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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, August 05, 2015 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

Chemeketa Community College SBDC

Friday, August 14, 2015 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Saturday, August 15
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

Thursday, August 06, 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

COCC Redmond North Campus

Thursday, August 13, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Thursday, August 27
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
You know your product or service, but do you want to know how to make it more successful? Do you want to transform your accounting from a necessary evil into a means for identifying opportunities for business growth? Do you want to provide your investors, bankers, or yourself with the information you need to take your business to the next level? With over 6 million users worldwide, QuickBooks is THE accounting and financial management solution for small and medium-sized businesses. You’re probably already using it, but wouldn’t you like to be using it to its potential? Growing Your Business with QuickBooks combines two 3-hour Thursday evening classes (8/13 & 8/27) that teach you the fundamentals of business accounting and QuickBooks operation with up to three hours of one-on-one daytime advising to get YOUR QuickBooks installation optimized for YOUR business. You’ll also exchange valuable real-world experiences with other business owners just like you. All this for only $199!
Speaker: Patti Norris
Fee: $ 199.00

Klamath Community College SBDC

Thursday, August 13, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
A 2-hour class designed specifically for those considering self-employment. Gain the information needed before you begin business. Topics include feasibility, market research, business plan basics, start-up financing, legal structures, registration & licensing, and much more! Participants will be provided with resources, handouts, and checklists! Payment may be made online by credit or debit card or at the door via check or cash. Class will be held on the KCC Campus, 7390 South 6th Street, Klamath Falls in Building 4, Room 421.
Fee: $ 20.00

Linn-Benton Community College SBDC

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Free seminar. Basic information you need to begin planning for your successful business.

Mt. Hood Community College SBDC

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Thursday, August 06
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Two-Day Hands-On Training in QuickBooks (two three hour sessions $180) After an introduction to basic accounting principles used by all editions of QuickBooks, you will use the software to create a company file, customize it, manage its movement between computers and generate reports essential to your business. Learning Outcomes: 1. Choose the right QuickBooks edition for your business. 2. Plan, create & customize a QuickBooks company file tailored to your business needs. 3. Correct QuickBooks posting errors w/ an understanding of basic accounting principles. 4. Manage multiple copies of a QuickBooks company file between multiple computers. 5. Generate & utilize invaluable financial reports essential to business. Student guide and trial software included in the class fee.
Speaker: Terry Tipsord
Fee: $ 180.00
Tuesday, August 04, 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
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Thursday, August 13
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Two-Day Hands-On Training in QuickBooks (Two three hour sessions $180) Working with real-life customer, vendor and banking transactions, you will use the software to process money coming into and going out of a business as part of a 30-day bookkeeping cycle vital to your business. Learning Outcomes: 1. Set up & manage listings of customers, vendors and Items. 2. Post to the software & manage: a. customer invoices b. sales receipts c. customer payments d. deposits e. vendor bills f. bill payments g. checks h. credit card transactions 3. Manage the movement of money between bank accounts. 4. As part of a well planned 30-day bookkeeping cycle: a. Reconcile bank statements b. Manage paper flow c. Generate & file essential financial reports A graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and later, western seminary, Terry began working in organization development nearly twenty years ago helping organizations develop training venues for leadership development. He started his own consulting business in 1998 leading small businesses and nonprofits through the process of redesigning their business procedures and systems to become more profitable. As director of an accounting training school in Portland, Terry helped individuals become full charge bookkeepers for small businesses and the self employed before incorporating his own bookkeeping business as Daybreak Business Development, Inc. in 2006. He currently works to promote financial responsibility and faithful stewardship among businesses and not-for-profits by helping them adhere to accepted principles of full charge bookkeeping.
Speaker: Terry Tipsord
Fee: $ 180.00

Oregon Coast Community College SBDC Main Campus

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Technology
This class will teach you all about how to streamline your Social Media outreach, to lower your burden and raise your bottom line. While exploring and learning how to use all the latest Social Media tools. You will learn that Social Media Marketing needn't be a full-time job.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 30.00

