Our Classes

Start and Grow Your Business with our Classes and Workshops!

Are you interested in starting a business, or are you already on your way to success and need to build specific skills? We have classes and workshops to fit every need. Our classes cover topics including business startup, QuickBooks, business accounting and budgeting, business planning, cashflow management, marketing and building a website.

Also, some of our classes are offered in Spanish.

Dive in and see how we can help you! 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.

What can we help you with?
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  • Business Concept & Product
  • Customer Relations & Branding
  • Central Oregon SBDC
  • Operations & Finance
  • Organization & Human Resources
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  • Idea
  • Launch
  • Expansion
  • Renew
  • Exit

Tuesday, Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

May 28, 2019 - June 6, 2019
Instructor: Annette Witzel
Location: COCC Chandler Lab building
Fees: $179

This class focuses on expanding the basic WordPress website with plugins. Add mailing lists, newsletters, online shopping, and much more. Learn essential troubleshooting tricks and add web fonts to your site. Requirements: Must have an existing WordPress site with Administrator rights and have taken a beginning WordPress class or equivalent.

This class focuses on expanding the basic WordPress website with plugins. Add mailing lists, newsletters, online shopping, and much more. Learn essential troubleshooting tricks and add web fonts to your site. Requirements: Must have an existing WordPress site with Administrator rights and have taken a beginning WordPress class or equivalent.

1027 NW Trenton Avenue
Bend, OR 97703

Wednesday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

June 5, 2019 - June 5, 2019
Instructor: Maureen Quinn
Location: COCC Chandler Lab building
Fees: $29

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 this two-hour class and decide if running a business is for you.

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 this two-hour class and decide if running a business is for you.

1027 NW Trenton Ave
Bend, OR 97703

Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

June 8, 2019 - June 15, 2019
Instructor: Melissa Goddard
Location: COCC Chandler Lab building
Fees: $99

Contractors who are also small business owners or managers need a basic knowledge of job costing. Explore job costing strategies and find out why they are important to both the contractor and the client. Gain valuable continuing education hours to meet your Oregon CCB license renewal requirements while covering:
· What is job costing?
· Job costing the contractor way
· Effective job costing strategies without spending hours
· How to calculate job costs
· How job costing and estimating go hand-in-hand
· Tools needed
· Why job costing is important to you and your clients
· Errors to avoid

Contractors who are also small business owners or managers need a basic knowledge of job costing. Explore job costing strategies and find out why they are important to both the contractor and the client. Gain valuable continuing education hours to meet your Oregon CCB license renewal requirements while covering: · What is job costing? · Job costing the contractor way · Effective job . . . costing strategies without spending hours · How to calculate job costs · How job costing and estimating go hand-in-hand · Tools needed · Why job costing is important to you and your clients · Errors to avoid
1027 NW Trenton Avenue
Bend, OR 97703

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

June 12, 2019 - June 19, 2019
Instructor: Annette Witzel
Location: COCC Chandler Lab building
Fees: $99

You need more than an attractive website for your online business to succeed. Part of your marketing challenge is optimizing your site for the major Search Engines so that customers find you. Set up your WordPress website for SEO success! Gain practical tips and tools on how to optimize your WordPress website so that you rank higher in the search engines and are easy to find. Practice hands-on exercises for better understanding. Prerequisite: Must have a WordPress website.

You need more than an attractive website for your online business to succeed. Part of your marketing challenge is optimizing your site for the major Search Engines so that customers find you. Set up your WordPress website for SEO success! Gain practical tips and tools on how to optimize your WordPress website so that you rank higher in the search engines and are easy to find. Practice hands-on . . . exercises for better understanding. Prerequisite: Must have a WordPress website.
1027 NW Trenton Ave
Bend, OR 97703

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

June 15, 2019 - June 15, 2019
Instructor: Gregg Henton
Location: Redmond COCC Campus, Technology Education Center
Fees: $99

Manage the financial aspects of your small to mid-sized business quickly and efficiently with this powerful, easy to use accounting program. Learn to set up new customer and vendor accounts, create invoices, record sales, and enter payments. Prerequisite: Basic Windows experience. Bring a flash drive to save your work.

Manage the financial aspects of your small to mid-sized business quickly and efficiently with this powerful, easy to use accounting program. Learn to set up new customer and vendor accounts, create invoices, record sales, and enter payments. Prerequisite: Basic Windows experience. Bring a flash drive to save your work.

