Extension Partners with Small Business – Oregon

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

more than a cracker 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.

http://www.crbizjournal.com/new_business_features/article_0b3532ae-f8df-11e1-9948-001a4bcf887a.html

http://morethanacracker.com/more-than-a-cracker-story/

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.”

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About gmuske

Glenn Muske believes in rural, small businesses as the cornerstone of a strong economy. His current efforts, as his own boss, focuses on helping those business owner achieving success. Previously, he did this for North Dakota State University Extension Service and Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.

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