Events/Workshops

 
  
    

Online

On Demand, available until June 14
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Learn the basics of opening a small business in the State of Oregon. How to register your business name, open a business bank account and obtain a tax ID number for your business.
Location: Online
Fee: $ 10.00
On Demand, available until June 14
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Participe en este seminario (Webinar)por Internet desde su casa o negocio. Descripción: Aprenda los aspectos básicos de cómo iniciar un negocio en el estado de Oregon. Esta presentación cubre los siguientes temas: Cómo Registrar su Negocio, Recursos para los Pequeños Negocios, Acceso a Capital, Cómo Abrir una Cuenta Bancaria para su Negocio, Organizaciones y Programas de Apoyo para Pequeños Negocios.
Speaker: Antonio Paez
Location: Online
Fee: $ 10.00
On Demand, available until June 14
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This online program is a must if you are opening a new business or have a business idea. Work with individual business counselors during the process of opening your business and get your questions answered. Topics to be covered in this program are: • Business plan outline. • Forms of doing business. • Products/services description. • Promoting your business. • Start-up expenses. • Financial statements. • Financing the business.
Location: Online
Fee: $ 95.00
On Demand, available until June 14
Topic: Business Basics
Session 1: Arrive with an Idea, Leave with an Outline You'll learn all of the key aspects of a business plan: how to describe your company, the problem you solve and the solution you bring, the types of potential customers you intend to focus on and the group that represents your primary market, who your competition is, what goes into your financial projections, how to set milestones and how to build a management team. Session 2: Building the Business Plan A hands-on session using LivePlan to begin building a detailed business plan and projecting financials one to three years out. You'll get complementary online access to LivePlan for 6 months. Session 3: Adding the Financial Projections & Marketing Spreadsheet Final assembly of a business plan including financial projections. You'll also build a pitch that you can use to sell your idea to potential investors, associates or employees. Your instructor/advisor will be able to review your plan and meet with you for counseling online. Individual business counseling available free of charge to participants in this training.
Speaker: Joe King, Business Advisor Joe has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management and an MBA. He has been teaching Business at MHCC nine years. He has been in the mortgage business for 20 years and owned his own mortgage company for five years. Joe has operated and sold two vending machine companies — with approximately 1,400 machines total. He also owned a cleaning company. Joe is working with startups and existing businesses at the Small Business Development Center as a business adviser and instructor.
Location: Online
Fee: $ 55.00
On Demand, available until June 14
Topic: Financing
Attend this On demand seminar and get the answers to these questions: •What is the current access to capital? •What are some sources of capital? •What banks are lending? •What are lenders really looking for? •What are the steps to getting a loan? •Am I bankable? What do I need to know? •What if I'm not bankable? How can I become bankable? •What if I get denied?
Location: Online
Fee: $ 10.00
On Demand, available until June 14
Topic: Managing Employees
Look at how to attract and hire quality employees. How to begin the Employee/Employer relationship off on the right foot Including proper job postings, applications, job descriptions and hiring paperwork. Learn about the differences between an Employee and Independent Contractor.
Location: Online
Fee: $ 10.00
On Demand, available until June 14
Topic: Government Contracting
Small businesses face challenges when trying to win federal, state and local government contracts. The Small Business Administration can help small businesses work through these challenges. This class provides an in-depth approach to discovering and seeking contract opportunities as well as the marketing tools that may assist in selling your product or service to the government. For more information, click on workshop title.
Location: Online
Fee: $ 10.00
On Demand, available until June 14
Topic: Business Basics
Have an expert Web Designer guide you through the steps of creating a website for your business. Through six online classes and individual mentor sessions, WebMentor will guide you through the process of creating an effective professional business website: Session 1: How to plan for your website Session 2: Competitive analysis Session 3: 10 essential pages Session 4: Keywords and copy writing Session 5: Marketing with social media Session 6: Analyzing your traffic
Speaker: Guy Edwards, Business Advisor Guy Edwards specializes in social media marketing and search engine optimization. No matter how crowded the internet gets he helps client’s websites get found. After attending the Art Institute of Chicago he went to work with large publications to help them transition from print publication to online subscriptions. He has pioneered e-commerce for businesses and distance learning courses for major universities. After a write up in The Wall Street Journal Guy worked with several advertising agencies in Portland. Guy now owns Brainjar Media, a company that develops and markets websites for a wide range of organizations including corporations, small-businesses and non-profits. Brainjar’s most notable clients are Animal Planet, Intel, Pendleton Woolen Mills, Willamette Egg Farms and most recently Yoshida’s Sand in the City.
Location: Online
Fee: $ 195.00
On Demand, available until June 14
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This class will address basic questions regarding business personal property, commercial general liability, bonds, and workers compensation insurance.
Speaker: Lori Stegmann, Stegmann Insurance Agency.
Location: Online
Fee: $ 10.00

