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Online

On Demand, available until March 17
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 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 learn.mhcc.edu, Click on the Small Business catalog, Now click on the Starting Your Business catalog, Click on the green course number link and choose the date of the class you want, continue checking out. Please call if you have any questions or having any trouble getting registered. 503-491-7658 or email gerri.raisanen@mhcc.edu. Payment will be processed at time of registration. After you complete the registration you will receive a confirmation email with login information.
Speaker: Kedma Ough
Location: Online
Fee: $ 70.00
On Demand, available until March 17
Topic: Business Basics
Have an expert Web Designer guide you through the steps of building a website for your business. Through six classes and individual mentor sessions, WebMentor will guide you through the process of building an effective professional business website and social media tools: 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 learn.mhcc.edu, Click on the Small Business catalog, Now click on the Marketing catalog, Click on the green course number link and choose the date of the class you want, continue checking out. Please call if you have any questions or having any trouble getting registered. 503-491-7658 or email gerri.raisanen@mhcc.edu. Payment will be processed at time of registration
Speaker: Guy Edwards
Location: Online
Fee: $ 225.00
On Demand, available until September 18
Topic: Managing a Business
Location: Online
Fee: $ 876.00

Bizcenter Online Learning

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
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: 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
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

Clackamas Community College SBDC

Friday, December 16, 2016 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Saturday, December 17
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Quire incrementar sus oportunidades de pasar el examen esatal? Nuestra clase de CCB es impartida en espanol y le provee (1) toda informacion y formas necesarias para abrir su negocio de construccion en el estado de Oregon, (2) presenta las reglas y regulaciones que aplican para la operacion de su negocio de construccion, (3) satisfice las horas de educacion requeridas por el CCB para obtener la certificacion que le permitira tomar el examen estatal.
Speaker: Ofelia Lara
Fee: $ 450.00

LCC Small Business Development Center

Friday, December 09, 2016 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Begin your business the right way! You have the idea, now it's time to get started! Cover the basics in two hours and decide if running a business is right for you. We recommend attending this class before scheduling your first advising appointment. 11 am-1 pm. F, Dec 9, DCA 303 - Megan O'Connor (2 hrs $20) - CRN 23246
Speaker: Megan O'Connor
Fee: $ 20.00

Mt. Hood Community College SBDC

Saturday, December 10, 2016 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Topic: Orientation
Learn more about what your Small Business Development Center has to offer and the resources available to you. The instructor will guide you to your best next steps as you start down the path of entrepreneurship. Attend only one session. To register go to learn.mhcc.edu, Click on the Small Business catalog, Now click on the Starting Your Business catalog, Click on the green course number link and choose the date of the class you want, continue checking out. Please call if you have any questions or having any trouble getting registered. 503-491-7658 or email gerri.raisanen@mhcc.edu. Payment will be processed at time of registration
Speaker: Kedma Ough, SBDC Director
Saturday, December 10, 2016 10:30 AM to 1:30 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 learn.mhcc.edu, Click on the Small Business catalog, Now click on the Starting Your Business catalog, Click on the green course number link and choose the date of the class you want, continue checking out. Please call if you have any questions or having any trouble getting registered. 503-491-7658 or email gerri.raisanen@mhcc.edu. Payment will be processed at time of registration
Speaker: Kedma Ough. SBDC Director
Fee: $ 45.00
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Thursday, December 15
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Two-Day Hands-On Training in QuickBooks (Two three hour sessions for $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 Textbook and trial software included in class fee. To register go to learn.mhcc.edu, Click on the Small Business catalog, Now click on the Bookkeeping and QuickBooks catalog, Click on the green course number link and choose the date of the class you want, continue checking out. Please call if you have any questions or having any trouble getting registered. 503-491-7658 or email gerri.raisanen@mhcc.edu. Payment will be processed at time of registration
Speaker: Terry Tipsord
Fee: $ 180.00
Thursday, December 15, 2016 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 learn.mhcc.edu, Click on the Small Business catalog, Now click on the Marketing catalog, Click on the green course number link and choose the date of the class you want, continue checking out. Please call if you have any questions or having any trouble getting registered. 503-491-7658 or email gerri.raisanen@mhcc.edu. Payment will be processed at time of registration
Speaker: Guy Edwards
Fee: $ 60.00

