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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  • Idea
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  • Expansion
  • Renew

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

October 2, 2018 - October 4, 2018
Instructor: Annette Witzel
Location: COCC Chandler Lab building
Fees: $99

Every business needs a website to be viable. Save money by building your own. This class will take you through the basics and explain domains, hosting, websites and blogs, and the difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com. Then, we help you to register your domain, set up your hosting and install WordPress, the popular website and blog development program. This class will give you the starter website needed to continue with more in-depth classes. Requirements: Must have strong computer and internet skills and come prepared to purchase your domain and hosting.

Every business needs a website to be viable. Save money by building your own. This class will take you through the basics and explain domains, hosting, websites and blogs, and the difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com. Then, we help you to register your domain, set up your hosting and install WordPress, the popular website and blog development program. This class will give you the . . . starter website needed to continue with more in-depth classes. Requirements: Must have strong computer and internet skills and come prepared to purchase your domain and hosting.
1027 NW Trenton Avenue
Bend, OR 97703

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

October 3, 2018 - October 10, 2018
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 Ave
Bend, OR 97703

Wednesday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

October 3, 2018 - October 3, 2018
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

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

October 9, 2018 - October 11, 2018
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 Ave
Bend, OR 97703

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

October 10, 2018 - October 10, 2018
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

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

October 16, 2018 - November 1, 2018
Instructor: Annette Witzel
Location: COCC Chandler Lab building
Fees: $199

This class is for people who already have a WordPress website and need to learn how to use it. You will create pages, a blog, customize menus and set up widgets. Uploading photos and video, SEO basics, slideshows, galleries, settings, themes and users are also discussed. Requirements: Must have a hosted WordPress website (NOT WordPress.com site) with username and password.

This class is for people who already have a WordPress website and need to learn how to use it. You will create pages, a blog, customize menus and set up widgets. Uploading photos and video, SEO basics, slideshows, galleries, settings, themes and users are also discussed. Requirements: Must have a hosted WordPress website (NOT WordPress.com site) with username and password.

1027 NW Trenton Avenue
Bend, OR 97703

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

October 17, 2018 - November 14, 2018
Instructor: Maureen Quinn
Location: COCC Chandler Lab building
Fees: $199

Are you about to start or are you in the early stages of running your own business? Avoid costly mistakes and position yourself for success by covering essential details. Work on pricing and profitability, cash flow management and financial stability, as well as defining your marketing message. Take full advantage of three one-to-one daytime business advising sessions combined with three Wednesday evening workshop presentations (10/17, 10/31 & 11/14), plus peer support. Cost includes $25 workbook. Your initial advising session will take place before the first class during the week starting October 8, so please be sure to register early so we can set up your first meeting!

Are you about to start or are you in the early stages of running your own business? Avoid costly mistakes and position yourself for success by covering essential details. Work on pricing and profitability, cash flow management and financial stability, as well as defining your marketing message. Take full advantage of three one-to-one daytime business advising sessions combined with three Wednesday . . . evening workshop presentations (10/17, 10/31 & 11/14), plus peer support. Cost includes $25 workbook. Your initial advising session will take place before the first class during the week starting October 8, so please be sure to register early so we can set up your first meeting!
1027 NW Trenton Ave
Bend, OR 97703

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

October 17, 2018 - October 24, 2018
Instructor: Erica Keeton
Location: COCC Chandler Lab building
Fees: $99

Do you need to access your QuickBooks accounts when you are out of the office? QuickBooks Online is your answer. Do your own bookkeeping online and make it manageable and efficient. Access your accounts from anywhere in a secure environment without having to install software on your computer. Set up new customer and vendor accounts, create invoices, record sales, enter payments and more. Prerequisite: Basic Windows experience.

Do you need to access your QuickBooks accounts when you are out of the office? QuickBooks Online is your answer. Do your own bookkeeping online and make it manageable and efficient. Access your accounts from anywhere in a secure environment without having to install software on your computer. Set up new customer and vendor accounts, create invoices, record sales, enter payments and more. . . . Prerequisite: Basic Windows experience.
1027 NW Trenton Ave
Bend, OR 97703

Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

October 18, 2018 - November 1, 2018
Instructor: Patti Norris
Location: Redmond COCC Campus, Technology Education Center
Fees: $199

You know your product or service, but do you want to know how to make it more successful? Transform your accounting from a necessary evil into a means for identifying opportunities for business growth and provide your investors, bankers, or yourself with the information you need to take your business to the next level. Growing Your Business with QuickBooks combines two 3-hour evening classes (10/18 & 11/1) that teach you the fundamentals of business accounting and QuickBooks operation, with up to three hours of one-on-one daytime advising sessions to get YOUR QuickBooks installation optimized for YOUR business. You’ll also exchange valuable real-world experiences with other business owners.

