Events/Workshops

 
  
    

Online

On Demand, available until September 18
Topic: Managing a Business
Location: Online
Fee: $ 876.00
On Demand, available until March 28
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 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
Speaker: Guy Edwards
Location: Online
Fee: $ 225.00
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 1 months. 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.
Speaker: Jim Smith
Location: Online
Fee: $ 70.00

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

Chemeketa Community College SBDC

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM, 9 sessions ending Tuesday, January 19
Topic: Marketing and Sales
A 9-month website and social media program for small business. Meet nine times over 11 months with the same cohort, a knowledgeable facilitator, and guest experts on the essential elements of a powerful online presence. Get answers to perplexing questions like... * How do I get found on Google? * Why do my website visitors not buy anything? * What do I actually need on my website? * What's the point of Twitter? * Which social media platforms get the best results? * Is all the SEO marketing stuff I get a scam? * How do I make all this easy so I can focus on my work? Benefits of participating in the Powerful Online Presence program * Increased confidence * Less time wasted * Less money wasted * Decreased stress * More leads generated through your website * Larger audience for your business * Increased sales Prerequisites Because of the in-depth nature of this program, you must have the following: * A business that has been open for at least six months * An open mind and a willingness to learn new skills * A business website (or one that launches by April 2014) * The ability to edit your business website * Helpful: A budget for online marketing strategies ($20-40/month) To give you the best experience and personalized support, this program is limited to 20 participants. Registration ends on April 15, 2015. If you're ready to get serious about your business' online presence, register today. Cost Choose from two payment options: One-time payment of $320 or two installments of $160 (one due at registration and the second by May 19, 2015. Your next step Call us to register: 503.399.5088 and we'll take your payment by phone (credit card) or mail (check). Have questions? Call us or send an email to sbdc1@chemeketa.edu.
Speaker: Jennifer Hofmann
Fee: $ 320.00
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This course covers the essentials needed to start a small business. Learn about business structure, rules and regulations, licensing, taxes, and the basics of marketing and writing a business plan. This fast-paced class is the perfect first step! Dates: 4th Thursday of the month Time: 12:30 – 2:30 pm Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem Cost: $25 Registration and Information: 503.399.5088
Speaker: Joanne Scharer
Fee: $ 25.00
Friday, May 01, 2015 , 3 sessions ending Saturday, May 02
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

Clackamas Community College SBDC

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:00 PM to 4:50 PM, 5 sessions ending Tuesday, May 19
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Find out how to set up your books right the first time, using QuickBooks Pro. [For more information, click on workshop title.] Students who took QuickBooks Pro Part I also signed up for QuickBooks Pro Part II and QuickBooks Payroll.
Speaker: Catherine Weesner
Fee: $ 199.00
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:50 PM, 5 sessions ending Wednesday, May 20
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Find out how to set up your books right the first time, using QuickBooks Pro. [For more information, click on workshop title.] Those who took QuickBooks Pro Part I also signed up for QuickBooks Pro Part II and QuickBooks Payroll.
Speaker: Catherine Weesner
Fee: $ 199.00
Friday, May 01, 2015 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Saturday, May 02
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 02, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:50 PM
Topic: Business Basics
This workshop will help students understand basic recordkeeping requirments for a small business and assess the various options for keeping track of business income and expenses. Students will also find out how to differentiate and select appropriate accounting and tax professionals, based on the needs of their business. [For more information, click on workshop title.]
Speaker: Catherine Weesner
Fee: $ 59.00

