webinar that you can access any time of day from your home or business.

Bizcenter Online Learning

This new resource offers online training in areas of interest to small businesses including social media, search engine optimization (SEO) for websites, customer relations management, government contracting, and other topics. Many of these valuable resources are free for businesses that are working with a local SBDC advisor.

Technology Impact Program

Oregon small businesses can take advantage of new online courses and business planning software, thanks to an innovative partnership between the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network (OSBDCN) and Palo Alto Software, the world’s leader in business planning software. This partnership culminated in the launch of the Technology Impact Program (TIP) in 2012 and makes these online business courses and tools easy to access by businesses across Oregon.

Hispano Resources

We provide Hispanic small businesses with services to start and grow their business, business information, and access to partners who are also interested in supporting Hispanic businesses.

Search by Topic

Use this feature to search for info on a specific topic from among our training offerings and our resources.

 

In addition to our other training, we offer these programs:

Grow Oregon

This program is for companies that have 10–99 employees, annual gross sales of $1,000,000 to $50,000,000, and meet other criteria.

Global Trade

We offer training on a variety of topics involving international trade including global business management, trade finance, international logistics, international marketing, and legal and cultural issues.”

Capital Access

Our Capital Access Team (CAT) provides loan packaging, financial analysis, finance strategies, and lender relations to businesses statewide.

Assistance with applying for federal grants for research and development (SBIR/STTR)

We assist qualified Oregon companies in the preparation of proposals for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards. SBIR/STTR are competitive federal grant programs that award funding to small businesses for research and development that has the potential to commercialize new technologies.

Small Business Management

This three-year program includes classroom sessions, one-to-one coaching from an advisor, and the opportunity to learn from other small business owners.

Veterans Mean Business

This program provides one-on-one advising and classroom training for military veterans who operate a small business. The program is funded by a grant from the US Small Business Administration.


FortVannoyFarmsGrowing crops is easy, that’s what I do. But most farmers aren’t marketers, and neither am I. [The Rogue SBDC] has been helping with marketing, and they’ve opened my eyes to other possible markets.

–Bob Crouse
Fort Vannoy Farms
Grants Pass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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