Events/Workshops

 
  
    

Online

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: 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: 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: 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

Central Oregon Community College SBDC

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Do you have a great idea that you think could be a successful business, but just don't know how to get started? Cover the basics in this two-hour class and decide if running a business is for you.
Speaker: Maureen Quinn
Fee: $ 29.00

Chemeketa Community College SBDC

Thursday, March 05, 2015 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Orientation
Learn more about what your SBDC has to offer while exploring self-employment. Receive guidance as to your best next steps as you start down the path of entrepreneurship. Dates: Thursday, January 15 Time: 12:30 – 2 pm Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem Cost: No Cost Registration and Information: 503.399.5088
Thursday, March 12, 2015 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, 1 sessions ending Thursday, March 19
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Learn the advanced features of QuickBooks through exposure to specialized functions: Inventory, Estimating and Progress Invoices; Sales Tax; Customizing Forms and Letters; Adjusting Journal Entries; Reminders; Foreign Currencies; File Management. Date: Thursdays, March 12 and March 19 Time: 3 pm - 6 pm Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem Cost: $99 Registration and Information: 503.399.5088
Speaker: Judy Beebe
Fee: $ 99.00
Friday, March 13, 2015 , 3 sessions ending Saturday, March 14
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, 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

Saturday, February 28, 2015 9:00 AM to 3:50 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This is what we will be covering in Wordpress Web Design Part II: Plugins Theme Editing Backup and restoring Wordpress Search Tools Protecting from Malware For Wordpress Part II: You must have a Wordpress site that you will be able to make basic editing of content. You should bring the login, information for the site, domain and FTP password.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 69.00
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 6:30 PM to 9:20 PM, 16 sessions ending Tuesday, June 16
Topic: Business Basics
The Greenhouse program is designed to help entrepreneurs successfully start up and operate all types of new businesses. This exciting 16-week program includes lectures, guest speakers, discussion, peer networking and individual business counseling. Using Business Plan Pro business planning materials you will create a business plan to take you through each phase of starting up, funding and managing a successful business venture. Grow your business in our Small Business "Greenhouse."
Speaker: Rob Campbell, SBDC Director
Fee: $ 495.00
Thursday, March 05, 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: Staff
Friday, March 06, 2015 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Saturday, March 07
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

Clastsop Community College-

Monday, March 02, 2015 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Managing a Business
Anyone who owns a business will benefit from the information provided in this seminar and will be prepared for the day they transition their business to another party. Learn the benefits of a succession planning process. Understand succession and exit options. Included is a 90 minute telephone consultation with Arnie Hendricks. Arnie Hendricks, with Financial Management Resources, is a well-known Management Consultant and CFO who has worked for 23 years with over 250 companies. At this workshop you will learn: Introduction to Succession Planning - Benefits of a succession planning process Personal Financial Planning and Life Transition Issues - The link between personal financial planning and succession planning. Develop a personal financial plan. Tax considerations and implications in transitioning ownership in a business. Succession / Exit Options and Action Steps - Understanding succession and exit options. Family business challenges and opportunities. Follow up - Offer of 90 minute complimentary telephone consultation to review the Transition Readiness Assessment and the results of the Core Value Assessment and the Sellability Score Survey. Succession Planning: Enhancing Value and Preserving Legacy Monday, March 2, 2015 / 8:30 - 11:30 AM Clatsop Community College / Astoria, OR 1651 Lexington Ave. / Columbia Hall, Room 219 For questions, or help in registering, please call Penny at 503 338 2402, or email sbdc@clatsopcc.edu
Fee: $ 49.00
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Technology
Word for Business Level 3: Mail Merge and Labels - Seaside Topic: Technology Tuesday, March 03, 2015 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM Clatsop Community College 1651 Lexington Ave. / Astoria, OR Towler Hall, Room 105 You will learn how to: 1. Use Mail Merge 2. Insert merge fields. 3. Use different data sources. 4. Use filters. 5. Customize messages. * Keep your customer list in Excel or Access; print labels in Word. * Send out personalized reminders and thank you cards. * Filter your customer list for targeted promotions. Bring your own laptop, or use the classroom computers (with Word 2013) Email SBDC@clatsopcc.edu., or call Penny at 503 338 2402 for questions or help in registering.
Speaker: Jane Francis
Fee: $ 15.00

