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

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
It's time you ramped up your email marketing! Whether you are a beginner or a long-time emailer, this practical seminar will help you get better results with professional, effective email marketing. You will learn the five easy steps to harness the power of the inbox: •Grow a healthy list •Create great content •Customize a beautiful, mobile-friendly template that matches your brand •How to get your emails opened •Tracking your results From revealing why regular email doesn't work, to insider tips and techniques like automated list building tools and the design elements that work (and those that don't), this seminar will give you the keys to the most effective marketing you can do: email marketing. Join us! Blue Mountain Community College, 975 SE Columbia Dr., Room 238, in Hermiston, OR. Class fees are payable at the door by check to BMCC SBDC or with cash.
Speaker: Lisa Smith is a speaker, trainer, and marketing consultant for small businesses. She helps build strong customer relationships and lasting loyalties through email and social media marketing.
Location:
Fee: $ 10.00
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Ignored – or Engaging? How are your subject lines working – or NOT working – to capture the attention and interest of your audience? This fast-paced seminar will take a deeper dive into the mechanics of truly effective subject lines. We’ll cover: *The three keys that make or break your subject line (and how short your window really is..). *What works – and what does NOT work – in capturing your readers’ attention. *Length, brand, urgency and offers – make them work for your subject lines. *Before and after examples that make it crystal clear how to improve your results. Get their attention – get in the door – and get the response you desire. Whether you are trying to get read, realize revenue, increase your reach or inspire referrals, your subject lines are a key to your success! Blue Mountain Community College, 975 SE Columbia Dr, Room 238, Hermiston, OR. Class fees are payable at the door by check to BMCC SBDC or with cash.
Speaker: Lisa Smith is a speaker, trainer, and marketing consultant for small businesses. She helps build strong customer relationships and lasting loyalties through email and social media marketing.
Location:
Fee: $ 10.00

Bizcenter Online Learning

On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Government Contracting
Do you want to add the largest buyer of goods and services in the world to your customer database? This course will teach how and where to research, how to develop your company’s proposal materials, how to develop the federal prospects, how to create a proposal marketing database, how to prepare an outline and write an effective proposal outline.
Speaker: Lorraine D'Ignazzio
Fee: $ 50.00
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
In this course you will learn the difference between "startup" and "ongoing" expenses, how expenses vs. assets are treated for tax purposes, how to create a sales forecast for your business, how to create an expense budget for your business and the important difference between profits and cash. This course consists of 5 modules and should take approximately 3 hours to complete.
Speaker: Tim Berry
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Financing
In this course you will learn about different methods to finance a new business, how to build your management team and how to hire employees, the differences between a business "pitch" and a business "plan", and how to create and use Plan vs. Actual forecasts for your business. This course consists of 4 modules and take approximately 3 hours to complete.
Speaker: Tim Berry
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Managing a Business
In this course, we will review the core foundations of successfully operating a retail business. The topics include customer service techniques, store set-up and presentation, merchandise selection, buying and pricing, marketing, human resources/training, and financial elements. The course is designed for both start-up and existing businesses, can be customized to fit any size and type of retail business, and can be easily integrated into your strategic plan, staff and management training. The viewing length of the course is around 50 minutes.
Speaker: Kevin Leahy
Fee: $ 30.00
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Technology
This course covers the basics of using WordPress. Start a blog or build a full-fledged website, build a great site, and share your work with the world by connecting your page to social media. Drag and drop multiple images into a page, use templates for easy page creation, and optimize your page for search engines. This course is just over one hour in viewing time.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 30.00
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Technology
Do you want to find out how the search engines rank your website? How does Google view your site? This course covers how to do keyword research with Google Keyword tools. Understand how these keywords added to your site can improve your site ranking and searchability. Discover how you can get better search engine results for the search terms that matter most to your business. This class covers Google Analytics and how to measure sales and conversions. It will help you understand how visitors use your site, how they arrived on your site, and how to keep them coming back. This course is just over one hour in viewing time.
Fee: $ 25.00
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Not Set
Demystifying credit reports and scores will provide you with important information by explaining the history of credit reporting, its importance to the growth of our economic system and improvement to our national standard of living. The course will explain how credit information is gathered and stored and how that information is used to determine credit worthiness of a consumer for an expanded and faster credit decision making process used by credit grantors. It will help to clarify what is known about the consumer and how that information is used and regulated. Additionally, the course will provide information that will help to monitor, improve and correct credit information. Viewing time of this course is approximately 1 hour.
Speaker: Greg Henderson
Fee: $ 30.00
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Start-up Assistance
In this course, Tim Berry, business-planning expert and course creator, talks about his own history as a small-business owner, and provides examples and feedback on common questions for new business startups. This course consists of 4 modules, approximately 3 hours to complete.
Speaker: Tim Berry
On Demand, available until December 31
Topic: Marketing and Sales
In this course you will learn, what a “target market” is and what it means for your business what is it that makes your customers buy from you how is marketing different from sales how do you create a “brand” for your product or service. It also covers what to think about when developing a website for your business. This course consists of 4 modules, approximately 3 hours to complete.
Speaker: Tim Berry
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Topic: Not Set
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Topic: Not Set
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Topic: Technology
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Topic: Technology
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Topic: Technology

