Whether your business is just getting started or could benefit from some training or expertise in a particular area, there are dozens of business services in Central Oregon dedicated to helping companies reach their full potential.
Advertising Federation of Central Oregon
AdFed is an inspirational resource for anyone who wants to strengthen their business via marketing, advertising, public relations and social media. Members include business owners, non profits, graphic designers, web developers and social media experts – anyone who needs to be kept informed of the latest trends in advertising, marketing and government. They offer networking and educational opportunities, and different membership tiers for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations, as well as discounts for individuals and small businesses.
Bend Downtown Association
If your business is looking to open a storefront in Bend, consider getting in touch with the Bend Downtown Association. Downtown Bend has become a hotspot for small businesses, and the Bend Downtown Association is there to assist businesses throughout their venture. From startup assistance to community beautification projects, this organization helps keep Downtown’s close-knit, independent business atmosphere thriving.
Central Oregon Community College
One of Central Oregon’s biggest – and still growing – resources for businesses of all types and sizes is Central Oregon Community College. COCC offers both credit and non-credit training in important business skills from management to computer use and a variety of popular certificate programs. Many courses can also be taken online. COCC’s Manufacturing & Applied Technology Center gives special attention to training Central Oregon’s manufacturing workforce.
Centre for Entrepreneurship Excellence & Economic Development
A new department at COCC, the Center for Entrepreneurship Excellence & Economic Development, is currently being rolled out to offer courses in fundamental business disciplines with a strong focus on new venture creation and entrepreneurial management– an invaluable program for local business owners and the future economic prosperity of Central Oregon.
As your business grows, Worksource Bend is there to connect you with the resources you need to succeed and assist you in your search for the perfect employees. The service is free of charge to any business that pays state employer taxes and pulls from a diverse collection of workers.
Bend Business Support Organization Summit
A comprehensive list of the local resources you can tap into can be found in the Bend Business Support Organization Summit PDF. Whatever your business, you can rest assured there is a strong support network to tap into in Central Oregon.