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

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!

Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

June 19, 2020 - June 19, 2020
Instructor: Jennifer Larsen Morrow
Location: Class delivered virtually - Zoom instructions will be sent to participants prior to class.
Fees: $35

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!

Thursday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

June 25, 2020 - June 25, 2020
Instructor: SBDC Team
Location: Online
Fees: $0

Do you have questions about how to move forward after being closed or after months of serving your customers/clients remotely?

Join the Chemeketa SBDC for a conversation about moving forward, things to consider, and strategies for success. This free forum will include a discussion of how to move forward with intention as well as a panel of Chemeketa SBDC Business Advisers discussing their experience as business owners during COVID-19 and how they are adapting to a new business climate.

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and can also submit questions in advance to: sbdc@chemeketa.edu

Do you have questions about how to move forward after being closed or after months of serving your customers/clients remotely? Join the Chemeketa SBDC for a conversation about moving forward, things to consider, and strategies for success. This free forum will include a discussion of how to move forward with intention as well as a panel of Chemeketa SBDC Business Advisers discussing their . . . experience as business owners during COVID-19 and how they are adapting to a new business climate. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and can also submit questions in advance to: sbdc@chemeketa.edu
Online
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Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

June 26, 2020 - June 26, 2020
Instructor: Jennifer Larsen Morrow
Location: Class delivered virtually - Zoom instructions will be sent to participants prior to class.
Fees: $35

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!

Tuesday 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

June 30, 2020 - June 30, 2020
Instructor: Panel
Location: Virtual - via Zoom
Fees: $0

We are putting together a panel of several government leaders who will specifically
address issues businesses are facing during COVID-19.

For more information, visit https://salemcapitolconnections.org

We are putting together a panel of several government leaders who will specifically
address issues businesses are facing during COVID-19.

For more information, visit https://salemcapitolconnections.org

Tuesday 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

June 30, 2020 - June 30, 2020
Instructor: Panel
Location: Virtual - via Zoom
Fees: $0

We are putting together a panel of several government leaders who will specifically
address issues businesses are facing during COVID-19.

For more information, visit https://salemcapitolconnections.org

We are putting together a panel of several government leaders who will specifically
address issues businesses are facing during COVID-19.

For more information, visit https://salemcapitolconnections.org

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 24, 2020 - July 24, 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 7, 2020 - August 7, 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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