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?
  • All
  • Classes
  • Business Concept & Product
  • Customer Relations & Branding
  • Central Oregon SBDC
  • Operations & Finance
  • Organization & Human Resources
Select your business cycle
  • All
  • Idea
  • Launch
  • Expansion
  • Renew
  • Exit

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

July 1, 2020 - July 1, 2020
Instructor: Maureen Quinn
Location: ZOOM
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.

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

July 15, 2020 - July 22, 2020
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. Para más información, por favor llame a José Balcazar al teléfono 541-318-3701. (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. Para más información, por favor llame a José . . . Balcazar al teléfono 541-318-3701. (This is our Business Start-Up class conducted in Spanish.)
1027 NW Trenton Ave
Bend, OR 97703

Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

July 18, 2020 - July 18, 2020
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

Wednesday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

August 5, 2020 - August 5, 2020
Instructor: Maureen Quinn
Location: ZOOM
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.

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

August 7, 2020 - August 8, 2020
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

September 2, 2020 - September 2, 2020
Instructor: Maureen Quinn
Location: ZOOM
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.

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

September 25, 2020 - September 26, 2020
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 14, 2020 - October 14, 2020
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

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

November 6, 2020 - November 7, 2020
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

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

December 11, 2020 - December 12, 2020
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 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

February 10, 2021 - December 8, 2021
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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