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Expanded SCORE Advising Hours at the Business Enterprise Center

The Business Enterprise Center (BEC) is excited to welcome SCORE advisors for on-site office hours.  A SCORE qualified consultant will be available on Tuesday’s 1-4 pm at the BEC’s conference room.  The service is FREE.

SCORE advisors from the Salem chapter will answer questions about starting and growing a business.  Their broad expertise comes from many business backgrounds and years of experience.  Free access is now available here in Benton County at the BEC.

Founded in 1964, SCORE is headquartered in Herndon, VA and has 364 chapters throughout the United States and its territories, with over 13,001 volunteers nationwide.  SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty years.

Office Space for Rent
The Business Enterprise Center (BEC) currently has an officespace for rent at its convenient downtown location. Spaces are sized to suit 1-3 people starting at $200, available on a month-to-month basis. Rent includes utilities, wi-fi, 24/7 access, and access to BEC advising and support services. Send inquiries to thebec@thebec.com or visit us downtown Corvallis at 460 SW Madison Ave.

 

The Business Enterprise Center (BEC) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit business accelerator where you can hatch an idea or launch a start-up in a supportive entrepreneurial environment. The BEC supports the development of early-stage companies during the start-up period when they are most vulnerable.

Our goal is to strengthen our local economy by nurturing successful firms so that they become financially viable and free standing, with the potential to create jobs, commercialize new technologies, and contribute to our local economy. We are proud of our results:

• The BEC has supported over 160 businesses.
• Three out of four BEC Clients have “graduated” and moved to their own facilities.
• Over the past two decades, BEC graduates have a 76% success rate.
• See an example of one graduate company’s results.

Start off on the right foot, step into a new adventure with the BEC.  Our focus is on YOU and we want you to succeed!

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