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

Wednesday, August 03, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
The Wed., Aug 3 seminar provides a beginner /intermediate look at how small businesses and nonprofits can start using social media marketing to promote their business or organization. The seminar will take a look at the 5 most popular social media networks. It will discuss what to post, when to post and how often. The seminar will allow participants to decide which social media channels are right for their business or nonprofit. Information provided is research based and includes real- life examples of campaigns that work. Blue Mountain Community College, 3275 Baker Street, in Baker, OR. Class fees are payable at the door by check to BMCC SBDC or with cash.
Speaker: Carol Infranca, an award-winning print and broadcast journalist and business communicator who is also an Authorized Local Expert for Constant Contact.
Location:
Fee: $ 10.00
Thursday, August 04, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
The Thur., Aug 4 seminar will take a deeper dive into Social Media marketing to give you a closer look at the most popular social media networks for business – Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram. We’ll show you the benefits of using each, what kind of content to create, tips on using photos and videos in your posts and we’ll provide examples of how other organizations are marketing with each social media channel. You’ll also get tips on how to use analytics tools to tell if your social media activity is working. Blue Mountain Community College, 3275 Baker Street, in Baker, OR. Class fees are payable at the door by check to BMCC SBDC or with cash.
Speaker: Carol Infranca, an award-winning print and broadcast journalist and business communicator who is also an Authorized Local Expert for Constant Contact.
Location:
Fee: $ 10.00

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: 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, August 03, 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

Chemeketa Community College SBDC

Friday, August 05, 2016 , 3 sessions ending Saturday, August 06
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
Thursday, August 11, 2016 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, August 04, 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

LCC Small Business Development Center

Tuesday, August 09, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This workshop can help turn your goal of owning a food/beverage business into a reality - or help you realize that the restaurant industry may not be for you. Understand the critical points to consider when thinking about opening a restaurant. Preregistration required two business days in advance. 11376 - Tuesday, August 9, 6-8 pm, room 312 – Roger Wong (2 hrs $40)
Speaker: Roger Wong
Fee: $ 40.00

Linn-Benton Community College SBDC

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
In just one afternoon, you'll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, markets and feasibility will all be discussed in this FREE seminar.

Mt. Hood Community College SBDC

Wednesday, August 03, 2016 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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: Specialty franchise opportunities in different industries that you can own and operate from home How to capitalize on your strengths to find your ideal business to run Franchise financing options What it takes to be a successful business owner 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
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Two-Day Hands-On Training in QuickBooks 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. To register go to learn.mhcc.edu, Click on the Small Business catalog, Now click on the Bookkeeping & QuickBooks catalog, Click on the green course number link and choose the date of the class you want, continue checking out. Please call if you have any questions or having any trouble getting registered. 503-491-7658 or email gerri.raisanen@mhcc.edu. Payment will be processed at time of registration
Speaker: Terry Tipsord
Fee: $ 180.00
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
How much money do I REALLY need to buy a business or franchise? What are the BEST resources and what are my options? Can a 401k help fund a business? What about taxes and penalties? Discover facts and resources unique to franchising (you might be surprised!). Business ownership may be more accessible than you think - nearly 60% of our pre-screened businesses cost less than $250K. Discover how to you invest in yourself! Attend this interactive info session with Guidant Financial's Sr. Financing Consultant, Blake Evans, and FranNet Franchise Specialist, Blair Nicol. 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

Oregon Small Business Development Center Portland Community College

Monday, August 01, 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.