Clastsop Community College-

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Technology
Ready to level up your ability to get clients, gigs, or sales? You need a clear sense of your personal brand. It's your job to represent your credentials, differentiating factors, and-most importantly-how you contribute unique value to every relationship you have. In this 3 hour workshop Tara Gentile will show you how you're uniquely designed to contribute value, how to communicate that value in a way that beats distraction or competition, and how to market yourself and your business based on your distinct personal brand. Discover how others see you & how you can use that to your advantage Create a personal Anthem to market yourself effectively Write compelling sales copy that isn't swarmy or salesy Tuesday, April 21 - 9:00 AM-12:00 PM Clatsop Community College-Astoria, OR 1651 Lexington Ave. / Columbia Hall, Room 219 Cost: $29 or $49 for both workshops! Payable at the workshop by check or credit card. For questions or help in registering, please call Penny at 503.338.2402, or email sbdc@clatsopcc.edu
Fee: $ 29.00
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Technology
It's easier today than ever before to set up shop online, attract the perfect customers or clients for you, and leverage your unique skills to become more financially independent. In these 2 workshops, Tara Gentile will guide you through the process of understanding your personal brand, what you can offer online, and how to use modern technology! "How to Set Up Shop in a Digital World" - PM Workshop It's never been easier to start a business and set up shop. Of course, you don't need an office or a storefront to start selling. In this 3 hour workshop you'll learn the best technology for quickly creating a home on the web, create a digital plan for reaching your customers and selling your work, and develop a product or package that makes your work easier to sell. Identify the need your business fills, your ideal client, and your unique positioning. Develop a product or package that makes your work easier to sell. Learn what technologies make it easy to set up "shop". Tuesday, April 21 - 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Clatsop Community College-Astoria, OR 1651 Lexington Ave. / Columbia Hall, Room 219 Cost: $29 each (or $49 for both Workshops) Pay at workshop by check or credit card For questions, or help in registering please call Penny at 503.338.2402, or email sbdc@clatsopcc.edu
Speaker: Tara Gentile
Fee: $ 29.00
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 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 welcom Excel as a critical business tool. Use the classroom computers (with Excel 2010) or bring your own laptop. You will receive sample worksheets to use in class and practice with at home. Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Astoria Clatsop Community College Towler 105 Computer lab 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Speaker: Jane Francis
Fee: $ 15.00

Clatsop Community College SBDC

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Business Basics
Presenter Tom Leiner: CEDR and Clatsop Community College Small Business Development Center Counselor, and Small Business owner.This workshop is for anyone looking to start a new business. Topics covered include identifying your reasons for starting a business, seeing if business ownership is right for you, evaluating your business opportunities, learning the "basics" of starting a business, and much more! You will come away with a good understanding of what it takes to license, register, and obtain the proper permitting and other specific needs related to your endeavor. We will be covering some of the trials and tribulations that others have encountered so that you can avoid common pitfalls and errors that could cause your business to fail due to improper planning. We will also be sharing constructive tools such as LivePlan to help you create your own custom business plan. What happens after this class? If you decide you want to actively pursue your vision of opening a business you can schedule a private appointment with one of our qualified Clatsop Community College SBDC business advisors. It is always FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. For questions, or to register, please call Penny at 503 338 2402, or email sbdc@clatsopcc.edu.
Fee: $ 20.00
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 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 funtions 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 2010) or bring your own laptop. You will receive sample spreadsheets to use in class. Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Seaside Clatsop Community College South County, Computer Lab 8:30 - 10:30 am
Speaker: Jane Francis
Fee: $ 15.00

COCC Redmond North Campus

Thursday, April 23, 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: Jose Balcazar
Fee: $ 29.00
Saturday, April 25, 2015 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Topic: Managing a Business
Turn your agricultural business into a more profitable enterprise. Consumers are interested in knowing where their food comes from and how it is grown. Bringing tours and activities to the farm can provide teaching opportunities and additional farm income. This session will discuss these opportunities and provide information about land use laws that may regulate such activities. These Ag Business Workshops are a joint effort of Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council, the Small Business Development Center at COCC and OSU Extension, along with rancher Billie Estridge of Timber Creek Farm, providing education, advising and assistance to small agricultural businesses in the Central Oregon region. Only $10/farm per session – sign up at https://agbiz.eventbrite.com For more information, call OSU Extension at 541-447-6228
Speaker: Patti Norris
Fee: $ 10.00

Eastern Oregon University SBDC

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Orientation
Brush up your notary knowledge and get the answers to your questions by attending a Secretary of State sponsored seminar for current and future notaries public. This seminar is a comprehensive and thorough examination of notary basics: what a notary is, responsibilities and liabilities, how to notarize, notary certificates, and the notary journal. This is your chance to talk to the state agency that regulates notaries, and participate in lively discussions about procedures, practices and notary laws. Register today by visiting the following link: http://notsem.sos.state.or.us/notary_enroll.php?id=502
Speaker: TBA, From Oregon Secretary of State Corporate Division

Klamath Community College SBDC

Thursday, April 30, 2015 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
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

