Our Classes

Learn from advisers and peers in our classes!

We offer classes on many business development topics including:

  • Understanding financial statements
  • Profit-building strategies
  • Building your team
  • QuickBooks

Contact us today to find out more about our classes.

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
  • Organization & Human Resources
  • Columbia Gorge SBDC
Select your business cycle
  • All
  • Idea
  • Expansion
  • Renew

Thursday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

January 9, 2020 - January 9, 2020
CRN: SBD9952-01
Instructor: Rose Mays
Location: The Dalles Campus Room 1.266
Fees: Free

Are you considering starting a business and don't know where to start? This course will teach you about business registration, business structure, licensing and basic information to help get your business started in the right order.

Are you considering starting a business and don't know where to start? This course will teach you about business registration, business structure, licensing and basic information to help get your business started in the right order.

400 E. Scenic Dr.
Building 1 Room 1.266
The Dalles, OR 97058

Thursday 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

January 23, 2020 - January 23, 2020
CRN: SBD9936-02
Instructor: Rose Mays
Location: CGCC The Dalles Campus Building 1 Room 1.266
Fees: $25.00

A well thought out Business Plan is the conerstone of any business. Learn the essential elements needed to plan for or continue a successful business .

A well thought out Business Plan is the conerstone of any business. Learn the essential elements needed to plan for or continue a successful business .

400 E. Scenic Dr.
The Dalles, OR 97058

Thursday 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

February 20, 2020 - February 20, 2020
CRN: SBD9936-01
Instructor: Rose Mays
Location: CGCC Hood River Indian Creek Campas Room 202
Fees: $25.00

This course is geared towards people in business for at least six months and are experiencing the realities of a growing business. Business issues that would be addressed are: payroll, marketing, customer service and personnel.

This course is geared towards people in business for at least six months and are experiencing the realities of a growing business. Business issues that would be addressed are: payroll, marketing, customer service and personnel.

1730 College Way
Hood River, OR 97031

Thursday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

March 12, 2020 - March 12, 2020
CRN: SBD9952-02
Instructor: Rose Mays
Location: CGCC Hood River Indian Creek Campas Room 202
Fees: Free

Are you considering starting a business and don't know where to start? This course will teach you about business registration, business structure, licensing and basic information to help get your business started in the right order.

Are you considering starting a business and don't know where to start? This course will teach you about business registration, business structure, licensing and basic information to help get your business started in the right order.

1730 College Way
Hood River, OR 97031

Thursday 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

March 26, 2020 - March 26, 2020
CRN: SBD9936-03
Instructor: Rose Mays
Location: CGCC Hood River Indian Creek Campas Room 202
Fees: $25.00

A well thought out Business Plan is the conerstone of any business. Learn the essential elements needed to plan for or continue a successful business .

A well thought out Business Plan is the conerstone of any business. Learn the essential elements needed to plan for or continue a successful business .

1730 College Way
Hood River, OR 97031

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You’ve got the idea and the business, let us help you take it to the next level.