Events/Workshops

 
  
    

Online

On Demand, available until September 18
Topic: Managing a Business
Location: Online
Fee: $ 876.00
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

Blue Mountain Community College SBDC

Thursday, May 28, 2015 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Business Basics
A Pendleton Chamber Membership Committee Event: Business Plans, Your Roadmap to Success
Speaker: Terry Becktold, BMCC SBDC Business Advisor
Fee: $ 20.00

Central Oregon Community College SBDC

Wednesday, June 03, 2015 11:00 AM to 1:00 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
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
In this highly interactive two-hour workshop, find out about the top trends, the best industries and “What’s Hot” in franchising for 2015. Learn about: How to pick the right franchise for you; How to pay for your new business (including ways you probably didn’t know were possible); How to make money and enjoy life in Bend with your own franchise, as a career alternative to employment. In addition to the class, there’s an optional 60-minute coaching session and detailed Q&A period.
Speaker: Mike Sipe
Fee: $ 29.00

Chemeketa Community College SBDC

Thursday, May 28, 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
Thursday, June 04, 2015 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Orientation
Learn more about what your SBDC has to offer while exploring self-employment. Receive guidance as to your best next steps as you start down the path of entrepreneurship. Dates: Thursday, January 15 Time: 12:30 – 2 pm Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem Cost: No Cost Registration and Information: 503.399.5088

Clackamas Community College SBDC

Friday, May 29, 2015 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Saturday, May 30
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 30, 2015 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
Thursday, June 04, 2015 6:30 PM to 9:20 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Before you take the plunge, find out what it takes to start up and successfully operate your own business in Oregon. Assess whether business ownership is the right path for you. [For more information, click on workshop title.]
Speaker: Brett Lichtenthaler
Saturday, June 06, 2015 9:00 AM to 4:50 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
In this continuation class, you will find out about some of QuickBooks built-in features. Topics will include how to create and customize company forms and reports, do basic job costing, memorize transactions, and reconcile bank and credit card statements. [For more information, click on workshop title.] Students who took QuickBooks Pro Part II also took QuickBooks Payroll.
Speaker: Catherine Weesner
Fee: $ 129.00
Saturday, June 06, 2015 9:00 AM to 11:50 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Google Analytics is one of the most powerful website performance systems available today. Web site owners gain access to an incredible volume of information about site visitors and their behavior. [For more information, click on workshop title.]
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 49.00
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Tuesday, June 16
Topic: Marketing and Sales
One of the very best ways to create competitive advantage, and win more sales in the marketplace, particularly in a soft economy, is to master the time-tested skills and techniques that will dramatically improve your sales presentations to potential clients and existing customers. [For more information, click on workshop title.]
Speaker: Robert Sherk
Fee: $ 99.00

Clastsop Community College-

Tuesday, June 02, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Technology
Students will explore these Excel features: Manipulate text (import and export TXT and CSV files; convert text to columns). Use data validation to standardize entries in cells. Protect formulas and cells within worksheets. Record macros and run them. Create and edit charts. Pre-registration required. Basic computer skills expected. Tuesday, June 2, 2015 6:00 - 8:00 PM Clatsop Community College 1651 Lexington Ave / Towler Hall 105 Astoria
Speaker: Instructor: Jane Francis, owner of Personal Computer Training and instructor for Clatsop Community College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and CEDR computer skills class.
Fee: $ 15.00

Clatsop Community College SBDC

Tuesday, June 02, 2015 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Technology
Students will explore these Excel features: Manipulate text (import and export TXT and CSV files; convert text to columns). Use data validation to standardize entries in cells. Protect formulas and cells within worksheets. Record macros and run them. Create and edit charts. Pre-registration required. Basic computer skills expected. Tuesday, June 2, 2015 8:30 - 10:30 AM Clatsop Community College South County 1455 N Roosevelt SEASIDE
Speaker: Instructor: Jane Francis, owner of Personal Computer Training and instructor for Clatsop Community College Workforce computer skills class.
Fee: $ 15.00

