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On Demand, available until September 18
Topic: Managing a Business
Location: Online
Fee: $ 876.00
On Demand, available until December 12
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 30 days. 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. To register go to www.learn.mhcc.edu and choose the Small Business catalog. If you have any questions of problems please call 503-491-7658 Payment will be processed at time of registration
Speaker: Jim Smith
Location: Online
Fee: $ 70.00

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On Demand, available until December 12
Topic: Technology
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 To register go to www.learn.mhcc.edu and choose the Small Business catalog. If you have any questions of problems please call 503-491-7658 Payment will be processed at time of registration
Speaker: Guy Edwards
Location: ., Online
Fee: $ 225.00

Bizcenter Online Learning

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: $ 50.00
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: $ 50.00
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: $ 30.00
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: $ 30.00
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: $ 30.00
On Demand, available until 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: $ 30.00
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: $ 30.00
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.
Fee: $ 25.00
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Not Set
Demystifying credit reports and scores will provide you with important information by explaining the history of credit reporting, its importance to the growth of our economic system and improvement to our national standard of living. The course will explain how credit information is gathered and stored and how that information is used to determine credit worthiness of a consumer for an expanded and faster credit decision making process used by credit grantors. It will help to clarify what is known about the consumer and how that information is used and regulated. Additionally, the course will provide information that will help to monitor, improve and correct credit information. Viewing time of this course is approximately 1 hour.
Speaker: Greg Henderson
Fee: $ 30.00
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: Government Contracting
Do you want to add the largest buyer of goods and services in the world to your customer database? This course will teach how and where to research, how to develop your company’s proposal materials, how to develop the federal prospects, how to create a proposal marketing database, how to prepare an outline and write an effective proposal outline.
Speaker: Lorraine D'Ignazzio
Fee: $ 50.00
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Topic: Not Set
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Topic: Not Set
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Topic: Technology
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Topic: Technology
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Topic: Technology

Central Oregon Community College SBDC

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 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

Chemeketa Community College SBDC

Thursday, September 10, 2015 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Orientation
Learn more about what your SBDC has to offer while exploring self-employment. Receive guidance as to your best next steps as you start down the path of entrepreneurship. Dates: Thursday, January 15 Time: 12:30 – 2 pm Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem Cost: No Cost Registration and Information: 503.399.5088

Clackamas Community College SBDC

Thursday, September 03, 2015 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: Brett Lichtenthaler
Thursday, September 10, 2015 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
FREE EVENT!!! Come visit our booth on September 10! Over 50 exhibitors! Workshops! The Small Business Development Center, Clackamas Community College, Chambers’ of Commerce, and local lending institutions have partnered for this special one day business event. Clackamas Business Expo This FREE public event includes exhibitors, presentations and workshops to help small businesses succeed! PLEASE JOIN US! Connect with us and with other local businesses in one convenient location. For more information contact Kathy or Dave at the CCC Small Business Development Center: 503-594-0738 kathykb@clackamas.edu • davidpa@clackamas.edu Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CCC Oregon City Campus 19600 Molalla Ave, Oregon City, Oregon 97045

Clastsop Community College-

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Technology
Never used Excel? It is a powerful electronic spreadsheet program widely used in the business world. In this introductory class you will learn: How to navigate within workbooks and worksheets. Organize data into rows and columns. Format text and cells. Write simple formulas and create charts. Discover how Excel can help you track and analyze your business data. Enter Excel formulas and use simple functions to calculate automatically. See how easy it is to create compelling charts from your data. Say goodbye to your calculator and welcom Excel as a critical business tool. Use the classroom computers (with Excel 2013) or bring your own laptop. You will receive sample worksheets to use in class and practice with at home. Tuesday, September 15, 2015 Clatsop Community College / 1651 Lexington Ave. / Astoria, OR Towler 105 Computer lab 5:30 - 7:30 pm Cost: $15.00 payable at class by cash, check or credit card.
Speaker: Instructor: Jane Francis, owner of Personal Computer Training and instructor for Clatsop Community College Work Force computer skills classes.
Fee: $ 15.00

