Big Impact On Small Business

Businesses that partner with SBDCs get started, create jobs, access capital, grow sales and prosper.

Helping Build Lane County’s Best Businesses

Through our work with SBDC clients in Lane County, we strive to help create new jobs and improve the economic vitality of our communities.

Here are our Center’s 2015 economic impact numbers.

New Jobs Created

Capital Infusion ($)

Clients Counseled

Message from the President of Lane Community College

The backbone of Oregon’s economy is small business.

Many businesses make good use of their local SBDCs, and still others help community colleges design programs that prepare a skilled and educated workforce. The small business-community college partnership keeps the heart of Oregon beating. Working together, we create jobs, growth and a promising future.

We are proud to host the SBDC at Lane Community College.

Mary Spilde, President, Lane Community College

Message from the SBA’s Regional Administrator

Oregon’s Small Business Development Center Network is a true champion of small business. They provide the tools, the information and the support that small businesses need to become successful.

OSBDCN has created an environment in which the spirit of entrepreneurship can thrive. I consider them a valued and vital partner to SBA efforts to help small businesses in the Portland District to start, grow and succeed.

Calvin W. Goings, Regional Administrator, Region 10: Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska, US Small Business Administration (SBA)

In 2015, America’s SBDCs Helped Small Businesses:

Create New Jobs

Access Capital ($)

Create New Sales ($)

Oregon SBDC Network

Message from the State Director

To all who appreciate Oregon’s small businesses:

Since 1983, the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network has helped our state’s entrepreneurs prosper.

During these decades, our conveniently-located 19 Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) have provided more than 156,000 current and prospective business owners with professional, one-on-one advising services.

Additionally, more than 575,000 individuals have attended business management workshops and classes throughout the state. Oregon’s small businesses have blazed the trail toward economic vitality, and the SBDCs’ client companies have led the way. In every corner of our state, businesses we’ve assisted with marketing strategies, access to capital, exporting, government contracting, human resources management and other critical issues have catalyzed their local economies.

Oregon’s SBDCs continue to support small businesses in every sector—at every stage of their life cycle. In fact, many of the businesses we helped start years ago have returned to their local SBDCs for succession planning guidance. Currently, many clients seek our services to help them utilize social media and broadband technologies to help them improve their business practices. Our efforts and impacts would not have been possible without the stalwart support of:

  • Our hosts—all 17 Oregon community colleges, Eastern Oregon University and Southern Oregon University
  • The US Small Business Administration
  • The State of Oregon—via Business Oregon, the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Oregon Public Utility Commission

Please visit our website at for
up-to-date information on our services, resources, and successes.

Quick facts about OSBDCN

  • The OSBDC Network, established in 1983 by the US Small Business Administration and the Oregon Legislature.
  • Oregon’s 19 SBDCs are among more than 1,000 Small Business Development Centers throughout the United States and its territories.
  • Our core functions include advising, training and providing information, referral services for new and existing small businesses.
  • All of our business advisors are experienced entrepreneurs with real-world wisdom.
  • We provided advising and training services to more than 8,800 business clients in 2015.

According To Independent Surveys


of our clients say that they would recommend our services to other businesses.


of clients said that SBDC programs were "very helpful" or "somewhat helpful."


of clients were "very satisfied" or "somewhat satisfied" with SBDC services, with 70% being "very satisfied."

In Partnership with Oregon SBDC Network, Small Business Administration, and Business Oregon

The Oregon Small Business Development Centers are partially funded by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Oregon Business Development Department. Primary funding for the Lane SBDC is provided by Lane Community College.
Lane is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabilities Employer. All services provided on a non-discriminatory basis.

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