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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  • Operations & Finance
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  • Organization & Human Resources
Select your business cycle
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  • Idea
  • Launch
  • Expansion
  • Renew

Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

January 9, 2019 - January 9, 2019
Instructor: Betsy Vega
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center, Room 207
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.

626 High Street NE
Salem, OR 97301

Monday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

January 14, 2019 - January 14, 2019
Instructor: Betsy Vega
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center, Room 207
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

Wednesday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

January 16, 2019 - January 23, 2019
Instructor: Jennifer Larsen Morrow
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center Room 207
Fees: $249 series or $99 each session

Marketing/Social Media Series

This 4-part series explores how to get results online in social media and with your website. Join our experts to immerse yourself in what works. Don’t waste your time trying to figure it out yourself, learn from experts who are ready to help. The classroom format allows for plenty of questions, interaction and discussion. You will leave with tons of fresh ideas and valuable tactics to put to work right away.

Choose which one you want to attend or join all four.
Each session is $99 or $249 for all four.

1. Instagram
Instagram is photo-centric, reaches a younger audience, and is growing fast. Is it right for your business? Discover tactics to grab followers, choose and use hashtags and build your presence.
Wednesday, January 16
8:30 am – 10:30 am

2. LinkedIn
If you're B2B (business to business), you should be on LinkedIn building your network. Learn how to use LinkedIn tools for publishing, how to create a strong profile, how to recruit effectively.
Wednesday, January 16
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

3. Facebook
Facebook is the gorilla of social media, and the rules keep changing. Is FB an option? What works for your business? From setup to verification, posting to links, what you need to know now.
Wednesday, January 23
8:30 am – 10:30 am

4. Google My Business
Optimizing your google my business listing through content, posts, analytics and visibility on the internet to be seen by more potential customers.
Wednesday, January 23
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Marketing/Social Media Series This 4-part series explores how to get results online in social media and with your website. Join our experts to immerse yourself in what works. Don’t waste your time trying to figure it out yourself, learn from experts who are ready to help. The classroom format allows for plenty of questions, interaction and discussion. You will leave with tons of fresh ideas and . . . valuable tactics to put to work right away. Choose which one you want to attend or join all four. Each session is $99 or $249 for all four. 1. Instagram Instagram is photo-centric, reaches a younger audience, and is growing fast. Is it right for your business? Discover tactics to grab followers, choose and use hashtags and build your presence. Wednesday, January 16 8:30 am – 10:30 am 2. LinkedIn If you're B2B (business to business), you should be on LinkedIn building your network. Learn how to use LinkedIn tools for publishing, how to create a strong profile, how to recruit effectively. Wednesday, January 16 10:30 am – 12:30 pm 3. Facebook Facebook is the gorilla of social media, and the rules keep changing. Is FB an option? What works for your business? From setup to verification, posting to links, what you need to know now. Wednesday, January 23 8:30 am – 10:30 am 4. Google My Business Optimizing your google my business listing through content, posts, analytics and visibility on the internet to be seen by more potential customers. Wednesday, January 23 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
626 High Street NE
Suite 210
Salem, OR 97301

Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

January 16, 2019 - January 16, 2019
Instructor: Jennifer Morrow
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center Room 207
Fees: $99

Instagram is photo-centric, reaches a younger audience, and is growing fast. Is it right for your business?

Discover tactics to grab followers, choose and use hashtags and build your presence.

Instagram is photo-centric, reaches a younger audience, and is growing fast. Is it right for your business?

Discover tactics to grab followers, choose and use hashtags and build your presence.

626 High Street NE
Suite 210
Salem, OR Oregon 97301

Wednesday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

January 16, 2019 - January 16, 2019
Instructor: Jennifer Larsen Morrow
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center Room 207
Fees: $99

If you're B2B (business to business), you should be on LinkedIn building your network.

Learn how to use LinkedIn tools for publishing, how to create a strong profile, how to recruit effectively.

If you're B2B (business to business), you should be on LinkedIn building your network.

Learn how to use LinkedIn tools for publishing, how to create a strong profile, how to recruit effectively.

626 High Street NE
Suite 210
Salem, OR 97301

Friday 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

January 18, 2019 - January 18, 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, Saturday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

January 18, 2019 - January 19, 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

Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

January 23, 2019 - January 23, 2019
Instructor:
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center Room 207
Fees: $99

Facebook is the gorilla of social media, and the rules keep changing. Is FB an option? What works for your business?

From setup to verification, posting to links, what you need to know now.

Facebook is the gorilla of social media, and the rules keep changing. Is FB an option? What works for your business?