Clatsop Community College SBDC

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Managing a Business
Anyone who owns a business will benefit from the information provided in this seminar and will be prepared for the day they transition their business to another party. Learn the benefits of a succession planning process. Understand succession and exit options. Included is a 90 minute telephone consultation with Arnie Hendricks. Arnie Hendricks, with Financial Management Resources, is a well-known Management Consultant and CFO who has worked for 23 years with over 250 companies. At this workshop you will learn: Introduction to Succession Planning - Benefits of a succession planning process Personal Financial Planning and Life Transition Issues - The link between personal financial planning and succession planning. Develop a personal financial plan. Tax considerations and implications in transitioning ownership in a business. Succession / Exit Options and Action Steps - Understanding succession and exit options. Family business challenges and opportunities. Follow up - Offer of 90 minute complimentary telephone consultation to review the Transition Readiness Assessment and the results of the Core Value Assessment and the Sellability Score Survey. Succession Planning: Enhancing Value and Preserving Legacy Tuesday, March 3, 2015 / 8:30 - 11:30 AM Cannon Beach Chamber Community Room 267 N. Spruce / Cannon Beach, OR Cost: $49 (payable at workshop by Check or Credit Card)
Fee: $ 49.00
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Technology
You will learn how to: 1. Use Mail Merge 2. Insert merge fields. 3. Use different data sources. 4. Use filters. 5. Customize messages. * Keep your customer list in Excel or Access; print labels in Word. * Send out personalized reminders and thank you cards. * Filter your customer list for targeted promotions. Bring your own laptop, or use the classroom computers (with Word 2013) Email SBDC@clatsopcc.edu., or call Penny at 503 338 2402 for questions or help in registering.
Speaker: Jane Francis
Fee: $ 15.00
Thursday, March 05, 2015 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Technology
Learn how to use Quickbooks to records vendor transactions and reports, such as: Entering bills and creating purchase orders Generating relevant expense reports in QuickBooks Learning how to analyze your accounts payable reports Looking at cost reports to get a better understanding of your cash flow needs
Speaker: Mark Redwine
Fee: $ 39.00

COCC Redmond North Campus

Friday, March 06, 2015 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Saturday, March 07
Topic: Business Basics
CCB TEST PREPARATION ONLY: The two sessions meet the state requirement of 16 hours of study needed to become eligible to take the test to obtain an Oregon CCB license.
Speaker: ML Vidas
Fee: $ 359.00
Thursday, March 12, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Thursday, April 09
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. (Thursday evening classroom sessions in Redmond on 3/12, 3/26 & 4/9. Your initial advising session will take place the week 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

Klamath Community College SBDC

Saturday, March 07, 2015 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
A 2-hour class designed specifically for those considering self-employment. Gain the information needed before you begin business. Topics include 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!
Speaker: Chip Massie
Fee: $ 20.00

LCC Small Business Development Center

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Your market research showed you the needs and desires of your target market and helped you create your message. Learn about all forms of media and advetising strategies. 33829 - 6-8 pm, W, Mar 4, DCA 303 - Wong (2 hrs $30)
Speaker: Roger Wong
Fee: $ 30.00
Thursday, March 05, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
Expand your business with government contracts. The Government Contract Assistance Program (GCAP) assists small businesses in obtaining government contracts. The GCAP representative will cover the following topics: qualifying to be a government contractor, first steps to federal contracting, agencies that will purchase your service or product, marketing your business to the government and small business set asides. Preregistration required two business days in advance. 33821 - 9 am-noon, Th, Mar 5, DCA 312 - Clifford (3 hrs Free)
Speaker: Marta Clifford
Monday, March 09, 2015 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Tuesday, March 10
Topic: Not Set
Do you want to start a construction contracting business? You will need to sit for the Oregon Construction Contractors Board exam and pass. In this instructor–led class, prepare to take the examination. Instruction focuses on completing the curriculum required by the state, to qualify to take the Oregon Construction Contractors Board Examination. There will be approximately four hours of additional homework required to complete the class. The instructor is available to answer questions. Business advising is also available to provide you with resources to start your business. Testing for the state exam is proctored by Prometric and takes place on another date. An additional fee is required to take the exam. Preregistration required two business days in advance. 33832 - 8 am-5 pm, M, Mar 9, and 8 am-noon, Tu, Mar 10, DCA 303 - Hines (16 hrs $359)
Speaker: Dan Hines
Fee: $ 359.00
Monday, March 09, 2015 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
The new EPA Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) is now in effect. This rule requires renovator certification in lead–safe work practices, for anyone disturbing paint in houses built before 1978. $$ Money Wise Contractor Education Co. is offering the required EPA certified renovator course. Lead–Based Paint Training is sponsored by $$ Money Wise Contractor Education Company and the Lane SBDC. Register by contacting Dan or Sue Hines at 1.888.458.0846 or 503.722.2894, moneywiseco.com or dan@moneywiseco.com. 8 am-noon - Hines (4 hrs) Mar 9, M, DCA 318
Speaker: Dan Hines
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Market research is possibly the most critical piece of your business planning process. What the professional market researchers don’t tell you is that it’s possibly the most fun. Are you surprised? Don’t be! If you ever enjoyed puzzles or the idea of being a private eye, you are going to love market research. Plus—unlike your old school exams—market research is an open book. Come learn about tools, methods, strategies and resources you can use and finish your research in a flash. Preregistration required two business days in advance. 33794 - 6-8 pm, Tu, Mar 10, DCA 312 - Plaisted (2 hrs $30)
Speaker: Frank Plaisted
Fee: $ 30.00

