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On Demand, available until June 01
Topic: Business Basics
Session 1: Arrive with an Idea, Leave with an Outline You'll learn all of the key aspects of a business plan: how to describe your company, the problem you solve and the solution you bring, the types of potential customers you intend to focus on and the group that represents your primary market, who your competition is, what goes into your financial projections, how to set milestones and how to build a management team. Session 2: Building the Business Plan A hands-on session using LivePlan to begin building a detailed business plan and projecting financials one to three years out. You'll get complementary online access to LivePlan for one month Session 3: Adding the Financial Projections & Marketing Spreadsheet Final assembly of a business plan including financial projections. You'll also build a pitch that you can use to sell your idea to potential investors, associates or employees. Your instructor/advisor will be able to review your plan and meet with you for counseling online. Individual business counseling available free of charge to participants in this training. To register go to learn.mhcc.edu, Click on the Small Business catalog, Now click on the Starting a Business catalog, Click on the green course number link and choose the date of the class you want, continue checking out. Please call if you have any questions or having any trouble getting registered. 503-491-7658 or email gerri.raisanen@mhcc.edu. Payment will be processed at time of registration
Speaker: Jim Smith
Location: Online
Fee: $ 70.00
On Demand, available until June 01
Topic: Technology
Have an expert Web Designer guide you through the steps of creating a website for your business. Through six online classes and individual mentor sessions, WebMentor will guide you through the process of creating an effective professional business website: Session 1: How to plan for your website Session 2: Competitive analysis Session 3: 10 essential pages Session 4: Keywords and copy writing Session 5: Marketing with social media Session 6: Analyzing your traffic To register go to learn.mhcc.edu, Click on the Small Business catalog, Now click on the Marketing catalog, Click on the green course number link and choose the date of the class you want, continue checking out. Please call if you have any questions or having any trouble getting registered. 503-491-7658 or email gerri.raisanen@mhcc.edu. Payment will be processed at time of registration
Speaker: Guy Edwards
Location: Online
Fee: $ 225.00
On Demand, available until March 20
Topic: International Trade
Imagine if your business could grow if you were able to learn how to export. Well you can! Only 5% of the world’s consumers live in the US and international markets are ripe for US goods. This is a great time to consider international trade! Many businesses today are jumping on the global band wagon, and for good reason! Think you are ready to go? Not so fast! You need to be fully informed BEFORE you make this important business decision to maximize your investment and avoid costly mistakes! “Before You Go Global” online training course helps you weigh the costs of global expansion with the benefits of entering a new market. It will help you consider opportunities and threats of taking your business global. 9 Comprehensive modules provide a solid foundation to help make this important decision. Module 1 – “Are You Ready?” Module 2 – “Market Research and Product Classification” Module 3 – “Understanding Market Environments” Module 4 – “Financial Risks and International Payment Methods” Module 5 – “Financing International Expansion” Module 6 – “Global Mechanics: Your Global Supply Chain” Module 7 – “Insuring Your International Investment” Module 8 – “Legal Considerations for International Expansion” Module 9 – “Strategies For Entering International Markets” Once you have completed the 9 modules and the worksheets that go with them, you will have all the information you need to make an informed decision about taking your business global. For more information contact the SBDC at GoGlobal@pcc.edu or 971-722-5080
Location: Online
Fee: $ 150.00
On Demand, available until September 18
Topic: Managing a Business
Location: Online
Fee: $ 876.00

