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Online

On Demand, available until June 01
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 one 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. To register go to learn.mhcc.edu, Click on the Small Business catalog, Now click on the Starting a 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: Jim Smith
Location: Online
Fee: $ 70.00
On Demand, available until June 01
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 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 March 20
Topic: International Trade
Imagine if your business could grow if you were able to learn how to export. Well you can! Only 5% of the world’s consumers live in the US and international markets are ripe for US goods. This is a great time to consider international trade! Many businesses today are jumping on the global band wagon, and for good reason! Think you are ready to go? Not so fast! You need to be fully informed BEFORE you make this important business decision to maximize your investment and avoid costly mistakes! “Before You Go Global” online training course helps you weigh the costs of global expansion with the benefits of entering a new market. It will help you consider opportunities and threats of taking your business global. 9 Comprehensive modules provide a solid foundation to help make this important decision. Module 1 – “Are You Ready?” Module 2 – “Market Research and Product Classification” Module 3 – “Understanding Market Environments” Module 4 – “Financial Risks and International Payment Methods” Module 5 – “Financing International Expansion” Module 6 – “Global Mechanics: Your Global Supply Chain” Module 7 – “Insuring Your International Investment” Module 8 – “Legal Considerations for International Expansion” Module 9 – “Strategies For Entering International Markets” Once you have completed the 9 modules and the worksheets that go with them, you will have all the information you need to make an informed decision about taking your business global. For more information contact the SBDC at GoGlobal@pcc.edu or 971-722-5080
Location: Online
Fee: $ 150.00
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: 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
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, June 01, 2016 11:00 AM to 1:00 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
Wednesday, June 01, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Wednesday, June 29
Topic: Business Basics
Are you about to start or are you in the early stages of running your own business? Avoid costly mistakes and position yourself for success by covering the following essential details. We will work on pricing and profitability, cash flow management and financial stability, as well as defining your marketing message. Take full advantage of three one-to-one daytime business advising sessions combined with three evening workshop presentations as well as peer support. $199 cost includes $25 workbook. (Wednesday evening classroom sessions in Bend on 6/1, 6/15 & 6/29. Your initial advising session will take place before the first class, so please be sure to register early so we can set up your first meeting!)
Speaker: Maureen Quinn
Fee: $ 199.00
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
In this highly interactive two-hour workshop, find out about the top trends, the best industries and “What’s Hot” in franchising for 2016. Learn about: How to pick the right franchise for you; How to pay for your new business (including ways you probably didn’t know were possible); How to make money and enjoy life in Bend with your own franchise, as a career alternative to employment. In addition to the class, there’s an optional 60-minute coaching session and detailed Q&A period.
Speaker: Mike Sipe
Fee: $ 29.00

Chemeketa Community College SBDC

Friday, June 10, 2016 , 3 sessions ending Saturday, June 11
Topic: Managing a Business
Prepare for the Construction Contractor Exam with this 2-day live class which meets the State of Oregon education requirements. Get the added benefit of learning from the instructor with 35 years of construction experience. This class will prepare you for the exam and teach you how to set up your business for success. The registration fee of $325 includes all class sessions, class materials, a copy of the current edition of the Oregon Contractor’s Reference Manual, chapter quizzes, and two 80-question Practice Exams. Comments from past participants: “Judy was practical and presented information with ease and with all pertinent details.” “Knowledge of instructor. All the handouts and key points.” “Easy to follow. Well organized.” “Concrete, specific application to practicing and passing exam.” “The ability of the instructor to answer questions.” Dates: Friday, January 30 and Saturday, January 31 Friday, March 13 and and Saturday, March 14 Friday, May 1 and and Saturday, May 2 Time: 8:30 am to 6 pm Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem Cost: $325 (includes the manual) Registration and Information: 503.399.5088
Speaker: Judy Beebe
Fee: $ 325.00