From setup to verification, posting to links, what you need to know now.

626 High Street NE
Suite 210
Salem, OR 97301

Wednesday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

January 23, 2019 - January 23, 2019
Instructor:
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center Room 207
Fees: $99

Optimizing your Google My Business listing through content, posts, analytics and visibility on the internet to be seen by more potential customers.

Optimizing your Google My Business listing through content, posts, analytics and visibility on the internet to be seen by more potential customers.

626 High Street NE
Suite 210
Salem, OR 97301

Thursday 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

January 24, 2019 - January 24, 2019
Instructor: Don Lundberg
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center, Room 207
Fees: $49

Learning a foreign language can be difficult and often mystifying. Accounting as the language of business can be just mystifying to an entrepreneur. However, financial statements provide a wealth of knowledge so that entrepreneurs can make better decisions.

This course will provide entrepreneurs with the basics of understanding financial statements so that they can ask the right questions of the professionals who prepare the financial statements.

Learning a foreign language can be difficult and often mystifying. Accounting as the language of business can be just mystifying to an entrepreneur. However, financial statements provide a wealth of knowledge so that entrepreneurs can make better decisions. This course will provide entrepreneurs with the basics of understanding financial statements so that they can ask the right questions of the . . . professionals who prepare the financial statements.
626 High Street NE
Suite 210
Salem, OR Oregon 97301

Thursday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

January 31, 2019 - January 31, 2019
Instructor: Jennifer Larsen Morrow
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center, Room 207
Fees: $99

Who are your audiences? Can you answer "what's in it for me?" from their viewpoint? Where can you reach them? These basics will define your marketing strategy. When you have your audiences, benefits and key messages solidified, your marketing will reach and motivate the right people to respond, whether online or offline.

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

In 2.5 hours you’ll learn actionable tactics to accelerate response to all your marketing, whether online, in print ads or with other outreach. Discover how to pinpoint the ideas and details which matter most to your audiences, and how and where to reach the right people.

These days there are many options for marketing methods and tactics. It can be challenging to choose. In this session, you’ll have the chance to ask questions and discuss your business with an expert.

Your presenter, Jennifer Larsen Morrow, leads Creative Company, an award-winning marketing and design firm that was founded in Salem in 1978. She has worked with many businesses and non-profits in the region and around the country and earned hundreds of awards for her company’s work. She’ll bring real life examples to the session and share remarkable insight to improve your marketing strategy. You’ll learn:

> How to target the right audiences, those who want what you offer

> The value of discovering the best “points of choice” for your business

> How and why to distill everything you provide into clear and succinct messages

> How to choose the right marketing methods based on your audience profile

> About additional resources you can use to strengthen and streamline your marketing

Jennifer regularly receives rave reviews for her classes and presentations. Get ready to be inspired, enlightened and challenged … and to learn specific actions and tactics you can put to work right away.

Who are your audiences? Can you answer "what's in it for me?" from their viewpoint? Where can you reach them? These basics will define your marketing strategy. When you have your audiences, benefits and key messages solidified, your marketing will reach and motivate the right people to respond, whether online or offline. Jennifer Larsen Morrow brings 40 years of experience and examples to a . . . lively, useful and actionable session. Prepare to be challenged! In 2.5 hours you’ll learn actionable tactics to accelerate response to all your marketing, whether online, in print ads or with other outreach. Discover how to pinpoint the ideas and details which matter most to your audiences, and how and where to reach the right people. These days there are many options for marketing methods and tactics. It can be challenging to choose. In this session, you’ll have the chance to ask questions and discuss your business with an expert. Your presenter, Jennifer Larsen Morrow, leads Creative Company, an award-winning marketing and design firm that was founded in Salem in 1978. She has worked with many businesses and non-profits in the region and around the country and earned hundreds of awards for her company’s work. She’ll bring real life examples to the session and share remarkable insight to improve your marketing strategy. You’ll learn: > How to target the right audiences, those who want what you offer > The value of discovering the best “points of choice” for your business > How and why to distill everything you provide into clear and succinct messages > How to choose the right marketing methods based on your audience profile > About additional resources you can use to strengthen and streamline your marketing Jennifer regularly receives rave reviews for her classes and presentations. Get ready to be inspired, enlightened and challenged … and to learn specific actions and tactics you can put to work right away.
626 High Street NE
Suite 210
Salem, OR 97301

Friday 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

February 1, 2019 - February 1, 2019
Instructor: Jennifer Morrow
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center Room 207
Fees: $99

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 important?

We'll review sample websites, 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.

