KCC Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Klamath Community College’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) serves innovators, entrepreneurs and small-to-medium for-profit businesses with two primary services: confidential no-cost business advising and training. We are here to help from idea to exit!

About

The Klamath Community College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is part of the Oregon SBDC Network and one of 19 Centers located across the state providing advising, training and resources for businesses. Oregon’s SBDCs deliver our services to anyone who owns or operates a business or is planning to start a business. We work with businesses in every industry and at every stage of growth, from startups to well-established companies, from one employee to 500. In addition to no-cost confidential advising, we offer trainings that cover a wide range of business topics.

The Center is a well-established partnership between Klamath Community College, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the Oregon Business Development Department.

Services Provided

Economic and Site Development

  • Lease Review

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business
  • Valuation

Business Planning

  • Business Succession Planning
  • Diversification
  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Demographic and Census Data
  • Forming a Business
  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development
  • Market Research

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Hiring and Firing
  • Recruiting
  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Retention
  • Policies and Templates
  • Workforce Incentives

Import and Export Assistance

  • Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Certification and Licensing
  • Locating Foreign Distributors
  • Networking/Exploring Exporting
  • Trade Education and Training

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization

Marketing and Sales

  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling

Space

  • Lease Review Assistance

Regulatory Compliance

  • Patent Information
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • HUBZone Certification
  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Registration Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits
  • Startup Business Advising
  • Startup Classes

Technical Assistance

  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services
  • Commercialization
  • Bookkeeping/Accounting Software Training
  • Technology Transfer

Training

  • Trade Education and Training
  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Human Resources Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
  • International Trade Education and Training

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events

Disaster/COVID-19 Relief

  • Disaster Relief
  • COVID-19 Relief

Capital & Financial Resources

  • Crowdfunding
  • Disaster Loan Assistance
  • Government Funding
  • Loans
  • Microloans
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Revenue Based Financing (i.e. Factoring)
  • Trade Show Financial Assistance
  • Angel Debt/Equity
  • Seed Debt/Equity
  • SBA Backed Loans
  • Public Equity Markets – IPO
  • Opportunity Zone Funding
  • New Market Tax Credits
  • Research & Development Grants
  • Commercialization Grants
  • Debt Equity
Primary Contact
Natalie Ross