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Market research is essential. Don’t waste any of your marketing budget. Realize why you need to do market research before spending money. Find out about resources available to help you with your research. Preregistration required two business days in advance. 44118 - 6-8 pm, Tu, Apr 21, DCA 303 - Plaisted (2 hrs $30)
Speaker: Frank Plaisted
Fee: $ 30.00
Friday, April 24, 2015 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM, 7 sessions ending Friday, June 12
Topic: Managing Employees
Good bosses aren’t born. They’re people who have learned how to communicate effectively, manage projects and resolve conflicts. These and other key skills for supervisors will be covered in seven, lively and interactive sessions. Participants will leave every session with tangible, practical skills they can immediately apply at work. New supervisors will gain important foundational skills and experienced supervisors will learn how to go from good to great. Course topics are grouped into three categories: self, staff and project management. Self-management will include professional behavior, communication and emotional intelligence. Staff management will include giving feedback and evaluations, running a meeting, conflict management, managing diversity and HR/legal issues. Project management will include project diagraming and supervision, process mapping, process improvement and working in teams. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with the instructor for three hours of one-on-one coaching. 44162 - 8:30 am-noon, F, Apr 24-Jun 12, DCA 319 - Munro (24.5 hrs $315)
Speaker: Morgan Munro
Fee: $ 315.00
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Make the most of your marketing efforts; craft a marketing plan. Determine how you will identify your brand and learn how to effectively communicate to your customer. Preregistration required two business days in advance. 44119 - 6-8 pm, Tu, Apr 28, DCA 303 - Plaisted (2 hrs $30)
Speaker: Frank Plaisted
Fee: $ 30.00
Thursday, April 30, 2015 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Thursday, May 07
Topic: Technology
Level 2 is for users who are proficient with the basics of Excel. Prerequisite: Excel Level 1 or equivalent. You will learn how to: -Sort data -Use flexible worksheet views and advanced printing -Apply conditional formatting -Name and link cells and formulas between sheets -Use 3D cell references, advanced functions like IF, PMT, FV and data analysis tools like Solver & Scenario Manager -Use the Subtotals feature -Insert and edit logos, photos and SmartArt diagrams -Create Excel templates 44193 - 1-5 pm, Th, Apr 30-May 7, DCA 220 - Bauer (4 hrs $205)
Speaker: Nancy Bauer
Fee: $ 205.00
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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. 44122 - 8 am-5 pm, Tu, May 5, and 8 am-noon, W, May 6, DCA 308 - Hines (16 hrs $359)
Speaker: Sue Hines
Fee: $ 359.00

Linn-Benton Community College SBDC

Thursday, April 23, 2015 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, 5 sessions ending Thursday, May 21
Topic: Not Set
This 10 hour course is designed to provide you with the scope and capabilities available in QuickBooks. Previous exposure to computer based accounting is recommended. Bring a flash drive to class.
Fee: $ 195.00
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
Getting onto and using ORPIN (state) and FedBIZOpps Fed Connect websites. Also, get registered on the ODOT site for contractors.
Speaker: Marta Clifford
Fee: $ 19.00
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Free seminar. Basic information you need to begin planning for your successful business.

