Preparing For Business Succession, We Can Help


The Center provides existing and aspiring family or closely-held small businesses and entrepreneurs with confidential, no-cost advising and resources for every stage of business growth. Whether a business has been in existence for a hundred years or is brand new, the Lane SBDC has the specialized tools and expertise to help your business.

We are ready to help you successfully navigate the challenges and priorities that come with all stages of business life.

Investing in Your Family Business or Closely-Held Business and Maintaining Family Harmony Is Vital
Investing in ongoing entrepreneurial training is important to your long-term success and refined business skills are your most valuable asset. Stay current with industry trends and regulations, learn to respond to changes in the market.

  • Succession Planning
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership Development
  • Employee Management
  • Estate Planning
  • Meetings and Retreats
  • and more!


Access to Resources & Tools

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

Critical Positions and Competencies: a Strategic Process for Succession Planning Article

Small Business Administration 

Oregon Business Xpress

Business Oregon

Family Business Transition Planning Journal of Accountancy

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 additional 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.

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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