There’s more to a website than pretty pictures and a story about the business. Identifying the goals for your website, then weaving it into your business—whether you’re a retail operation, manufacturer or service provider—is a foundation. Defining what’s important to your target audiences, what they search for, will guide your Search Engine Optimization. Choosing images, structuring navigation and determining what content to use are all important decisions.

Your workshop leader, Jennifer Larsen Morrow, leads Creative Company, an award-winning marketing and design firm that was founded in Salem in 1978. She has worked with many businesses and non-profits in the region and around the country and earned hundreds of awards for her company’s work.

Bring your questions and concerns. We’ll review:

> What’s essential for your website today
> Basic rules for website readability to keep your visitors clicking
> How to bring the right visitors to your site
> Ways to capture information to use for ongoing marketing
> How social media can drive more traffic to your website
> Why video and “mobile first” are so important

Jennifer regularly receives rave reviews for her classes and presentations. Get ready to be inspired, enlightened and challenged … and to learn specific actions and tactics you can put to work right away.

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 important? We'll review sample websites, 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. There’s more to a website than pretty pictures and a story about the business. Identifying the goals for your website, then weaving it into your business—whether you’re a retail operation, manufacturer or service provider—is a foundation. Defining what’s important to your target audiences, what they search for, will guide your Search Engine Optimization. Choosing images, structuring navigation and determining what content to use are all important decisions. Your workshop leader, Jennifer Larsen Morrow, leads Creative Company, an award-winning marketing and design firm that was founded in Salem in 1978. She has worked with many businesses and non-profits in the region and around the country and earned hundreds of awards for her company’s work. Bring your questions and concerns. We’ll review: > What’s essential for your website today > Basic rules for website readability to keep your visitors clicking > How to bring the right visitors to your site > Ways to capture information to use for ongoing marketing > How social media can drive more traffic to your website > Why video and “mobile first” are so important Jennifer regularly receives rave reviews for her classes and presentations. Get ready to be inspired, enlightened and challenged … and to learn specific actions and tactics you can put to work right away.
626 High Street NE
Suite 210
Salem, OR 97301

Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

February 1, 2019 - February 1, 2019
Instructor: Mike White
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

Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

February 6, 2019 - February 27, 2019
Instructor: Alicia Aiken
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center Room 300
Fees: $249

A very basic, practical, and hands-on course, that will help bookkeepers to 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.

February 6
Introduction, accounting terms and principles

February 13
Setting up a business and lists

February 20
Working with banks and accounts

February 27
Working with customers and vendors

A very basic, practical, and hands-on course, that will help bookkeepers to 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. February 6 Introduction, accounting terms and principles February 13 Setting up a business and lists February 20 Working with banks and . . . accounts February 27 Working with customers and vendors
626 High Street NE
Salem, OR 97301

Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

February 13, 2019 - February 13, 2019
Instructor: Betsy Vega
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center, Room 207
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

Thursday 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

February 14, 2019 - February 14, 2019
Instructor: Don Lundberg
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center, Room 207
Fees: $49

“I made a profit where is the cash?!” This is a question many entrepreneurs ask. Understanding how cash flow works can help you make better decisions.

This course will help you understand cash flow and how to speed up your inflow of cash and slow down the outflow of cash.

“I made a profit where is the cash?!” This is a question many entrepreneurs ask. Understanding how cash flow works can help you make better decisions.

This course will help you understand cash flow and how to speed up your inflow of cash and slow down the outflow of cash.

626 High Street NE
Suite 210
Salem, OR Oregon 97301

Friday 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

February 15, 2019 - February 15, 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

Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

February 19, 2019 - February 19, 2019
Instructor: Tami Mack
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center, Room 207
Fees: $49

Join this interactive class to learn more about a proactive recruitment strategy, tips for interviewing, and ways to retain talent. Specifically, you will come away equipped with tips and techniques for finding the best talent, creating a positive and productive interview process, building employee loyalty, understanding some of the best practices in talent management, and how they apply to your business.

Join this interactive class to learn more about a proactive recruitment strategy, tips for interviewing, and ways to retain talent. Specifically, you will come away equipped with tips and techniques for finding the best talent, creating a positive and productive interview process, building employee loyalty, understanding some of the best practices in talent management, and how they apply to your . . . business.
626 High Street NE
Suite 210
Salem, OR 97301

Thursday 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

February 21, 2019 - February 21, 2019
Instructor: Linda Herrera
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center, Room 207
Fees: $49

Diversity is the key to success for many businesses. Come learn some strategies on how you can create a sense of inclusion in your organization.

Diversity is the key to success for many businesses. Come learn some strategies on how you can create a sense of inclusion in your organization.

