From our eXtension community, Entrepreneurs and Their Communities, welcome to Small Business Week+. Extension supports small businesses and their development as a part of our land grant mission. For the next several days, we are going to highlight small businesses around that country that have been our partners.
Guest Blogger: Jeff Sherman, Agriculture and Natural Resources Instructor, Eastern Oregon University
Below are links to a business, More than a Cracker, that Oregon State University Extension helped propel through Extension’s Open Campus program. Partnered with the Food Innovation Center, food entrepreneurs were given tools to network with other foodies and begin to grow their businesses.
Now Skelton is giving back to the program. “Skelton’s success caught the eye of Oregon State University’s Oregon Open Campus program. Staff asked her to be a guest speaker at one of the program’s Recipe to Market classes at Tillamook Bay Community College. Since then, “I’ve done a couple of classes on how to start up a business with very little capital, my start-up experience and how to keep it fun,” she said.”