“The Small Business Development Center has been a great resource for me as a small business owner. Meeting with Business Advisor, Suzanne Penegor has been extremely helpful. She has helped me get a better perspective on being a small business owner, better ways to market my business, as well as better ways to expand my customer base. These skills may have taken years for me to develop on my own. I would recommend the SBDC to anyone starting a business or just wanting to grow their small business.” —Kim Powell, Avenue Tattoo
Business Advising Services
Business advising is offered to help you develop strategies for growing and improving an established business or starting a new venture.
Advising for Idea Development, Inventions, and Innovations
Advising offers aid with idea development, inventions, innovations, and process improvement. No-cost advising for technology- or innovation-firms is available to assist with business development, strategic planning, and product development processes.
Advising for Starting a Business
For those thinking about starting a new venture, we suggest that you register for the First Steps in Business workshop and/or the Going Into Business: Next Steps class along with requesting advising. An advisor will work with you to help identify the steps you need to get your business up and running, guide you through the business planning process, and give you resource materials to assist your efforts.
No-Cost Business Advising Is Sponsored By
Professional, confidential advising is underwritten by the SBA, the State of Oregon Business Development Department, and Lane Community College. Business advising is provided at no-cost to the participant.
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