Mt. Hood Community College SBDC

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Technology
The right keywords can make or break how people find your business on the internet. When people are looking for your products or services, there are very specific keywords they are typing in the search engines. Learn how to find those keywords and how to incorporate them into your website. Get a list of free resources to make your website more attractive to search engines like Google, Bing or Yahoo!
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: $ 60.00
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Financing
Learn about an exciting matched-savings grant program to support you in launching or growing your business. In this two hour session you will have the opportunity to gain information on a grant program that can provide you with up to $ 9,000 in funds towards your business without any requirements to pay back. Past participants have used funds to pay for advising, equipment, supplies, conferences and much more.
Speaker: Kedma Ough is as a proven champion for the entrepreneurial community. As the MHCC SBDC director, Ough provides leadership on behalf of the small business community and helping grow Oregon’s best businesses. Ough is also a weekly writer for Entrepreneur Magazine writing on funding and innovation topics. Prior to joining MHCC, Ough was the executive director of MIPO a non-profit organization supporting inventors through training and advising for new product development. The Huffington Post has recognized Ough for fueling innovation in Oregon and Inc. Magazine cited Ough for her work in creative financing for minority-owned businesses. Having supported more than 5000 businesses as an advisor, facilitator, and connector Ough focuses her energy on getting businesses unstuck. She holds a Masters in Business Administration and is a graduate of the LIMA product-licensing program. Locally she has served on the Governors Small Business Advisory council and her past awards have included the SBA’s Oregon Women Champion of the Year, SBA Oregon Small Business State Champion Award, and the National Small Business Influencer Award in Leadership. One of her most proud moments as a child was winning every single Monopoly game and today she sees the pursuit of a small business as a game that can be won. Ough is a fifth generation entrepreneur and her great-great grandfather peddled various products throughout Ireland.
Fee: $ 60.00
Friday, April 24, 2015 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Technology
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
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
In this seminar you will learn how to protect your small business and deal with some of the legal issues involved when owning and running a business. You will discover how to avoid common mistakes that while dealing with contracts, hiring employees, the structure of your business. In addition, it covers different licensing requirements and regulations, as well as tax implications for you and your business. This seminar is offered in partnership with the law firm Young Twedt McRostie LLP.
Speaker: Jay McRostie, YoungTwedtMcRostie LLPJay has been practicing law for over twenty-five years. His practice primarily emphasizes representing closely held businesses, real estate transactions, estate planning, and representing nonprofit organizations. He formerly practiced as a shareholder with Gleason, Scarborough, McNeese, O?Brien & Barnes, PC in Portland, Oregon and as a partner with Miller Nash, LLP in Bend, Oregon. Jay is an active member of the Gresham Area Chamber of Commerce and the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce. He serves as legal counsel to a number of local nonprofit organizations, including The Wallace Medical Concern, Gresham/Mt. Hood Jazz Association, Center for the Arts Foundation, Gresham Downtown Development Association, Mt. Hood Repertory Theatre Company, Wy east Artisans Guild, Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation and the Columbia Gorge Racing Association.
Fee: $ 30.00
Friday, May 01, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 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.
Speaker: Guy Edwards
Fee: $ 49.00
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Thursday, May 07
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, May 05, 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 has over thirty years of experience mentoring entrepreneurial start-ups and counseling small to mid-sized companies that are looking to expand or are under performing or under-capitalized. Jim began at IBM in executive marketing and sales before moving to entrepreneurial software companies. Expertise includes all aspects of marketing: marketing to high technology companies, non-profits and to association vendors, corporate marketing, marketing communications, product management and public/analyst relations. Jim is commissioner at the Housing Authority of Portland, past Chairman of the Portland Chapter of SCORE and also a member of the Small Business Advisory Council of the city of Portland.
Fee: $ 30.00

Oregon Coast Community College SBDC

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Wednesday, May 06
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This class will offer answers to questions you might have in getting your food products from "Recipe to Market". Learn to check out the competition, know the basic rules and regulations. Where can you produce the product? What type of packaging, logo and labeling can be used? You will find answers to "what comes next?" and "can I make a profit?"
Speaker: Lucinda Whitacre
Fee: $ 49.00
Thursday, April 30, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:30 AM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Would you like to learn some good old "low tech" accounting? This class will cover the basics such as: setting up a general ledger and chart of accounts, basic accounts payable and receivable, and recording start-up costs. This class is also a good "refresher course" for individuals who currently do computer bookkeeping. Students should bring a calculator.
Speaker: Kathie Gordon-Brooks
Fee: $ 39.00

Oregon Coast Community College SBDC Main Campus

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Technology
This introductory course investigates the basics of web page design through a series of lectures and hands-on tutorials. You will learn how to organize, create, and manage web pages using a graphical web page editor in a multitasking environment. This course is recommended for anyone interested in developing web pages for business or personal use. Internet access and course software will be available in the computer lab. A combination of lectures, practice, skill-building sessions and discussion periods will be utilized.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 30.00

Oregon Small Business Development Center Portland Community College

Friday, April 24, 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.
Friday, May 01, 2015 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, 5 sessions ending Friday, May 29
Topic: International Trade
Advance your career, change careers, or gain new knowledge in international trade - become a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP). The CGBP credential is highly respected and sought-after in the international trade industry. The CGBP designation is accredited by NASBITE and recognized by the US Department of Commerce. The PCC SBDC CGBP Exam Prep training is the only test prep course in the Northwest, and completion of the course is timed right before the scheduled testing window, maximizing benefit for the participant. - Fast paced. You will meet for 5 Friday's starting May 1, 2015 from 10am to 4pm. - Prepare for the exam. You will learn the 4 key areas of international trade covered in the test: Global Management, Global Marketing, Global Supply Chain, and Trade Finance. All sessions are taught by Certified Global Business Professionals. - Practice the test. In the last session you will take a practice exam to see what areas you might to study more before sitting for the exam. To register or to learn more about the program, visit bit.ly/CGBPprep (case sensitive)
Fee: $ 499.00
Monday, May 04, 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, May 05, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 4 sessions ending Tuesday, May 26
Topic: Business Basics
Brush up on the "soft skills" of being a business owner. Discover if you are a Leader or a Manager, gain Crucial Conversation skills, get tools to help you with Decision Making, Delegation, Time and Project Management.
Fee: $ 125.00

