Success Stories and Resources

Success Stories

“I was able to develop a business plan and receive useful, regular feedback on my planning process. This created accountability and structure in my entrepreneurial experience. Encouragement from classmates and teachers, and access to resources such as mentors and local valuable contacts were very helpful.”
~Dan Coyle, Concept Company Winner? - 2012 Willamette Angel Conference
“The MicroBusiness Classes were invaluable in motivating me to keep going. Not just the content of the class (which was amazing!), but also the ability to interact with other nascent business owners, brainstorming and encouraging one another. I am STILL using the materials provided by the class as a guide for my business. I appreciated the class as an arena for local business owners to come and share their experiences and offer their help.”
~Brenda Hibbs, Internet Retailer
“The one-on-one sessions were a great asset to my business!”
~Valley Catering
“Great (Small Business Management) program! It was very beneficial. Time well spent for any small business!”
~Hart’s Nursery


Biz Center

Oregon Business Xpress

Business Oregon

Business Plan Pro – Sample Business Plans

Wall Street Journal Start Up Cost Calculator

ASBDC Resources for Small Business

INC Magazine

Albany Chamber of Commerce

Corvallis Chamber of Commerce

Corvallis Benton County Economic Development

Lebanon Chamber of Commerce

Philomath Chamber of Commerce


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U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions 
or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) 
and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.