Clatsop Community College SBDC

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Technology
Soon, it will be that time of year when hustle and bustle of the holiday season is upon us. Start planning now to reach out to your customers, and boost repeat and referral customers. Whether you have a retail shop, or provide a specialized service , this workshop will provide simple, practical steps for closing out the year on a high note. Rock the Holiday: Start Planning Now with these 12 Creative Ideas Presenter: Don Richardson - Don Richardson from Digital Popcorn is a digital marketing consultant who helps business owners promote their products and services. He is a Certified Constant Contact Authorized Expert. This workshop will be part of a "Lunch & Learn" series to be presented monthly! Bring your lunch and let Don give you tips on social media and email marketing! Clatsop Community College S. County Center 1455 N. Roosevelt Dr. / Seaside, OR 12:00 - 3:00 PM Participants will learn: How to leverage social media to engage new and existing customers Which promotions and special offers work for your business right now The best ways to drive response from your emails and social posts Easy strategies to keep your offers looking good on a cell phone or tablet How to create and manage a campaign for the holidays (it's easier than you might think!) Create a simple playbook to plan your marketing activities all season long Most importantly, how to measure your results to get more out of your effort along the way Please come ready to meet other small business owners and nonprofit professionals. We are all wearing many hats, and we can all share and learn from each other. This session is best suited for beginners in online marketing but all skill levels are welcome. The subject matter is less about technology and more about how to grow your business or organization. Join us - and rock your holidays this year. Pre-registration is required! To Register: Call Penny at 503 338 2402, or email sbdc@clatsopcc.edu
Speaker: Don Richardson
Fee: $ 20.00
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Technology
Never used Excel? It is a powerful electronic spreadsheet program widely used in the business world. In this introductory class you will learn: How to navigate within workbooks and worksheets. Organize data into rows and columns. Format text and cells. Write simple formulas and create charts. Discover how Excel can help you track and analyze your business data. Enter Excel formulas and use simple functions to calculate automatically. See how easy it is to create compelling charts from your data. Say goodbye to your calculator and welcome Excel as a critical business tool. Use the classroom computers (with Excel 2013) or bring your own laptop. You will receive sample spreadsheets to use in class. Tuesday, September 15, 2015 1455 N. Roosevelt Dr. / Seaside, OR Clatsop Community College South County, Computer Lab 8:30 - 10:30 am
Speaker: Instructor: Jane Francis, owner of Personal Computer Training and instructor for Clatsop Community College Work Force computer skills classes.
Fee: $ 15.00

Klamath Community College SBDC

Thursday, September 03, 2015 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
A 2-hour class designed specifically for those considering self-employment. Gain the information needed before you begin business. Topics include feasibility, market research, business plan basics, start-up financing, legal structures, registration & licensing, and much more! Participants will be provided with resources, handouts, and checklists! Payment may be made online by credit or debit card or at the door via check or cash. Class will be held on the KCC Campus, 7390 South 6th Street, Klamath Falls in Building 4, Room 421.
Fee: $ 20.00
Monday, September 14, 2015 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
A 2-hour class designed specifically for those considering self-employment or recently self-employed. Gain the information needed to get your venture off on the right foot. Topics include feasibility, market research, business plan basics, start-up financing, legal structures, registration & licensing, and much more! Participants will be provided with resources, handouts, and checklists! Payment may be made online by credit or debit card or at the door via check or cash. Class will be held on the KCC Campus, 7390 South 6th Street, Klamath Falls in Building 4, Room 421.
Speaker: Betty Riley
Fee: $ 20.00

Linn-Benton Community College SBDC

Wednesday, September 09, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Free seminar. Basic information you need to begin planning for your successful business.