Thursday, May 01, 2014 , 2 sessions ending Friday, May 02
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Food Product and Process Workshop Location: OSU Extension Service, 2600 East Street, Baker City, OR 97814 Day/Time: The workshop will run from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 1st and from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, May 2nd. Workshop Highlights Include: Food Vocabulary A to Z Market Niches overview Processing options: Commercial kitchen, shared use kitchen, co-packer How to price products to be sustainable and profitable Packaging and labeling Shelf-life and food safety Regulations and laws Liability insurance Preparing to sell to buyers Economic and market research, marketing strategies, PR, social media. Next steps: Available options for more in-depth training and assistance. Bring a question to address to the group or bring a sample of your product if you'd like to talk about your culinary concept or packaging.
Speaker: Presented by Sarah Masoni, Product and Process Development Manager, Oregon State University Food Innovation Center Trade Development Manager
Location:
Fee: $ 110.00

Bizcenter Online Learning

On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Start-up Assistance
In this course, Tim Berry, business-planning expert and course creator, talks about his own history as a small-business owner, and provides examples and feedback on common questions for new business startups. This course consists of 4 modules, approximately 3 hours to complete.
Speaker: Tim Berry
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Marketing and Sales
In this course you will learn, what a “target market” is and what it means for your business what is it that makes your customers buy from you how is marketing different from sales how do you create a “brand” for your product or service. It also covers what to think about when developing a website for your business. This course consists of 4 modules, approximately 3 hours to complete.
Speaker: Tim Berry
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
In this course you will learn the difference between "startup" and "ongoing" expenses, how expenses vs. assets are treated for tax purposes, how to create a sales forecast for your business, how to create an expense budget for your business and the important difference between profits and cash. This course consists of 5 modules and should take approximately 3 hours to complete.
Speaker: Tim Berry
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Financing
In this course you will learn about different methods to finance a new business, how to build your management team and how to hire employees, the differences between a business "pitch" and a business "plan", and how to create and use Plan vs. Actual forecasts for your business. This course consists of 4 modules and take approximately 3 hours to complete.
Speaker: Tim Berry
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This introductory course walks you through the steps to create a Facebook page and a Twitter account. This course consists of two sections, Facebook and Twitter. Facebook section contains the following topics; Create a Facebook fan page, Editing pages, Cover photos & profile pics, Types of posts, Pinning & highlighting posts, Building a fan base, and Promoting your page. The Twitter section contains the following topics; Intro to Twitter, Setting-up your profile, How to communicate, Following & creating lists, Trending topics and Conclusion. You will have access to the instructor and each lesson has handouts you can download. The instructor will also review your completed Facebook fan page and Twitter account. These modules are short from 5 to 20 minutes each. The total video time is just over two hours.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 25.00
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Marketing and Sales
There are over one billion people on Facebook. Learn how to reach the right audience for your business and turn them into customers. This recorded workshop will introduce you to social networking fundamentals such as Facebook fan pages. We will build a fan page, discuss page setting, upload cover and profile photos, discuss basic posts on the page and how to build an audience for your page. This course is a little over 1 hour of viewing time.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 25.00
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Marketing and Sales
A social network is critical to the success of your business. The marketing of your business is a dynamic and ever-changing challenge. This recorded workshop will introduce you to creating a Twitter account for your business. Sessions include: why Twitter, understanding the basic layout, how to follow people and who to follow, setting up your Twitter profile, understanding hashtags, understanding trending topics, and how to communicate on Twitter. This course is just under 1 hour of viewing time.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 25.00
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Managing a Business
If you work as a solo, encore, or creative entrepreneur—author, web designer, financial planner—YOU are the business. That’s why traditional business advice—built around managing employees and losing touch with your creative passion—won’t work for you. This online workshop has audio guidance, valuable content, tips and activities to help you successfully "be the business." If you have been struggling with how much to charge, or who to sell to, or how to find enough time, there are activities to get you straight. We even help you fire clients who just aren't worth your precious time. And we built this new business advice around stories from people who did what you want to do—just to show that whether you take photographs, or do books, your creative passion can make you Better, Smarter and Richer. The price includes a downloadable work and the course is 7 modules, each module 1 hour in length.
Speaker: Jackie B. Peterson
Fee: $ 150.00
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This course covers the basics of the many Google products including Documents, Google Chrome, Calendar, Gmail, and how to search Google images and shopping products. These products can be helpful to small businesses as there is never a need for software updates because Google Products are free. When working with Google Documents, your information is available from any computer with Internet access and on your mobile phone. These products can be helpful in moving your business to a mobile platform. Such things as invoicing clients in the field, providing clients with estimates on site, making appointments, sharing your schedule with key people, and having access to important documents anywhere and anytime are among the advantages of using Google products. This course is just short of 2 hours of viewing time.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 25.00
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This course will introduce you to creating Facebook fan pages. This course is 9 minutes long.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 , 1 sessions ending Thursday, December 31
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This course will introduce you to editing Facebook fan pages. This section covers the settings that control the function of the business page. This course is 15 minutes long.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 9.95
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This course will cover adding Profile and Cover photos, and will cover the rules and best practices on these photos. This course is 12 minutes long.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 9.95
