Our Classes

Helping build Lane County’s best businesses through workshops and classes

Investing in ongoing entrepreneurial training is vital to long-term business success. By offering a variety of in-depth classes and workshops, we help you stay current on industry trends and regulations while learning how to respond to changes in your market. Consider your refined business skills your most valuable asset.

To register, contact us at www.LaneSBDC.com or by phone at 541-463-6200.

Not sure where to start? Contact us for an advising appointment today!

Find A Class For Your Business

IDEA: You have an idea for a business, but it isn’t off the ground yet. You may have some of the pieces in place or a working plan but aren’t yet in business. This is sometimes also called “pre-venture”.

LAUNCH: Your business is up and running. You may not yet be profitable and things still feel new.

EXPANSION: Your business is generating a consistent source of income and you regularly see new customers. You are looking at new opportunities for your business.

RENEWAL: Business conditions, leadership and other factors can lead to changes in direction. This is a time to look at new processes and big decisions to move the business forward. It is often when businesses pursue new avenues for growth.

EXIT: You are ready to make a big change in the business and exit to new opportunities. Business succession plans need to be identified early to achieve your desired outcomes.

BUSINESS CONCEPT & PRODUCT: Creating and refining your business concept toward products & services that have growth potential and revenue models that propel your business.

CUSTOMER RELATIONS & BRANDING: Finding the right customers, understanding community demographics and building a brand that enhances public relations, marketing and networking are critical to your success.

ORGANIZATION & HUMAN RESOURCES: How your company is structured as a board, employees, partnerships, business processes and legal issues.

OPERATIONS & FINANCE: The operations side of your business, including financials, funding, production and deliveries, IT systems and facilities.

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Understand the difference between an asset and revenue. Learn about the different bookkeeping forms and why they are used. Can’t I just hire someone...

Learn how to use QuickBooks® software to better manage your business in an interactive, hands-on environment. Our certified Quickbooks® ProAdvisor® will answer your questions...

This program is designed for business owners or managers in larger organizations who want to improve their skills and interactions with their employees. You...

The SBM Year-one cohort meets for 15 classes over nine months during the year. Personalized one-on-one coaching, throughout the year, is also included. SBM...

The SBM Year-one cohort meets for 15 classes over nine months during the year. Personalized one-on-one coaching, throughout the year, is also included. SBM...

The SBM Year-one cohort meets for 15 classes over nine months during the year. Personalized one-on-one coaching, throughout the year, is also included. SBM...

Small Business Management Systems is focused on growing your business through understanding, creating, and implementing systems within your business. The goal is to create...

Small Business Management Systems is focused on growing your business through understanding, creating, and implementing systems within your business. The goal is to create...

Year three is designed for business owners who have completed years one and two of the SBM program or as a stand-alone program. Business...

This course combines instruction with the 2016 SHRM Learning System and is designed for business owners, managers and human resource professionals who are preparing...

This course combines instruction with the 2016 SHRM Learning System and is designed for business owners, managers and human resource professionals who are preparing...

Good bosses are people who have learned how to communicate effectively, manage projects and resolve conflicts. Participants will leave every session with tangible, practical...

Refresh your notary knowledge and get answers to your questions by attending a Secretary of State sponsored seminar for current and future notaries public....

This advanced class covers such areas as employee notary issues, comparing signatures and ID, notary and elder abuse fraud, and journaling witnesses. Experienced notaries...

If you want to “be your own boss,” then business/franchise ownership might be for you. We’ll discuss: pros and cons of business ownership, three...

What would you be doing differently in your business if you had more confidence? Find out what is holding you back and what can...

This module has everything you need to know about operating a food and beverage small business. It covers business planning, food cost control and...

Your business plan is the DNA of your business and the single most important tool for successfully starting and operating your business. It is...

Every business is born with a common goal…Success! And, while many owner/entrepreneurs have a natural ability to build a plan for success, others are...

Begin your business the right way! Cover the basics in two hours and decide if running a business is right for you. We recommend...

Begin your business the right way! Cover the basics in two hours and decide if running a business is right for you. We recommend...

Begin your business the right way! Cover the basics in two hours and decide if running a business is right for you. We recommend...

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Turning your experience into a new, solo career? Are you an Encore (50+) Entrepreneur looking...

Committing your idea to paper in the form of a business plan not only increases your chances of obtaining financing, but keeps your business...

This class will walk you through a 10-step action plan to create a website that is built for your unique customer and is profit-driven...

Branding goes beyond your business graphics and logo. In this class you’ll learn the primary elements of a business brand and the key steps...

Are you ready to take your innovative ideas, expertise, teaching skills, writing, or creativity online with a digital product? Then start with this 3-part...

Are you looking for an easy way to create online ads or social media posts without having to learn a complicated graphics program? Canva,...

Etsy is a worldwide online marketplace where you can sell your handmade, vintage, or craft supply products. With 25 million buyers (as of May...

YouTube is the #2 largest social media website behind Facebook. If your marketing plan does not include YouTube, you are missing out on a...

This class focuses on completing the state curriculum necessary to take the Oregon Construction Contractor’s exam. Testing for the state exam is scheduled separately...

This class focuses on completing the state curriculum necessary to take the Oregon Construction Contractor’s exam. Testing for the state exam is scheduled separately...

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You’ve got the idea and the business, let us help you take it to the next level.