Mt. Hood Community College SBDC

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Walk through the process of starting your own business from scratch and leave the class with contacts & principles vital to getting your business off the ground and then managing it through the early stages of development. To register go to www.learn.mhcc.edu and choose the Small Business catalog. If you have any questions of problems please call 503-491-7658 Payment will be processed at time of registration
Speaker: Jim Smith
Fee: $ 30.00
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Thursday, September 10
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Two-Day Hands-On Training in QuickBooks (two three hour sessions $180) After an introduction to basic accounting principles used by all editions of QuickBooks, you will use the software to create a company file, customize it, manage its movement between computers and generate reports essential to your business. Learning Outcomes: 1. Choose the right QuickBooks edition for your business. 2. Plan, create & customize a QuickBooks company file tailored to your business needs. 3. Correct QuickBooks posting errors w/ an understanding of basic accounting principles. 4. Manage multiple copies of a QuickBooks company file between multiple computers. 5. Generate & utilize invaluable financial reports essential to business. Student guide and trial software included in the class fee. To register go to www.learn.mhcc.edu and choose the Small Business catalog. If you have any questions of problems please call 503-491-7658 Payment will be processed at time of registration
Speaker: Terry Tipsord
Fee: $ 180.00
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Thursday, September 17
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Two-Day Hands-On Training in QuickBooks (Two three hour sessions $180) Working with real-life customer, vendor and banking transactions, you will use the software to process money coming into and going out of a business as part of a 30-day bookkeeping cycle vital to your business. Learning Outcomes: 1. Set up & manage listings of customers, vendors and Items. 2. Post to the software & manage: a. customer invoices b. sales receipts c. customer payments d. deposits e. vendor bills f. bill payments g. checks h. credit card transactions 3. Manage the movement of money between bank accounts. 4. As part of a well planned 30-day bookkeeping cycle: a. Reconcile bank statements b. Manage paper flow c. Generate & file essential financial reports Student guide and trial software included in the course fee. To register go to www.learn.mhcc.edu and choose the Small Business catalog. If you have any questions of problems please call 503-491-7658 Payment will be processed at time of registration
Speaker: Terry Tipsord
Fee: $ 180.00
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Technology
Learn how to optimize your website with a handful of tips that have been tested and used by the biggest brands. You can save time by implementing these 5 easy tips, and better yet, you can learn how to confirm these tips are working with a free tools that are available online. To register go to www.learn.mhcc.edu and choose the Small Business catalog. If you have any questions of problems please call 503-491-7658 Payment will be processed at time of registration
Speaker: Guy Edwards
Fee: $ 60.00

Oregon Coast Community College SBDC

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 4 sessions ending Tuesday, December 08
Topic: Managing a Business
The Small Business Management program runs over three academic terms and delivers a combination of classroom instruction and monthly, confidential, one-on-one business counseling. SBM participants can choose some of the monthly classes they attend. Between classes and counseling sessions, participants work on projects for their business (financial statements, marketing efforts and more) to discuss with their counselor at subsequent sessions.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht and Ron Spisso

