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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Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

April 3, 2020 - April 3, 2020
Instructor: Angie Oven
Location: Class delivered virtually - Zoom instructions will be sent to participants prior to class.
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.

Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

April 14, 2020 - April 28, 2020
Instructor: Don Lundberg
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center Room 202
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.

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.

626 High Street NE
Salem, OR 97301

Thursday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

April 16, 2020 - April 16, 2020
Instructor: Angie Oven
Location: Class delivered virtually - Zoom instructions will be sent to participants prior to class.
Fees: $0

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

April 17, 2020 - April 17, 2020
Instructor: Linda Herrera
Location: Class delivered virtually - Zoom instructions will be sent to participants prior to class.
Fees: $49

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 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

April 21, 2020 - April 21, 2020
Instructor: Linda Herrera
Location: Woodburn Campus
Fees: $0

¿Está empezando su negocio? Acompáñenos en esta breve introducción del Centro de Desarrollo de Pequeñas Empresas de Chemeketa. Conozca las clases y recursos para propietarios de negocios disponibles a través del centro y nuestras organizaciones asociadas con empresarios.

¿Está empezando su negocio? Acompáñenos en esta breve introducción del Centro de Desarrollo de Pequeñas Empresas de Chemeketa. Conozca las clases y recursos para propietarios de negocios disponibles a través del centro y nuestras organizaciones asociadas con empresarios.

120 E Lincoln St
Woodburn, OR 97071

Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

April 21, 2020 - April 21, 2020
Instructor: Jennifer Larsen Morrow
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center, Room 207
Fees: $129

Who are your audiences? Can you answer "what's in it for me?" for them? Where can you reach them?

These basic questions and six more essential actions will frame your most effective marketing strategy for 2020. Review today’s most effective tactics, discover new ways to reach your target audiences. When you solidify your audiences, benefits and key messages, your marketing will reach and move the right people to respond, online and offline.

Jennifer Larsen Morrow brings 40+ years of experience and examples to a lively, useful and actionable session. Prepare to be challenged! 1 session.

Who are your audiences? Can you answer "what's in it for me?" for them? Where can you reach them? These basic questions and six more essential actions will frame your most effective marketing strategy for 2020. Review today’s most effective tactics, discover new ways to reach your target audiences. When you solidify your audiences, benefits and key messages, your marketing will reach and move the . . . right people to respond, online and offline. Jennifer Larsen Morrow brings 40+ years of experience and examples to a lively, useful and actionable session. Prepare to be challenged! 1 session.
626 High Street NE
Suite 210
Salem, OR 97301

Thursday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

April 23, 2020 - April 23, 2020
Instructor: Linda Herrera
Location: Chemeketa Yamhill Valley Campus
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.
288 NE Norton Ln
McMinnville, OR 97128

Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

April 29, 2020 - April 29, 2020
Instructor: Betsy Vega
Location: Class delivered virtually - Zoom instructions will be sent to participants prior to class.
Fees: $149

Are you the RMI (Responsible Managing Individual) for a CCB contracting company? This three–hour class will prepare you to organize your books and avoid costly penalties.

Learn how to save thousands of dollars every year while successfully managing your contracting company.

Are you the RMI (Responsible Managing Individual) for a CCB contracting company? This three–hour class will prepare you to organize your books and avoid costly penalties.

Learn how to save thousands of dollars every year while successfully managing your contracting company.

Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

May 1, 2020 - May 1, 2020
Instructor: Celia Nunez
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center Room 207
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.
626 High St NE
Salem, OR 97301

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

May 8, 2020 - May 9, 2020
Instructor: Steve Long
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center, Room 300
Fees: $360

Take this two-day live class to prepare for the state-mandated test (not included) to become a licensed contractor in Oregon. The class is based on the new NASCLA Contractors Guide and fulfills state requirement for 16 hours of training.

