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On Demand, available until March 04
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 one month. 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. To register go to learn.mhcc.edu, Click on the Small Business catalog, Now click on the Going into 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: Jim Smith
Location: Online
Fee: $ 70.00
On Demand, available until March 04
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 To register go to learn.mhcc.edu, Click on the Small Business catalog, Now click on the Marketing 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: Guy Edwards
Location: Online
Fee: $ 225.00
On Demand, available until September 18
Topic: Managing a Business
Location: Online
Fee: $ 876.00

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: 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: 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: 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
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Thursday, June 25, 2015
Topic: Technology
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Topic: Technology
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Topic: Technology

Blue Mountain Community College SBDC

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM, 2 sessions ending Wednesday, February 24
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Learn which social media to use for your business and how to effectively engage with your customers to better your businesses reach and performance.
Fee: $ 40.00

Central Oregon Community College SBDC

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Wednesday, February 24
Topic: Business Basics
An invaluable, two-evening workshop for people in the preliminary stages of developing a business. This hands-on class is full of practical advice and information for those ready to start on their business plan. Discover the tools you need to successfully plan, build and manage your business.
Speaker: Jim Wilcox
Fee: $ 89.00

Chemeketa Community College SBDC

Monday, February 08, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 1 sessions ending Monday, February 15
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
QuickBooks II Receiving Payments & Making Deposits Vendor Center Credit Card Transactions Working with Bank Accounts Tracking Time Doing Payroll with QB Date: Monday, February 8 and February 15 Time: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem Cost: $125 Registration and Information: 503.399.5088
Speaker: Judy Beebe
Fee: $ 125.00
Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
If you’re ready for your website do the hard work for you, you won’t want to miss this great panel. Take your site to the next level with ideas to upgrade your look, learn new lead-generating strategies, and make sales easy for your visitors.
Speaker: Team of experts
Friday, February 12, 2016 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, 1 sessions ending Monday, February 29
Topic: Not Set
QuickBooks III Estimating and Progress Invoicing Reports Customizing Forms and Writing QB Letters Reminders Inventory General Journal Entries Using Other Accounts Date: Monday, February 22 and February 29 Time: 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem Cost: $125 Registration and Information: 503.399.5088
Speaker: Judy Beebe
Fee: $ 125.00
Thursday, February 18, 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

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Wednesday, February 24
Topic: Managing a Business
Are you getting your fair share of the value you provide to customers as profit? Our guess is you aren't. Join us for this important discussion of how to earn more profit and increase the value of your company in the process. ]
Speaker: Robert Sherk
Fee: $ 99.00
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:50 PM, 3 sessions ending Wednesday, February 24
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.]
Speaker: Catherine Weesner
Fee: $ 129.00
Friday, February 19, 2016 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Saturday, February 20
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Quire incrementar sus oportunidades de pasar el examen esatal? Nuestra clase de CCB es impartida en espanol y le provee (1) toda informacion y formas necesarias para abrir su negocio de construccion en el estado de Oregon, (2) presenta las reglas y regulaciones que aplican para la operacion de su negocio de construccion, (3) satisfice las horas de educacion requeridas por el CCB para obtener la certificacion que le permitira tomar el examen estatal.
Speaker: Ofelia Lara
Fee: $ 450.00
Friday, February 19, 2016 9:00 AM to 3:50 PM
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 workshop will introduce you to social networking fundamentals such as: Facebook Fan Pages, Apps and Ads that can help your page be more user friendly; using Twitter to market your business, blog and website; tools to help manage social media effectively in 15 minutes a day.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 99.00
Saturday, February 20, 2016 9:00 AM to 3:50 AM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
This is what we will be covering in Wordpress Web Design Part I: Learn the basics of making a Wordpress site Getting a domain name Finding a hot load Wordpress Creating a page Finding a theme Basic Function of Wordpress
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 69.00
Saturday, February 20, 2016 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.
Speaker: Janet Powell
Fee: $ 49.00

COCC Redmond North Campus

Thursday, February 18, 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: Jose Balcazar
Fee: $ 29.00

Hillsboro Center

Tuesday, February 16, 2016 2:30 PM to 4:30 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.