Oregon Small Business Development Center Portland Community College

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 4 sessions ending Tuesday, September 22
Topic: Business Basics
In the simplest terms, marketing is how we let people know we have something they might want. This module will help you discover the best marketing opportunities for your business and you'll leave with a marketing plan to move forward on. Marketing these days is far from simple. Social media, websites, collateral, networking events, newspapers and coupons...where do you start? And where is the best place to put your effort and money? Learn answers to these questions here. Parking: This site is an official PCC campus and there is a parking. The parking permit box is near the entrance to the building. ADA: If you need accommodations to participate in this event, contact Disability Services at 971-722-4341 or 503-246-4072 (TTY).
Fee: $ 185.00
Wednesday, September 02, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 1 sessions ending Wednesday, September 23
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Business Design Series was created to help you turn an idea into a business. You probably already know how to "do the thing" (make the widgets, serve the food, etc.) Most people need help designing a business to wrap around the "thing". Business Design Series is a 3-week program that meets once a week for 2 hours. In order to get the most out of the program, you will need to do work outside of class - about 3-5 hours each week. After the series, you are invited to participate in a Business Launch Pad session where you can discuss your progress, challenges, questions, and successes in a group setting. Week 1: What business are you in? * Learn about GrowthWheel and how to use it in the class * Conduct a personal assessment to determine your business competencies * Explore ways to articulate key aspects of your business including: Mission, Vision, Core Values, Unique Value Proposition, Business Entities and Budgeting Week 2: Who are your customers? * Develop key sales and marketing tools including: Products, Price, Customers, and Market Research * Create a bare bones budget * Create a Start-up Expense Sheet Week 3: How will you organize your business? * Develop a framework for creating a budget, forecasting sales, and setting up tools for financial accountability * Begin to develop systems that will drive your business to success * Create an Action Plan with milestones
Fee: $ 125.00
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 13 sessions ending Tuesday, December 15
Topic: Managing a Business
Turn your delicious recipe into a commercial-ready food product Our food industry experts will take you step by step through the process to produce, promote, and sell your food product. This 14-week intensive program is designed to provide the food entrepreneur with a solid foundation in business, organizational, and product development, as well as food safety, packaging, production and distribution. Developed by the SBDC, the Food Innovation Center, and New Seasons Market, this program combines the talents of our instructors, business advisors and food professionals to provide a rich learning environment. - Learn food industry essentials, avoid common and costly mistakes - Prepare to sell your product in the commercial market - Connect with and get insight from local food professionals - One-on-one advising for personal support
Fee: $ 1995.00
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 4 sessions ending Tuesday, October 06
Topic: Managing a Business
Creatives, encores, and solo entrepreneurs: Make a great living doing the work you love. Are you a freelancer, artist, encore entrepreneur, or other solo entrepreneur who wants to earn more and work fewer hours? Start generating a steady stream of clients who value your craft and pay premium prices for your products and services with our program designed specifically for solo entrepreneurs. - Raise your rates, work fewer hours. Harness the power of specializing or “niching” your services, which allows you to raise rates without scaring away clients and customers. - Share ideas and solve problems with fellow solopreneurs. Working as a solo entrepreneur can be lonely and isolating. You'll meet fellow solo creative business owners and learn about the keys to success and overcoming common problems from experienced entrepreneurs. Keep yourself accountable to your goals with weekly group meetings. - Attract a steady stream of ideal clients and customers. Do the work you love to do. Get out of the “feast or famine” cycle and create a marketing plan that gives you the power to pick and choose your clients. - Achieve your dream business with long-term vision and goals. Develop long-term plans to grow your business. Do the work you’re passionate about while creating a healthy and sustainable income.
Fee: $ 329.00

Portland Community College SBDC-Willow Creek Center

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Tuesday, September 15
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Find a business idea that you a re passionate about. Don't have a business idea yet? That's OK. Over a period of three-weeks we'll dive deep into your passions, motivations, strengths, interests, skills, experiences and successes. You'll reflect on your personal goals and come up with a list of potential business concepts. Then, we'll help you determine which business concept is best for you to move forward with and start nurturing into a profitable business.
Fee: $ 100.00
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 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.

Southern Oregon University SBDC

Wednesday, September 02, 2015 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Topic: Orientation
Become familiar with SBDC services; evaluate business feasibility; introduction to business legal structure, business registration, and licensing requirements; and determine next steps.
Speaker: Jack Vitacco, SOU SBDC Director

Southwestern Oregon Community College SBDC

Thursday, September 03, 2015 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Learn about the critical “first steps” that everyone faces when considering starting a new business! This 2-hour workshop includes information about: licensing a personal readiness checklist business structure financing a business business planning next steps business resources The class will be held at The Business Center, 2455 Maple Leaf, North Bend Register online at www.BizCenter.org CALL 541-756-6866 if you need additional information
Speaker: Scott Traylor Inventor, business owner, advisor Scott Traylor has been working with small businesses or Mary Loiselle who 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. 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. 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, September 09, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Learn about the critical “first steps” that everyone faces when considering starting a new business! This 2-hour workshop includes information about: licensing a personal readiness checklist business structure financing a business business planning next steps business resources The class will be held at The Business Center, 2455 Maple Leaf, North Bend Register online at www.BizCenter.org CALL 541-756-6866 if you need additional information
Speaker: Scott Traylor Inventor, business owner, advisor Scott Traylor has been working with small businesses or Mary Loiselle who 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. 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. 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 Gold Beach campus

