Events/Workshops

 
  
    

Online

On Demand, available until September 18
Topic: Managing a Business
Location: Online
Fee: $ 876.00

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On Demand, available until September 14
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
Speaker: Guy Edwards
Location: ., Online
Fee: $ 225.00
On Demand, available until September 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 1 month. 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: Jim Smith
Location: ., Online
Fee: $ 70.00

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, July 01, 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, July 02, 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, July 09, 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
Friday, July 10, 2015 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Saturday, July 11
Topic: Start-up Assistance
The Construction Contractors Board (CCB) exam preparation class will: 1) provide the information and forms you need to open your own construction business in Oregon, 2) present the rules and regulations for operating a construction company, and 3) satisfy the CCB education requirements for certification to take the CCB exam. [For more information, click on workshop title.]
Speaker: Ofelia Lara
Fee: $ 375.00

COCC Redmond North Campus

Friday, July 10, 2015 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Saturday, July 11
Topic: Business Basics
CCB TEST PREPARATION ONLY: The two sessions meet the state requirement of 16 hours of study needed to become eligible to take the test to obtain an Oregon CCB license.
Speaker: ML Vidas
Fee: $ 359.00

LCC Small Business Development Center

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Pinterest has proven to be a great way to promote and share content. In this class, participants will learn how to enhance their Pinterest accounts and use images to help stand out from the rest. The course will also delve into the power of Instagram, which can play a powerful role in a business’ marketing program. Learn how to use @ messages, strategic tags, and an app specifically targeting “super users.” Preregistration required two business days in advance. 11400 - 2-5 pm, Tu, Jun 30, DCA 220 - Lambrecht (3 hrs $99)
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 99.00
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Start with a solid foundation. Understand how to make your business legal, and then organize your business for success with a well-built business plan. Explore government regulations, insuring your business and creating a support system. Preregistration required two business days in advance. 11387 - 6-8 pm, Tu, Jun 30, DCA 316 - Wong (2 hrs $30)
Speaker: Roger Wong
Fee: $ 30.00
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Cash Flow Management
As they say, “Cash is King.” This class is ideal for individuals who have influence on, or are responsible for, the financial well-being of a company; but is suitable for anyone in business or planning on starting a business. Barry Miller, MIT graduate and former CEO/General Manager of Anheuser-Busch and Gallo Winery Affiliates will walk you through all aspects of cash flow. Topics will include: • Using data to make decisions and improve results • Revenue strategies that optimize growth and the bottom line • Dealing with service, material, and equipment suppliers effectively • Funding sources for expansions, product/service roll-outs, or for tough times • Identifying red flags, such as unprofitable products/services, as well as potential fraud • Minimizing investments in working capital (inventory, accounts receivable, etc.) This class meets every other week for six weeks. Preregistration required two business days in advance. 11379 - 3-5 pm, Every other Wednesday, Jul 1-Sep 9, DCA 312 - Miller (12 hrs $149)
Speaker: Barry Miller
Fee: $ 149.00
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Are you seeking excellence and continuous improvement in all areas of your business? Any activity you engage in should add value to your enterprise. Join Barry Miller, MIT graduate and former CEO/General Manager of Anheuser-Busch and Gallo Winery Affiliates, and look at strategies to improve effectiveness in: • Staffing—through the initial needs assessment, hiring process and impactful incentive programs • Establishing win-win relationships with material/service providers for improved quality, service and innovation—all at a reduced cost • Analyzing investments in expansion, equipment and acquisitions • Utilizing Statistical Quality Management (SQM) to quantify and continuously improve processes • Other areas, including pricing and cost reduction strategies This class meets every other week for six weeks. Preregistration required two business days in advance. 11408 - 6-8 pm, Every other Wednesday, Jul 1-Sep 9, DCA 312 - Miller (12 hrs $149)
Speaker: Barry Miller
Fee: $ 149.00
Thursday, July 02, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Are you using social media to market your business? Are you looking for better ways to engage your fans? This interactive workshop will give you a basic understanding of today’s major social media platforms, teaching you how to access their sites to achieve your business goals. It will provide strategies and tools for effectively executing social media, give an overview of business social media etiquette, and outline steps for creating an effective social-media presence. You’ll learn how to set up your business profile, share meaningful content, as well as build and engage audiences across the top social platforms. 11654 - 6-8 pm, Th, Jul 2, DCA 220 - Wiley (2 hrs $30)
Speaker: Nick Wiley
Fee: $ 30.00
Tuesday, July 07, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Drill down further into bookkeeping and financial tracking. Financial reports and statements can help you achieve business success. Comprehend and apply the valuable information that financial statements provide. Preregistration required two business days in advance. 11388 - 6-8 pm, Tu, Jul 7, DCA 316 - Wong (2 hrs $30)
Speaker: Roger Wong
Fee: $ 30.00