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This course will introduce you to the different types of Facebook postings, and covers many different kinds of posts, offers and much more. This course is 18 minutes long.
Speaker: Misty Lanbrecht
Fee: $ 9.95
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This course will introduce you to important posts on your page, including how to highlight posts and "pin to the top" important posts. This course is 7 minutes long.
Speaker: Mitsy Lambrecht
Fee: $ 9.95
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This course will introduce you to social networking fundamentals such building your Facebook fan base, including offering suggestions on building your fan base and increasing your engagement on your business page. This course is 10 minutes long.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 9.95
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This course will show you different ways to promote your Facebook page on your website and other places outside of Facebook. This course is 11 minutes long.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 9.95
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Marketing and Sales
In this course, instructor Misty Lambrecht introduces the concepts behind Twitter and how it can be used for small businesses. This course is 10 minutes long.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This course discusses how to set up your Twitter profile. This course is 6 minutes long
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 9.95
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This course explains how to communicate using your Twitter account. This course is 14 minutes long.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 9.95
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This course covers how to follow people using Twitter, including how to create lists to organize the Twitter accounts you are following, and who to follow. This course is 12 minutes long.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 9.95
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This course covers trending topics. This course is 5 minutes long.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 9.95
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Technology
Do you want to find out how the search engines rank your website? How does Google view your site? This course covers how to do keyword research with Google Keyword tools. Understand how these keywords added to your site can improve your site ranking and searchability. Discover how you can get better search engine results for the search terms that matter most to your business. This class covers Google Analytics and how to measure sales and conversions. It will help you understand how visitors use your site, how they arrived on your site, and how to keep them coming back. This course is just over one hour in viewing time.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 25.00
On Demand, available until January 31
Topic: Technology
This course covers the basics of using WordPress. Start a blog or build a full-fledged website, build a great site, and share your work with the world by connecting your page to social media. Drag and drop multiple images into a page, use templates for easy page creation, and optimize your page for search engines. This course is just over one hour in viewing time.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Start-up Assistance
In this course, Tim Berry, business-planning expert and course creator, talks about his own history as a small-business owner, and provides examples and feedback on common questions for new business startups. This course consists of 4 modules, approximately 3 hours to complete.
Speaker: Tim Berry
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Marketing and Sales
In this course you will learn about that Ladder of Engagement and how to effectively draw people to your small business website, learn to develop emails and how to use them to drive more customers to your website, write content that will get customers to click “buy” and learn about social proof and key tactics in developing online credibility. The viewing length of this course is about 1 hour.
Speaker: Mazarine Treyz
Fee: $ 25.00
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Marketing and Sales
In this module you will learn about that Ladder of Engagement and how to effectively draw people to your small business website. The viewing length of this module is about 1/4 hour.
Speaker: Mazarine Treyz
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Customer Relations
In this module, you will learn the background and benefits of Customer Relationship Management and its application to your business. You will be able to compare the difference between hosted and on-site systems, and understand the experiences of customers and companies both with and without CRM. You will learn three key groups of CRM elements and the proven benefits of implementing and using CRM. The viewing length of this module is about 1/2 hour.
Speaker: Art Hill
Fee: $ 25.00
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Customer Relations
In this second module on Customer Relationship Management, you will learn how to implement CRM in your business. We'll compare screens of three popular CRM software systems priced for small business and hosted by their publishers as cloud applications. You’ll discover the four elements crucial to implementing CRM successfully: people, process, software, and information. Overlook any one of the four, and the others aren't enough to get you to your profitability goals. Viewing length of this module is about 1/2 hour.
Speaker: Art Hill
Fee: $ 25.00
Saturday, December 14, 2013 , 1 sessions ending Thursday, December 31
Topic: Managing a Business
In this course, we will review the core foundations of successfully operating a retail business. The topics include customer service techniques, store set-up and presentation, merchandise selection, buying and pricing, marketing, human resources/training, and financial elements. The course is designed for both start-up and existing businesses, can be customized to fit any size and type of retail business, and can be easily integrated into your strategic plan, staff and management training. The viewing length of the course is around 50 minutes.
Speaker: Kevin Leahy
Fee: $ 25.00
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Technology
This course covers the basics of using WordPress. Start a blog or build a full-fledged website, build a great site, and share your work with the world by connecting your page to social media. Drag and drop multiple images into a page, use templates for easy page creation, and optimize your page for search engines. This course is just over one hour in viewing time.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 25.00
Friday, January 31, 2014 , 1 sessions ending Thursday, December 31
Topic: Technology
Do you want to find out how the search engines rank your website? How does Google view your site? This course covers how to do keyword research with Google Keyword tools. Understand how these keywords added to your site can improve your site ranking and searchability. Discover how you can get better search engine results for the search terms that matter most to your business. This class covers Google Analytics and how to measure sales and conversions. It will help you understand how visitors use your site, how they arrived on your site, and how to keep them coming back. This course is just over one hour in viewing time.
Fee: $ 25.00