Bizcenter Online Learning

On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Government Contracting
Do you want to add the largest buyer of goods and services in the world to your customer database? This course will teach how and where to research, how to develop your company’s proposal materials, how to develop the federal prospects, how to create a proposal marketing database, how to prepare an outline and write an effective proposal outline.
Speaker: Lorraine D'Ignazzio
Fee: $ 50.00
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
In this course you will learn the difference between "startup" and "ongoing" expenses, how expenses vs. assets are treated for tax purposes, how to create a sales forecast for your business, how to create an expense budget for your business and the important difference between profits and cash. This course consists of 5 modules and should take approximately 3 hours to complete.
Speaker: Tim Berry
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Financing
In this course you will learn about different methods to finance a new business, how to build your management team and how to hire employees, the differences between a business "pitch" and a business "plan", and how to create and use Plan vs. Actual forecasts for your business. This course consists of 4 modules and take approximately 3 hours to complete.
Speaker: Tim Berry
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Marketing and Sales
In this course you will learn about that Ladder of Engagement and how to effectively draw people to your small business website, learn to develop emails and how to use them to drive more customers to your website, write content that will get customers to click “buy” and learn about social proof and key tactics in developing online credibility. The viewing length of this course is about 1 hour.
Speaker: Mazarine Treyz
Fee: $ 30.00
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Marketing and Sales
In this module you will learn about that Ladder of Engagement and how to effectively draw people to your small business website. The viewing length of this module is about 1/4 hour.
Speaker: Mazarine Treyz
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Customer Relations
In this module, you will learn the background and benefits of Customer Relationship Management and its application to your business. You will be able to compare the difference between hosted and on-site systems, and understand the experiences of customers and companies both with and without CRM. You will learn three key groups of CRM elements and the proven benefits of implementing and using CRM. The viewing length of this module is about 1/2 hour.
Speaker: Art Hill
Fee: $ 30.00
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Customer Relations
In this second module on Customer Relationship Management, you will learn how to implement CRM in your business. We'll compare screens of three popular CRM software systems priced for small business and hosted by their publishers as cloud applications. You’ll discover the four elements crucial to implementing CRM successfully: people, process, software, and information. Overlook any one of the four, and the others aren't enough to get you to your profitability goals. Viewing length of this module is about 1/2 hour.
Speaker: Art Hill
Fee: $ 30.00
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Managing a Business
In this course, we will review the core foundations of successfully operating a retail business. The topics include customer service techniques, store set-up and presentation, merchandise selection, buying and pricing, marketing, human resources/training, and financial elements. The course is designed for both start-up and existing businesses, can be customized to fit any size and type of retail business, and can be easily integrated into your strategic plan, staff and management training. The viewing length of the course is around 50 minutes.
Speaker: Kevin Leahy
Fee: $ 30.00
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Technology
This course covers the basics of using WordPress. Start a blog or build a full-fledged website, build a great site, and share your work with the world by connecting your page to social media. Drag and drop multiple images into a page, use templates for easy page creation, and optimize your page for search engines. This course is just over one hour in viewing time.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 30.00
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Technology
Do you want to find out how the search engines rank your website? How does Google view your site? This course covers how to do keyword research with Google Keyword tools. Understand how these keywords added to your site can improve your site ranking and searchability. Discover how you can get better search engine results for the search terms that matter most to your business. This class covers Google Analytics and how to measure sales and conversions. It will help you understand how visitors use your site, how they arrived on your site, and how to keep them coming back. This course is just over one hour in viewing time.
Fee: $ 25.00
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Not Set
Demystifying credit reports and scores will provide you with important information by explaining the history of credit reporting, its importance to the growth of our economic system and improvement to our national standard of living. The course will explain how credit information is gathered and stored and how that information is used to determine credit worthiness of a consumer for an expanded and faster credit decision making process used by credit grantors. It will help to clarify what is known about the consumer and how that information is used and regulated. Additionally, the course will provide information that will help to monitor, improve and correct credit information. Viewing time of this course is approximately 1 hour.
Speaker: Greg Henderson
Fee: $ 30.00
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Start-up Assistance
In this course, Tim Berry, business-planning expert and course creator, talks about his own history as a small-business owner, and provides examples and feedback on common questions for new business startups. This course consists of 4 modules, approximately 3 hours to complete.
Speaker: Tim Berry
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Marketing and Sales
In this course you will learn, what a “target market” is and what it means for your business what is it that makes your customers buy from you how is marketing different from sales how do you create a “brand” for your product or service. It also covers what to think about when developing a website for your business. This course consists of 4 modules, approximately 3 hours to complete.
Speaker: Tim Berry
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Topic: Not Set
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Topic: Not Set
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Topic: Technology
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Topic: Technology
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Topic: Technology

Central Oregon Community College SBDC

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 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

