Best Small Business Resources in the Pendleton 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 Pendleton 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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HatchLab

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Business Planning
  • Coworking
  • Networking

Accepts Walks In

Description

HatchLab is an accelerator and coworking space. They host events and workshops at discounted rates for members of their coworking space, though the events are open to anyone. They also offer courses on financial planning, marketing, and other business subjects relevant to entrepreneurs. 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

2019 A Main St.
Baker City, OR 97814
541-519-5377
bryan@hatchthefuture.org

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MON - FRI: 10 am - 3 pm

 


Blue Mountain Community College 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.


Pendleton Public Library

Here are the Principle Service Areas:

  • Mentoring
  • Research

Offers Free Service

Accepts Walks In

Description

The public library has an array of databases geared towards small business owners. If you need extra help navigating resources, whether it be the databases, books, or articles, you can schedule a meeting with a librarian. 

Restrictions

Library card required for most services.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

502 SW Dorion Ave.
Pendleton, OR 97801
541-966-0380
Mary.Finney@ci.pendleton.or.us

HOURS OF OPERATION:

MON - THU: 10 am - 8 pm
FRI - SAT: 10 am - 5 pm


Pendleton 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.