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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.


Business Planning

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

Buying or Selling a Business

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

Disaster/COVID-19 Relief

  • COVID-19 Relief
  • Disaster Relief

Economic and Site Development

  • Lease Review

Events and Community Building

  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Angel Investment
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Crowdfunding
  • Debt Funding
  • Disaster Loan Assistance
  • Equity Funding
  • Government Funding
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Loans
  • Microloans
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Revenue Based Financing (i.e. factoring)
  • Tax Credits
  • Technology Grants
  • Trade Show Financial Assistance
  • Venture Capital

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

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

Import and Export Assistance

  • Certification and Licensing
  • Financial Assistance for Exporting Activities
  • Identification/Research of Foreign Markets
  • 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


  • One-on-One Counseling

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


  • Lease Review 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

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


  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Human Resources Training
  • International Trade Education and Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Startup Classes
  • Trade Education and Training
Primary ContactKat Rutledge
Address803 Main Street Suite 200
Klamath Falls, OR 97601
Phone(541) 205-5404