COCC Redmond North Campus

Thursday, May 28, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Thursday, June 25
Topic: Business Basics
Are you about to start or are you in the early stages of running your own business? Avoid costly mistakes and position yourself for success by covering the following essential details. We will work on pricing and profitability, cash flow management and financial stability, as well as defining your marketing message. Take full advantage of three one-to-one daytime business advising sessions combined with three evening workshop presentations as well as peer support. $199 cost includes $25 workbook. (Thursday evening classroom sessions in Redmond on May 28, June 11 & June 25. Your initial advising session will take place the week before the first class, so please be sure to register early so we can set up your first meeting!)
Speaker: Maureen Quinn
Fee: $ 199.00
Friday, May 29, 2015 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Saturday, May 30
Topic: Business Basics
CCB TEST PREPARATION ONLY: The two sessions meet the state requirement of 16 hours of study needed to become eligible to take the test to obtain an Oregon CCB license.
Speaker: ML Vidas
Fee: $ 359.00

Klamath Community College SBDC

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 3:00 PM to 5:00 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 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: Betty Riley
Fee: $ 20.00
Wednesday, June 03, 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! 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

Tuesday, June 02, 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. 44123 - 8 am-5 pm, Tu, Jun 2, and 8 am-noon, W, Jun 3, DCA 308 - Hines (16 hrs $359)
Speaker: Sue Hines
Fee: $ 359.00
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
The new EPA Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP Rule) is now in effect. This rule requires renovator certification in lead–safe work practices, for anyone disturbing paint in houses built before 1978. $$ Money Wise Contractor Education Co. is offering the required EPA certified renovator course. Lead–Based Paint Training is sponsored by $$ Money Wise Contractor Education Company and the Lane SBDC. Register by contacting Dan or Sue Hines at 1.888.458.0846 or 503.722.2894, moneywiseco.com or dan@moneywiseco.com. 8 am-noon, W, DCA 310 - Hines (4 hrs) June 3
Speaker: Dan Hines

Linn-Benton Community College SBDC

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
What you can learn from a "failed" bid. What is a debriefing and what can you learn from it. Learn how to find prime contractors and market your business to them as a subcontractor. Learn how to team with other small businesses to make a stronger subcontractor bid.
Speaker: Marta Clifford
Fee: $ 19.00
Tuesday, June 09, 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, May 26, 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
Tuesday, June 02, 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
Monday, June 08, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
If you are a startup, or just new to government contracting, this workshop will show you how to begin building the right foundation now for success in the future, and it starts with your business plan. The problem is, most small businesses don't know where to begin. If you don't understand the federal market, don't know who your target customers are, who your competitors are, don’t know how to build realistic projections into your business plan, or simply don't know where to begin, then this workshop is for you.
Speaker: Carroll Bernard
Fee: $ 25.00
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Thursday, June 11
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

