Small Business Management Program

If you have been in business for one year or more and are ready to take the next step in your professional development, we offer the Small Business Management Program (SBM). This year-long program incorporates monthly daytime visits to your business for personal, one-on-one business advising, plus monthly afternoon classroom sessions.

SBM is designed to guide you towards achieving your business goals through better organization, management and operation of your business. Confidential advising gives you an ongoing analysis of your business and helps you implement a sound plan for growth and greater profits. The classes cover critical business topics that will enhance your entrepreneurial skills and increase your ability to establish and maintain effective management procedures.

Prerequisite: The SBM program is open to the owner(s) of any business with at least one year of operation, the equivalent of one full-time employee, and, most important, a desire to grow in size and/or profitability. This could be just what you need to take your business to the next level.

Jim WilcoxThe next SBM program starts in February 2015. The year-long program offers individual on-site business advising customized to your company's needs, together with a comprehensive selection of classes.            
Click here for a flyer and application, or for more information, call us at 541-383-7290 or email

Jim Wilcox, Advisor, Small Business Management Program

The Lindsay Stevens Scholarship for Small Business Management 
This program gives small business owners the tools and skills needed to build a sustainable business. Hundreds of business owners have benefited through this program adding economic vitality to the Central Oregon community. 

Donate to the The Lindsay Stevens Scholarship for Small Business Management

*Minimum donation amount $5

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"Lindsay Stevens devoted his professional life to inspiring, encouraging and challenging business owners to think differently and to be committed to their budgets, values and goals. He was the single reason some businesses in Central Oregon succeeded and grew. He loved his clients and was committed to the success and vision of their companies. Lindsay was also committed to the community where he donated so much of his time. He brought a new perspective to operational issues as a coach, cheerleader, mentor, advisor, and friend. He has left a legacy of conducting business correctly and making students' dreams a reality."  - Wendie Every, Every Idea Marketing

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