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Small Business Support

Chemeketa's Small Business Development Center offers advising, classes and other help for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Chemeketa Small Business Development Center

Do you feel like there's just not enough time in the day? Are you working hard but seeing unpredictable results? You are not alone.

Chemeketa's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is where you can get help starting a business or running a small business in Oregon.

Get Started for Free Today

Register for a free Meet Your SBDC workshop to learn more about advising, classes, contractor licensing, continuing education courses and services to help business owners and entrepreneurs. Many class fees are currently being waived thanks to CARES Act funding.


Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry 
626 High Street NE, Salem (corner of High and Union)

SBDC Services & Business Support

  • Free Business Advising

    Meet with an Oregon business adviser who has real-world experience owning or operating a business. Chemeketa's SBDC business advisers can help with financials, accounting, taxes, marketing, loans, management, starting a business in Oregon and more.

    We will support you with valuable and relevant advice at every stage of your business from idea to retirement. Our business advising is effective, confidential and available for free.

    Meet our Advisers

    Each of our advisers are small business owners who specialize in different areas of business management. Meet your advisers to learn how we can support you.

    How to Get Free Business Advising

    Register to attend a free Meet Your SBDC workshop and register for advising at the end. Can't attend a Meet Your SBDC? You can register for advising online.

  • Classes & Events

    Chemeketa's SBDC holds low cost classes in downtown Salem, Oregon for businesses owners, entrepreneurs and those seeking continuing education credits. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all of our classes will be held remotely through March 2021.

    Courses include starting your own business, Quickbooks, social media marketing, website development, contracts and more.

    Current Class Schedule & Registration

    Please visit Chemeketa SBDC's class registration page for current class information and to sign up.

    You can also call 503.399.5088 from 8 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday for more information.


    All classes are held at –

    Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry 
    626 High Street NE, Salem (corner of High and Union)

  • Small Business Management (SBM) Program

    Are you working hard on your business, but feeling you are not getting to everything that’s important? The Small Business Management Program (SBM) provide the resources you need to bring your business to the next level, including -

    • One-on-one business advising to meet individual needs
    • Interactive classroom learning sessions lead by industry experts
    • Collaborative exchange of ideas, successes and challenges with other successful business owners

    Learn more and apply to SBM.

  • Tech Hub Computer Lab Classroom

    Looking for a place to host an upcoming computer-based training session?

    Chemeketa SBDC's Tech Hub is a state-of-the-art computer lab perfect for any training session, lecture or hands-on presentation you may have. We invite both individuals and organizations to rent the Tech Hub.

    The Tech Hub Features

    • Eight PC workstaions
    • Fully functioning instructor workstation with laptop hookups
    • LG 75” Flat Screen TV
    • Secure Wi-Fi Network
    • HP Laser Jet Office Printer
    • Telephone

    Tech Hub Rental Rates

    • Per Hour - $40
    • Half-day (4 hours) - $120
    • Full-day (8 hours) - $225

    Please complete this form to schedule a rental, or contact us at or 503.399.5088 for more information.

Tara's Story

Climbing the ladder of business ownership

“The Chemeketa SBDC is like a business partner holding us accountable for growth.” -Tara Kramer, MELTAR Supply

Angie's Story


“The SBDC has become a family of business advisers for me and I am now giving back.” – Angie Oven, The Bridal Gallery