Central Oregon Community College SBDC

Wednesday, September 07, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Do you have a great idea that you think could be a successful business, but just don't know how to get started? Cover the basics in this two-hour class and decide if running a business is for you.
Speaker: Maureen Quinn
Fee: $ 29.00

Chemeketa Community College SBDC

Thursday, September 01, 2016 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

Thursday, September 08, 2016 6:30 PM to 9:20 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Before you take the plunge, find out what it takes to start up and successfully operate your own business in Oregon. Assess whether business ownership is the right path for you.
Speaker: Staff

Eastern Oregon University SBDC

Tuesday, September 06, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Turn your small business dream into a reality. Learn the importance of starting your business with a firm foundation. Understand how and where to use your research to build a business plan. Identify the path you need to take to reach your ultimate goal - Opening Your Business Doors! Topics include: self-evaluation, available resources, choosing a legal structure, building a business plan, preparing for a lender, and marketing.
Speaker: Irene Gonzalez (SBA), Greg Smith (EOU SBDC)

LCC Small Business Development Center

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, 2 sessions ending Wednesday, August 31
Topic: Managing a Business
Do you want to start a construction contracting business? This instructor led class focuses on completing the curriculum required by the state, to qualify to take the Oregon Construction Contractors Board Examination. Testing for the state exam is scheduled separately (additional fee required) and takes place on another date. A self–study option is available for purchase, call 541.463.6200. Preregistration required two business days in advance. 8 am-4:30 pm, Tuesday, August 30, and 8 am-noon, Wednesday, August 31, DCA 310 - Hines (16 hrs $359) CRN: 11380
Speaker: Dan & Sue Hines
Fee: $ 359.00
Thursday, September 01, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Begin your business the right way! Do you have a great idea you think could be a successful business but just don’t know how to get started? Cover the basics in two hours and decide if running a business is for you. We recommend that you attend this class prior to scheduling your first advising appointment. 11369 - 6-7 pm, Thursday, September 1 , DCA Room 303 - Megan O’Connor (2 hrs $20)
Speaker: Megan O'Connor
Fee: $ 20.00

Linn-Benton Community College SBDC

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
In just one afternoon, you'll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, markets and feasibility will all be discussed in this FREE seminar.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
In just one afternoon, you'll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, markets and feasibility will all be discussed in this FREE seminar.

Mt. Hood Community College SBDC

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 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. To register go to learn.mhcc.edu, Click on the Small Business catalog, Now click on the Starting Your Business catalog, Click on the green course number link and choose the date of the class you want, continue checking out. Please call if you have any questions or having any trouble getting registered. 503-491-7658 or email gerri.raisanen@mhcc.edu. Payment will be processed at time of registration
Speaker: Jay McRostie
Fee: $ 30.00
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 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. To register go to learn.mhcc.edu, Click on the Small Business catalog, Now click on the Growing Your Business catalog, Click on the green course number link and choose the date of the class you want, continue checking out. Please call if you have any questions or having any trouble getting registered. 503-491-7658 or email gerri.raisanen@mhcc.edu. Payment will be processed at time of registration
Speaker: Kedma Ough
Fee: $ 60.00

Oregon Small Business Development Center Portland Community College

Tuesday, September 06, 2016 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 13 sessions ending Thursday, December 08
Topic: Managing a Business
A 13-week intensive program designed to provide the food entrepreneur with a solid foundation in business, organizational, and product development, as well as food safety, packaging, production and distribution. Pre-req: program application Developed by the SBDC, the Food Innovation Center, and New Seasons Market, this program combines the talents of our instructors, business advisors and food professionals to provide a rich learning environment; one that creates a foundation for the entrepreneur. The workshop sessions engage the entrepreneurs in considering the complexity and inter-relationship between business planning, product development, and launching of your product so that you produce, promote and profit from your recipe/food concept as a food entrepreneur.
Fee: $ 1995.00
Thursday, September 08, 2016 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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: $ 185.00

