Business Assistance Programs

Categories of Assistance Programs

The business assistance programs listed in the How To Start a Business in Oregon have been divided into three broad categories: management and technical services, financial resources, and marketing and international trade assistance. However, some of the programs provide assistance in more than one area. Please note that this is not a complete list of resources available in Oregon. This list is intended to give you some initial contacts for assistance in these area​s. 

Management and Technical Services​​

The Oregon Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network

The Oregon Small Business Development Center Network provides a variety of services to the business community. Services include business counseling, training, and referrals, and are aimed at both new and ongoing businesses.

Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) have classes that provide basic background information for individuals starting a business. SBDCs also offer publications and other resources that can be helpful. Additional assistance is available in the areas of international trade and technology transfer.

For more information on the services offered, call the SBDC Network Office or the SBDC in your area. There is an SBDC at each of Oregon's community colleges and at three other state educational institutions, addresses are listed on the next page. 

         Oregon SBDC Network Office
         99 W. Tenth Ave., Suite 390
         Eugene, OR 97401
         541-463-5250
         541-345-6006 (fax)
         www.bizcenter.org
         Bill Carter (carterb@lanecc.edu)
         Christine Krygier (krygierc@lanecc.edu)
         Lisa Wald (waldl@lanecc.edu)