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Small Business Support

Chemeketa's Small Business Development Center and our other programs are at your service.

Chemeketa Small Business Development Center

"Having a resource like the Chemeketa Small Business Development Center in your arsenal of tools in today’s business environment is key." – Rich Duncan, Rich Duncan Construction, Inc.

The Challenges of Running a Small Business

Do you feel like there's just not enough time in the day? You're working hard, but income and results are frustratingly unpredictable. You can't seem to put out fires in your business long enough to concentrate on bigger issues.

If you're tired of putting out fires, the best thing to do is step back and take a deep breath. And regroup. Don't try to do everything at once. When you take a break and focus on the big-picture, you can discover ways to help your business succeed without overwhelming you.

You're not alone. We can help through our –

  • Business Advising

    Meet with an Oregon business advisor who has real-world experience owning or operating a business. Our advisors are experienced in a variety of business topics and understand the nature of starting and doing business in Oregon.

    We will support you with valuable and relevant advice at every stage of your business venture. Our business advising is effective, confidential and available at no cost to you.

    To set up a meeting, please go to BizCenter.org and register. Registration is fast, easy and free.

  • Business Resources

    Biz Center – An online resource for all Oregon small businesses.

    Resources for Small Business – From accounting to social media, this list of small business resources will get you connected with the help and information you need.

    Resources for Specific Industries – Have a unique business type? This page features industry-specific resources from agriculture to retail.