Portland Community College SBDC

Thursday, September 01, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 4 sessions ending Thursday, September 22
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Take the first steps to turn your idea into a profitable business. If you have a business idea and need help getting started, the Business Design Series is for you! In the Business Design Series participants are introduced to key aspects of designing and building a business so they can develop a workable action plan that will become the foundational piece for meeting with an SBDC Advisor. We begin with a self-assessment to help determine an entrepreneur’s level of comfort and competence in 20 critical business focus areas. Instructions, in class activities, articles and worksheets will provide students with tools to address the 4 basic challenge areas to every business: an attractive Business Concept, strong Organizational Structure, lasting Customer Relations and profitable Business Operations. This class that meets once a week for 2 hours. In 4 weeks students will be able to: • Use the GrowthWheel to assess their readiness to start a business • Select a business entity and start a business • Utilize the Customer Relationship Arc model to design a successful business • Clarify an idea to determine the viability of the business • Identify key customers and develop a Customer Persona • Design a revenue model to meet the needs of key customers • Create an effective Elevator Pitch • Explore 21.5 questions every business owner must answer before starting a business • Determine start up costs and create a basic budget • Create an action plan with key milestones • Answer the question "Do I need a traditional business plan?" At the end of this course entrepreneurs will have a workable Action Plan for taking the next steps in building a successful and profitable business.
Fee: $ 125.00
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 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. Class will meet in the Administration Hall Room 103

Southern Oregon University SBDC

Monday, August 29, 2016 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Orientation
Become familiar with SBDC services; evaluate business feasibility; introduction to business legal structure, business registration, and licensing requirements; and determine next steps.
Speaker: Jack Vitacco, SOU SBDC Director
Thursday, September 08, 2016 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Orientation
Become familiar with SBDC services; evaluate business feasibility; introduction to business legal structure, business registration, and licensing requirements; and determine next steps.
Speaker: Kim Thompson, SOU SBDC Office and Client Relationships Manager

Southwestern Oregon Community College SBDC

Thursday, September 01, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Learn about the critical “first steps” that everyone faces when considering starting a new business! This 2-hour workshop includes information about: licensing a personal readiness checklist business structure financing a business business planning next steps business resources The class will be held at The Business Center, 2455 Maple Leaf, North Bend Register online at www.BizCenter.org or www.socc.edu/sbdc CALL 541-756-6866 if you need additional information
Speaker: Scott Traylor Inventor, business owner, advisor Scott Traylor has been working with small businesses for over 7 years. Mary Loiselle began her employment with the SWOCC SBDC November 30, 2010. Mary has a Master of Arts Degree in Institutional Administration, Doctoral Certificate in Gerontology, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from United States International University in San Diego. Currently, she is the Business Counselor & Instructor for Southwestern Small Business Development Center. She has over 10 years of business ownership experience and has taught numerous classes to a diverse clientele, including: Small Business Management, Business Ethics, Gerontology and Life Span Development at Southwestern. Mary was the President and CEO (Owner) of Anza Valley Homes in Anza, CA and a Real Estate Broker for Anza Acres Realty. Mary was System-wide Director of Facilities Management for Alliant International University, where she was responsible for developing a $15 million budget for all 7 campuses located in California (2 campuses in San Diego, 1 each in Irvine, Los Angeles, Fresno, Sacramento, and San Francisco).
Fee: $ 20.00
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Learn about the critical “first steps” that everyone faces when considering starting a new business! This 2-hour workshop includes information about: licensing a personal readiness checklist business structure financing a business business planning next steps business resources The class will be held at The Business Center, 2455 Maple Leaf, North Bend Register online at www.BizCenter.org or www.socc.edu/sbdc CALL 541-756-6866 if you need additional information
Speaker: Scott Traylor Inventor, business owner, advisor Scott Traylor has been working with small businesses for over 7 years. Mary Loiselle began her employment with the SWOCC SBDC November 30, 2010. Mary has a Master of Arts Degree in Institutional Administration, Doctoral Certificate in Gerontology, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from United States International University in San Diego. Currently, she is the Business Counselor & Instructor for Southwestern Small Business Development Center. She has over 10 years of business ownership experience and has taught numerous classes to a diverse clientele, including: Small Business Management, Business Ethics, Gerontology and Life Span Development at Southwestern. Mary was the President and CEO (Owner) of Anza Valley Homes in Anza, CA and a Real Estate Broker for Anza Acres Realty. Mary was System-wide Director of Facilities Management for Alliant International University, where she was responsible for developing a $15 million budget for all 7 campuses located in California (2 campuses in San Diego, 1 each in Irvine, Los Angeles, Fresno, Sacramento, and San Francisco).
Fee: $ 20.00