Clackamas Community College SBDC

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 6:10 PM to 8:50 PM, 3 sessions ending Wednesday, June 15
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
In this continuation class, you will find out about some of QuickBooks built-in features. Topics will include how to create and customize company forms and reports, do basic job costing, memorize transactions, and reconcile bank and credit card statements. [For more information, click on workshop title.] Students who took QuickBooks Pro Part II also took QuickBooks Payroll.
Speaker: Catherine Weesner
Fee: $ 129.00
Thursday, June 02, 2016 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.
Speaker: Staff
Friday, June 03, 2016 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Saturday, June 04
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
Friday, June 03, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:50 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Managing your online reputation requires a whole new skill set including monitoring the online conversation and engaging with customers and the tech-savvy to promote yourself in the best channels. These skills are becoming essential for small businesses--especially for hospitality businesses.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 49.00
Saturday, June 04, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:50 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Google Analytics is one of the most powerful website performance systems available today. Web site owners gain access to an incredible volume of information about site visitors and their behavior. [For more information, click on workshop title.]
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 99.00

Clastsop Community College-

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Technology
Students will explore these Excel features: Manipulate text (import and export TXT and CSV files; convert text to columns). Use data validation to standardize entries in cells. Protect formulas and cells within worksheets. Record macros and run them. Create and edit charts. Pre-registration required. Basic computer skills expected. Cost: $15 payable at class by check or credit card. Tuesday, June 7, 2016 6:30 - 8:30 PM Clatsop Community College 1651 Lexington Ave / Towler Hall 105 Astoria If you have any questions, please call Penny at 503 338 2402, or send an email to sbdc@clatsopcc.edu.
Speaker: Jane Francis
Fee: $ 15.00

Clatsop Community College SBDC

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Technology
Students will explore these Excel features: Manipulate text (import and export TXT and CSV files; convert text to columns). Use data validation to standardize entries in cells. Protect formulas and cells within worksheets. Record macros and run them. Create and edit charts. Pre-registration required. Basic computer skills expected. Cost: $15 payable at class by check or credit card. Tuesday, June 7, 2016 8:30 - 10:30 AM Clatsop Community College South County 1455 N Roosevelt SEASIDE If you have any questions, please call Penny at 503 338 2402 or send an email to sbdc@clatsopcc.com.
Speaker: Instructor: Jane Francis, owner of Personal Computer Training and instructor for Clatsop Community College Workforce computer skills class.
Fee: $ 15.00

Klamath Community College SBDC

Monday, June 06, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 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: Chip Massie
Fee: $ 20.00

LCC Small Business Development Center

Thursday, June 02, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Creating and maintaining a positive online reputation is vital to the success of your business. Reputation marketing allows you to position your business as the market leader for prospective customers searching online. Learn what it takes to build a positive online reputation to get consumers to trust your brand. 6-8 pm, Thursday, June 2, DCA 316, Wiley (2 hrs $20) CRN: 44214
Speaker: Nick Wiley
Fee: $ 40.00
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Begin your business the right way! Do you have a great idea you think could be a successful business but just don’t know how to get started? Cover the basics in two hours and decide if running a business is for you. We recommend that you attend this class prior to scheduling your first advising appointment. 44177 - 10 am - 12 pm, Wednesday, June 8th, DCA Room 303 - Megan O’Connor (2 hrs $20)
Speaker: Megan O'Connor
Fee: $ 20.00

Mt. Hood Community College SBDC

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 11:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Business Evaluation & Suitability Test "deep dive", exclusively for StagesPDX attendees! KickStart My Business Foundation! How do my Values and Motives really translate into business ownership? How does Compliance factor into business ownership? How can I maximize decision-making abilities through my unique MetaPrograms? Why is "Sales Potential" so misunderstood? What is a "Wild Card"? Emily Anderson will facilitate this online session so we can "unpack our B.E.S.T." using this fantastic resource and have deeper understanding of our unique results and how they can be applied in entrepreneurial pursuits. 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
Wednesday, June 01, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Looking to own a business with your spouse? Join us for an interactive, 45-minute webinar introducing typical Husband & Wife Owned Franchises. We’ll feature some of the most exciting franchise concepts in this category and they’ll introduce their business models, describe their ideal candidates, and give you an idea whether an opportunity like this may be right for you. You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the Franchisors. You’ll discover: Husband & wife franchise options in different industries How to capitalize on your strengths as a couple to find an ideal business to run Franchise financing options What it takes to be a successful business owner and becoming business partners with your spouse. To register go to learn.mhcc.edu, Click on the Small Business catalog, Now click on the Starting a 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: FranNet
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Learn how to apply this easy-to-learn methodology to quickly cut costs, improve customer experience, and grow your bottom line without additional spending. As a small business, you have the ability to change faster than your larger competitors. Don't you think it's time you started leveraging your unique strengths? Register for this workshop and walk away with a tool you can use over and over again. To register go to learn.mhcc.edu, Click on the Small Business catalog, Now click on the Growing 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: Matthew Koren, SBDC Advisor and Instructor
Fee: $ 60.00
Thursday, June 09, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Technology
The right keywords can make or break how people find your business on the internet. When people are looking for your products or services, there are very specific keywords they are typing in the search engines. Learn how to find those keywords and how to incorporate them into your website. Get a list of free resources to make your website more attractive to search engines like Google, Bing or Yahoo! 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 Edward
Fee: $ 60.00