Online

Tuesday, December 06, 2016 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: International Trade
Is your company taking advantage of the possibilities in the global marketplace? Did you know US companies that export grow faster and are 8.5% less likely to go out of business than non-exporting companies? "Exporting" may bring up images of shipping containers and large industry. However, exporting provides tremendous opportunity for any small business - from eCommerce to a solopreneur. It is not as daunting and mysterious as you might think. In our connected global economy, reaching customers in Japan for example is very similar to reaching customers across the country in Delaware. Join us December 6th on Facebook page for a live discussion on: •What you need to know about selling to customers outside the US •What are the biggest misconceptions about exporting •How you can learn more about strengthening your business through exporting You'll also have the chance to ask your marketing questions and get answers live! The Details Where: On our Facebook page (facebook.com/pccsbdc) Who should attend: Any small business owner or employee who would like to learn more about starting to export or who has starting exporting (that includes Canada) and wants to make sure they're doing it right Don't miss it! 1) Go over to our Facebook page right now and like us. 2) Complete the form on this page and we'll send you a reminder before we begin. BONUS Do you have a retail question you're dying to get answered? Complete the form on this page to ask your question - which might just get answered in our Facebook Live chat!
Location: Online
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Small business owners are always concerned with 2 basic questions: 1. How do I attract more customers? 2. How do I get my current customers to come back? We're tackling these questions on Wednesday, December 7th live on our Facebook page. Join us to learn 3 sure-fire tips for finding new customers and getting them to come back for more. (Hint, it's NOT what you think!) You'll also have the chance to ask your marketing questions and get answers live! The Presenter Sean Harry is a highly-rated business advisor and instructor at PCC Small Business Development Center. He works with new and existing businesses to get their marketing right and refine their business concept. The Details When? December 7th, 9 - 9:30am PST Where? On our Facebook page (facebook.com/pccsbdc) Who should attend? New and existing small business owners and solopreneurs who want to improve their marketing and get more customers! Don't miss it! 1.Go over to our Facebook page right now and like us. 2.Complete the form on this page and we'll send you a reminder before we begin. BONUS Do you have a marketing question you're dying to get answered? Complete the form on this page to ask your question - which might just get answered in our Facebook Live chat!
Location: Online
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 9:00 AM to 9:30 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Are you scratching your head trying to sell more merchandise? Selling more can be challenging, but when you break it down into key components it becomes a easier problem to solve. We're tackling this big question on Wednesday, December 14th live on our Facebook page. Join us to learn how you can increase sales in your store. We'll discuss: •How to know you're selling the right stuff •How to increase traffic to your brick and mortar store and to your website •How to convert visitors into buyers You'll also have the chance to ask your marketing questions and get answers live! The Presenter Leslie Hildula leads the SBDC's retail programs. She's advised hundreds of retail business owners strengthen and grow their business. The Details When: December 14th, 9 - 9:30am PST Where: On our Facebook page (facebook.com/pccsbdc) Who should attend: New and existing retail business owners who want to sell more. Don't miss it! 1) Go over to our Facebook page right now and like us. 2) Complete the form on this page and we'll send you a reminder before we begin. BONUS Do you have a retail question you're dying to get answered? Complete the form on this page to ask your question - which might just get answered in our Facebook Live chat!
Location: Online

Oregon Coast Community College SBDC

Friday, December 09, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Do you have a Facebook business page? Have you noticed a drop in the engagement of fans and organic reach of your content? If you feel like you are talking to thin air in cyberspace, you are not alone. With the constant changes in Facebook algorithms, getting, keeping and engaging fans on a business page is a constant struggle, time consuming and expensive. This workshop will cover some of the methods and strategies big businesses are using on Facebook. We will cover time saving tricks, creating reasons for engagement, and, rewards for customers who engage with and share your content. How to provide content that is valuable and builds customer relationships. Learn how to be heard above the noise and not spend 24 hours a day marketing and all your money doing it.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 35.00

Oregon Coast Community College SBDC Main Campus

Friday, December 09, 2016 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Do you have a Facebook business page? Have you noticed a drop in the engagement of fans and organic reach of your content? If you feel like you are talking to thin air in cyberspace, you are not alone. With the constant changes in Facebook algorithms, getting, keeping and engaging fans on a business page is a constant struggle, time consuming and expensive. This workshop will cover some of the methods and strategies big businesses are using on Facebook. We will cover time saving tricks, creating reasons for engagement, and, rewards for customers who engage with and share your content. How to provide content that is valuable and builds customer relationships. Learn how to be heard above the noise and not spend 24 hours a day marketing and all your money doing it.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 35.00

Portland Community College SBDC-Willow Creek Center

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 11:00 AM to 1:00 AM
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.

Rogue Community College SBDC

Friday, December 09, 2016 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Managing Employees
Contractors will learn proactive measures to avoid the common pitfalls of non-compliance with Oregon OSHA regulations, and how to apply these measures to your business. Learn about responsibility for incident and accident recordkeeping, investigation and prevention of future business losses, and gain insight as to why incidents occur and preventative measures are necessary to avoid them. This course is approved for 6 credit hours in CCB Residential Continuing Education: Series A. RCC Small Business Development Center is responsible for the content of this course. Cost includes the $4 per hour CCB fee.
Speaker: John Graham
Fee: $ 110.00

Southern Oregon University SBDC

Thursday, December 15, 2016 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
-Determine what the business is worth based on facts and not emotional attachment -Identify the best time to sell -Pros and cons of using a business broker or yourself
Speaker: Gary Einhorn, Insightful Business Coaching
Friday, December 16, 2016 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Orientation
Overview of SBDC services; evaluate business feasibility; introduction to business legal structure, business registration, and licensing requirements; and determine next steps.
Speaker: Simone Stewart, SOU SBDC Client Services Manager

Southwestern Oregon Community College SBDC

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 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 or www.socc.edu/sbdc CALL 541-756-6866 if you need additional information
Speaker: Scott Traylor Inventor, business owner, advisor Scott Traylor has been working with small businesses for over 7 years. Mary Loiselle began her employment with the SWOCC SBDC November 30, 2010. Mary 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: Small Business Management, Business Ethics, Gerontology and Life Span Development at Southwestern. Mary was the President and CEO (Owner) of Anza Valley Homes in Anza, CA and a Real Estate Broker for Anza Acres Realty. Mary was System-wide Director of Facilities Management for Alliant International University, 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

Treasure Valley Community College SBDC

Thursday, December 15, 2016 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Managing Employees
International Speaker Ron Price has taught Deming’s principles of total quality management around the world; utilizing these principles across industries to improve customer experiences, streamline processes, and accelerate business performance.
Speaker: Ron Price, Price Associates Founder, President and CEO
Fee: $ 10.00

Umpqua Community College Small Business Development Center

Friday, December 16, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Join us for our popular, no-cost workshop filled with all the information you'll need to get your business started.
Speaker: Doug Monie