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American Wrencher Garage
Owner: Duane Barkley
For many years, Duane Barkley dreamed of running his own garage. The dream became a reality in November of 2022.
Duane had extensive experience in auto repair, but he had never owned his own business. He started out by doing extensive research to prepare for being a business owner. Most importantly, he had passion, and a clear vision, which was to repair vehicles quickly, accurately and honestly affording customers the ability to make choices that work for their budget by providing professional, expert advice.
In June 2022, he contacted the SOU SBDC for assistance in developing a business plan and to discuss....
Read the full success story HERE
The Travails of Young Businesses
In this article from Marshall Doak, SOU SBDC Director, you will learn the various ways businesses that will survive in the future prepare in advance.

Call us for an advising session 541-552-8300.
If you have been thinking about starting a business, you will want to attend our interactive Zoom class:
Register HERE for the March 7, 10:00am class - Fee $20.00
Register HERE for the April 7, 3:00pm class - Fee $20.00
Once you register for the class you will be emailed the payment link and link to join the class.
Our Small Business Management 9-month program is a combination of in-class participation and customized advising solutions to uniquely improve your results in all areas of your business. If you want to make your business more successful, request an application to the program for yourself and lead management HERE. Space is limited.
Click HERE to register for the English training.
Click HERE to register for the Spanish training.
April 20 (in-person workshop): The Power of Mindset: Effectively Resolving Conflicts Through Mindfulness
May 10 (virtual workshop):Creating High Performing Teams

Go to sou.edu/professional for more information.
Please contact Stacey at professional@sou.edu or 541-552-8118 for more details. 
Connect With Your Local Chamber of Commerce Today!
Your Membership Pays Big Dividends!
The SOU Small Business Development Center is located at the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett Street (between Central and Riverside off 8th Street), in Medford. We offer local business advising for every stage of your business: from idea, to launch, to expansion--even help guide you through an exit or succession plan. Call for an appointment today: (541) 552-8300.
Higher Education Center
101 S. Bartlett St
Medford, OR 97504
Oregon Small Business Development Centers are funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, and by the Oregon Business Development Department.
SOU Small Business Development Center | 101 S. Bartlett StreetRoom 130Medford, OR 97501

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