Innovation Sparks Growth and Success of Your Business


The Center provides existing and aspiring small businesses and entrepreneurs with confidential, no-cost advising and resources for every stage of business growth.

We Provide Advising for the Process of Translating an Idea or Invention into a Good or Service 
We are ready to help you successfully identify and navigate the challenges and priorities of innovation. We will guide you with product development to create value for which customers will pay.

“Innovation can be a catalyst for the growth and success of your business, and help you to adapt and grow in the marketplace. Being innovative does not only mean inventing. Innovation can mean changing your business model and adapting to changes in your environment to deliver better products or services.” reported

Sample Advising Topics:
• Business Operations
• Process Improvement
• Crucial Design Processes
• Product Development
• Intellectual Property
• Networking and Utilization of Local Area Resources

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Access to Resources & Tools

Valuable information and tools are accessed through the Lane SBDC and partner websites.

Small Business Administration 

Oregon Business Xpress

Business Oregon

Access to Legal Services for Oregon Businesses – University of Oregon Business Law Clinic

Scale Oregon
This program is for companies with 10–99 employees, annual gross sales of $1,000,000 to $50,000,000, and that meet other criteria.

Global Trade
Training on a variety of topics involving international trade including global business management, trade finance, international logistics, international marketing, and legal and cultural issues.

Capital Access
Our Capital Access Team (CAT) provides loan packaging, financial analysis, finance strategies, and lender relations to businesses statewide.

Assistance with applying for federal grants for research and development (SBIR/STTR)
We assist qualified Oregon companies in the preparation of proposals for Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards. SBIR/STTR are competitive federal grant programs that award funding to small businesses for research and development that have the potential to commercialize new technologies.

Food Innovation Center
The Food Innovation Center (FIC) is a unique urban Agricultural Experiment Station located in Portland, Oregon. As part of Oregon State University, the FIC serves the Northwest food industry and communities, as well as national and international businesses. The FIC has three areas of excellence: a product and process development team to help new and established entrepreneurs bring products to market; a full service consumer sensory testing laboratory; and a food safety hub for education and testing.


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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