The Linn-Benton MicroBusiness Program is a dynamic series of classes aimed at helping people who are thinking of starting or expanding a small business.  Completing the course will give you a good idea whether your business idea will fly and how to go about getting started.

The next series of classes will begin January 10, 2012.

Explore & Commit offers (11) sessions of small business training workshops, counseling and technical assistance, advice on accessing capital and networking opportunities.

Introduction Sessions are scheduled for

  • Tuesday, January 3rd, 6:00-8:00 pm, Albany campus, Room CC213.
  • Wednesday, January 4th, 6:00-8:00 pm, Corvallis, Location & Room TBD.

Class sessions begin January 10th in Corvallis – Room TBD.
Cost $349 with partial scholarships available based on income.

Before you leap into action and spend your savings starting a business, here is an opportunity to test your theory and see if it has a chance of succeeding.

To register or ask questions call 541-917-4974.

Note: You must attend an orientation to attend the class.

Launch Your Business is aimed at existing businesses that want to grow or expand. This nine-month instructor-led peer support group meets once a month for timely help with typical challenges faced by first-time entrepreneurs.  Topics include: market niche, customer base, hiring & managing employees, using technology in your business etc.  Included at no extra cost is two hours per month of confidential, one-on-one business advising!

Classes begin Monday, January 23, 2012 and generally meet the third Monday of each month except holidays.  Cost $299 with partial scholarships available.  Room CC213, 6:30pm-8:30pm.

To register or ask questions call 541-917-4923

Veteran’s Small Business Management Program

Based on the highly successful Small Business Management Program but tailored to the specific needs of Veteran Entrepreneurs.  Nine valuable classroom sessions and monthly personal advising meetings to work on individual business needs.

Contact to for more information or to register: 541-917-4923