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Skills to Prosper is a Small Business Management (SBM) program. Each participating business will sign a participant agreement that is available for review through the SBDC office. Participants agree to: The SBM program is an adult education non-credit class. You will be award a certificate of participation at the end of the year for your participation in the program. There are no tests and no formal homework. Yet, there are some basic expectations. 1. All new entrants to the SBM program will be scheduled for a screening meeting. 2. Participants will be interviewed as to the type of enterprise they own and the business skills they possess. 3. Prospective participants will be screened as to family income levels, staff size, and the current location of their business to see if they qualify for any available scholarships. 4. Program expectations and training options will be explained to prospective participants. 5. Participants will be asked to voluntarily supply basic metrics about their business that will be used to benchmark success. These include a yearend profit and loss statement and yearend balance sheet. 6. Qualified participants indicating no interest in attending training classes will self-eliminate from the program. You will be asked to attend a minimum of six hours of classes over a three-month period. If you cannot attend, you will be asked to leave the program. 7. Qualified participants indicating an interest in the program will complete all required intake forms, then sign and date each form. 8. Qualified participants will be interviewed as to the skills/information they seek. Courses and options for training will be recommended. Participants will find a large range of options to meet the minimum requirements for attendance. 9. Participants in the chamber of commerce and tribal businesses will receive a $200 discount if they pay for the course before the first session. Other scholarships may become available, and existing scholarship programs may be discontinued without notice. 10. Job creation/retention statistics will be surveyed before, during and after participation in the SBM. 11. The work that participants do during the program constitutes working “on” their businesses, so that they will be building community and personal wealth and offering the goods and services to make Coos County a great place to live. 12. The SBDC will work with clients to ensure that monthly counseling sessions can be held during a time of the day when participants are free from other concerns, and able to focus their attention. 13. Traditionally, the best candidates for the SBM program have been recommended by associates already in the program. We are always looking for exciting business people to work with and ask you to make at least two recommendations for entry into next year’s program. This course has 9 training sessions, once each month September through May The Small Business Management Program has a four-fold mission: • Be an advocate for the entrepreneurs of Coos, Curry and western Douglas Counties. Provide counseling and relevant educational materials to business owners, as you develop your business through the various stages of its life cycle development. • Work closely with each participant to develop a great working relationship based on trust and understanding with all of us at the SBDC. • Get results. We work to help you to reach your goals, whether they include earning more money, having more family time or expanding your business and hiring people. • Reinforce the importance of always being a life-long learner Each participating business will receive the following books: The E Myth Revisited Michael Gerber ISBN: 0887307280 Growing a Business Paul Hawken ISBN: 0671671642 Good to Great Jim Collins ISBN: 0066620996 Getting to Yes Roger Fisher and William Ury ISBN: 0143118757 If you are ready to improve your business success the SBM program through the Southwestern Oregon Community College Small Business Development Center is a great place to start. Contact us at 541-756-6866 or mloiselle@socc.edu if you would like to learn more about this opportunity.,
Speaker: The SBM program will be facilitated by Ruth O. Painter.
Fee: $ 600.00

Tillamook Bay Community College SBDC

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
The best Small Business 101 course you will ever take. What are the different legal identities you need to consider? Should you hire employees or use independent contractors? Do you need to write a business plan? What questions do you need to ask in order to find the right answers? This course is a necessity for anyone who wants to become self-employed.
Speaker: Mike Cohen
Fee: $ 20.00