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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


Wednesday, August 17, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Wednesday, August 24
For those using QuickBooks, and have specific needs such as payroll, project costing, manufacturing, worker’s comp and other challenges. Topics include tracking inventory, job costing, financial reporting, 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. (3 sessions) Requirements: A good knowledge of QuickBooks and basic accounting principles. Bring a 1GB or larger thumb drive to save your work.
Speaker: Dan Johnston

Start-up Assistance

Tuesday, August 02, 2016 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
THE FIRST STEP………. SMART START YOUR BUSINESS The cost for this workshop is $20 per business (not per attendee). You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this three-hour workshop we will take a 360? view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: • Is there a need for your product or service? • Can you make money at it? • Are you and your team the right people to bring this to market? • Is this business compatible with your personal goals? • What rules, laws and licensing apply to my business? We will also discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. After Smart Start, if you decide to go forward with your business, you will have free access to an SBDC business advisor to provide assistance as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. We will provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. Testimonies: “I walked away from this class feeling well-informed and armed with resources and tools to get my business started and be successful. I also felt like I have a great place to turn to for questions and support” Traci Lundin. “The knowledge, patience, time and effort of the instructor—class was amazing!” Brandy Souza. Instructor: Dave Tally.
Speaker: Dave Tally
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
THE FIRST STEP………. SMART START YOUR BUSINESS The cost for this workshop is $20 per business (not per attendee). You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this three-hour workshop we will take a 360? view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: • Is there a need for your product or service? • Can you make money at it? • Are you and your team the right people to bring this to market? • Is this business compatible with your personal goals? • What rules, laws and licensing apply to my business? We will also discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. After Smart Start, if you decide to go forward with your business, you will have free access to an SBDC business advisor to provide assistance as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. We will provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. Testimonies: “I walked away from this class feeling well-informed and armed with resources and tools to get my business started and be successful. I also felt like I have a great place to turn to for questions and support” Traci Lundin. “The knowledge, patience, time and effort of the instructor—class was amazing!” Brandy Souza. Instructor: Dave Tally.
Speaker: Dave Tally

Business Basics

Monday, August 22, 2016 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM, 5 sessions ending Wednesday, August 31
The August series will utilize the new CCB Manual. Testing with the new manual will begin September 2, 2016. Subject matter will be expanded. Josephine County—AUGUST Series-- PLEASE READ EACH CHAPTER BEFORE EACH CLASS Course #9.133 S5—Location: RCC Small Business Development Center, 214 SW 4th Street, Grants Pass $350, a $5 technology fee will be added to the class cost) This series will cover the new CCB text book for testing that will be used beginning September 2, 2016. Subject matter will be expanded. Monday, 8/22, 5:00-9:30 p.m.: Course Introduction, Oregon Construction Contractor Laws and Regulations, Choosing Your Business Structure, Hiring and Managing Employees, Working with Subcontractors.—chapters 1-4. Steve Siegel Thursday, 8/25, 5:00-9:00 p.m. Bidding and Estimating, Scheduling and Project Management, Oregon Building Codes—chapters 7-9. Steve Siegel Monday, 8/29, 5:00-9:30 p.m. Job Site Safety, Environmental Factors, Building Exterior Shell— chapters 10-12. Steve Siegel Tuesday., 8/30 5:15-9:30 p.m.: Contract law, Oregon Construction Lien Law—chapters 5 & 6. Matthew Galli, Attorney Tuesday, 8/31, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Financial Management and Tax Basics—chapters 13 & 14. Paul Martin, Oregon Employment Department Requirements for Registration: Anyone registering for contractor education for licensing must provide a copy of any of the following government-issued photo ID: 1) driver’s license, 2) DMV ID, 3) green card, 4) military ID or 5) passport. No other identification will be accepted. Information will be electronically transferred to the Oregon Construction Contractors Board and will be again requested at the time the mandated test is taken.
Speaker: Various

Business Accounting and Budget

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 6:00 PM to 1:00 AM, 3 sessions ending Wednesday, August 24
For those using QuickBooks, and have specific needs such as payroll, project costing, manufacturing, worker’s comp and other challenges. Topics include tracking inventory, job costing, financial reporting, 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. (3 sessions) Requirements: A good knowledge of QuickBooks and basic accounting principles. Bring a 1GB or larger thumb drive to save your work.
Speaker: Mike Lewis

Marketing and Sales

Thursday, August 04, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
DEVELOPING YOUR ONLINE MARKETING STRATEGY Marketing your business online has never been more important this day in age. Learn the major players in social media as well as other online marketing such as email marketing and websites. Learn how all the different marketing strategies lead to the final sale on your website and how they all flow together. Begin to construct your basic outline of your online marketing strategy with an emphasis on social media. Outlets addressed include Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin, Aweber, Convertkit, Coschedule, Hootsuite, Youtube, and Vimeo. Instructor: Seth Benham.
Speaker: Seth Benham
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