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 at www.sbdc.chemeketa.edu 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 - 2:00 PM

July 26, 2019 - July 26, 2019
Instructor: Mike White
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 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

August 2, 2019 - August 2, 2019
Instructor: Edith Wuerch
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, Saturday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

August 2, 2019 - August 3, 2019
Instructor: Judy Beebe
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center, Room 207
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
 Two practice tests of 80 questions each, plus 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  An explanation of each of the Appendices  Two practice tests of 80 questions each, plus 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 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

August 16, 2019 - August 16, 2019
Instructor: Mike White
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 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

September 12, 2019 - May 7, 2020
Instructor: Team
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center
Fees: $800, additional key person from business $150

The Small Business Management program (SBM) is a unique combination of classroom learning, one-on-one coaching from a professional business adviser, and networking with one goal: making you and your business more successful.

Over a nine-month period each year, you will learn about relevant management topics and meet regularly with your business adviser to help you to identify and prioritize outcomes and develop a plan to achieve them.

You will benefit from monthly classroom sessions by learning from seasoned professionals and your successful small business peers. You will learn how to take the material from the classroom and apply it directly to your business.

The Chemeketa SBM program helps business owners achieve immediate results and build for long-term success. Hundreds of businesses throughout Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties have seen increased efficiency, profitability and support through the SBM Program. You do not have to run your business alone!

The Small Business Management program (SBM) is a unique combination of classroom learning, one-on-one coaching from a professional business adviser, and networking with one goal: making you and your business more successful. Over a nine-month period each year, you will learn about relevant management topics and meet regularly with your business adviser to help you to identify and prioritize . . . outcomes and develop a plan to achieve them. You will benefit from monthly classroom sessions by learning from seasoned professionals and your successful small business peers. You will learn how to take the material from the classroom and apply it directly to your business. The Chemeketa SBM program helps business owners achieve immediate results and build for long-term success. Hundreds of businesses throughout Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties have seen increased efficiency, profitability and support through the SBM Program. You do not have to run your business alone!
626 High Street NE
Salem, OR 97301

Friday, Saturday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

September 13, 2019 - September 14, 2019
Instructor: Judy Beebe
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center, Room 207
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
 Two practice tests of 80 questions each, plus 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  An explanation of each of the Appendices  Two practice tests of 80 questions each, plus 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, Saturday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

October 25, 2019 - October 26, 2019
Instructor: Judy Beebe
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center, Room 207
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
 Two practice tests of 80 questions each, plus 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  An explanation of each of the Appendices  Two practice tests of 80 questions each, plus 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, Saturday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

December 6, 2019 - December 7, 2019
Instructor: Judy Beebe
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center, Room 207
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
 Two practice tests of 80 questions each, plus 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  An explanation of each of the Appendices  Two practice tests of 80 questions each, plus 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

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