The workbook includes:
 Guides to help you with the important issues in each of the 14 chapters
 A quiz for each chapter and answer keys
 Checklist for all the steps to get your license
 Practice test and answer keys
 PSI Examination Information Bulletin complete with:

o Instructions for registration
o Test site locations
o Information about the test taking process
o Special Arrangement Request Form
o Course Completion form to record hours

Take this two-day live class to prepare for the state-mandated test (not included) to become a licensed contractor in Oregon. The class is based on the new NASCLA Contractors Guide and fulfills state requirement for 16 hours of training. The workbook includes:  Guides to help you with the important issues in each of the 14 chapters  A quiz for each chapter and answer keys  Checklist for all . . . the steps to get your license  Practice test and answer keys  PSI Examination Information Bulletin complete with: o Instructions for registration o Test site locations o Information about the test taking process o Special Arrangement Request Form o Course Completion form to record hours
626 High Street Northeast
Salem, OR 97301

Friday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

May 8, 2020 - May 8, 2020
Instructor: Jennifer Larsen Morrow
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center, Room 207
Fees: $129

Facebook is the gorilla of social media with 221 million users in the United States …and the rules keep changing. Is FB a good option for your business? What works today? Should you promote posts or run ads? How do you get more likes?

From setup to choosing the right images, building campaigns, posting to links, learn what you need to know now to make Facebook work for you.

Jennifer Larsen Morrow brings 40+ years of experience and examples to a lively, useful and actionable session. Bring your questions!

Facebook is the gorilla of social media with 221 million users in the United States …and the rules keep changing. Is FB a good option for your business? What works today? Should you promote posts or run ads? How do you get more likes? From setup to choosing the right images, building campaigns, posting to links, learn what you need to know now to make Facebook work for you. Jennifer Larsen . . . Morrow brings 40+ years of experience and examples to a lively, useful and actionable session. Bring your questions!
626 High Street NE
Salem, OR 97301

Tuesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

May 12, 2020 - May 12, 2020
Instructor: Don Lundberg
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center, Room 202
Fees: $89

You’ve learned the basics of accounting reports.  How can you “read between the lines” and understand the relationships among the financial statements so that you can make better informed decisions?  

Analyzing financial information is not just for financial “gurus”; entrepreneurs can do it, too. Learn how.

Basic understanding of financial reports will make this course easier to understand.

You’ve learned the basics of accounting reports.  How can you “read between the lines” and understand the relationships among the financial statements so that you can make better informed decisions?  

Analyzing financial information is not just for financial “gurus”; entrepreneurs can do it, too. Learn how.

Basic understanding of financial reports will make this course easier to understand.

626 High Street NE
Suite 210
Salem, OR 97301

Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

May 13, 2020 - May 13, 2020
Instructor: Betsy Vega
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center, Room 300
Fees: $149

Es usted el RMI (por sus siglas en Ingles – Persona responsable del manejo de su negocio) para una compañía de contratistas del CCB? Esta clase de tres horas lo va a preparar para que organice sus libros financieros y evitar sanciones. Aprenda a ahorrase miles de dólares cada año mientras maneja exitosamente su compañía.

Es usted el RMI (por sus siglas en Ingles – Persona responsable del manejo de su negocio) para una compañía de contratistas del CCB? Esta clase de tres horas lo va a preparar para que organice sus libros financieros y evitar sanciones. Aprenda a ahorrase miles de dólares cada año mientras maneja exitosamente su compañía.

626 High Street NE
Salem, OR 97301

Wednesday 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

May 13, 2020 - May 13, 2020
Instructor: Jennifer Larsen Morrow
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center Room 300
Fees: $129

Today your website is the heart of your marketing. Yet most business owners are frustrated with building and managing their website. Is it working? What’s missing? How can you be more effective? What's SEO and why is it so important? What are your goals for your website—warm leads? Ecommerce? Referrals and recommendations?

We'll review sample websites, messaging, calls to action, content choices, navigation and structure.

Jennifer Larsen Morrow’s company has designed and built award-winning, marketing-driven websites. She’ll share the secrets of success in this intensive workshop.

Today your website is the heart of your marketing. Yet most business owners are frustrated with building and managing their website. Is it working? What’s missing? How can you be more effective? What's SEO and why is it so important? What are your goals for your website—warm leads? Ecommerce? Referrals and recommendations? We'll review sample websites, messaging, calls to action, content choices, . . . navigation and structure. Jennifer Larsen Morrow’s company has designed and built award-winning, marketing-driven websites. She’ll share the secrets of success in this intensive workshop.
626 High Street NE
Suite 210
Salem, OR 97301

Thursday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

May 14, 2020 - May 14, 2020
Instructor: Meghan Gallop
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center Room 202
Fees: $99

This course introduces best practices for Instagram including creating a content strategy and calendar, developing and managing content and engaging audiences and finding followers through Instagram stories.

