Our Classes

Grow your business through our SBDC workshops and classes!

We provide small business owners with the expertise and resources to achieve business success, whether launching, growing or transitioning. We offer various classes and workshops and help our small business owners remain relevant in their field and industry. We also offer local advising and an array of various classes, as well as services from our statewide network.

To register, contact us using the link to the right or by phone at (503) 399-5088.

Not sure where to start? Contact us for more information.

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

Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

June 5, 2020 - June 5, 2020
Instructor: Angie Oven
Location: Online
Fees: Free

Are you just starting out on your business journey? Not sure if owning a business is right for you? Are you wondering where to find out what you need and where you can get expert help to begin? Join us for this brief introduction to business ownership. Find out about the classes and coaching services available through SBDC and our partner organizations.

This 1-hour class has no cost but an hour of your time and you'll leave with more clarity about the next best steps toward your destination.

Are you just starting out on your business journey? Not sure if owning a business is right for you? Are you wondering where to find out what you need and where you can get expert help to begin? Join us for this brief introduction to business ownership. Find out about the classes and coaching services available through SBDC and our partner organizations. This 1-hour class has no cost but an hour . . . of your time and you'll leave with more clarity about the next best steps toward your destination.

Friday 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

June 5, 2020 - June 5, 2020
Instructor: Jennifer Larsen Morrow
Location: Online
Fees: $129

Learn how to get real results from your marketing and social media, even when your budget is small. Get proven tactics, not pie-in-the-sky, “I can’t do this” examples.

Review the essential building blocks of marketing—know your audiences, express why they should choose you, build your visual and verbal brand. Pick up “how to” instructions. Discuss your ideas with an expert.

Take away useful checklists and terrific tips.

Learn how to get real results from your marketing and social media, even when your budget is small. Get proven tactics, not pie-in-the-sky, “I can’t do this” examples. Review the essential building blocks of marketing—know your audiences, express why they should choose you, build your visual and verbal brand. Pick up “how to” instructions. Discuss your ideas with an expert. Take away useful . . . checklists and terrific tips.

Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

June 9, 2020 - June 23, 2020
Instructor: Don Lundberg
Location: Online
Fees: $249

A very basic, practical, and hands-on course that will help you manage QuickBooks and use it to provide information for better decision-making.

Topics include managing sales and invoices, managing and reconciling checkbooks and credit cards, managing expenses, and creating meaningful reports.

To get the most out of this class, please have QuickBooks installed before class starts.

A very basic, practical, and hands-on course that will help you manage QuickBooks and use it to provide information for better decision-making.

Topics include managing sales and invoices, managing and reconciling checkbooks and credit cards, managing expenses, and creating meaningful reports.

To get the most out of this class, please have QuickBooks installed before class starts.

Online
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Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

June 10, 2020 - June 10, 2020
Instructor: Betsy Vega
Location: Online
Fees: $49

Are you starting a new business and not sure how to handle the bookkeeping? Learn how to avoid the top ten bookkeeping mistakes many new business owners make.

We’ll teach you how to save money, understand key financial concepts and get your business off to a great start.

Are you starting a new business and not sure how to handle the bookkeeping? Learn how to avoid the top ten bookkeeping mistakes many new business owners make.

We’ll teach you how to save money, understand key financial concepts and get your business off to a great start.

Thursday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

June 18, 2020 - June 18, 2020
Instructor: Angie Oven
Location: Online
Fees: Free

Are you just starting out on your business journey? Not sure if owning a business is right for you? Are you wondering where to find out what you need and where you can get expert help to begin? Join us for this brief introduction to business ownership. Find out about the classes and coaching services available through SBDC and our partner organizations.

This 1-hour class has no cost but an hour of your time and you'll leave with more clarity about the next best steps toward your destination.

Are you just starting out on your business journey? Not sure if owning a business is right for you? Are you wondering where to find out what you need and where you can get expert help to begin? Join us for this brief introduction to business ownership. Find out about the classes and coaching services available through SBDC and our partner organizations. This 1-hour class has no cost but an hour . . . of your time and you'll leave with more clarity about the next best steps toward your destination.

Friday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

June 19, 2020 - June 19, 2020
Instructor: Linda Herrera
Location: Online
Fees: $0 ($49 fee waived)

Are you ready to start your business? Not sure if you have everything in order or you don’t know what you don’t know?