Klamath Community College SBDC

Thursday, February 18, 2016 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
A 2-hour class designed specifically for those considering self-employment or recently self-employed. Gain the information needed to get your venture off on the right foot. 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

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, 6 sessions ending Wednesday, March 16
Topic: Cash Flow Management
This class is ideal for individuals who have influence on, or are responsible for, the financial well-being of a company; but is suitable for anyone in business or planning on starting a business. Barry Miller, MIT graduate and former CEO/General Manager of Anheuser-Busch and Gallo Winery Affiliates will walk you through all aspects of cash flow. Topics will include: • Using data to make decisions and improve results • Revenue strategies that optimize growth and the bottom line • Dealing with service, material, and equipment suppliers effectively • Funding sources for expansions, product/service roll-outs, or for tough times • Identifying red flags, such as unprofitable products/services, as well as potential fraud • Minimizing investments in working capital (inventory, accounts receivable, etc.) Preregistration required two business days in advance. 33859 - 3-5 pm, Wednesday, Feb 10-Mar 16, DCA 312 - Miller (12 hrs $229)
Speaker: Barry Miller
Fee: $ 229.00
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Market research is essential. Don’t waste any of your marketing funds. 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. 33855 - 6-8 pm, Wed, Feb, DCA 312 - Sheridan (2 hrs $36)
Speaker: Tim Sheridan
Fee: $ 36.00
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
Market research is essential. Don’t waste any of your marketing funds. 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. 33855 - 6-8 pm, Wed, Feb, DCA 312 - Sheridan (2 hrs $40)
Speaker: Tim Sheridan
Fee: $ 40.00
Thursday, February 11, 2016 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
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. 33841 - 9-11 am, Thursday, February 11, DCA Room 303 - Megan O’Connor (2 hrs $20)
Speaker: Megan O'Connor
Fee: $ 20.00
Thursday, February 11, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
As a small-business owner, you have to keep track of sales, marketing, managing people, bookkeeping and the list goes on and on. It’s important to focus your attention on what will have the greatest impact for your business. This workshop looks at five high-impact marketing trends for small-business owners and entrepreneurs; Mobile Marketing, Social Media, Email Marketing, Reputation Marketing and Content. You will see the rewards for your business if you stay consistent and focused on improving in these areas. ~ 34068 - 6-8 pm, Thursday, Feb 10, DCA 316 - Nick Wiley (2 hrs $40)
Speaker: Nick Wiley
Fee: $ 40.00
Thursday, February 11, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Marketing and Sales
As a small-business owner, you have to keep track of sales, marketing, managing people, bookkeeping and the list goes on and on. It’s important to focus your attention on what will have the greatest impact for your business. This workshop looks at five high-impact marketing trends for small-business owners and entrepreneurs; Mobile Marketing, Social Media, Email Marketing, Reputation Marketing and Content. You will see the rewards for your business if you stay consistent and focused on improving in these areas. ~ 34068 - 6-8 pm, Thursday, Feb 10, DCA 316 - Nick Wiley (2 hrs $36)
Speaker: Nick Wiley
Fee: $ 36.00
Thursday, February 18, 2016 3:00 PM to 4:45 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
A business plan is the single most important tool you have for successfully starting and operating your business. You will need a business plan to obtain financing and act as your “road map.” We will explore plan types so, when writing your plan, you can focus on the most appropriate details for your business needs. This workshop will take the mystery out of writing your business plan by walking you through each section, focusing on critical pieces such as the mission statement, marketing plan and financials. Whether you are starting the planning process, stuck in the middle or just want to be sure you are doing it right, this workshop can help you! Preregistration required two business days in advance. 33838 - 3:00 - 4:45 pm, Thursday, Feb 18, DCA 312 - Roger Wong (1.75 hrs $40)
Speaker: Roger Wong
Fee: $ 40.00
Thursday, February 18, 2016 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Topic: Financing
This workshop is sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Lane SBDC. Are you looking for financing to start or grow your small business? Attend a free SBA loan briefing presented by an SBA loan specialist and learn more about your financing options. Preregistration required two business days in advance. 33835 - 5:00 - 6:30 pm, Th, Feb 18, DCA 312 - Bossom (1.5 hrs no charge)
Speaker: Scott Bossom

