Scale Oregon

Our Scale Oregon (formerly Grow Oregon) advisors help existing traded-sector companies pursue newSCALE Oregon markets and improve operational efficiencies for sustainable growth.

Consider contacting us at 541-383-7290 or sbdc@cocc.edu if your company meets all of the following qualifications:

  • 10–99 employees
  • $1,000,000 to $50,000,000 in annual gross sales
  • Demonstrated growth in gross sales, net profit, and/or net employment in three of the last five years
  • Oregon traded-sector company. This is defined within Scale Oregon as “businesses that do not compete primarily in a local or regional market or transact business primarily with household consumers. However, a business that only supplies a local or regional, non-retail market could be a traded-sector business if exposed to competition from outside suppliers or rivals that offer the same or substitutable goods or services.”

Our Scale Oregon team can provide the following specialized services to qualified companies:

  • Strategic needs assessment
  • Advanced market research and analysis
  • Digital media assistance
  • Search engine optimization guidance
  • CEO networking/mentoring
  • Business planning
  • Financial analysis
  • Debt and equity financing assistance
  • Export assistance
  • Government contracting assistance


Meet our client, Northwest Laundry Services based in Prineville!

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Pam StevensonPam Stevenson

Our lead Scale Oregon advisor, Pam Stevenson, owner of Sprocket Consulting, has helped companies launch new products and entrepreneurs launch new companies for 26 years. She has a science and engineering background, with a B.S. in Chemistry from Duke, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford and an M.B.A. from Duke.

Her passion has always been innovation, whether composing code for IBM, crashing cars for General Motors or synthesizing sneakers for Nike.

Pam has served as an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation for OSU-Cascades and the Concordia University Graduate School of Management, as a Technology Business Consultant for the State of Oregon, and as a coach for the presenting companies at the Bend Venture Conference since its inception.

Today, she specializes in helping entrepreneurs with scalable businesses become fundable through strategic planning, connection with the right resources and development of compelling business plans and investor presentations. During the past 13 years in Bend, Pam has coached more than 150 start-ups in industries as diverse as clean energy and dirty dogs.

Want more details?

If your company has already talked to Pam and been asked to fill out our SBA 'counseling intake form', please complete the Registration for Business Advising. Thank you! 

Tom Olsen

Scale Oregon co-advisor, Tom Olsen, is a retired senior executive who has provided consulting services to small businesses in Central Oregon through Olsen & Associates Small Business Advisors since 2014.

Tom served the healthcare and senior services industries for more than 35 years, 25 years as Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director and 10 years as Chief Financial Officer. He has provided executive leadership to community hospitals, a medical group practice, and continuing care retirement communities which included independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities.

Tom obtained a Bachelor of Science (cum laude) in Business Administration and Accounting from Portland State University and earned a Master of Healthcare Administration from the University of Washington, Seattle. His areas of professional expertise include strategic planning, general executive management, financial management and performance improvement.


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