Innovation Sparks Growth and Success of Your Business


The Center provides existing and aspiring small businesses and entrepreneurs with confidential, no-cost advising and resources for every stage of business growth.

We Provide Advising for the Process of Translating an Ideas or Inventions into Goods or Services 
We are ready to help you successfully identify and navigate the challenges and priorities of innovation. We will guide you with product development to create value for which customers will pay.

“Innovation can be a catalyst for the growth and success of your business, and help you to adapt and grow in the marketplace. Being innovative does not only mean inventing. Innovation can mean changing your business model and adapting to changes in your environment to deliver better products or services.” reported

Sample Advising Topics:
• Business Operations
• Process Improvement
• Crucial Design Processes
• Product Development
• Intellectual Property
• Networking and Utilization of Local Area Resources

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Access to Resources & Tools

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

Small Business Administration 

Oregon Business Xpress

Business Oregon

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 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.

Food Innovation Center
The Food Innovation Center (FIC) is a unique urban Agricultural Experiment Station located in Portland, Oregon. As part of Oregon State University, the FIC serves the Northwest food industry and communities, as well as national and international businesses. The FIC has three areas of excellence: a product and process development team to help new and established entrepreneurs bring products to market; a full service consumer sensory testing laboratory; and a food safety hub for education and testing.


Oregon Small Business Development Centers are funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, and by the Oregon Business Development Department. Lane Community College is the primary funding agent. Programs and services are provided to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals. 

Lane Community College Small Business Development Center, 101 W. 10th Ave., Ste. 304, Eugene OR 97401 • 541.463.6200 

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