Linn-Benton Community College SBDC

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Free seminar. Gain basic information on what it takes to launch and run a successful small business in Oregon. Rules, regulations, financing, marketing, pricing and more are introduced in a way that first time entrepreneurs can glimpse the reality of becoming a business owner.
Friday, March 13, 2015 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Free seminar. Gain basic information on what it takes to launch and run a successful small business in Oregon. Rules, regulations, financing, marketing, pricing and more are introduced in a way that first time entrepreneurs can glimpse the reality of becoming a business owner.

Mt. Hood Community College SBDC

Saturday, February 28, 2015 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
One - Day Hands-On Training in QuickBooks (6 hour session for $180) one-hour lunch on your own 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 Student guide and trial software included in the class fee.
Speaker: Terry Tipsord, Business Advisor 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.
Fee: $ 180.00
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Thursday, March 12
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 is 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.
Fee: $ 180.00
Tuesday, March 10, 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
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
If you are a startup, or just new to government contracting, this workshop will show you how to begin building the right foundation now for success in the future, and it starts with your business plan. The problem is, most small businesses don't know where to begin. If you don't understand the federal market, don't know who your target customers are, who your competitors are, don’t know how to build realistic projections into your business plan, or simply don't know where to begin, then this workshop is for you.
Speaker: Carroll Bernard
Fee: $ 25.00
Friday, March 13, 2015 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Learn easy step-by-step essentials to building your own small business website. Designed for any skill-set, the instructor will walk through the budget-conscious options and tools to build a successful business website from scratch.
Speaker: Guy Edwards specializes in social media marketing and search engine optimization. No matter how crowded the internet gets he helps client's websites get found. After attending the Art Institute of Chicago he went to work with large publications to help them transition from print publication to online subscriptions. He has pioneered e-commerce for businesses and distance learning courses for major universities. After a write up in The Wall Street Journal Guy worked with several advertising agencies in Portland. Guy now owns Brainjar Media, a company that develops and markets websites for a wide range of organizations including corporations, small-businesses and non-profits. Brainjar's most notable clients are Animal Planet, Intel, Pendleton Woolen Mills, Willamette Egg Farms and most recently Yoshida's Sand in the City.
Fee: $ 40.00

Newberg Center

Friday, March 13, 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.

Oregon Coast Community College SBDC

Thursday, March 05, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 AM
Topic: Business Basics
Business Formation. For entrepreneurs needing to know how to protect themselves and their business from potential liability, and for seasoned business owners needing to review their operations, this course will provide concrete examples and guidance for all. Students will learn to distinguish between various for-profit and non-profit corporate entities to help them understand which formation can best help them achieve their goals. The course will briefly discuss contract formation and agency.
Speaker: Richard Huntpalmer
Fee: $ 30.00
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Before you decide which kind of online store software to choose, you first need to know some of the basics. In this 3-hour class you will learn what options are available for an online shopping cart. When you leave you will understand the basics of selling online, including making choices on a shipping carrier, shopping cart, hosting, and online sales management. You will also learn how to best display your products online and how to market your online website using the right keywords. In addition you will know when to get a merchant account, how to set up PayPal buttons, PayPal calculated shipping, product display pictures and Google checkout. This class will help you in determining the best type of store for the number of products you have to sell. This workshop does not include selling on eBay.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 30.00