You know your product or service, but do you want to know how to make it more successful? Transform your accounting from a necessary evil into a means for identifying opportunities for business growth and provide your investors, bankers, or yourself with the information you need to take your business to the next level. Growing Your Business with QuickBooks combines two 3-hour evening classes . . . (10/18 & 11/1) that teach you the fundamentals of business accounting and QuickBooks operation, with up to three hours of one-on-one daytime advising sessions to get YOUR QuickBooks installation optimized for YOUR business. You’ll also exchange valuable real-world experiences with other business owners.
2324 NE College Lp
Redmond, OR 97756

Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

October 25, 2018 - October 25, 2018
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 NE College Lp
Redmond, OR 97756

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

October 26, 2018 - October 27, 2018
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 NE College Lp
Redmond, OR 97756

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

November 3, 2018 - November 3, 2018
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 NE College Lp
Redmond, OR 97756

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

November 6, 2018 - November 15, 2018
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 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

November 7, 2018 - November 7, 2018
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

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

December 5, 2018 - December 12, 2018
Instructor: Patti Norris
Location: COCC Chandler Lab building
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.

1027 NW Trenton Ave
Bend, OR 97703

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

December 5, 2018 - December 12, 2018
Instructor: Danielle Harris
Location: COCC Chandler Lab building
Fees: $99

Are you a business owner looking for a way to reach your customers? If so, you'll need to clean up your business message so your customers can hear you. Learn why storytelling is important in marketing and how it applies to your business. Find out how to outline your website, develop a lead-generating pdf, and create a sales letter.

Are you a business owner looking for a way to reach your customers? If so, you'll need to clean up your business message so your customers can hear you. Learn why storytelling is important in marketing and how it applies to your business. Find out how to outline your website, develop a lead-generating pdf, and create a sales letter.

1027 NW Trenton Ave
Bend, OR 97703

Wednesday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

December 5, 2018 - December 5, 2018
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

December 7, 2018 - December 8, 2018
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 NE College Lp
Redmond, OR 97756

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

December 11, 2018 - December 20, 2018
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

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

December 15, 2018 - December 15, 2018
Instructor: Michelle Alvarado
Location: COCC Chandler Lab building
Fees: $99

Online video marketing is on the rise with reports of over 4 billion videos being viewed every day, and 1 in 3 millennials purchasing a product directly as a result of watching a video. According to a Cisco report, consumer internet video traffic will be 80% of all consumer internet traffic by 2019. What is your company's target audience watching, and how do you get your videos to stand out in the crowd? This class will provide hands-on experience in building your own YouTube channel and audience. The use of video on Facebook, LinkedIn and other platforms will also be explored. Learn the secrets to getting your videos found online and how to measure your success.

Online video marketing is on the rise with reports of over 4 billion videos being viewed every day, and 1 in 3 millennials purchasing a product directly as a result of watching a video. According to a Cisco report, consumer internet video traffic will be 80% of all consumer internet traffic by 2019. What is your company's target audience watching, and how do you get your videos to stand out in the . . . crowd? This class will provide hands-on experience in building your own YouTube channel and audience. The use of video on Facebook, LinkedIn and other platforms will also be explored. Learn the secrets to getting your videos found online and how to measure your success.
1027 NW Trenton Ave
Bend, OR 97703

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

January 9, 2019 - January 9, 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

Wednesday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

February 6, 2019 - February 6, 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

Wednesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

February 13, 2019 - December 11, 2019
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

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

February 20, 2019 - February 27, 2019
Instructor: Jim Wilcox
Location: COCC Chandler Lab building
Fees: $99

Discover the tools you need to successfully plan, build and manage your business. Take an invaluable, two-evening workshop for people developing a business. This hands-on class is full of practical advice and information for those ready to start working on their business plan.

Discover the tools you need to successfully plan, build and manage your business. Take an invaluable, two-evening workshop for people developing a business. This hands-on class is full of practical advice and information for those ready to start working on their business plan.

1027 NW Trenton Avenue
Bend, OR 97703

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

March 6, 2019 - March 6, 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

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