Oregon Coast Community College SBDC

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Learn how to record the various transactions you have with customers and have QuickBooks give you understandable reports. You will also learn ways to understand your accounts receivable, aging reports, record payments on account, record recurring sales invoices, and analyze customer statistics.
Speaker: Kathie Gordon-Brooks
Fee: $ 49.00
Thursday, May 28, 2015 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Topic: Technology
Learn to use Google to find, edit and share your photos with free Google Picasa. We will take a closer look at Google Documents, Presentations, and Spreadsheets. You will learn to embed maps, calendars, video, links, translate documents to different languages, add headers, footers and much more. At the end of this 3-hour class you will learn how to use Google documents with templates, embedded maps, videos, gadgets and translations. You will know how to create a slide show and simple collage using Picasa so you can share pictures and video online and on your website.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 30.00
Tuesday, June 02, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Learn how to record the various transactions you have with vendors and have QuickBooks give you understandable reports. You will also learn ways to understand your accounts payable, cash flow needs, and cost reports.
Speaker: Kathie Gordon-Brooks
Fee: $ 49.00
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Technology
Use Blogs and Tweets to get your message out. What is Blogging? What is Twitter? How can you use Blogs and Tweets to communicate with potential clients? This workshop will answer these questions and review the basics of these powerful Internet tools. We will also explore how to connect your Blogs, Facebook fan page and Twitter to your web site. Learn how two-way communications through social networking can enhance your business and create leads. A brief overview of LinkedIn is also included in this class.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 30.00
Thursday, June 04, 2015 1:00 AM to 1:00 AM
Topic: Business Basics
Business Formation For entrepreneurs needing to know how to protect themselves and their business from potential liability, and for seasoned business owners needing to review their operations, this course will provide concrete examples and guidance for all. Students will learn to distinguish between various for-profit and non-profit corporate entities to help them understand which formation can best help them achieve their goals. The course will briefly discuss contract formation and agency. Agency & Independent Contractor Law Is your independent contractor actually your employee? Will your independent contractor or employee create liability for you or your business? Understand your potential liability in various contexts by understanding basic legal principals and the tests BOLI commonly uses to distinguish business relationships. Additionally, students, with guidance from the instructor, will examine basic contracts and business practices to help them achieve their goals.
Speaker: Isacc Ersoff
Fee: $ 30.00
Thursday, June 04, 2015 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Technology
Designed for business owners with established accounts on Facebook, this course will delve deep into powerful paid (and free) advertising opportunities, including an in-depth look at Facebook's remarkable new Power Editor tool, which affords advertisers new ways to target advertising very specifically, even here on the Oregon Coast.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 30.00
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Learn how to record the various transactions you have in your business, reconcile your checking accounts, reconcile your loans, and provide your banker with accurate reports. You will also learn how to understand your Profit and Loss Report and what a Balance Sheet tells you. Finally, you will learn what you need to do at year-end for governmental reporting and business analysis.
Speaker: Kathie Gordon-Brooks
Fee: $ 49.00

Oregon Coast Community College SBDC Main Campus

Thursday, May 28, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Technology
Learn to use Google to find, edit and share your photos with free Google Picasa. We will take a closer look at Google Documents, Presentations, and Spreadsheets. You will learn to embed maps, calendars, video, links, translate documents to different languages, add headers, footers and much more. At the end of this 3-hour class you will learn how to use Google documents with templates, embedded maps, videos, gadgets and translations. You will know how to create a slide show and simple collage using Picasa so you can share pictures and video online and on your website.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 30.00
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Technology
Designed for business owners with established accounts on Facebook, this course will delve deep into powerful paid (and free) advertising opportunities, including an in-depth look at Facebook's remarkable new Power Editor tool, which affords advertisers new ways to target advertising very specifically, even here on the Oregon Coast.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 30.00
Thursday, June 04, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Technology
Learn to use Google to find, edit and share your photos with free Google Picasa. We will take a closer look at Google Documents, Presentations, and Spreadsheets. You will learn to embed maps, calendars, video, links, translate documents to different languages, add headers, footers and much more. At the end of this 3-hour class you will learn how to use Google documents with templates, embedded maps, videos, gadgets and translations. You will know how to create a slide show and simple collage using Picasa so you can share pictures and video online and on your website.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 30.00

Oregon Small Business Development Center Portland Community College

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, 4 sessions ending Tuesday, June 16
Topic: Managing a Business
Are you a freelancer, artist, encore, or other solo entrepreneur who wants to earn more and work fewer hours? Start generating a steady stream of clients who value your craft and pay premium prices for your products and services. - Raise your rates, work fewer hours. Harness the power of specializing or 'niching' your services, which allows you to raise rates without scaring away clients and customers. - Share ideas and solve problems with fellow solopreneurs. Working as a solo entrepreneur can be lonely and isolating. You'll meet fellow solo creative business owners and learn about the keys to success and overcoming common problems from experienced entrepreneurs. Keep yourself accountable to your goals with weekly group meetings. - Attract a steady stream of ideal clients and customers. Do the work you love to do. Get out of the feast or famine cycle and create a marketing plan that gives you the power to pick and choose your clients. - Achieve your dream business with long-term vision and goals. Develop long-term plans to grow your business. Do the work youâ re passionate about while creating a healthy and sustainable income.
Fee: $ 329.00
Monday, June 01, 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, June 02, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 4 sessions ending Tuesday, June 23
Topic: Business Basics
In the simplest terms, marketing is how we let people know we have something they might want. This module will help you discover the best marketing opportunities for your business and you'll leave with a marketing plan to move forward on. Marketing these days is far from simple. Social media, websites, collateral, networking events, newspapers and coupons...where do you start? And where is the best place to put your effort and money? Learn answers to these questions here.
Fee: $ 125.00
Thursday, June 04, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM, 3 sessions ending Thursday, June 18
Topic: Start-up Assistance
TTurn 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, June 04, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 4 sessions ending Thursday, June 25
Topic: Business Basics
Whether you do your bookkeeping yourself or hire it out to a bookkeeper, knowing how to read, understand, and utilize that financial data is crucial to the successful management of your business toward growth. In this module, you will learn what to look for and how to use that information to reach your entrepreneurial goals.
Fee: $ 125.00
Friday, June 05, 2015 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Saturday, June 06
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-registration is required. Program runs June 5 - 6, 2015 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

