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Oregon Small Business Development Center Network

Rogue Community College SBDC
Grants Pass

Phone: 541-956-7494
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The Rogue Community College Small Business Development Center offers:

  • No cost, confidential, one-on-one counseling
  • Business training events
  • Research assistance

We can help you achieve your business goals, whether you are just starting or prepared for second stage growth.  Contact us today to learn more about our services!



Funded in part by a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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Events


Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
A 2-hour class designed specifically for those considering self-employment. Gain the information needed before you begin business. Topics include entrepreneurship, business structure basics, exploring options, rules and regulations, business and marketing planning, cash flow projections, and recordkeeping basics.
Speaker: Dave Tally
Thursday, August 06, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 4 sessions ending Thursday, August 27
In this four evening class entrepreneurs will explore in-depth the steps leading to business start-up or expansion, identifying potential barriers, creating a feasibility study with costs and monthly business expenses, and developing a business plan. Instructor: Dave Tally.
Speaker: Dave Tally
Monday, August 10, 2015 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM, 5 sessions ending Monday, August 17
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
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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

Business Accounting and Budget

Monday, August 24, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Wednesday, August 26
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: Dan Johnston

Marketing and Sales

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Thursday, August 20
Marketing through social media is essential today. Having a well-structured plan can make it successful. In this two session course you will learn how to combine Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to work for your business. Learn how to incorporate information addressed in previous session; and how to link posts to the different platforms to make posting more efficient, what kind of posts are meant for each platform, how to create a social media plan that will help your entire company, and much more. Instructor: Seth Benham
Speaker: Seth Benham

Government Contracting

Monday, August 31, 2015 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
To be successful in business, it is imperative that a contractor avoid costly mistakes in determining project and business costs. This class will provide you with the knowledge you need to succeed. This course is approved for 6 credit hours in CCB Residential Continuing Education: Series A. RCC Small Business Development Center is responsible for the content of this course.
Speaker: John Graham
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Location

214 SW Fourth Street,
Grants Pass, OR 97526
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