Monday, May 02, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 2 sessions ending Monday, May 09
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Receiving Payments & Making Deposits Vendor Center Credit Card Transactions Working with Bank Accounts Tracking Time Doing Payroll with QB Date: Monday, February 8 and February 15 Time: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem Cost: $125 Registration and Information: 503.399.5088
Speaker: Judy Beebe
Fee: $ 125.00
Friday, May 06, 2016 , 3 sessions ending Saturday, May 07
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
Monday, May 16, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 2 sessions ending Monday, May 23
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Estimating and Progress Invoicing Reports Customizing Forms and Writing QB Letters Reminders Inventory General Journal Entries Using Other Accounts Date: Monday, February 22 and February 29 Time: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem Cost: $125 Registration and Information: 503.399.5088
Speaker: Judy Beebe
Fee: $ 125.00

Clackamas Community College SBDC

Thursday, May 05, 2016 6:30 PM to 9:20 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Before you take the plunge, find out what it takes to start up and successfully operate your own business in Oregon. Assess whether business ownership is the right path for you.
Speaker: Staff
Friday, May 06, 2016 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Saturday, May 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
Saturday, May 07, 2016 9:00 AM to 3:50 PM
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 workshop will introduce you to social networking fundamentals such as: Facebook Fan Pages, Apps and Ads that can help your page be more user friendly; using Twitter to market your business, blog and website; tools to help manage social media effectively in 15 minutes a day.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 99.00
Saturday, May 14, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Topic: Business Basics
If you could benefit from a review of (or intro to) financial basics in a non-threatening atmosphere with other small business owners, this class is for you. [For more information, click on workshop title.]
Speaker: Janet Powell
Fee: $ 49.00

Clastsop Community College-

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Technology
Never used Excel? It is a powerful electronic spreadsheet program widely used in the business world. In this introductory class you will learn: How to navigate within workbooks and worksheets. Organize data into rows and columns. Format text and cells. Write simple formulas and create charts. Discover how Excel can help you track and analyze your business data. Enter Excel formulas and use simple functions to calculate automatically. See how easy it is to create compelling charts from your data. Say goodbye to your calculator and welcome Excel as a critical business tool. Use the classroom computers (with Excel 2013) or bring your own laptop. You will receive sample worksheets to use in class and practice with at home. Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Clatsop Community College / 1651 Lexington Ave. / Astoria, OR Towler 105 Computer lab 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Speaker: Instructor: Jane Francis, owner of Personal Computer Training and instructor for Clatsop Community College Work Force computer skills classes.
Fee: $ 15.00

Clatsop Community College SBDC

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Technology
Heard of "location, location, location"? For online marketing, it's "Content, Content, Content"! What you say, and the way you say it, (tone, date & time, frequency) is how you will attract, engage, and be shareworthy to your audiences! Join us for this workshop in our continuing "Lunch and Learn" series presented by Don Richardson! What are the Keys to Great Content? This workshop will teach you the time-saving tips, techniques, and yes, even apps that will help your content—and the way you share it—succeed! You’ll learn how to: Create; Curate; Extend; … the content that will help you achieve your goals. We’ll cover tidbits like how many links create the most engagement, how to turn questions into high-open subject lines, tips on using graphics, pictures and videos, re-purposing content across multiple platforms, and more. And, we’ll give you the structure and tools to make creating your content fast, easy and effective. Register today! Wednesday, May 4 / 12:00 - 3:00 PM Clatsop Community College / S. County Campus 1455 N. Roosevelt Dr. / Seaside, OR
Speaker: Don Richardson
Fee: $ 20.00
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Technology
Never used Excel? It is a powerful electronic spreadsheet program widely used in the business world. In this introductory class you will learn: How to navigate within workbooks and worksheets. Organize data into rows and columns. Format text and cells. Write simple formulas and create charts. Discover how Excel can help you track and analyze your business data. Enter Excel formulas and use simple functions to calculate automatically. See how easy it is to create compelling charts from your data. Say goodbye to your calculator and welcome Excel as a critical business tool. Use the classroom computers (with Excel 2013) or bring your own laptop. You will receive sample spreadsheets to use in class. Tuesday, May 10, 2016 1455 N. Roosevelt Dr. / Seaside, OR Clatsop Community College South County, Computer Lab 8:30 - 10:30 am
Speaker: Jane Francis, owner of Personal Computer Training and instructor for Clatsop Community College Work Force computer skills classes.
Fee: $ 15.00