Oregon Coast Community College SBDC Main Campus

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 AM
Topic: Business Basics
Business Formation. For entrepreneurs needing to know how to protect themselves and their business from potential liability, and for seasoned business owners needing to review their operations, this course will provide concrete examples and guidance for all. Students will learn to distinguish between various for-profit and non-profit corporate entities to help them understand which formation can best help them achieve their goals. The course will briefly discuss contract formation and agency.
Speaker: Richard Huntpalmer
Fee: $ 30.00

Oregon Small Business Development Center Portland Community College

Monday, March 02, 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, March 03, 2015 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 13 sessions ending Tuesday, June 02
Topic: Managing a Business
Turn your delicious recipe into a commercial-ready food product Our food industry experts will take you step by step through the process to produce, promote, and sell your food product. This 14-week intensive program is designed to provide the food entrepreneur with a solid foundation in business, organizational, and product development, as well as food safety, packaging, production and distribution. Developed by the SBDC, the Food Innovation Center, and New Seasons Market, this program combines the talents of our instructors, business advisors and food professionals to provide a rich learning environment. - Learn food industry essentials, avoid common and costly mistakes - Prepare to sell your product in the commercial market - Connect with and get insight from local food professionals - One-on-one advising for personal support
Fee: $ 1995.00
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 4 sessions ending Tuesday, March 24
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.
Fee: $ 125.00
Thursday, March 05, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM, 3 sessions ending Thursday, March 19
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This hands-on course is a cohort-based, facilitator-led, self-assessment, designed to help the encore entrepreneur (those 50+) develop the big idea for a business through exploration and discussion. We will consider the various ideas that come forth and focus our attention on the business concept that fills the sweet spot where passion, talent, and potential revenue intersect. This course is the first step before writing a business plan in Directed Self Study. Program runs Thursdays March 5 - 19, 2015
Fee: $ 200.00
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
A blended online and in class business planning series, designed to get your idea out of your head and onto paper to see if your idea is feasible and if it will work for your life. A new series starts each month at 3 locations. The self-paced, online portion of the DSS leads you through the information you need to decide, research, and determine in creating your business plan using the LivePlan platform. Once you've developed your draft plan, you meet one-on-one with your business advisor to work out a custom Action Plan for you and your business. In addition, you meet monthly at your campus for 5 months, for a two hour Peer Group session where you have the opportunity to come together to network and support each other's business journey. Your first session will be on campus for 1 hour, where you will get all the information you need to move forward and begin your business planning work.
Fee: $ 125.00

Portland Community College SBDC

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 2:00 PM to 4:00 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. Class will meet in Mt. Scott Hall Room 201
Thursday, March 05, 2015 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
A blended online and in class business planning series, designed to get your idea out of your head and onto paper to see if your idea is feasible and if it will work for your life. A new series starts each month at 3 locations. The self-paced, online portion of the DSS leads you through the information you need to decide, research, and determine in creating your business plan using the LivePlan platform. Once you've developed your draft plan, you meet one-on-one with your business advisor to work out a custom Action Plan for you and your business. In addition, you meet monthly at your campus for 5 months, for a two hour Peer Group session where you have the opportunity to come together to network and support each other's business journey. Your first session will be on campus for 1 hour, where you will get all the information you need to move forward and begin your business planning work. Class will meet in Mt. Tabor Hall Room 127
Fee: $ 125.00
Thursday, March 12, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Thursday, March 26
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