Central Oregon Community College SBDC

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Thinking about owning a franchise? Learn if franchise ownership is right for you. This free class will help you make the best decisions to ensure your success. If business ownership is a dream of yours, narrow down the many possibilities to a handful that might be just right for you. Free class - preregistration required.
Speaker: Mike Sipe
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Wednesday, May 28
Topic: Business Basics
Are you about to or did you just recently open the doors to your own company? Avoid costly mistakes and position yourself for success in this class covering essential details for anyone getting ready for business. Class combines four one-on-one daytime business advising sessions with three Wednesday evening workshop presentations (4/30, 5/14 & 5/28) plus peer support. Includes $20 workbook.
Speaker: Maureen Quinn
Fee: $ 119.00

Chemeketa Community College SBDC

Thursday, May 01, 2014 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM, 1 sessions ending Thursday, May 08
Topic: Not Set
Friday, May 02, 2014 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Saturday, May 03
Topic: Managing a Business
Speaker: Judy Beebe
Fee: $ 325.00

Clackamas Community College SBDC

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Topic: Business Basics
The workshop will feature experts on employment laws who will provide information and answer questions. Final paychecks, lawful deductions, and rest and meal period rules. The workshop will be held at the Harmony Campus, 7736 SE Harmony Rd., Milwaukie, OR 97222. OIT building (one story brick building), in room 191. For more information please call us at (503) 594-0738.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 2:00 PM to 4:50 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Find out how to set up your books right the first time, using QuickBooks Pro. [For more information, click on workshop title.] Students who took QuickBooks Pro Part I also signed up for QuickBooks Pro Part II and QuickBooks Payroll.
Speaker: Catherine Weesner
Fee: $ 199.00
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:00 PM to 8:50 PM, 5 sessions ending Wednesday, May 21
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Find out how to set up your books right the first time, using QuickBooks Pro. [For more information, click on workshop title.] Those who took QuickBooks Pro Part I also signed up for QuickBooks Pro Part II and QuickBooks Payroll.
Speaker: Catherine Weesner
Fee: $ 199.00
Saturday, April 26, 2014 9:00 AM to 3:50 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This is what we will be covering in Wordpress Web Design Part II: Plugins Theme Editing Backup and restoring Wordpress Search Tools Protecting from Malware For Wordpress Part II: You must have a Wordpress site that you will be able to make basic editing of content. You should bring the login, information for the site, domain and FTP password.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 69.00
Thursday, May 01, 2014 6:30 PM to 9:20 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Before you take the plunge, find out what it takes to start up and successfully operate your own business in Oregon. Assess whether business ownership is the right path for you. [For more information, click on workshop title.]
Speaker: Tom Wille

COCC Redmond North Campus

Thursday, April 24, 2014 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Do you have a great idea that you think could be a successful business, but just don't know how to get started? Cover the basics in this two-hour class and decide if running a business is for you.
Speaker: Maureen Quinn
Fee: $ 29.00
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
Class offered by the Government Contract Assistance Program (GCAP): Simplifying Government Procurement through the General Services Administration's (GSA) Federal Supply Schedules Program • What is the GSA schedules program objective and what specifically are GSA Schedules? • What types of products & services are procured via GSA contracts? • What is a GSA contract and how is it structured? • What are the GSA vendor’s potential benefits from participating in the GSA schedules program? • GSA and small business Free class; preregistration required; please call GCAP directly at 541-736-1088 or email info@gcap.org
Speaker: Steve Spilker of GCAP

LCC Small Business Development Center

Thursday, April 24, 2014 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Thursday, May 08
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
The reality is small businesses need to know something about accounting. Save money by better understanding your business finances and helping your tax preparer complete your tax return. Avoid the “shoebox” or “paper sack” filing systems. Learn how to make tax return preparation more efficient and less expensive for your small business. Provide timely information to your accountant, the government, and financial institutions. 43893 - 9 am-noon, Th, Apr 24-May 8, DCA 316 - Black (9 hrs $119)
Speaker: Lori Black
Fee: $ 119.00
Thursday, April 24, 2014 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Budding entrepreneurs searching for effective and low-cost or no-cost marketing ideas will find this workshop a powerful “thought starter” toward reaching your business’ real potential. Learn how to create high-impact and low-cost marketing strategies, attract new customers and “spread the word” on why prospects can rely on your product or service. Preregistration three business days ahead required. 6-7:30 pm - Plaisted (1.5 hrs no charge) 43873 - Th, Apr 24, DCA 312
Speaker: Frank Plaisted

