Small Business Development Center
At Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry
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Current Classes and Events



11/9 Start-Up Orientation: So, you want to start a business?, No Cost (details)

11/16 Financing Your Business Future – McMinnville, $20 (details)

11/17 Start Smart, $25 (details)



12/1 Start-Up Orientation: So, you want to start a business?, No Cost (details)

12/2 and 12/3 Construction Contractor Training, $355 (details)


Ready to sign up? Call us at 503.399.5088 to register for any class. On weekends and after 5 pm, leave us your name, number, and email address and we’ll be sure to get back to you.

All classes are held at the Center for Business and Industry (corner of High and Union) 626 High Street NE (2nd floor), Salem unless otherwise noted.


Ongoing Programs and Business Resources

Business Advising – come and see one of our knowledgeable advisors, free of charge!

EDGE Business Accelerator – a supportive home for ten young businesses.

Entrepreneurship Classes Online - college credit for planning your business.

MERIT – have a business idea and don’t know where to start? Start here.

Small Business Management (SBM) Program – If you are an established small business looking to experience increased efficiency, profitability, and support through interactive learning sessions and monthly one-on-one business coaching tailored to your individual needs, the Small Business Management (SBM) program could be right for you. SBM is ideal for small business owners (1-50 employees) who have been in business 2-35+ years. Service, retail, contractors, professionals, and manufacturing businesses throughout the Willamette Valley have all benefited from the SBM program and you can too! See what other business owners are saying.

Opportunity Knocks – business support from business owners.

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