COCC Redmond North Campus

Monday, May 02, 2016 10:15 AM to 11:55 AM, 10 sessions ending Wednesday, June 01
Topic: Technology
Map a viable strategy and draw up a three-year tactical plan for taking a product to market. These sessions on strategic product planning build on the earlier classes about new product development and prototyping.
Speaker: Kurt Giesler
Fee: $ 182.00
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Wednesday, May 25
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 Wednesday evening classes 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

Saturday, May 14, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
A 2-hour class designed specifically for those considering self-employment or recently self-employed. Gain the information needed to get your venture off on the right foot. Topics include feasibility, market research, business plan basics, start-up financing, legal structures, registration & licensing, and much more! Participants will be provided with resources, handouts, and checklists! Payment may be made online by credit or debit card or at the door via check or cash. Class will be held on the KCC Campus, 7390 South 6th Street, Klamath Falls in Building 4, Room 421.
Speaker: Chip Massie
Fee: $ 20.00

LCC Small Business Development Center

Thursday, May 05, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Having an online presence for your business should be one of the first things you do to market your business online. Your website is your most powerful marketing tool available to you. Search engine optimization is a major component of any successful online marketing. You’ll learn to select keywords that are proven performers, combine the keywords into site content and boost site popularity. 6-8 pm, Thursday, May 5, DCA 316 - Wiley (2 hrs $40) - CRN: 44213
Speaker: Nick Wiley
Fee: $ 40.00
Monday, May 09, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Begin your business the right way! Do you have a great idea you think could be a successful business but just don’t know how to get started? Cover the basics in two hours and decide if running a business is for you. We recommend that you attend this class prior to scheduling your first advising appointment. 44175 - 5-7 pm, Friday, May 9th, DCA Room 303 - Megan O’Connor (2 hrs $20)
Speaker: Megan O'Connor
Fee: $ 20.00
Thursday, May 12, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Financing
This is a new way to fund Oregon businesses by Oregon investors. Sometimes called “Oregon Crowd Funding”, Oregon IPO (Intrastate Public Offering), is good news for Oregon small businesses. Learn more about how your business might have the opportunity to raise up to $250,000. 6-8 pm, Thursday, May 12, DCA 316 - O’Connor (2 hrs $40) CRN: 44325
Speaker: Megan O'Connor
Fee: $ 40.00

Linn-Benton Community College SBDC

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 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.

Mt. Hood Community College SBDC

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Set your own hours. Enjoy flexibility and control. Join us for an interactive, 45-minute webinar introducing Home-Based Franchises. We’ll feature some of the most exciting franchise concepts in this category and they’ll introduce their business models, describe their ideal candidates, and give you an idea whether an opportunity like this may be right for you. You'll also have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with the Franchisors. You’ll discover: 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 Gerri To register go to learn.mhcc.edu, Click on the Small Business catalog, Now click on the Starting a Business catalog, Click on the green course number link and choose the date of the class you want, continue checking out. Please call if you have any questions or having any trouble getting registered. 503-491-7658 or email gerri.raisanen@mhcc.edu. Payment will be processed at time of registration
Speaker: FranNet
Thursday, May 05, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Technology
This workshop will give you a solid foundation of Facebook features and how to integrate them effectively in your business. You will learn how to use Facebook successfully to reach out and interact with your friends and customers. You will need a personal Facebook account to create a page for your business. Go to Facebook.com to create a new account. Workshop Description: Learn key features of Facebook for your business. Manage you business contacts and keep them from seeing personal posts. Use the info tab to increase you business. Build your list of business fans strategically. Use your friends list to be more productive. Use you profile to promote your business effectively. To register go to learn.mhcc.edu, Click on the Small Business catalog, Now click on the Marketing catalog, Click on the green course number link and choose the date of the class you want, continue checking out. Please call if you have any questions or having any trouble getting registered. 503-491-7658 or email gerri.raisanen@mhcc.edu. Payment will be processed at time of registration
Speaker: Guy Edwards
Fee: $ 60.00
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Learn how to apply this easy-to-learn methodology to quickly cut costs, improve customer experience, and grow your bottom line without additional spending. As a small business, you have the ability to change faster than your larger competitors. Don't you think it's time you started leveraging your unique strengths? Register for this workshop and walk away with a tool you can use over and over again. To register go to learn.mhcc.edu, Click on the Small Business catalog, Now click on the Growing Your Business catalog, Click on the green course number link and choose the date of the class you want, continue checking out. Please call if you have any questions or having any trouble getting registered. 503-491-7658 or email gerri.raisanen@mhcc.edu. Payment will be processed at time of registration
Speaker: Matthew Koren, SBDC Advisor and Instructor
Fee: $ 60.00