Linn-Benton Community College SBDC

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 5 sessions ending Tuesday, July 14
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
This 10 hour course is designed to provide you with the scope and capabilities available in QuickBooks. Previous exposure to computer based accounting is recommended. Bring a flash drive to class.
Fee: $ 195.00
Tuesday, July 07, 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

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
During this years legislative session, Oregon will consider several tax and budget initiatives that will directly impact small businesses. To prepare yourself, join Small Business Majority to learn about what these upcoming developments will mean for your small business. A questions and answer period will follow.
Speaker: Jarvez D. Hall, MBA Jarvez manages Small Business Majority's national workforce initiatives and outreach for Washington and Oregon from our Portland office. Jarvez develops and maintains strategic partnerships with national organizations working on Opportunity Youth, Men and Boys of Color and other initiatives. He also builds and maintains relationships with small business owners, business organizations and advocacy groups, and provides education on key issues affecting small businesses in this area. Prior to joining Small Business Majority, Jarvez worked in education and government, including positions with the City of Portland. After obtaining his MBA, Jarvez managed two small businesses in Portland and Corvallis, and continues to be active in the entrepreneurship community. He has also spent several years serving on the Board of Directors for Tender Loving Care-Think 'N Try, a Portland-based non-profit that focuses on building youth’s self-esteem, self-worth, and social and academic skills
Tuesday, July 07, 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.
Speaker: Jim Smith
Fee: $ 30.00
Thursday, July 09, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Technology
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
Fee: $ 49.00
Thursday, July 09, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Financing
Learn about an exciting matched-savings grant program to support you in launching or growing your business. In this two hour session you will have the opportunity to gain information on a grant program that can provide you with up to $ 9,000 in funds towards your business without any requirements to pay back. Past participants have used funds to pay for advising, equipment, supplies, conferences and much more.
Speaker: Kedma Ough
Fee: $ 60.00

Oregon Small Business Development Center Portland Community College

Monday, July 06, 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.
Tuesday, July 07, 2015 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 4 sessions ending Tuesday, July 28
Topic: Managing a Business
Are you a freelancer, artist, encore, 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. - 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 â feast or famineâ 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 youâ re passionate about while creating a healthy and sustainable income. For more information about Better, Smarter, Richer go to: bit.ly/BetterSmarterRicher
Fee: $ 329.00
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Wednesday, July 22
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
Thursday, July 09, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 4 sessions ending Thursday, July 30
Topic: Business Basics
Create an online marketing plan for your business! Are you looking for a way to increase sales without increasing overhead? Want more potential customers to find you online? Are you ready to catapult your business through Search Engine Marketing (SEO)? Then this module is for YOU! Create an online marketing plan for your business as you explore topics such as: Online Marketing and Social Media strategies; Setting Up and Using Your Online Shopping Cart; and Writing for the Web. For more information on the ESS series go to: bit.ly/EntSkillSeries
Fee: $ 125.00
Friday, July 10, 2015 9:30 AM to 11:30 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.

Portland Community College SBDC

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 9:30 AM to 11:30 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. Class will meet in the Tabor Hall Room 137

Portland Community College SBDC-Willow Creek Center

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Tuesday, July 21
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

Rogue Community College SBDC

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 6 sessions ending Monday, July 20
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
For those who have knowledge of computers and working within Windows, have some accounting knowledge, and want to learn QuickBooks Pro. Class includes setting up: company files, a chart of accounts customers, jobs, vendors, to sell services and products. Also covers paying for expenses, invoicing, receiving payments, reconciling a bank account, running reports, and managing your company file. Homework will be assigned. (18 hours) Must bring a flash drive to class to save your work throughout the course.
Speaker: SBDC Staff
Fee: $ 320.00
Tuesday, July 07, 2015 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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 entrepreneurship, business structure basics, exploring options, rules and regulations, business and marketing planning, cash flow projections, and recordkeeping basics.
Speaker: Dave Tally
Monday, July 13, 2015 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM, 5 sessions ending Monday, July 20
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, Paul Martin
Fee: $ 350.00

Southern Oregon University SBDC

Thursday, July 09, 2015 10:00 AM to 11:00 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: Kim Thompson, SOU SBDC Office and Client Relationships Manager

Southwestern Oregon Community College SBDC

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 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
Tuesday, July 07, 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

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