Begin your business the right way. Come and learn about:

 business structure
 business registration
 licensing
 taxes
 miscellaneous rules and regulations

The information presented can help you eliminate mistakes before they happen. This fast-paced class is the perfect first step!

Are you ready to start your business? Not sure if you have everything in order or you don’t know what you don’t know? Begin your business the right way. Come and learn about:  business structure  business registration  licensing  taxes  miscellaneous rules and regulations The information presented can help you eliminate mistakes before they happen. This fast-paced class is the perfect first . . . step!

Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

July 7, 2020 - July 21, 2020
Instructor: Don Lundberg
Location: Online
Fees: $249

A very basic, practical, and hands-on course that will help you manage QuickBooks and use it to provide information for better decision-making.

Topics include managing sales and invoices, managing and reconciling checkbooks and credit cards, managing expenses, and creating meaningful reports.

To get the most out of this class, please have QuickBooks Online installed before class starts.

A very basic, practical, and hands-on course that will help you manage QuickBooks and use it to provide information for better decision-making.

Topics include managing sales and invoices, managing and reconciling checkbooks and credit cards, managing expenses, and creating meaningful reports.

To get the most out of this class, please have QuickBooks Online installed before class starts.

Online
, OR

Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

July 10, 2020 - July 10, 2020
Instructor: Angie Oven
Location: Online
Fees: Free

Are you just starting out on your business journey? Not sure if owning a business is right for you? Are you wondering where to find out what you need and where you can get expert help to begin? Join us for this brief introduction to business ownership. Find out about the classes and coaching services available through SBDC and our partner organizations.

This 1-hour class has no cost but an hour of your time and you'll leave with more clarity about the next best steps toward your destination.

Registration is required to attend.

Are you just starting out on your business journey? Not sure if owning a business is right for you? Are you wondering where to find out what you need and where you can get expert help to begin? Join us for this brief introduction to business ownership. Find out about the classes and coaching services available through SBDC and our partner organizations. This 1-hour class has no cost but an hour . . . of your time and you'll leave with more clarity about the next best steps toward your destination. Registration is required to attend.

Friday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

July 17, 2020 - July 17, 2020
Instructor: Linda Herrera
Location: Online
Fees: $0 ($49 fee waived)

Are you ready to start your business? Not sure if you have everything in order or you don’t know what you don’t know?

Begin your business the right way. Come and learn about:

 business structure
 business registration
 licensing
 taxes
 miscellaneous rules and regulations

The information presented can help you eliminate mistakes before they happen. This fast-paced class is the perfect first step!

Are you ready to start your business? Not sure if you have everything in order or you don’t know what you don’t know? Begin your business the right way. Come and learn about:  business structure  business registration  licensing  taxes  miscellaneous rules and regulations The information presented can help you eliminate mistakes before they happen. This fast-paced class is the perfect first . . . step!

Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

August 3, 2020 - August 3, 2020
Instructor: Angie Oven
Location: Online
Fees: Free

Are you just starting out on your business journey? Not sure if owning a business is right for you? Are you wondering where to find out what you need and where you can get expert help to begin? Join us for this brief introduction to business ownership. Find out about the classes and coaching services available through SBDC and our partner organizations.

This 1-hour class has no cost but an hour of your time and you'll leave with more clarity about the next best steps toward your destination.

Are you just starting out on your business journey? Not sure if owning a business is right for you? Are you wondering where to find out what you need and where you can get expert help to begin? Join us for this brief introduction to business ownership. Find out about the classes and coaching services available through SBDC and our partner organizations. This 1-hour class has no cost but an hour . . . of your time and you'll leave with more clarity about the next best steps toward your destination.

Friday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

August 21, 2020 - August 21, 2020
Instructor: Linda Herrera
Location: Online
Fees: $0 ($49 fee waived)

Are you ready to start your business? Not sure if you have everything in order or you don’t know what you don’t know?

Begin your business the right way. Come and learn about:

 business structure
 business registration
 licensing
 taxes
 miscellaneous rules and regulations

The information presented can help you eliminate mistakes before they happen. This fast-paced class is the perfect first step!

Are you ready to start your business? Not sure if you have everything in order or you don’t know what you don’t know? Begin your business the right way. Come and learn about:  business structure  business registration  licensing  taxes  miscellaneous rules and regulations The information presented can help you eliminate mistakes before they happen. This fast-paced class is the perfect first . . . step!

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