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

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Leadership/Professional Development
  • Policies and Templates

Import and Export Assistance

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

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Regulatory Compliance

  • Registration, Licenses and Permits

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Government Contracts
  • Registration Assistance

Starting a Business

  • Home-Based Business Training
  • Registration, Licenses and Permits

Business Planning

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

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Valuation

Economic and Site Development

  • Lease Review

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Hiring and Firing
  • Recruiting
  • Retention
  • Workforce Incentives

Import and Export Assistance

  • Trade Education and Training

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources
  • Demographic/Census Data

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization

Marketing and Sales

  • Demographics/Census Data
  • Market Plan Development and Training
  • Market Research

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling

Regulatory Compliance

  • Patent Information
  • Trademark and Copyright Information

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • HUBZone Certification

Space

  • Lease Review Assistance

Technical Assistance

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

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
  • Trade Education and Training

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events

Marketing and Sales

  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Forming a Business
  • Startup Business Advising
  • Startup Classes

Training

  • International Trade Education and Training

Business Planning

  • Identification and Research of Foreign Markets

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business

Disaster/COVID-19 Relief

  • COVID-19 Relief
  • Disaster Relief

Capital & Financial Resources

  • Angel Debt/Equity
  • Commercialization Grants
  • Crowdfunding
  • Debt Equity
  • Disaster Loan Assistance
  • Government Funding
  • Loans
  • Microloans
  • New Market Tax Credits
  • Opportunity Zone Funding
  • Public Equity Markets – IPO
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Research & Development Grants
  • Revenue Based Financing (i.e. Factoring)
  • SBA Backed Loans
  • Seed Debt/Equity
  • Trade Show Financial Assistance
Primary Contact
Kat Rutledge
Address
803 Main Street Suite 200
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Phone
(541) 205-5404