Small Business Management (SBM)

Whether your business is small and growing or remaining the same size, you can get the skills you need for success through Lane’s Small Business Management program.

Small Business Management (SBM) Program

The Small Business Management Program is the cornerstone of the multiple support services offered by the SBDC to both new and existing businesses.

The SBM program makes building your business easy as it introduces and then reinforces key concepts over a one-to-three year period. Learn with a cohort of peers, customized classes and one-on-one coaching to identify, prioritize and achieve business goals. Receive the support, tools and resources needed to see immediate results. Learn to work smarter, not harder. Click on the SBM brochure PDF for more program information.

Gary Smith, certified SBM instructor/coach is now entering his 10th year of leading and teaching the SBM Program at Lane SBDC, the SBM Program has tripled in size since he joined the team.  Read more bio information.

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Employee Management Program

Offered as a stand-alone program, Employee Management is designed for business owners, employees or managers in larger organizations who want to improve their skills and interaction with employees and who want to work on mastering employee management concepts. This program is also part of SBM year-three cohort and meets for a series of 10 classes over a 10-month period.

Class Topics Include:

  • Personality Profiles and Management–DISC Assessment
  • Facilitation and Brainstorming
  • Effective One-On-Ones
  • Effective Feedback and Coaching
  • Employee Reviews and Development
  • Interviewing and Employee Retention
  • Employment Law
  • Job Descriptions and Delegation
  • Leadership/Ethics
  • Customized Topics (based on class member interest)
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Food and Beverage Module-Small Business Management Program (FSBM)

This module is a branch of the Small Business Management Program and has everything you need to know about operating a food and beverage small business. It covers business planning, food cost control and menu management.

If you have ever wondered whether your food and beverage business could run more efficiently, then this module was designed for you. Here you will identify priorities, focus on your strengths, implement solutions, all while learning what factors will have the greatest impact on your ability to prosper.

Click on the PDF to the right for more information on the program.

Roger Wong, instructor/advisor, has business experience with small and large companies, including corporate-level experience with national and international operations. Read more of Roger’s bio

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Small Business Managment Program Clients' Timeline


Pasta Gardner


Zenergy Balls






Uncommon Scents at the Meridian


Eugene Backyard Farmer


Premium Efficiency


Vanilla Jill’s


Broadway Apothecary


McKenzie Feed


Grizzlies Brand


Humming Bird Wholesale


Harlequin Beads


Fisherman’s Market


SBDC Client, Euphoria Chocolate named Oregon SBDC Business of the Year.


SBDC Client, Molecular Probes (later to become Life Technologies) named Oregon SBDC Business of the Year.


Gheen Irrigation


Pacific Yurts


Sprout City Studios


Triangle Graphics


Graffiti Alley


Custom Craftworks


Sy’s Pizza

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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