Mt. Hood Community College SBDC

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
In this seminar you will learn how to protect your small business and deal with some of the legal issues involved when owning and running a business. You will discover how to avoid common mistakes that while dealing with contracts, hiring employees, the structure of your business. In addition, it covers different licensing requirements and regulations, as well as tax implications for you and your business. This seminar is offered in partnership with the law firm Young Twedt McRostie LLP.
Speaker: Jay McRostie, YoungTwedtMcRostie LLP
Fee: $ 10.00
Thursday, April 24, 2014 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This workshop will give you a solid foundation of Facebook features and how to integrate them effectively in your business. You will learn how to use Facebook successfully to reach out and interact with your friends and customers. You will need a personal Facebook account to create a page for your business. Go to Facebook.com to create a new account. Workshop Description: Learn key features of Facebook for your business. Manage you business contacts and keep them from seeing personal posts. Use the info tab to increase you business. Build your list of business fans strategically. Use your friends list to be more productive. Use you profile to promote your business effectively.
Speaker: Guy Edwards, Business Advisor Guy Edwards specializes in social media marketing and search engine optimization. No matter how crowded the internet gets he helps client’s websites get found. After attending the Art Institute of Chicago he went to work with large publications to help them transition from print publication to online subscriptions. He has pioneered e-commerce for businesses and distance learning courses for major universities. After a write up in The Wall Street Journal Guy worked with several advertising agencies in Portland. Guy now owns Brainjar Media, a company that develops and markets websites for a wide range of organizations including corporations, small-businesses and non-profits. Brainjar’s most notable clients are Animal Planet, Intel, Pendleton Woolen Mills, Willamette Egg Farms and most recently Yoshida’s Sand in the City.
Fee: $ 35.00
Monday, April 28, 2014 , 1 sessions ending Saturday, June 14
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Learn basic accounting practices used by professional bookkeepers and accountants. Become familiar with the tools to develop a bookkeeping systems that works for your business. Business advising available free of charge upon completion of the series.
Speaker: Terry Tipsord, Business Advisor A graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and later, western seminary, Terry began working in organization development nearly twenty years ago helping organizations develop training venues for leadership development. He started his own consulting business in 1998 leading small businesses and nonprofits through the process of redesigning their business procedures and systems to become more profitable. As director of an accounting training school in Portland, Terry helped individuals become full charge bookkeepers for small businesses and the self employed before incorporating his own bookkeeping business as Daybreak Business Development, Inc. in 2006. He currently works to promote financial responsibility and faithful stewardship among businesses and not-for-profits by helping them adhere to accepted principles of full charge bookkeeping.
Fee: $ 35.00

Oregon Coast Community College SBDC

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, 4 sessions ending Friday, May 02
Topic: Orientation
Presented in cooperation with Newport Rotary Club, this series is limited to 12 participants and features four sessions: - Resume Writing - Social Media for the Job Seeker - Dress for Success - Interview Session (held with panel at Columbia State Bank)
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 AM
Topic: Not Set
Fee: $ 30.00
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 AM
Topic: Not Set
Fee: $ 30.00
Thursday, April 24, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 AM
Topic: Technology
Yeah, I know I should do more with my business’ Facebook page, but who has the time?” We hear you. This new class, presented by Misty Lambrecht, the Oregon Coast SBDC’s lead technology instructor and one of the most heavily certified social media instructors in the Pacific Northwest, will teach you all about how to streamline your Social Media outreach, to lower your burden and raise your bottom line. While exploring and learning how to use Spundge, HootSuite and other tools, you’ll learn that Social Media Marketing needn’t be a full-time job.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 1:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 4 sessions ending Wednesday, May 21
Topic: Not Set
Profit Mastery is a course designed to explain business finance and make it fun. Who believes this? What’s amazing about this 16-hour course is that it actually does make business finance fun for two reasons: 1) It breaks it down into practical information you can put to use instantly, and it is explained in understandable terms for the typical small business owner, 2) It becomes really, really fun when you put what you learn to work and begin to see instant cash flow improvements in your business. This class is not about theory, it’s about making more money and saving more money by operating your business more efficiently. There is no “magic bullet” to improve your cash flow, what is magic are all the small ways your can make improvements here and there that do add up to a significant profit for you. This course was created by Steve LeFever and is taught nation-wide. This entrepreneur and retired banker has a unique perspective on financial analysis, business management, and practical business decisions. To learn more about the course go to: www.oregoncoastcc.org
Speaker: Ron Spisso
Fee: $ 395.00
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Good-old "low-tech" accounting! Learn some basic, fundamental accounting skills. This class will cover the basics, such as: setting up a general ledger and chart of accounts, accounts payable and receivable and record start-up costs. This class is a good refresher course. Please bring your calculator.
Speaker: Kathie Gordon-Brooks
Fee: $ 39.00
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 AM
Topic: Not Set
Fee: $ 30.00
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 AM
Topic: Not Set
Fee: $ 30.00
Thursday, May 01, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 AM
Topic: Technology
Yeah, I know I should do more with my business’ Facebook page, but who has the time?” We hear you. This new class, presented by Misty Lambrecht, the Oregon Coast SBDC’s lead technology instructor and one of the most heavily certified social media instructors in the Pacific Northwest, will teach you all about how to streamline your Social Media outreach, to lower your burden and raise your bottom line. While exploring and learning how to use Spundge, HootSuite and other tools, you’ll learn that Social Media Marketing needn’t be a full-time job.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht

Oregon Coast Community College SBDC Main Campus

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:00 PM to 9:00 AM
Topic: Technology
Are you looking for tips on how to use Pinterest strategically? Is your business benefiting from Pinterest? Pinterest is an effective tool for businesses of all sizes and sectors. Are you trying to figure out how to generate real business from Pinterest? As one of the fastest­-growing new social networks, Pinterest has already created massive amounts of traffic and sales for small businesses. In this class, we will reveal how to use this innovative tool to drive the right traffic to your Oregon Coast site and how to incorporate it into your overall social media marketing plan.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 30.00
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Profit Mastery is a course designed to explain business finance and make it fun. Who believes this? What’s amazing about this 16-hour course is that it actually does make business finance fun for two reasons: 1) It breaks it down into practical information you can put to use instantly, and it is explained in understandable terms for the typical small business owner, 2) It becomes really, really fun when you put what you learn to work and begin to see instant cash flow improvements in your business. This class is not about theory, it’s about making more money and saving more money by operating your business more efficiently. There is no “magic bullet” to improve your cash flow, what is magic are all the small ways your can make improvements here and there that do add up to a significant profit for you. This course was created by Steve LeFever and is taught nation-wide. This entrepreneur and retired banker has a unique perspective on financial analysis, business management, and practical business decisions. But, this course will be taught using 2-way interactive video by Ruthie Painter from Southern Oregon University. She will be teaching in a live classroom situation in Medford and at the same time interacting with participants in Newport through the use of our new LifeSize video conferencing equipment. She is a certified Profit Mastery instructor and has taught this course the past three years. To learn more about the course go to: www.oregoncoastcc.org
Speaker: Ron Spisso
Fee: $ 395.00

Portland Community College SBDC

Monday, April 21, 2014 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Orientation
Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation. For more information contact the SBDC at sbdc@pcc.edu or 971-722-5080
Thursday, May 01, 2014 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Orientation
Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation. Class will meet in the Student Commons Building Room 316 For more information contact the SBDC at sbdc@pcc.edu or 971-722-5080
Thursday, May 01, 2014 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Topic: Business Basics
A blended online and in class business planning series, designed to get your idea out of your head and onto paper to see if your idea is feasible and if it will work for your life. A new series starts each month at 3 locations. The self-paced, online portion of the DSS leads you through the information you need to decide, research, and determine in creating your business plan using the LivePlan platform. Once you've developed your draft plan, you meet one-on-one with your business advisor to work out a custom Action Plan for you and your business. In addition, you meet monthly at your campus for 5 months, for a two hour Peer Group session where you have the opportunity to come together to network and support each other's business journey. Your first session will be on campus for 1 hour, where you will get all the information you need to move forward and begin your business planning work. For more information contact the SBDC at sbdc@pcc.edu or 971-722-5080
Fee: $ 99.00
Thursday, May 01, 2014 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 4 sessions ending Thursday, May 22
Topic: Start-up Assistance
The EDS Program provides the new entrepreneur with the skills necessary to build a solid business foundation to launch their business idea into a successful start-up. EDS is designed specifically for anyone considering going into business and anyone who has recently launched their venture. Offered in a series of 5 modules, each focused on a set of skills and information essential to being successful in business, this educational program provides the entrepreneur with the flexibility to learn at a pace that fits their life. The 5 essential skill areas covered in the EDS Foundation series are: Business Owner Development, Business Planning, Finance, Marketing & Sales, and Business Operations. Each of the 5 modules is offered twice a year. Each class in the series meets on Thursdays from 6-8pm. A new module starts on the 1st Thursday of each month and runs for 4 weeks. The price of each 4-week module is $99. If you want a solid foundation under you before you start your business or while launching your venture, the Entrepreneur Development Series is essential to your success. Program runs Thursdays May 1 - 22, 2013 For more information contact the SBDC at sbdc@pcc.edu or 971-722-5080.
Fee: $ 99.00
Friday, May 02, 2014 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 5 sessions ending Friday, June 06
Topic: International Trade
Advance your career, change careers, or gain new knowledge in international trade - become a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP). The CGBP credential is highly respected and sought-after in the international trade industry. The CGBP designation is accredited by NASBITE and recognized by the US Department of Commerce. The PCC SBDC CGBP Exam Prep training is the only test prep course in the Northwest, and completion of the course is timed right before the scheduled testing window, maximizing benefit for the participant. - Fast paced. You will meet for 5 Friday's starting May 2, 2014 from 10am to 4pm. - Prepare for the exam. You will learn the 4 key areas of international trade covered in the test: Global Management, Global Marketing, Global Supply Chain, and Trade Finance. All sessions are taught by Certified Global Business Professionals. - Practice the test. In the last session you will take a practice exam to see what areas you might to study more before sitting for the exam. (Deadline to register for the June exam is May 4th.) To register or to learn more about the program, visit bit.ly/CGBPprep (case sensitive) Or contact the PCC Small Business Development Center directly at sbdc@pcc.edu or 971-722-5080
Fee: $ 499.00