Portland Community College SBDC-Willow Creek Center

Monday, March 02, 2015 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
A blended online and in class business planning series, designed to get your idea out of your head and onto paper to see if your idea is feasible and if it will work for your life. A new series starts each month at 3 locations. The self-paced, online portion of the DSS leads you through the information you need to decide, research, and determine in creating your business plan using the LivePlan platform. Once you've developed your draft plan, you meet one-on-one with your business advisor to work out a custom Action Plan for you and your business. In addition, you meet monthly at your campus for 5 months, for a two hour Peer Group session where you have the opportunity to come together to network and support each other's business journey. Your first session will be on campus for 1 hour, where you will get all the information you need to move forward and begin your business planning work.
Fee: $ 125.00
Monday, March 09, 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.
Monday, March 09, 2015 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Whether you want more people to find your brick and mortar or want to drive more traffic to your e-commerce store, there are three critical steps you need to know for improving your online presence. Come learn digital marketing essentials and identify strategies to help keep your register ringing. Join us for this free symposium on Monday, February 9 from 4-5:30 pm and leave with a mini-digital marketing plan. We'll go over how to: 1. Identify the right keywords for which your ideal customers are searching 2. Write content the search engines and customers will find 3. Measure your results to track success About the presenter: Colleen Wright has two Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration in Marketing and in Advertising Management. She has worked in the marketing field since 1989. Her experience includes working for large corporations such as NIKE and UPS, medium size companies such as Benj. Franklin Savings and Loan, and small businesses. (See attached resume for further detail.) As an educator with Search Engine Academy, she gained deep knowledge of digital marketing strategies and stays current with trends in the field. Her experience and knowledge has helped numerous businesses increase sales and leads through her work at her own digital marketing agency, Response Interactive, and as a business advisor at PCC SBDC. Seating is limited so reserve your seat now! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/three-digital-marketing-steps-you-can-take-today-to-improve-retail-sales-tickets-15562231052

RCC/SOU Higher Education Center

Thursday, March 05, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
This class takes you another step beyond Beginning, Intermediate and Financial Reporting with QuickBooks and is for those who are presently using QuickBooks. You’ve been using QuickBooks for several years, but the reports aren’t coming out the way you had anticipated. You know there are more features you should understand, but just don’t know what they are. How do you find the answers so you are using QuickBooks to its full capacity? Did you know that QuickBooks has features about which you may be unaware that, if improperly used will result in errors? Are you fully aware of ALL the features and how to properly use and interpret them? Do you know how your information appears on your income tax report? Remember you are solely responsible to the IRS for the accuracy of the information.
Speaker: Nancy Stewart
Fee: $ 50.00
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Monday, March 16
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
For those with knowledge of how to operate and navigate within QuickBooks, have specific needs such as payroll, project costing, worker’s comp and other challenges, or wish to move from Beginning QuickBooks to Intermediate level. Topics include tracking inventory in QuickBooks; job costing, 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.
Speaker: Mike Lewis
Fee: $ 110.00

Rogue Community College SBDC

Tuesday, March 03, 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, March 05, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Technology
Empower yourself and increase business profits by learning how to use your Smartphone in your business. Learn how to become better organized and access to your email and calendar along with configuring and accessing social media sites—and more. Android users must have their Gmail account and iPhone users must have their Apple id set up.
Speaker: Seth Benham
Fee: $ 35.00
Monday, March 09, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Monday, March 16
Topic: Managing a Business
This nine (9) hour course is for the business owner or leader whose primary responsibility is to grow the company’s business. The course begins at the 30,000 foot level of strategic thinking to arrive at specific goals and objectives that target growth opportunities, which are attainable. The course will lead you through strategic thinking in your current business, markets, products/services, sales, marketing, competition, and profitability. The course benefit will be a renewed and invigorating view on capturing new business opportunities. It is a course that deals squarely with employing “Change” to produce new results. Instructor: David Ellison
Speaker: David Ellison
Fee: $ 150.00
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Did you know that QuickBooks has features about which you may be unaware that, if improperly used will result in errors? Are you fully aware of ALL the features and how to properly use and interpret them? Do you know how your information appears on your income tax report? Remember you are solely responsible to the IRS for the accuracy of the information. This class takes you another step beyond Beginning, Intermediate and Financial Reporting with QuickBooks and is for those who are presently using QuickBooks. Instructor: Nancy Stewart.
Speaker: Nancy Stewart
Fee: $ 50.00
Thursday, March 12, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Technology
You may already use your Smartphone for business basics. Learn how to take it to the next level. Become more efficient and effective by accessing your financial and accounting information, order systems, and customer details with your Smartphone. Learn how to use your Smartphone camera to document and share information instantly from scope of work and bids or estimates to job progress, completion and billing—and more.
Speaker: Seth Benham
Fee: $ 35.00

Southern Oregon University SBDC

Friday, March 06, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This 3-hour workshop provides the "nuts and bolts" and beyond, for starting a business in southern Oregon. The session begins with a discussion of why businesses succeed or fail, and what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Since sixty percent of all businesses close by their sixth year, it is important to gain the information you need to know before you begin your business. Topics include: writing a business plan, legal structure options, state and local rules, regulations, and licensing requirements, marketing, cash flow projections, record keeping basics, and more. This workshop is strongly recommended for anyone who is considering business counseling with a Small Business Development Center. Register online or by calling 541-552-8300.