Oregon Coast Community College SBDC

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Wednesday, June 01
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
This class will cover advanced skills using the software program QuickBooks Pro. We will begin with preferences and include skills to record barter transactions, handle & report down payments, retainers, and advance deposits, credit card fees, void transactions, selling fixed assets, inventory transactions, customizing forms, setting up a new company, utilize departments, classes and clean up old data. This will be a hands-on course with active discussion; students should bring a notepad, have a working knowledge of the software and business, and be familiar with operating a Windows computer.
Speaker: Kathie Gordon-Brooks
Fee: $ 49.00

Oregon Small Business Development Center Portland Community College

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM, 3 sessions ending Tuesday, June 14
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Turn your experience into a rewarding small business. Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Perhaps you are retired or you have been laid off, and you're looking for some extra income or something to keep you busy. Encore Entrepreneurship is on the rise for people like you. Never before has it been easier for 50+ individuals to monetize their knowledge, skills, and experience into a rewarding small business.
Fee: $ 200.00
Monday, June 06, 2016 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.

RCC/SOU Higher Education Center

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Wednesday, June 08
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
For those using QuickBooks, and have specific needs such as payroll, project costing, manufacturing, worker's comp and other challenges. Topics include tracking inventory, job costing, financial reporting, finding and correcting errors, advanced payroll (worker's comp, employee loans, garnishments); importing and exporting to Excel, Word, and other QuickBooks company files, year-end procedures, working with an accountant, and integrating QuickBooks with third-party software. (3 sessions)
Speaker: Mike Lewis
Fee: $ 150.00

Rogue Community College SBDC

Monday, June 06, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Empower yourself and increase business profits by learning how to use your Smartphone in your business. IPhone users must have their Apple id set up. Instructor: Seth Benham
Speaker: Seth Benham
Fee: $ 35.00
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
A 3-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
Wednesday, June 08, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Empower yourself and increase business profits by learning how to use your Smartphone in your business. IPhone users must have their Apple id set up. Instructor: Seth Benham
Speaker: Seth Benham
Fee: $ 35.00

Southern Oregon University SBDC

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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: Kaylee Gray, SOU Office and Client Services Manager

Southwestern Oregon Community College SBDC

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 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 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
Thursday, June 09, 2016 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 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

Tillamook Bay Community College SBDC

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
For most of us, the idea of writing a business plan is like having a root canal. But if you want to move your business forward, you will likely need one sooner or later. Discover a process that will actually make this a productive and meaningful exercise for you. Write a document that you will actually use and modify as your business grows.
Speaker: Mike Cohen
Fee: $ 20.00
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Every entrepreneur needs to know how to project their future revenue and expenses if they want to attract financing or investors. Just making a profit isn’t good enough if you don’t have the cash to pay your bills. A few simple worksheets can make you the financial manager you want to be without an MBA. You will be able to make wise financial decisions with the data you already have.
Speaker: Mike Cohen
Fee: $ 20.00

Umpqua Community College Small Business Development Center

Friday, May 27, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Learn what you need to do to start your business.
Speaker: Doug Monie
Thursday, June 02, 2016 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Technology
PowerPoint is still one of the most used presentation software packages available. In just two hours, we'll show you how to create an amazing, effective, and professional looking presentation!
Speaker: Laurie Way
Fee: $ 29.00
Friday, June 10, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Learn what you need to know to start your business. FREE!
Speaker: Doug Monie