Lane Small Business Development Center
Small Business Advising & Training Services
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Helping Build Lane County's
Best Businesses                                            

   Skip the Mall and Shop Small

Small businesses have the power to propel the local economy and uplift the community. When our small businesses do well, our community does well too.Please join thousands of your neighbors and “shop small” on Small Business Saturday®, Nov. 28, to support your local business owners and support the local economy.With the holiday season upon us, I cannot think of a better time to recommit in honoring our neighborhood champions.

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--Calvin W. Goings, U.S. Small Business Administration


Fall 2015 Link

Winter 2016 Link 

Boutique Feed Store Capitalizes on Success in the Backyard

Boutique Feed Store Capitalizes on Success in the Backyard

Owner, Bill Bezuk says, “The Lane SBDC provided people with business experience to hear my ideas.” and “They were particularly helpful in helping me review my business plan.”

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Broadway Apothecary

Broadway Apothecary

"The Small Business Management Program has been the absolute best investment I have made in my business and myself since becoming a business owner." —Kate James

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Century Lighting

Century Lighting

“We recommend the class [SBM] to anyone who runs a business,” Suzanne says. The class “is so worth the time.” —Joe and Suzanne Cavanagh

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Creating a community around feed and pet supplies

Creating a community around feed and pet supplies

“ The SBDC is a great and continual help. Gary Smith provides insights and practical knowledge for balancing your business, socially networking, marketing and economics.”  –Dani Wright, McKenzie Feed & Pet Supplies,Creating a community around feed and pet supplies, Mitch Daugherty, September 2015

Premium Efficiency

Premium Efficiency

The Small Business Management Program "has helped us to be better managers," mainly by teaching the benefits of "being more proactive…and checking-in more often" with employees. —Zach Erdmann

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Red Waggon Creamery

Red Waggon Creamery

"The LCC Small Business Development Center was absolutely invaluable in helping us prepare to grow our business." --Stuart Phillips  

"Red Wagon Creamery is 1st SME to Complete “Community Public Offering” in Oregon"  --

Uncommon Opportunity Comes From Within

Uncommon Opportunity Comes From Within

“I think about what I learned in the Small Business Management Program every day, the need for networking, keeping the costs down, working on the margins, that everything you do is marketing.” —Eva Promen, Owner of Uncommon Scents at the Meridian

Vanilla Jill's  Frozen Yogurt Shop

Vanilla Jill's Frozen Yogurt Shop

Fall 2012 Small Business Owner Highlight

Thanks to Small Business Development Center support, owners, Megan and Tim Stevens, have the confidence to “orchestrate the risks and enjoy the adventure,” of being local business owners. They grew their business from one store to three while in the SBM program.

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The American Dream

Owner's highlights and success stories.

News, Announcements, & Events

11/24/2015 - U.S. Small Business Administration Director Visits Eugene Small Businesses
Nick Wiley states, "We had a fun morning visiting with small businesses Noisette Pastry Kitchen & Mosaic Fair Trade...
- Business Advising Available to Assist Small Business
The Lane SBDC offers entrepreneurial education and mentorship programs, and services to Lane County Businesses. No cost, hourly business...
11/17/2015 - Shop Small During Small Business Saturday®, Nov. 28
News from Lane Community College Small Business Development Center EUGENE, Ore.— “Small Business Saturday®” is the most important day...

Serving All Stages of Business

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Business Tools and Resources for Lane County
Resources for area businesses.

No-Cost Business Advising

Business advisors are available to guide you through the process, assist with workshop, class and resource referrals. All advising is professional, confidential, and no-cost to your business.

"I would recommend the SBDC to anyone starting a business or just wanting to grow their small business.” —Kim Powell, Avenue Tattoo


Helping Build Lane County's Best Businesses

Invest, Support, and Advance Lane County's Economy by Providing Business Development Advising and Training Services.


Human Resource Management Courses Offered

SHRM® Essentials of Human Resource Management and Test Prep courses are generally held twice a  year. Call 541.463.6200 for details. Contact Dennis Carr for program information at 541.463.5585.

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The Oregon Small Business Development Centers are partially funded by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Oregon Business Development Department. Lane SBDC’s workshops, classes and advising/coaching services are partially funded by this support. Primary funding for the Lane SBDC is provided by Lane Community College.

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Material is subject to change without notice. 

Lane is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabilities Employer.