2324 SE College Loop
Redmond, OR 97756

Tuesday, Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

June 18, 2019 - June 27, 2019
Instructor: Annette Witzel
Location: COCC Chandler Lab building
Fees: $179

Do you have a WordPress website and have changes you'd like to make, but can't find a way to do it in your theme? Learn HTML and CSS and discover how a little bit of code can make your website more sophisticated. Plenty of hands-on lab time with the instructor will help you get your site just the way you want it. Requirements: Must have an existing WordPress site with Administrator rights.

Do you have a WordPress website and have changes you'd like to make, but can't find a way to do it in your theme? Learn HTML and CSS and discover how a little bit of code can make your website more sophisticated. Plenty of hands-on lab time with the instructor will help you get your site just the way you want it. Requirements: Must have an existing WordPress site with Administrator rights.

1027 NW Trenton Avenue
Bend, OR 97703

Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

June 20, 2019 - June 20, 2019
Instructor: Jose Balcazar
Location: Redmond COCC Campus, Technology Education Center
Fees: $29

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 this two-hour class and decide if running a business is for you.

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 this two-hour class and decide if running a business is for you.

2324 SE College Loop
Redmond, OR 97756

Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

June 20, 2019 - June 27, 2019
Instructor: Patti Norris
Location: Redmond COCC Campus, Technology Education Center
Fees: $99

Payroll, inventory, job costing, budgets and financial statements are vital to your business. Learn how to master these and more in QuickBooks. Prerequisite: Basic QuickBooks and accounting experience. Bring a flash drive to save your work. Course fee includes textbook for the class.

Payroll, inventory, job costing, budgets and financial statements are vital to your business. Learn how to master these and more in QuickBooks. Prerequisite: Basic QuickBooks and accounting experience. Bring a flash drive to save your work. Course fee includes textbook for the class.

2324 SE College Loop
Redmond, OR 97756

Friday, Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

June 28, 2019 - June 29, 2019
Instructor: ML Vidas
Location: Redmond COCC Campus, Technology Education Center
Fees: $379

Contractors must take a 16-hour state-approved course to satisfy the educational requirement for Oregon construction contractor licensing. Take this two-day live class to prepare for the state-mandated test (not included) to become a licensed contractor. Required manual included. This class is based on the NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Oregon Construction Contractors.

Contractors must take a 16-hour state-approved course to satisfy the educational requirement for Oregon construction contractor licensing. Take this two-day live class to prepare for the state-mandated test (not included) to become a licensed contractor. Required manual included. This class is based on the NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Oregon Construction . . . Contractors.
2324 SE College Loop
Redmond, OR 97756

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

July 3, 2019 - July 3, 2019
Instructor: Maureen Quinn
Location: COCC Chandler Lab building
Fees: $29

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 this two-hour class and decide if running a business is for you.

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 this two-hour class and decide if running a business is for you.

1027 NW Trenton Ave
Bend, OR 97703

Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

July 13, 2019 - July 13, 2019
Instructor: Melissa Goddard
Location: COCC Chandler Lab building
Fees: $99

If you are a contractor who is also a small business owner or manager, make sure you master basic billing knowledge. Learn about billing terminology and how to manage billing in a contracting company. Obtain valuable continuing education hours to meet your Oregon CCB license renewal requirements while gaining an understanding of:
· Billing terminology
· Billing the easy way
· Specialized billing forms/requirements
· Billing errors that really cost you
· Billing strategies that can make or break your company
· Lien waivers - what they are and why they are important to understand

If you are a contractor who is also a small business owner or manager, make sure you master basic billing knowledge. Learn about billing terminology and how to manage billing in a contracting company. Obtain valuable continuing education hours to meet your Oregon CCB license renewal requirements while gaining an understanding of: · Billing terminology · Billing the easy way · Specialized . . . billing forms/requirements · Billing errors that really cost you · Billing strategies that can make or break your company · Lien waivers - what they are and why they are important to understand
1027 NW Trenton Avenue
Bend, OR 97703

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

July 17, 2019 - July 24, 2019
Instructor: Jose Balcazar
Location: COCC Chandler Lab building
Fees: $59

¿Le gustaría empezar su propio negocio? ¿Se ha preguntado cómo puede iniciarlo?¿Cuáles son los requisitos, permisos, prestamos económicos, licensias y como obtenerlos? Asista a las clases en la cual aprenderán como tramitar los requisitos necesarios, llenar formularios, tramitar su EIN y como realizar su nómina para que su negocio sea todo un éxito. (This is our Business Start-Up class conducted in Spanish.)