Linn-Benton Community College SBDC

Tuesday, February 09, 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

Thursday, February 11, 2016 2:00 PM to 4:00 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. To register go to learn.mhcc.edu, Click on the Small Business catalog, Now click on the Marketing 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: Guy Edwards
Fee: $ 60.00
Saturday, February 13, 2016 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
One-Day Hands-On Training in QuickBooks - one-hour lunch on your own 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. To register go to learn.mhcc.edu, Click on the Small Business catalog, Now click on the Bookkeeping & QuickBooks 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: Terry Tipsord
Fee: $ 180.00
Tuesday, February 16, 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 Going into 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
Thursday, February 18, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Topic: Orientation
Learn more about what your Small Business Development Center has to offer and the resources available to you. The instructor will guide you to your best next steps as you start down the path of entrepreneurship. Attend only one session. 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: Kedma Ough, SBDC Director
Saturday, February 20, 2016 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
One - Day Hands-On Training in QuickBooks one-hour lunch on your own Working with real-life customer, vendor and banking transactions, you will use the software to process money coming into and going out of a business as part of a 30-day bookkeeping cycle vital to your business. Learning Outcomes: 1. Set up & manage listings of customers, vendors and Items. 2. Post to the software & manage: a. customer invoices b. sales receipts c. customer payments d. deposits e. vendor bills f. bill payments g. checks h. credit card transactions 3. Manage the movement of money between bank accounts. 4. As part of a well planned 30-day bookkeeping cycle: a. Reconcile bank statements b. Manage paper flow c. Generate & file essential financial reports To register go to learn.mhcc.edu, Click on the Small Business catalog, Now click on the Bookkeeping & QuickBooks 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: Terry Tipsord
Fee: $ 180.00

Oregon Coast Community College SBDC

Tuesday, February 09, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Learn how to record the various transactions in the business, reconcile checking accounts, reconcile loans, and provide bankers with accurate reports. Learn how to understand Profit and Loss Report and a Balance Sheet. Covers year-end for governmental reporting and business analysis.
Speaker: Kathie Gordon-Brooks
Fee: $ 49.00
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 1 sessions ending Thursday, February 18
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
This class will cover advanced skills using the software program QuickBooks Pro. We will begin with preferences and include skills to record barter transactions, handle & report down payments, retainers, and advance deposits, credit card fees, void transactions, selling fixed assets, inventory transactions, customizing forms, setting up a new company, utilize departments, classes and clean up old data. This will be a hands-on course with active discussion; students should bring a notepad, have a working knowledge of the software and business, and be familiar with operating a Windows computer.
Speaker: Kathie Gordon-Brooks
Fee: $ 90.00
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
An introduction to business formation, licensing, registration, marketing and operations. The course is a mix of general start-up information and specific considerations for Oregon Coast businesses.
Speaker: Craig Grant
Fee: $ 25.00
Thursday, February 18, 2016 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Thursday, March 03
Topic: Technology
This series will help your business harness Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Linkedin. It will also cover an email marketing with constant contact or MailChimp. Each part will focus on one or two platforms and will work on bringing all these together in a content management solution. This class will take steps each week to improve your outreach in social media. Each student will try different things and then report back weekly on how the tools worked and improved. This class is designed for those who have basic social media experience.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 90.00

