"In 2012, the SBDC Is the Winner of Two SBA Awards
for Innovation and Excellence, OSU Cooperator Award, and ASBDC State Shining
Massage Therapist Benefits from Participation
“I probably could have used the SBDC curricula a long time ago.” Now in
her second year of the program, Jennifer says, “I didn’t realize how
helpful the program would be.”—Jennifer Olsen, All About LLC
Vanilla Jill's Frozen Yogurt Shop
Fall 2012 Small Business Owner Highlight
Thanks to Small Business Development Center support, owners, Megan and Tim Stevens, have the confidence to “orchestrate the risks and enjoy the adventure,” of being local business owners. They grew their business from one store to three while in the SBM program.
"It is exciting to partner with a great organization in our community that is assisting GloryBee with improving our standards and training our employees. The service and follow up we received from LCC [Employer Training Services] and the people we worked with was amazing..." —RaeJean Wilson, HR Director, GloryBee Foods
“The LCC SBDC was a critical part of making my business what it is
today. By utilizing classes, programs and private
counseling sessions, I was able to receive incredible support, learn
everything that I needed to know about owning a business and becoming
successful.” —Rosetta Thuresson, Mama Rose's Naturals
“Learn as much as you can about running a business – a good mentor is
invaluable. Also take advantage of the many local networking
opportunities to meet other small business owners and to establish your
presence in the community.” —Tricia Kandik, New Leaf Organizing
“One great benefit of your classes is that the things we learn one day can be put to use the next. I call that Actionable Instruction!” –Michael Kemp, Pacific Landcare Inc.
The Small Business Management Program "has helped us to be better managers," mainly by teaching the benefits of "being more proactive…and checking-in more often" with employees. —Zach Erdmann, Premium Efficiency
"The SBDC has been an invaluable source of information, mentoring, taste testing, and enthusiastic support for me! Everyone, from the staff to the advisors, are out to help you succeed. I tell anyone who has the courage to take the leap to owning their own business not to 'pass go' until they've visited the SBDC." —Robin Brown-Wood, Alma Catering
The American Dream
Let the SBDC help you get started on the road to your American Dream! For over 30 years, the SBDC has helped countless people, like Larry and Luna who created Coconut Bliss, start and improve their businesses in Lane County. Watch this short informative video and see what we can do for you.