SBDC helps startup take flight

The RCC Small Business Development Center has helped grow many successful businesses. Here is just one example. Seth Benham was a senior in high school when he launched Novum Visuals (www.novumvisuals.com), a design and media company. Located in historic downtown Grants Pass, Novum Visuals produces marketing and advertising content for local companies and helps them to develop social media marketing campaigns. The media company also...
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Making a Stronger Community with the Rogue Innovation Hub

Rogue Community College is working with the City of Grants Pass and community partners to develop an innovation hub/makerspace in Grants Pass. What are makerspaces and innovation hubs? In general, they are places where people get together to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover things collaboratively, using a variety of tools and materials. They take many forms and can focus on anything from computer programming...
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Entrepreneurs Commercial Cookspace (ECC)

The Entrepreneurs Commercial Cookspace (ECC) is a fully equipped, modern and professional kitchen at RCC that provides future business owners like Gabby Taylor, owner of Organic Harvest, a place to develop and operate a successful business within the food industry. ECC strives to provide support for the community’s entrepreneurs by assisting individuals develop, launch and grow their food business. ECC understands the difficulties that are...
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the haul restauraunt, a SBDC success story

Startups Successful with RCC Small Business Development Center

The Haul has become a great place to grab a bite and a brew in downtown Grants Pass. The restaurant has operated out of 121 S.W. H St for almost two years now.  It’s the result of a collaboration between three Applegate residents—Jon Conner of Conner Fields Brewing and Fulcrum Dining caterers Chad Hahn and partner, Gabriella Rysula,—who met through local farmer’s markets and became...
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avista program success stories of student entrepreneurs

Avista, A Hands-on Program with Unlimited Futures

What can the Avista Center for Entrepreneurship do for your business dreams? Here are three graduates and their businesses. Kimberly R. Chaplin—Creative Insurance Options After 26 years working at all different levels of the financial and insurance industry with frequent travel, Kimberly decided to stay local and spend more time with her family.  With the help of the Avista Center for Entrepreneurship she planned, developed,...
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avista center for entrepreneurship

Avista Center Helps Entrepreneurs Succeed

Do you have a “can’t miss” business idea?  Is it time to turn that dream into reality?  Do it right with help from the Avista Center for Entrepreneurship. Sponsored by Avista Utilities, the program objective is to provide students with more than just a course in entrepreneurship. Participants learn skills that can be applied to business ideas and concepts throughout their lives and careers whether...
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Kevin and Helen Gill own Clouser Drilling and pose in front of one of their drilling rigs

SBDC helps drilling company weather recession

The economic crash of the past decade forced at least one Grants Pass business to build new skills and sharpen it’s business focus – aided by the RCC Small Business Development Center. “The recession helped us get better,” says Kevin Gill, who with his wife, Helen, owns Clouser Drilling, Inc., in Grants Pass. “Our industry was affected right at the beginning of the recession. Phones...
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