Oregon Coast Community College SBDC Main Campus

Thursday, February 18, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 3 sessions ending Thursday, March 03
Topic: Technology
This series will help your business harness Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and Linkedin. It will also cover an email marketing with constant contact or MailChimp. Each part will focus on one or two platforms and will work on bringing all these together in a content management solution. This class will take steps each week to improve your outreach in social media. Each student will try different things and then report back weekly on how the tools worked and improved. This class is designed for those who have basic social media experience.
Speaker: Misty Lambrecht
Fee: $ 90.00

Oregon Small Business Development Center Portland Community College

Thursday, February 11, 2016 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Are you looking for ways to engage potential and existing customers? Want more potential customers to find you online? In this module, you'll learn digital marketing best practices and tips through a series of interactive discussions and activities. The class is divided into 7 parts: Digital Marketing Strategy; Building Your Website; Blogging 101; SEO Basics; Social Media Essentials; Email Marketing; and Putting It All Together. You'll leave the class with tools, guides, ideas for blogging, social media, and email, and the start of an editorial calendar to help you keep on top of your digital marketing efforts.
Fee: $ 185.00
Friday, February 12, 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.
Monday, February 15, 2016 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.

Portland Community College SBDC

Wednesday, February 17, 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 102

Portland Community College SBDC-Willow Creek Center

Tuesday, February 09, 2016 11:00 AM to 1:00 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 SBDC/RVC Medford Campus

Monday, February 08, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 2 sessions ending Wednesday, February 10
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
Learn the basics of maintaining a payroll and paying the taxes. Avoid costly errors. Topics include employee set up, information and forms; subcontracting restrictions; payroll periods; required deductions; paying quarterlies; and annual reporting.
Speaker: Dan Johnson
Fee: $ 110.00
Thursday, February 11, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Business Basics
Learn how the new employment -related State and Federal legislative changes and recent interpretations to existing wage and hour laws affect your business. Don't be caught unaware.
Speaker: Fred Holloway
Fee: $ 50.00

RCC/SOU Higher Education Center

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 6 sessions ending Monday, March 07
Topic: Business Accounting and Budget
This class features six sessions for those who have knowledge of computers and working within Windows, have some accounting knowledge, and want to learn QuickBooks. Class includes setting up company files, creating a chart of accounts, and adding customers, jobs and vendors to sell services and products. Also covers paying for expenses, invoicing, receiving payments, reconciling bank accounts, running reports, and managing your company file. Requirements: Basic computer skills. Bring a 1GB or larger thumb drive to save your work.
Speaker: Mike Lewis
Fee: $ 320.00

Rogue Community College SBDC

Tuesday, February 09, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Topic: Technology
Gain a solid foundation of Facebook features to promote your business effectively. This essential one-night course will demonstrate not only how Facebook can benefit your business and the components of a good business page, but also what is needed to maintain it and make it a powerful and effective marketing tool. Having a business page that is out-of-date and unresponsive to customers can leave a bad impression. You will find out how it should differ from your personal Facebook page, the interface, what control you have over its appearance and how to maximize your time and effectiveness. The second night provides the step by step process to create a business Facebook page. Learn to manage content to create the look you want to be distinctly “yours”. Discover how to add content and videos, and how to connect to your mobile devices to enhance your ability to be responsive to your customers through your Facebook account. Learn how to use FB strategically to interact with customers to build your list of business fans. Reach out by creating coupons, special offers, and other techniques to attract and engage your customers.
Speaker: Seth Benham
Fee: $ 50.00
Thursday, February 11, 2016 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. Instagram may seem like a social media that lacks professional uses, but it is the perfect way to market your business! Learn the ins and outs of Instagram to make your business more successful. Learn how to manage your information, your posts, and dive into the world of #hashtags.
Speaker: Seth Benham
Fee: $ 35.00
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 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. Instagram may seem like a social media that lacks professional uses, but it is the perfect way to market your business! Learn the ins and outs of Instagram to make your business more successful. Learn how to manage your information, your posts, and dive into the world of #hashtags. Instructor: Seth Benham
Speaker: Seth Benham
Fee: $ 35.00
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 6:00 PM to 9:00 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
Thursday, February 18, 2016 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. Instagram may seem like a social media that lacks professional uses, but it is the perfect way to market your business! Learn the ins and outs of Instagram to make your business more successful. Learn how to manage your information, your posts, and dive into the world of #hashtags. Instructor: Seth Benham
Speaker: Seth Benham
Fee: $ 50.00
Friday, February 19, 2016 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Topic: Government Contracting
Contractors will learn proactive measures to avoid the common pitfalls of non-compliance with Oregon OSHA regulation, 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 of future business losses, and gain insight as to why incidents occur and preventative measure are necessary to avoid them.
Speaker: John Graham
Fee: $ 110.00