Portland Community College SBDC-Willow Creek Center

Monday, August 08, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 4 sessions ending Monday, August 29
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Take the first steps to turn your idea into a profitable business. If you have a business idea and need help getting started, the Business Design Series is for you! In the Business Design Series participants are introduced to key aspects of designing and building a business so they can develop a workable action plan that will become the foundational piece for meeting with an SBDC Advisor. We begin with a self-assessment to help determine an entrepreneur’s level of comfort and competence in 20 critical business focus areas. Instructions, in class activities, articles and worksheets will provide students with tools to address the 4 basic challenge areas to every business: an attractive Business Concept, strong Organizational Structure, lasting Customer Relations and profitable Business Operations. This class that meets once a week for 2 hours. In 4 weeks students will be able to: • Use the GrowthWheel to assess their readiness to start a business • Select a business entity and start a business • Utilize the Customer Relationship Arc model to design a successful business • Clarify an idea to determine the viability of the business • Identify key customers and develop a Customer Persona • Design a revenue model to meet the needs of key customers • Create an effective Elevator Pitch • Explore 21.5 questions every business owner must answer before starting a business • Determine start up costs and create a basic budget • Create an action plan with key milestones • Answer the question "Do I need a traditional business plan?" At the end of this course entrepreneurs will have a workable Action Plan for taking the next steps in building a successful and profitable business.
Fee: $ 125.00
Tuesday, August 09, 2016 11:00 AM to 1:00 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.

Rogue Community College SBDC

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
THE FIRST STEP………. SMART START YOUR BUSINESS The cost for this workshop is $20 per business (not per attendee). You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this three-hour workshop we will take a 360? view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: • Is there a need for your product or service? • Can you make money at it? • Are you and your team the right people to bring this to market? • Is this business compatible with your personal goals? • What rules, laws and licensing apply to my business? We will also discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. After Smart Start, if you decide to go forward with your business, you will have free access to an SBDC business advisor to provide assistance as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. We will provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. Testimonies: “I walked away from this class feeling well-informed and armed with resources and tools to get my business started and be successful. I also felt like I have a great place to turn to for questions and support” Traci Lundin. “The knowledge, patience, time and effort of the instructor—class was amazing!” Brandy Souza. Instructor: Dave Tally.
Speaker: Dave Tally
Fee: $ 20.00
Thursday, August 04, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
DEVELOPING YOUR ONLINE MARKETING STRATEGY Marketing your business online has never been more important this day in age. Learn the major players in social media as well as other online marketing such as email marketing and websites. Learn how all the different marketing strategies lead to the final sale on your website and how they all flow together. Begin to construct your basic outline of your online marketing strategy with an emphasis on social media. Outlets addressed include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, Aweber, Convertkit, Coschedule, Hootsuite, Youtube, and Vimeo. Instructor: Seth Benham.
Speaker: Seth Benham
Fee: $ 50.00

Southern Oregon University SBDC

Thursday, August 11, 2016 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Topic: Orientation
Become familiar with SBDC services; evaluate business feasibility; introduction to business legal structure, business registration, and licensing requirements; and determine next steps.
Speaker: Kaylee Gray, SOU Office and Client Services Manager

Southwestern Oregon Community College SBDC

Thursday, August 04, 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
Wednesday, August 10, 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

SWOCC SBDC Curry Campus

Thursday, August 11, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, 4 sessions ending Thursday, September 22
Topic: Business Basics
A four-session course about writing a business plan that gets results! Looking for a way to be more effective as a business owner? Trying to finance your business? Want to plan for business expansion? Retirement? Selling your business? Required for Dream$avers and the New Business Challenge grant from the Bay Area Chamber of Commerce You will learn: • What is a business plan? • Why a business plan is important? • Who will read your business plan? • How to put a business plan together? • Resources and much more!
Speaker: Arlene Soto, CMA, CGBP Effective July 30, 2007, Arlene M. Soto became the Southwestern Oregon Community College Small Business Development Center Director. From October 1994 until July 2007 she was the Region 4 Director for the Wyoming Small Business Development Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. From 1988 through October 1994 she was the president of Oasis Group, Inc. a consulting firm in Portland, Oregon. She is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), a NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) has a Masters Degree in management from Marylhurst University and a Bachelors Degree in accounting from Portland State University. She has been working with businesses in the accounting field since 1976 and in management since 1988.
Fee: $ 125.00