Best Small Business Resources in the Medford Area

Starting a business is a life-changing experience. Oregon has dozens of great resources to help entrepreneurs get started. Our team researched and vetted organizations in the Medford area and compiled our list of recommended resources in this article.

You can also read our guide to starting a business in Oregon.

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Southern Oregon University SBDC

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Financial

Offers Free Service

Description

The greatest strength of the SBDC is their free, confidential, 1-on-1 business mentoring for anyone who seeks it. Sometimes in order to be considered for mentoring from one of their professional business advisors, you may have to attend a class/workshop or at least present your business plan. SBDC's are located all throughout the state and you should use the SBDC closest to your location if possible, but you can often transfer to a different location if they do not fit your needs.


Jackson County Public Library

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Research

Description

The public library is a great resource for databases, books, and articles helpful to new entrepreneurs. If you need help navigating the resources, you can schedule an appointment with a librarian who will walk you through them. 

Restrictions

Library card required for most services. 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

205 S Central Ave.
Medford, OR 97501
541-774-8679
infolib@jcls.org

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MON: 10 am - 7 pm

TUE: 10 am - 7 pm

WED: 10 am - 7 pm

FRI: 12 - 4 pm

SAT: 11 am - 4 pm

SUN: 12 pm - 4 pm


Medford SCORE

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Business Planning
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Networking

Offers Free Service

Description

SCORE (Service Corp of Retired Executives) is a leading, nation-wide organization that has assisted millions of entrepreneurs over its 50+ years of operation. SCORE is a resource partner of the SBA that offers access to a network of experienced business leaders who donate time to mentor entrepreneurs and small business owners. They also host free or inexpensive workshops online and at 300 local chapters around the United States. Mentoring can be conducted either in person or remotely and is always free and confidential, no matter how often you take advantage of this service.


Rogue Coworks

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Coworking
  • Networking

Description

This is a coworking space with basic office amenities, a restaurant, and even a spa. Rogue Coworking is good for both entrepreneurs who want a place to work either long term or short term in a prime part of the city. 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

64 N Pioneer St.
Ashland, OR 97520
541-941-3252

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MON - FRI: 9 am - 5 pm