Portland Community College SBDC-Willow Creek Center

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 4 sessions ending Tuesday, May 12
Topic: Managing a Business
Are you a solopreneur or a creative entrepreneur? Learn the basic business principles that author and speaker, Jackie B Peterson, has identified to help "solos" and creatives build financially successful businesses they want and deserve. Program runs Tuesdays April 21 - May 12, 2015
Fee: $ 329.00
Tuesday, April 28, 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, May 04, 2015 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Fee: $ 125.00
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Tuesday, May 19
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Find a business idea that you a re 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

Rogue Community College SBDC

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
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
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 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
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Grow your business through increased marketing strategies. Learn how to develop your best customer profile, conduct basic market research and low cost market research tools. Topics include: effectively growing your business, increasing your piece of the market pie, being competitive in the marketplace. Instructor: Rob Pochert
Speaker: Rob Pochert
Fee: $ 50.00
Thursday, April 23, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Thursday, April 30
Topic: Marketing and Sales
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
Fee: $ 70.00
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Managing Employees
Learn coaching skills and tools that can be applied immediately. Learn to effectively delegate responsibilities and tasks and the elements of providing successful feedback. Instructor: Fred Holloway
Speaker: Fred Holloway
Fee: $ 50.00
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Wednesday, May 06
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. Homework will be assigned. (18 hours) Must bring a flash drive to class to save your work throughout the course.
Speaker: Mike Lewis
Fee: $ 110.00
Monday, May 04, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Wednesday, May 06
Topic: Government Contracting
Learn proactive measures to avoid the common pitfalls of non-compliance with Oregon OSHA regulations, 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 measures necessary to avoid them. Instructor: John Graham. 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
Fee: $ 134.00
Tuesday, May 05, 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

Southern Oregon University SBDC

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Financing
The RU bankable workshop is designed for the entrepreneur looking for capital from the bank. The business may be a start-up or an established one. In today's economy, your presentation to the banker is critical in getting approved for the loan.
Thursday, April 30, 2015 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Business Basics
This 3-hour workshop will address the question, "Why write a Business Plan?" Topics covered include the executive summary, management, business description, services/products offered, market strategy and more. For additional information, contact the SOU Small Business Development Center at 541-552-8300. Space is limited, advance registration is strongly advised.
Fee: $ 30.00

Southwestern Oregon Community College SBDC

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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
Monday, April 27, 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
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Gain skills in managing business by the numbers through understanding the business financial reports Businesses measure their success by the financial statements prepared in their business. These statements are used to create an annual tax return, make decisions about growth and give the business owner an idea of how successful the business is. This workshop will cover analysis of financial information within a business and how to use that information to improve on past business results. OBJECTIVES: • Balance sheet analysis • Reviewing the business profit and loss • Statement of cash flows analysis • Ratio analysis
Speaker: Chris Christoffer. Mr. Christoffer retired from Sterling Bank after 43 years in commercial banking. As a commercial lender, he has a thorough knowledge of small business financial and cash flow management. He is a strong advocate for small business.
Fee: $ 45.00
Tuesday, May 05, 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

Umpqua Community College Small Business Development Center

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Technology
Ready to move beyond the basics with your Excel formulas? Want to learn more about Excel's spreadsheet functions? Learn to write more complex formulas and explore the various intermediate functions within the Excel platform.
Speaker: Laurie Way
Fee: $ 40.00
Friday, April 24, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 1 sessions ending Sunday, April 26
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Have an idea about a business you want to start? Have no idea how to do it? Take your business idea from concept to creation in one weekend! 54 hours, 6 coaches, 7 meals, and 1 Grand Prize for the winning team. Call 541-440-7824 for information. Register online at www.startupdouglascounty.com. Use discount code "START" when registering and save!
Speaker: Panel
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Tuesday, May 05
Topic: Technology
Create a master marketing machine for your business, using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and more. Previous social media experience recommended. Part 1 is in lecture format and introduces the various platforms and describes their strengths. Part 2 is hands-on, where you'll get to put all that information to use.
Speaker: Aaron Larsen
Fee: $ 99.00

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