626 High Street NE
Suite 210
Salem, OR Oregon 97301

Thursday 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

February 28, 2019 - February 28, 2019
Instructor: Linda Herrera
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center, Room 207
Fees: $49

Gender Equity; What does that mean? More broadly, how is gender equity different than gender equality?

Come learn how gender equity can lead to gender equality.

Gender Equity; What does that mean? More broadly, how is gender equity different than gender equality?

Come learn how gender equity can lead to gender equality.

626 High Street NE
Salem, OR Oregon 97301

Friday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

March 1, 2019 - March 1, 2019
Instructor: Mike White
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

March 1, 2019 - March 2, 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

Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

March 6, 2019 - March 27, 2019
Instructor: Alicia Aiken
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center Room 300
Fees: $249

Very practical, hands-on course focused on topics that concern most entrepreneurs - creating proposals and invoicing, creating reports, managing cash flows, creating budget, and managing payroll and inventory.

March 6 - Cash Flow and Budgets

“I made a profit where is the cash?!” This is a question many entrepreneurs ask. Understanding how cash flow works can help you make better decisions. Cash flow is integral to budgeting. Budgeting, forecasting, and projecting provide ways for the entrepreneur to look toward the future and to make goals. This course will help you develop financial techniques to make reasonable and achievable goals and to monitor the progress toward achieving those goals.

March 13 - Estimates and Proposals

Making clear and complete estimates are crucial for the success of entrepreneurs, just as important are pricing, on-time completion, and collection of invoices. This course covers all those topics and more relating to inventory and accounts receivable.

March 20 - Reports

Meaningful reports are absolutely necessary in order to make good business decisions. This course enables managers to design reports which serve their individual needs. Focusing on balance sheets and Profit & Loss statements, participants will also learn about sales reports, payroll reports, and the many reports available regarding customers and vendors.

March 27 - Payroll
The world of payroll is filled with landmines. Poor payroll execution can result in unhappy (and departed) employees, lawsuits, and many discussions with governmental agencies. Learn how QuickBooks Payroll can make those problems disappear.

Very practical, hands-on course focused on topics that concern most entrepreneurs - creating proposals and invoicing, creating reports, managing cash flows, creating budget, and managing payroll and inventory. March 6 - Cash Flow and Budgets “I made a profit where is the cash?!” This is a question many entrepreneurs ask. Understanding how cash flow works can help you make better decisions. Cash . . . flow is integral to budgeting. Budgeting, forecasting, and projecting provide ways for the entrepreneur to look toward the future and to make goals. This course will help you develop financial techniques to make reasonable and achievable goals and to monitor the progress toward achieving those goals. March 13 - Estimates and Proposals Making clear and complete estimates are crucial for the success of entrepreneurs, just as important are pricing, on-time completion, and collection of invoices. This course covers all those topics and more relating to inventory and accounts receivable. March 20 - Reports Meaningful reports are absolutely necessary in order to make good business decisions. This course enables managers to design reports which serve their individual needs. Focusing on balance sheets and Profit & Loss statements, participants will also learn about sales reports, payroll reports, and the many reports available regarding customers and vendors. March 27 - Payroll The world of payroll is filled with landmines. Poor payroll execution can result in unhappy (and departed) employees, lawsuits, and many discussions with governmental agencies. Learn how QuickBooks Payroll can make those problems disappear.
626 High Street NE
Suite 210
Salem, OR 97301

Monday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

March 11, 2019 - March 11, 2019
Instructor: Betsy Vega
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center, Room 207
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 97301

Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

March 13, 2019 - March 13, 2019
Instructor: Betsy Vega
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center, Room 207
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 managing your successful 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 managing your successful contracting company.

626 High Street NE
Salem, OR 97301

Thursday 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

March 14, 2019 - March 14, 2019
Instructor: Don Lundberg
Location: Chemeketa Small Business Development Center, Room 207
Fees: $49

Financial statements offer a look at a company’s history. Budgeting, forecasting, and projecting provide ways for you to look toward the future and to make goals.

This course will help you develop financial techniques to make reasonable and achievable goals and to monitor the progress toward achieving those goals.

Financial statements offer a look at a company’s history. Budgeting, forecasting, and projecting provide ways for you to look toward the future and to make goals.

This course will help you develop financial techniques to make reasonable and achievable goals and to monitor the progress toward achieving those goals.

626 High Street NE
Suite 210
Salem, OR Oregon 97301

Friday 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

March 15, 2019 - March 15, 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, Saturday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

April 12, 2019 - April 13, 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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