Oregon Coast Community College SBDC

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Learn how to record transactions with customers and create understandable QuickBooks reports. Learn and understand accounts receivable, aging reports, record payments on account, record recurring sales invoices, and analyze customer statistics.
Speaker: Kathie Gordon-Brooks
Fee: $ 49.00
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Technology
The course shows how Google analytics can track a business ROI online presence and its performance online. Students will learn how to track multiple websites, including how to track pages on Facebook, WordPress or other media.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 30.00
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Learn how to record vendor transactions and create understandable QuickBooks reports. Explore and understand accounts payable, cash flow needs, and cost reports.
Speaker: Kathie Gordon-Brooks
Fee: $ 49.00

Oregon Coast Community College SBDC Main Campus

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Technology
The course shows how Google analytics can track a business ROI online presence and its performance online. Students will learn how to track multiple websites, including how to track pages on Facebook, WordPress or other media.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 30.00

Oregon Small Business Development Center Portland Community College

Monday, May 02, 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.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM, 3 sessions ending Tuesday, May 24
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Turn your experience into a rewarding small business. Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Perhaps you are retired or you have been laid off, and you're looking for some extra income or something to keep you busy. Encore Entrepreneurship is on the rise for people like you. Never before has it been easier for 50+ individuals to monetize their knowledge, skills, and experience into a rewarding small business.
Fee: $ 200.00
Thursday, May 12, 2016 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
If you are struggling to get things done because your business is growing, you NEED this module! Topics discussed include: 'Creating meaningful jobs to get efficient, happy employees" and "Getting things done by delegating." You will have a complete understanding of the recruitment process, writing effective job descriptions and creating employee profiles that keep you in compliance with HR laws. Each participant will have a draft of an Employee Handbook by the end of this module.
Fee: $ 185.00
Friday, May 13, 2016 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Saturday, May 14
Topic: Start-up Assistance
The Contractors Licensing Education is designed to help the construction contractor meet educational requirements of ORS 701.280 for licensing or renewal. The intense live classroom program is held over 2 full days. The course times run Friday and Saturday, 8am - 6pm. Space is limited and pre-registraion is required. Program runs September 27 - 28, 2013 Also available... Also available... The "Study at home" format uses your home computer and the internet to lead you through the material you need to study. **You must come into our office at 1626 SE Water Ave., room #308, Portland to register for the Home Study and get your materials**
Fee: $ 330.00

Portland Community College SBDC-Willow Creek Center

Monday, May 02, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 4 sessions ending Monday, May 23
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, May 10, 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.

RCC SBDC - Table Rock Campus

Monday, May 02, 2016 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM, 5 sessions ending Monday, May 09
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 SBDC/RVC Medford Campus

Monday, May 02, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Wednesday, May 04
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Learn the basics of maintaining a payroll and paying the taxes. Avoid costly errors. Topics include employee set up, information and forms; subcontracting restrictions; payroll periods; required deductions; paying quarterlies; and annual reporting.
Fee: $ 110.00
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
In this interactive session you'll learn effective techniques that lead to positive and productive team and employee performance; gain the tools necessary to effectively address difficult employee issues; recognize when you've reached the point of "no return" and if that happens, what it takes to successfully and legally end the employment relationship. Instructor: Fred Holloway
Speaker: Fred Holloway
Fee: $ 50.00