Portland Community College SBDC-Willow Creek Center

Monday, April 21, 2014 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, 10 sessions ending Monday, January 19
Topic: Managing a Business
This program is designed for the retailer who has been in business at least a year, finds themselves working harder than ever and not getting ahead the way they want by now. The program provides both classroom/peer support and one-on-one counseling customized to your specific business situation and needs. The retail industry is undergoing dramatic changes as a result of the double whammy of the internet and "great recession". Retail has not recovered as well as we hoped it would by now. However, there are some things you can do and skills you can gain that can help you adapt to and succeed in the new reality of retail! The program is 10 months long and consists of 10 once a month class meetings each three hours long interspersed each month with one on one confidential business advising. Class topics include: · Understanding The New Retail Environment · Financial Tools Every Retailer Must Have · Negotiating Your Lease · Inventory Management · Branding- Your Competitive Advantage · Employee Issues · Having a Killer Web Presence · Understanding Why Customers Buy · Creating and Following a Marketing Plan · Smart Marketing Tools and Techniques For more information contact the SBDC at sbdc@pcc.edu or 971-722-5080
Fee: $ 1200.00
Monday, April 28, 2014 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Orientation
Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation. For more information contact the SBDC at sbdc@pcc.edu or 971-722-5080

Rogue Community College SBDC

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM, 5 sessions ending Wednesday, April 30
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Required for Construction Contractors Board licensing. Registration, payment & ID must be completed in advance. Includes Construction Contractor laws, regulations, building codes, OR Building Exterior Shell Training (BEST), taxes, recordkeeping, business practices, contract law, OR construction lien law, employer obligations and employee rights, OR Occupational Safety & Health Division, safety issues, project management and sound environmental laws and practices. (see detailed 5-night schedule below-times vary). Must provide required photo i.d. to begin class. Tuition includes class and CCB text only. The mandated test requires a passing grade of 70 percent and is provided by an approved testing site for an additional fee. Requirements for registration include a copy of any of the following government-issued photo IDs: driver’s license, other DMV identification, alien registration card, military identification, or passport. No other identification will be accepted. Information will be electronically transferred to the Oregon Construction Contractors Board and will again be requested at the time the mandated test is taken.
Speaker: Steve Siegel, Matt Galli, John Graham, Paul Martin
Fee: $ 350.00

Southwestern Oregon Community College SBDC

Friday, April 25, 2014 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Ready, Set Start Your Business Learn the critical “first steps” that everyone faces when considering starting a new business. This 2 hour workshop covers a personal readiness checklist, licensing, business structure, financing, business planning, business resources, next steps and much more! OBJECTIVES: • Are you ready to start a business? Find out what’s needed to be successful. • Learn the nuts and bolts of getting started • Hear the best ways of finding the money to get started • Determine the steps to get started right
Speaker: Mary Loiselle, MA Mary Loiselle began her employment with the SWOCC SBDC November 30, 2010 as Office Assistant. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Institutional Administration, Doctoral Certificate in Gerontology, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from United States International University in San Diego. She was born and raised in North Bend, graduated from North Bend High School and attended SWOCC and SOU in Ashland. She completed Leadership Coos 2009. Currently, she is the Business Counselor & Instructor for Southwestern Small Business Development Center. She has over 10 years of business ownership experience and has taught numerous classes to a diverse clientele, including: anger management classes to military families, career counseling and resume writing to military spouses, career counseling in the university setting, business counseling and real estate training to real estate sales people, drug counseling to family members in recovery programs, and business intake counseling assessment for prospective new business owners and current business owners. As the SBDC Business Counselor & Instructor, Ms. Loiselle works closely with our local business community and incubator tenants. She teaches the weekly Ready, Set, Start Your Business class to pre-venture clients and counsels clients on a regular basis regarding their business goals. Developing a business plan is a key part of helping clients reach their goals and decide whether or not the business they are considering is the right direction for them. She uses Palo Alto Business Plan Pro to assist clients with their business plans and works together with clients using the online LivePlan template to complete their business plans. She coordinates business workshops, classes and training events/meetings, negotiates presenter salaries, determines the method of payment in accordance with SWOCC college regulations; communicates regularly with the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network and other SBDC centers, chambers of commerce, college personnel, other business assistance agencies and economic development groups. She also updates and maintains current information of course offerings on both the SWOCC and Center IC website.In 2008, as Director of Community Education and Events at Southwestern Oregon Community College www.socc.edu, she served the local community by developing high-quality community education courses geared to lifelong learning. Her staff included the Director of RSVP, the Coordinator of Community Education and the Facility Scheduler. Mary was the President and CEO (Owner) of Anza Valley Homes in Anza, CA and a Real Estate Broker for Anza Acres Realty for 4 years. Mary was System-wide Director of Facilities Management for Alliant Interational Univerity 7 years where she was responsible for developing a $15 million budget for all 7 campuses located in California (2 campuses in San Diego, 1 each in Irvine, Los Angeles, Fresno, Sacramento, and San Francisco).
Fee: $ 20.00
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Ready, Set Start Your Business Learn the critical “first steps” that everyone faces when considering starting a new business. This 2 hour workshop covers a personal readiness checklist, licensing, business structure, financing, business planning, business resources, next steps and much more! OBJECTIVES: • Are you ready to start a business? Find out what’s needed to be successful. • Learn the nuts and bolts of getting started • Hear the best ways of finding the money to get started • Determine the steps to get started right
Speaker: Mary Loiselle, MA Mary Loiselle began her employment with the SWOCC SBDC November 30, 2010 as Office Assistant. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Institutional Administration, Doctoral Certificate in Gerontology, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from United States International University in San Diego. She was born and raised in North Bend, graduated from North Bend High School and attended SWOCC and SOU in Ashland. She completed Leadership Coos 2009. Currently, she is the Business Counselor & Instructor for Southwestern Small Business Development Center. She has over 10 years of business ownership experience and has taught numerous classes to a diverse clientele, including: anger management classes to military families, career counseling and resume writing to military spouses, career counseling in the university setting, business counseling and real estate training to real estate sales people, drug counseling to family members in recovery programs, and business intake counseling assessment for prospective new business owners and current business owners. As the SBDC Business Counselor & Instructor, Ms. Loiselle works closely with our local business community and incubator tenants. She teaches the weekly Ready, Set, Start Your Business class to pre-venture clients and counsels clients on a regular basis regarding their business goals. Developing a business plan is a key part of helping clients reach their goals and decide whether or not the business they are considering is the right direction for them. She uses Palo Alto Business Plan Pro to assist clients with their business plans and works together with clients using the online LivePlan template to complete their business plans. She coordinates business workshops, classes and training events/meetings, negotiates presenter salaries, determines the method of payment in accordance with SWOCC college regulations; communicates regularly with the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network and other SBDC centers, chambers of commerce, college personnel, other business assistance agencies and economic development groups. She also updates and maintains current information of course offerings on both the SWOCC and Center IC website.In 2008, as Director of Community Education and Events at Southwestern Oregon Community College www.socc.edu, she served the local community by developing high-quality community education courses geared to lifelong learning. Her staff included the Director of RSVP, the Coordinator of Community Education and the Facility Scheduler. Mary was the President and CEO (Owner) of Anza Valley Homes in Anza, CA and a Real Estate Broker for Anza Acres Realty for 4 years. Mary was System-wide Director of Facilities Management for Alliant Interational Univerity 7 years where she was responsible for developing a $15 million budget for all 7 campuses located in California (2 campuses in San Diego, 1 each in Irvine, Los Angeles, Fresno, Sacramento, and San Francisco).
Fee: $ 20.00

