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!


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

Business Planning

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

Buying or Selling a Business

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

Capital & Financial Resources

  • Government Funding
  • Disaster Loan Assistance
  • Loans
  • Crowdfunding
  • 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
  • Commercialization Grants
  • Angel Debt/Equity
  • Debt Equity
  • Trade Show Financial Assistance

Disaster/COVID-19 Relief

  • Disaster Relief
  • COVID-19 Relief

Economic and Site Development

  • Lease Review

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

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

Import and Export Assistance

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

Libraries and Research

  • Demographic/Census Data
  • Business Research Resources

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Manufacturing, High Tech, Life Sciences Development

  • Commercialization

Marketing and Sales

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


  • One-on-One Counseling

Regulatory Compliance

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

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

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


  • Lease Review Assistance

Starting a Business

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

Technical Assistance

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


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