¿Le gustaría empezar su propio negocio? ¿Se ha preguntado cómo puede iniciarlo?¿Cuáles son los requisitos, permisos, prestamos económicos, licensias y como obtenerlos? Asista a las clases en la cual aprenderán como tramitar los requisitos necesarios, llenar formularios, tramitar su EIN y como realizar su nómina para que su negocio sea todo un éxito. (This is our Business Start-Up class conducted . . . in Spanish.)
1027 NW Trenton Avenue
Bend, OR 97703

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

July 20, 2019 - July 20, 2019
Instructor: Gregg Henton
Location: COCC Chandler Lab building
Fees: $99

Manage the financial aspects of your small to mid-sized business quickly and efficiently with this powerful, easy to use accounting program. Learn to set up new customer and vendor accounts, create invoices, record sales, and enter payments. Prerequisite: Basic Windows experience. Bring a flash drive to save your work.

Manage the financial aspects of your small to mid-sized business quickly and efficiently with this powerful, easy to use accounting program. Learn to set up new customer and vendor accounts, create invoices, record sales, and enter payments. Prerequisite: Basic Windows experience. Bring a flash drive to save your work.

1027 NW Trenton Avenue
Bend, OR 97703

Wednesday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

August 7, 2019 - August 7, 2019
Instructor: Maureen Quinn
Location: COCC Chandler Lab building
Fees: $29

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 this two-hour class and decide if running a business is for you.

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 this two-hour class and decide if running a business is for you.

1027 NW Trenton Ave
Bend, OR 97703

Friday, Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM

August 16, 2019 - August 17, 2019
Instructor: ML Vidas
Location: Redmond COCC Campus, Technology Education Center
Fees: $379

Contractors must take a 16-hour state-approved course to satisfy the educational requirement for Oregon construction contractor licensing. Take this two-day live class to prepare for the state-mandated test (not included) to become a licensed contractor. Required manual included. This class is based on the NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Oregon Construction Contractors.

Contractors must take a 16-hour state-approved course to satisfy the educational requirement for Oregon construction contractor licensing. Take this two-day live class to prepare for the state-mandated test (not included) to become a licensed contractor. Required manual included. This class is based on the NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, Oregon Construction . . . Contractors.
2324 SE College Loop
Redmond, OR 97756

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

October 9, 2019 - October 9, 2019
Instructor: Peter May
Location: COCC Chandler Lab building
Fees: $69

Take away tips and tools to help facilitate successful business investing, buying or selling. Gain insight on how to arrive at a market value. Sellers learn how to package their business. Buyers and investors learn how to analyze potential options. A practical guide for entrepreneurs interested in investing in, buying or selling a business.

Take away tips and tools to help facilitate successful business investing, buying or selling. Gain insight on how to arrive at a market value. Sellers learn how to package their business. Buyers and investors learn how to analyze potential options. A practical guide for entrepreneurs interested in investing in, buying or selling a business.

1027 NW Trenton Ave
Bend, OR 97703

Wednesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

February 5, 2020 - December 2, 2020
Instructor: Jim Wilcox
Location: COCC Chandler Lab building
Fees: $999

Looking for long-term, hands-on business assistance? The year-long Small Business Management (SBM) program offers a unique combination of one-to-one business advising at your place of business with practical classroom instruction in business management techniques. The program is open to a limited number of businesses with at least one year of operation and one full-time employee. The SBM program starts every February and applications are subject to instructor approval. Call us at 541-383-7290 for more details!

Looking for long-term, hands-on business assistance? The year-long Small Business Management (SBM) program offers a unique combination of one-to-one business advising at your place of business with practical classroom instruction in business management techniques. The program is open to a limited number of businesses with at least one year of operation and one full-time employee. The SBM program . . . starts every February and applications are subject to instructor approval. Call us at 541-383-7290 for more details!
1027 NW Trenton Ave
Bend, OR 97703

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