RCC/SOU Higher Education Center

Monday, May 09, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 6 sessions ending Wednesday, May 25
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
This class features six sessions for those who have knowledge of computers and working within Windows, have some accounting knowledge, and want to learn QuickBooks. Class includes setting up company files, creating a chart of accounts, and adding customers, jobs and vendors to sell services and products. Also covers paying for expenses, invoicing, receiving payments, reconciling bank accounts, running reports, and managing your company file. Requirements: Basic computer skills. Bring a 1GB or larger thumb drive to save your work.
Speaker: Mike Lewis
Fee: $ 320.00

Rogue Community College SBDC

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
A 3-hour class designed specifically for those considering self-employment. Gain the information needed before you begin business. Topics include entrepreneurship, business structure basics, exploring options, rules and regulations, business and marketing planning, cash flow projections, and recordkeeping basics.
Speaker: Dave Tally
Thursday, May 05, 2016 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
Thursday, May 12, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Technology
Learn the benefits of using your free Gmail account and Google Applications as a marketing tool. If you don't already have an account, the instructor will help you establish one. Instructor: Seth Benham
Speaker: Seth Benham
Fee: $ 35.00
Friday, May 13, 2016 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Managing Employees
Contractors will learn proactive measures to avoid the common pitfalls of non-compliance with Oregon OSHA regulation, and how to apply these measures to your business. Learn about responsibility for incident and accident recordkeeping, investigation, and prevention of future business losses, and gain insight as to why incidents occur and preventative of future business losses, and gain insight as to why incidents occur and preventative measure are necessary to avoid them.
Speaker: John Graham
Fee: $ 110.00

Southern Oregon University SBDC

Wednesday, May 04, 2016 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Orientation
Become familiar with SBDC services; evaluate business feasibility; introduction to business legal structure, business registration, and licensing requirements; and determine next steps.
Speaker: Kaylee Gray, Office and Client Services Manager

Southwestern Oregon Community College SBDC

Wednesday, May 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
Thursday, May 12, 2016 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 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 Main Campus

Thursday, May 12, 2016 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Business owners have been asking, “How do I prepare for the opportunities and mitigate the risks LNG will bring to the bay area?” It’s all about strategy. This workshop is designed to prepare businesses to thrive if the project takes longer than expected to start and take advantage of the economic growth during the construction phase then 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 no matter what happens • 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 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

SWOCC SBDC Curry Campus

Thursday, May 12, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, 4 sessions ending Thursday, June 23
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

Tillamook Bay Community College SBDC

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
You don’t have to be a CPA to understand the finances of your business. Learn about basic financial reports and systems that will help to keep you on track. Discover alternative and easy-to-use accounting software that will save you time and money. Properly organizing the data you already have will lead to smarter decisions in the future. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------Payment Instructions: Please pay at or call TBCC Bookstore @ 503-842-8222 x 1240. You can also pay online @ www.tillamookbaycc.edu---------------------------Instructions: Please register with Tillamook Bay Community College Student Services in person or call 503-842-8222 x 1100. You can also sign up online @ www.tillamookbaycc.edu (please note - this may require more time/process). For more information, call 503-842-8222 x 1420.
Speaker: Mike Cohen
Fee: $ 20.00
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Financing
Getting turned down by your local bank isn’t the end, it’s really just the beginning. Find out about the many alternatives available to you to get the funding you need to move ahead. Don’t risk your own personal well-being or potentially damage your family relationships. Explore how microloan funds, local investors, and the Small Business Administration can help you to achieve your dream.
Speaker: Mike Cohen
Fee: $ 20.00

Umpqua Community College Small Business Development Center

Thursday, May 05, 2016 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Technology
Start a conversation with your customers. Learn how YELP can help you with your online marketing.
Speaker: Laurie Way
Fee: $ 29.00
Monday, May 09, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM, 3 sessions ending Wednesday, May 11
Topic: Technology
Need to learn QuickBooks at a more relaxed pace? Try our three-class workshop -- same information as our Intensive class, just done in three, easy parts. Set up a company file, build a chart of accounts, enter check and cash transactions, reconcile bank statements, study AP/AR, create reports, and more. Prior computer experience required.
Speaker: Gale Peterson
Fee: $ 109.00
Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Technology
Get on the map wit6h your business. If people don't know where you are, they can't come to your business. This quick, easy class will answer your questions and get you started.
Speaker: Laurie Way
Fee: $ 29.00