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Small Business Development Center

  • Small Business Advising
    Small Business Advising
  • Manufacturing Business Advising
    Manufacturing Business Advising
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    Small Business Advising
  • Construction Business Advising
    Construction Business Advising
  • Beverage Industry Business Advising
    Beverage Industry Business Advising

Small Business Development Center

What We Do

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at COCC focuses on enhancing Central Oregon’s economic interests. Our mission is to deliver expert business advice and education to help existing and future business owners grow and succeed. Our experienced team provides pro-bono guidance and advising in all aspects of funding and developing small business, plus our advisers and instructors offer practical courses and workshops to help business owners make smart business decisions and prosper. While we cannot eliminate the risk of being an entrepreneur, we work to minimize it by helping clients write comprehensive business plans, conduct financial forecasts, strategize marketing tactics, apply for funding, and improve operations.

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Services For Every Stage Of Your Business

Ideas

IDEA

Determining Your Potential

You have an idea for a business, but it isn’t off the ground yet. You may have some of the pieces in place or a working plan but aren’t yet in business. This is sometimes also called "pre-venture".



Launch

LAUNCH

Launching Into Uncertainty

Your business is up and running. The door is open and the paperwork has been filed for the business. You may not yet be profitable and things still feel new.



Expansion

EXPANSION

Growing Your Business

Your business is generating a consistent source of income and you regularly see new customers. You are looking at new opportunities for your business.



Renewal

RENEWAL

Adjusting to Change

Business conditions and leadership can lead to changes in direction. This is a time to look at new processes and big decisions to move your business forward.



Exit

EXIT

Preparing for the Next Stage

You are ready to make a big change in the business and exit to new opportunities. Business succession plans need to be identified early to achieve your desired outcomes.



 


 

Helping Build Oregon's Best Businesses

Are you a business owner or aspiring entrepreneur? Get management and technical assistance from COCC's Small Business Development Center. Take a practical workshop or request no-cost, one-to-one business advising. Our mission is to have a positive impact on the growth and sustainability of your Central Oregon business. View our Small Business class listings.

 


 

Serving our Central Oregon Community

Through our work with SBDC clients in our region, we help create new jobs and improve the economic vitality of Oregon. Here are our Center's economic impact numbers since 2010. View Community Impact Reports.

Serving the Central Oregon Community

 


 

What Our Clients Say

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CONTACT

Small Business Development Center
COCC Chandler Lab
1027 NW Trenton Ave, Bend OR 97703

Phone: 541-383-7290
Email: sbdc@cocc.edu

Advising also available in Redmond, Madras and Prineville.

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Funded in part by the Oregon Business Development Department and through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.