Tuesday, June 02, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Tuesday, June 16
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. Class will meet in the Student Commons Room 320.
Fee: $ 100.00
Wednesday, June 03, 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. Class will meet in the Administration Hall Room 103

Portland Community College SBDC-Willow Creek Center

Tuesday, May 26, 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, June 09, 2015 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Orientation
Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

RCC/SOU Higher Education Center

Wednesday, June 03, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Monday, June 08
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. Instructor: Mike Lewis.
Speaker: Mike Lewis
Fee: $ 110.00

Rogue Community College SBDC

Wednesday, May 27, 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
Thursday, May 28, 2015 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 4 sessions ending Thursday, June 18
Topic: Start-up Assistance
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
Fee: $ 200.00
Tuesday, June 02, 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
Tuesday, June 02, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Not Set
Empower yourself and increase business profits by learning how to use your Smartphone in your business. IPhone users must have their Apple id set up. Instructor: Seth Benham
Speaker: Seth Benham
Fee: $ 35.00
Wednesday, June 03, 2015 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
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. Instructor: John Graham
Speaker: John Graham
Fee: $ 134.00
Thursday, June 04, 2015 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Technology
You may already use your Smartphone for business basics. Learn how to use your Android to further business success. Android users must have their Gmail account. Instructor: Seth Benham
Speaker: Seth Benham
Fee: $ 35.00

Southern Oregon University SBDC

Friday, May 29, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This 3-hour workshop provides the "nuts and bolts" and beyond, for starting a business in southern Oregon. The session begins with a discussion of why businesses succeed or fail, and what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Since sixty percent of all businesses close by their sixth year, it is important to gain the information you need to know before you begin your business. Topics include: writing a business plan, legal structure options, state and local rules, regulations, and licensing requirements, marketing, cash flow projections, record keeping basics, and more. This workshop is strongly recommended for anyone who is considering business counseling with a Small Business Development Center. Register online or by calling 541-552-8300.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Fee: $ 95.00
Friday, June 05, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This 3-hour workshop provides the "nuts and bolts" and beyond, for starting a business in southern Oregon. The session begins with a discussion of why businesses succeed or fail, and what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Since sixty percent of all businesses close by their sixth year, it is important to gain the information you need to know before you begin your business. Topics include: writing a business plan, legal structure options, state and local rules, regulations, and licensing requirements, marketing, cash flow projections, record keeping basics, and more. This workshop is strongly recommended for anyone who is considering business counseling with a Small Business Development Center. Register online or by calling 541-552-8300.

Southwestern Oregon Community College SBDC

Wednesday, May 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, June 02, 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
Monday, June 08, 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

Tillamook Bay Community College SBDC

Friday, June 05, 2015 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
This is a FREE business primer for ALL who are thinking about starting a business. The "nuts and bolts" of starting a business. Workshop topics include: writing a business plan, record keeping basics, legal structures options, state and local rules, regulations and licensing requirements, marketing and cash flow projections.
Speaker: SBDC Instructor

Umpqua Community College Small Business Development Center

Friday, June 05, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Speaker: Norm Risorto
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Technology
Already have a Facebook page, a Twitter account, and visit Pinterest more than your email, but you haven't been able to make it all work to promote your business? This quick 2-hour workshop will help you put all those components together into a marketing marvel that will bring your product or service to your target audience.
Speaker: Aaron Larsen
Fee: $ 59.00

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