Southern Oregon University SBDC

Thursday, February 11, 2016 9:00 AM to 10:00 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: Kaylee Gray, SOU SBDC Office and Client Services Manager
Thursday, February 18, 2016 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM
Topic: Managing a Business
Determine business selling price based on value driven analysis Increase business value for a higher asking price Identify retirement goals and next steps to increase wealth
Speaker: Leo Hull, Financial Advisor, Umpqua Investments and Richard Brewster, CPA

Southwestern Oregon Community College SBDC

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 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
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 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

SWOCC SBDC Curry Campus

Thursday, February 11, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, 4 sessions ending Thursday, March 24
Topic: Business Basics
A four-session course about writing a business plan that gets results! Looking for a way to be more effective as a business owner? Trying to finance your business? Want to plan for business expansion? Retirement? Selling your business? Required for a Dream$avers grant through Neighborworks Umpqua You will learn: • What is a business plan? • Why a business plan is important? • Who will read your business plan? • How to put a business plan together? • Resources and much more!
Speaker: Arlene Soto, CMA, CGBP Effective July 30, 2007, Arlene M. Soto became the Southwestern Oregon Community College Small Business Development Center Director. From October 1994 until July 2007 she was the Region 4 Director for the Wyoming Small Business Development Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming. From 1988 through October 1994 she was the president of Oasis Group, Inc. a consulting firm in Portland, Oregon. She is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), a NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) has a Masters Degree in management from Marylhurst University and a Bachelors Degree in accounting from Portland State University. She has been working with businesses in the accounting field since 1976 and in management since 1988.
Fee: $ 125.00

Tillamook Bay Community College SBDC

Tuesday, February 09, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
The best Small Business 101 course you will ever take. What are the different legal identities you need to consider? Should you hire employees or use independent contractors? Do you need to write a business plan? What questions do you need to ask in order to find the right answers? This course is a necessity for anyone who wants to become self-employed.
Speaker: Mike Cohen
Fee: $ 20.00
Thursday, February 11, 2016 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Not Set
Speaker: Emily Henry, Sally Tuttle
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Topic: Financing
Getting a little money from many sources is likely easier than getting a lot of money from one or two. Use the power of social media to raise the money you need to propel your business forward. There are many kinds of crowd funding and risks to consider before you attempt this approach. Find out which one might work best for you.
Speaker: Mike Cohen
Fee: $ 20.00

Umpqua Community College Small Business Development Center

Tuesday, February 09, 2016 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Topic: Technology
Move your business bookkeeping out of the shoebox and into QuickBooks! Learn how to set up your company accounts, AR/AP, checkbooks, and more. Great as a refresher for prior QuickBooks users or for students who like to learn at an accelerated pace. Using the QuickBooks Pro 2015 platform.
Speaker: Gale Peterson
Fee: $ 109.00
Thursday, February 11, 2016 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Topic: Technology
Demystify the IF function (if/then) and access more accurate data from your spreadsheets.
Speaker: Laurie Way
Fee: $ 39.00
Friday, February 12, 2016 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Topic: Start-up Assistance
Speaker: Staff