Oregon Small Business Development Center Portland Community College

Monday, August 03, 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, August 04, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Tuesday, August 18
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Find a business idea that you are 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
Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 4 sessions ending Thursday, August 27
Topic: Business Basics
You've made the sale and have a customer, but now what? How do you deliver an excellent product or service that makes your customers say "wow!"? How do you keep them coming back? How do you get them to send their friends to you? This class will give participants the tools for building an effective customer service strategy. Each participant will walk away with their first draft of a Customer Service Handbook. For more information on the ESS series go to: bit.ly/EntSkillSeries
Fee: $ 185.00
Monday, August 17, 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.

Portland Community College SBDC

Wednesday, August 05, 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

Monday, August 03, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Monday, August 17
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Business Design Series was created to help you turn an idea into a business. You probably already know how to "do the thing" (make the widgets, serve the food, etc.) Most people need help designing a business to wrap around the "thing". Business Design Series is a 3-week program that meets once a week for 2 hours. In order to get the most out of the program, you will need to do work outside of class - about 3-5 hours each week. After the series, you are invited to participate in a Business Launch Pad session where you can discuss your progress, challenges, questions, and successes in a group setting. Week 1: What business are you in? * Learn about GrowthWheel and how to use it in the class * Conduct a personal assessment to determine your business competencies * Explore ways to articulate key aspects of your business including: Mission, Vision, Core Values, Unique Value Proposition, Business Entities and Budgeting Week 2: Who are your customers? * Develop key sales and marketing tools including: Products, Price, Customers, and Market Research * Create a bare bones budget * Create a Start-up Expense Sheet Week 3: How will you organize your business? * Develop a framework for creating a budget, forecasting sales, and setting up tools for financial accountability * Begin to develop systems that will drive your business to success * Create an Action Plan with milestones
Fee: $ 125.00
Tuesday, August 11, 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.

RCC SBDC - Table Rock Campus

Monday, August 10, 2015 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM, 5 sessions ending Monday, August 17
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

RCC/SOU Higher Education Center

Monday, August 03, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 6 sessions ending Wednesday, August 19
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 Premier. 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: Dan Johnston
Fee: $ 320.00

Rogue Community College SBDC

Monday, August 03, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Wednesday, August 05
Topic: Technology
Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel and how to use it as a tool to manage your business information. This class two evening class will explain the structure of a spreadsheet and introduce you to formulas, functions, navigation, and other features of the powerful tool. Please bring a 1GB or larger thumb drive to class. Instructor: Jim Sweeney
Speaker: Jim Sweeney
Fee: $ 70.00
Tuesday, August 04, 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
Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 4 sessions ending Thursday, August 27
Topic: Start-up Assistance
In this four evening class entrepreneurs will explore in-depth the steps leading to business start-up or expansion, identifying potential barriers, creating a feasibility study with costs and monthly business expenses, and developing a business plan. Instructor: Dave Tally.
Speaker: Dave Tally
Fee: $ 200.00
Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Technology
Promote your business successfully by gaining a solid foundation of Facebook features. This essential course will discuss how Facebook can benefit your business, the components of a good business page and what is needed to maintain it as a powerful and effective marketing tool. If you do not currently have a Facebook business page, you will create one and see how to brand it to your business. If you have an active Facebook business page, you will see how to add content, photos and videos, and how to connect it to your mobile devices to enhance your ability to be responsive to your customers. Create coupons, special offers, and other techniques to attract and engage your customers. Find out about promoting and sharing events through groups and interests. **You need to have a personal Facebook page set up prior to class.** | Classes are offered in the Illinois Valley upon request by calling 541-956-7400.
Speaker: Seth Benham
Fee: $ 50.00
Monday, August 10, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Wednesday, August 12
Topic: Technology
Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel and how to use it as a tool to manage your business information. This class two evening class will explain the structure of a spreadsheet and introduce you to formulas, functions, navigation, and other features of the powerful tool. Instructor: Jim Sweeney
Speaker: Jim Sweeney
Fee: $ 70.00
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Technology
Promoting your business in a variety of avenues is required in today’s market - marketing through social media is essential. Instagram may seem like a social media that lacks professional uses, but it is the perfect way to market your business! Learn the ins and outs of Instagram to make your business more successful. Learn how to manage your information, your posts, and dive into the world of #hashtags. Instructor: Seth Benham
Speaker: Seth Benham
Fee: $ 35.00
Thursday, August 13, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Technology
Promoting your business in a variety of avenues is required in today’s market - marketing through social media is essential. Learn how to update your business information on Twitter and how to effectively use it for business promotion. Topics include changing your profile picture, updating your information, tweeting, and using #hashtags. Instructor: Seth Benham
Speaker: Seth Benham
Fee: $ 35.00