This course introduces best practices for Instagram including creating a content strategy and calendar, developing and managing content and engaging audiences and finding followers through Instagram stories.

626 High Street NE
Suite 210
Salem, OR Oregon 97301

Friday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

May 15, 2020 - May 15, 2020
Instructor: Linda Herrera
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center Room 207
Fees: $49

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!
626 High St NE
Salem, OR 97301

Thursday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

May 21, 2020 - May 21, 2020
Instructor: Angie Oven
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center Room 207
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.
626 High St NE
Salem, OR 97301

Wednesday 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

May 27, 2020 - May 27, 2020
Instructor: Jennifer Larsen Morrow
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center Room 207
Fees: $129

With more than 221 million users in the U.S. alone, and more than 18,000 different criteria to profile your audiences, Facebook advertising is a huge opportunity for small business.

Low costs, trackable results and easy testing of visuals and copy make it a game changer. How do you start? How do you get results?

Explore different approaches to creating campaigns and learn how to get results for your business. See examples of successful campaigns.

Jennifer Larsen Morrow brings 40+ years of experience and examples to a lively, useful and actionable session. Prepare to take lots of notes!

With more than 221 million users in the U.S. alone, and more than 18,000 different criteria to profile your audiences, Facebook advertising is a huge opportunity for small business. Low costs, trackable results and easy testing of visuals and copy make it a game changer. How do you start? How do you get results? Explore different approaches to creating campaigns and learn how to get results for . . . your business. See examples of successful campaigns. Jennifer Larsen Morrow brings 40+ years of experience and examples to a lively, useful and actionable session. Prepare to take lots of notes!
626 High Street NE
Suite 210
Salem, OR 97301

Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

June 5, 2020 - June 5, 2020
Instructor: Angie Oven
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center Room 207
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.
626 High St NE
Salem, OR 97301

Friday 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

June 5, 2020 - June 5, 2020
Instructor: Jennifer Larsen Morrow
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center, Room 207
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.
626 High Street NE
Salem, OR 97301

Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

June 10, 2020 - June 10, 2020
Instructor: Betsy Vega
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center, Room 300
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.

626 High Street NE
Suite 210
Salem, OR Oregon 97301

Thursday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

June 18, 2020 - June 18, 2020
Instructor: Angie Oven
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center Room 207
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.
626 High St NE
Salem, OR 97301

Friday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

June 19, 2020 - June 19, 2020
Instructor: Linda Herrera
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center Room 207
Fees: $49

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!
626 High St NE
Salem, OR 97301

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

July 10, 2020 - July 11, 2020
Instructor: Steve Long
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center, Room 300
Fees: $360

Take this two-day live class to prepare for the state-mandated test (not included) to become a licensed contractor in Oregon. The class is based on the new NASCLA Contractors Guide and fulfills state requirement for 16 hours of training.

The workbook includes:
- Guides to help you with the important issues in each of the 14 chapters
- A quiz for each chapter and answer keys
- Checklist for all the steps to get your license
- An explanation of each of the Appendices
- Practice test of 80 questions plus answer key
- PSI Examination Information Bulletin complete with:

o Instructions for registration
o Test site locations
o Information about the test taking process
o Special Arrangement Request Form

Take this two-day live class to prepare for the state-mandated test (not included) to become a licensed contractor in Oregon. The class is based on the new NASCLA Contractors Guide and fulfills state requirement for 16 hours of training. The workbook includes: - Guides to help you with the important issues in each of the 14 chapters - A quiz for each chapter and answer keys - Checklist for all . . . the steps to get your license - An explanation of each of the Appendices - Practice test of 80 questions plus answer key - PSI Examination Information Bulletin complete with: o Instructions for registration o Test site locations o Information about the test taking process o Special Arrangement Request Form
626 High Street Northeast
Salem, OR 97301

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