Southwestern Oregon Community College SBDC

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Learn about the critical “first steps” that everyone faces when considering starting a new business! This 2-hour workshop includes information about: licensing a personal readiness checklist business structure financing a business business planning next steps business resources The class will be held at The Business Center, 2455 Maple Leaf, North Bend Register online at www.BizCenter.org CALL 541-756-6866 if you need additional information
Speaker: Scott Traylor Inventor, business owner, advisor Scott Traylor has been working with small businesses or Mary Loiselle who began her employment with the SWOCC SBDC November 30, 2010 as Office Assistant. She has a Master of Arts Degree in Institutional Administration, Doctoral Certificate in Gerontology, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from United States International University in San Diego. Currently, she is the Business Counselor & Instructor for Southwestern Small Business Development Center. She has over 10 years of business ownership experience and has taught numerous classes to a diverse clientele, including: anger management classes to military families, career counseling and resume writing to military spouses, career counseling in the university setting, business counseling and real estate training to real estate sales people, drug counseling to family members in recovery programs, and business intake counseling assessment for prospective new business owners and current business owners. As the SBDC Business Counselor & Instructor, Ms. Loiselle works closely with our local business community and incubator tenants. Mary was the President and CEO (Owner) of Anza Valley Homes in Anza, CA and a Real Estate Broker for Anza Acres Realty for 4 years. Mary was System-wide Director of Facilities Management for Alliant Interational Univerity 7 years where she was responsible for developing a $15 million budget for all 7 campuses located in California (2 campuses in San Diego, 1 each in Irvine, Los Angeles, Fresno, Sacramento, and San Francisco).
Fee: $ 20.00
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 3:00 PM to 5:00 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

SWOCC Main Campus

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
The Jordan Cove energy project is on everyone’s mind. Businesses ask, “How do I prepare for the opportunities and mitigate the risks LNG will bring to the bay area?” This workshop is designed to prepare businesses to take advantage of the economic growth during the construction phase and prepare for the anticipated downturn when the building project comes to a close. OBJECTIVES: • Understand the strategic planning process • Learn how to do a business internal and external scan • Develop goals for long term success • Design action steps to move business forward • Acquire skills to a build profitable business
Speaker: Sandy Cutler. “Let’s build trust together,” is the mission statement of Sandy Cutler, President of BizCoach, Inc. With 40 years’ experience helping build successful businesses, Sandy offers executive coaching to private and public organizations to achieve breakthrough results in the areas of strategic planning and leadership development. Sandy’s unique Six-Step Strategic Planning process provides a clear roadmap for guiding organizations to a new destination. The Six-Step Strategic Planning process is interactive and comprehensive, resulting in measurable outcomes and a commitment to implement the plan. Sandy has helped hundreds of businesses and organizations develop and implement strategic plans. His consulting engagements include The World Bank, US Bank of Oregon, Oregon Business Magazine, King Estate Winery, the US Small Business Administration, and the United States Peace Corp. Sandy’s consulting practice focuses on building trust, strategic planning, and leadership development. As an executive coach, Sandy helps leaders and managers set goals, improve levels of trust, and deliver results. Sandy is a certified consultant with The Leadership Circle™. Sandy has been featured as a speaker on strategic planning and leadership for organizations including the CEO Forums in Portland and Seattle, the Eugene Chamber of Commerce, and the Association of Small Business Development Centers. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from Cal State University, Chico, and a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon.
Fee: $ 99.00

Tillamook Bay Community College SBDC

Friday, March 13, 2015 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
This two hour course is intended for those who plan to use QuickBooks accounting software but have not yet started using the software. Learn the ins and outs of setting up your company in QuickBooks the correct way to avoid problems down the line! How to create your company chart of accounts, enter customers, jobs, vendors, accounts, and other items, as well as how to manage lists will be covered. You must register for this class no later than March 6, 2015 to be able to attend. If there are less than five (5) students registered, students will be given individualized counseling on QuickBooks through the SBDC.
Speaker: Carla Lyman
Fee: $ 10.00

Umpqua Community College Small Business Development Center

Thursday, March 12, 2015 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Thursday, March 19
Topic: Technology
Learn how to use social media to market your business. Make the internet work for you and see your business grow! We'll cover the ways Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn and others work together to present your brand to the world!
Speaker: Laurie Way
Fee: $ 99.00

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