SWOCC SBDC Curry Campus

Monday, April 21, 2014 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 10 sessions ending Monday, June 30
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
QuickBooks for Business This ten-session interactive series is a comprehensive hands-on QuickBooks course designed to help businesses utilize the many aspects of the application. Classes provide skills for the everyday use of QuickBooks’ functions in business, including: payroll, sales, inventory, paying bills and preparing reports. This series is a must for all business owners! Includes a 500 page comprehensive easy-to-use text which makes QuickBooks concepts easy to understand plus one-on-one business mentoring. Monday, April 21st 6-8:00 PM Introducing QuickBooks Pro Monday, April 28th 6-8:00 PM Creating a Company and working with Vendors Monday, May 5th 6-8:00 PM Working with Customers Monday, May 12th 6-8:00 PM Banking with QuickBooks Monday, May 19th 6-8:00 PM Correcting and Customizing in QuickBooks Monday, June 2nd 6-8:00 PM Introducing the Accounting Cycle and Using Classes Monday, June 9th 6-8:00 PM Dealing with Physical Inventory Monday, June 16th 6-8:00 PM Payroll in QuickBooks® Monday, June 23rd 6-8:00 PM Working with Estimates and Time Tracking Monday, June 30th 6-8:00 PM Balance Sheet Accounts & Budgets, Reporting, Closing the Books, and Adjusting Entries
Speaker: Ruth Peak is an accountant and tax preparer with Cholwell, Benz & Hartwick in Crescent City, CA. She has worked in banking as well as accounting for over 15 years. She has a strong background in using QuickBooks for maintaining records in small business.
Fee: $ 379.00

Tillamook Bay Community College SBDC

Friday, May 02, 2014 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This is a FREE LIVE video conference that is a business primer for ALL who are thinking about starting a business. The "nuts and bolts" of starting a business. Workshop topics include: writing a business plan, record keeping basics, legal structures options, state and local rules, regulations and licensing requirements, marketing and cash flow projections.
Speaker: Jack Vitacco, SBDC Director Southern Oregon University

Umpqua Community College SBDC

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Technology
QuickBooks Basics INTENSIVE. Fast-paced, one-day workshop. Great for people with previous QuickBooks experience who would like to brush-up, or those who like a more accelerated pace. Set up a company file, learn AP/AR, balance a company checkbook. Previous computer experience required.
Speaker: Gale Peterson
Fee: $ 99.00

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