Southern Oregon University SBDC

Wednesday, August 05, 2015 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Orientation
To register, visit: https://www4.cbs.state.or.us/exs/osha/training/training/workshop/
Wednesday, August 05, 2015 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Orientation
To register, visit: https://www4.cbs.state.or.us/exs/osha/training/training/workshop/
Thursday, August 06, 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
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 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: Kim Thompson
Thursday, August 13, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Business Basics
This 3-hour workshop will address the question, "Why write a Business Plan?" Topics covered include the executive summary, management, business description, services/products offered, market strategy and more. For additional information, contact the SOU Small Business Development Center at 541-552-8300. Space is limited, advance registration is strongly advised.
Speaker: Stephanie Hoffman, Russ Kennedy, and Fred Arnett (all SOU SBDC Advisors)
Fee: $ 30.00

Southwestern Oregon Community College SBDC

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Learn about the critical “first steps” that everyone faces when considering starting a new business! This 2-hour workshop includes information about: licensing a personal readiness checklist business structure financing a business business planning next steps business resources The class will be held at The Business Center, 2455 Maple Leaf, North Bend Register online at www.BizCenter.org CALL 541-756-6866 if you need additional information
Speaker: Scott Traylor Inventor, business owner, advisor Scott Traylor has been working with small businesses or Mary Loiselle who began her employment with the SWOCC SBDC November 30, 2010 as Office Assistant. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Institutional Administration, Doctoral Certificate in Gerontology, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from United States International University in San Diego. Currently, she is the Business Counselor & Instructor for Southwestern Small Business Development Center. She has over 10 years of business ownership experience and has taught numerous classes to a diverse clientele, including: anger management classes to military families, career counseling and resume writing to military spouses, career counseling in the university setting, business counseling and real estate training to real estate sales people, drug counseling to family members in recovery programs, and business intake counseling assessment for prospective new business owners and current business owners. As the SBDC Business Counselor & Instructor, Ms. Loiselle works closely with our local business community and incubator tenants. Mary was the President and CEO (Owner) of Anza Valley Homes in Anza, CA and a Real Estate Broker for Anza Acres Realty for 4 years. Mary was System-wide Director of Facilities Management for Alliant Interational Univerity 7 years where she was responsible for developing a $15 million budget for all 7 campuses located in California (2 campuses in San Diego, 1 each in Irvine, Los Angeles, Fresno, Sacramento, and San Francisco).
Fee: $ 20.00
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 5:00 PM to 7:00 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

Umpqua Community College Small Business Development Center

Thursday, August 13, 2015 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
This workshop takes you step-by-step through all the information you need to start and run a small food business. Do you make the most wonderful chocolates? Does everyone beg for your salsa recipe? This workshop will show you how to take your food business idea from dream to dream-come-true. Especially for individuals who will be making and packaging their product for resale through retail outlets, but appropriate for any food business.
Speaker: Erin Maidlow
Fee: $ 69.00