Our Classes

Learn from counselors and peers in our classes!

We offer classes on business development topics including:

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

We also offer classes in Spanish.

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
  • Operations & Finance
  • Columbia Gorge SBDC
Select your business cycle
  • All
  • Idea
  • Expansion
  • Renew

Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

October 10, 2019 - October 10, 2019
CRN: SBD9952-01
Instructor: Rose Mays
Location: The Dalles Campus Room 1.266
Fees: Free

Learn the basics to getting a business started in the State of Oregon. Our experienced advisors will help you with assessing feasibility, writing a business plan, understanding business ownership structures, accounting responsibilities and answer basic questions you may have.

Learn the basics to getting a business started in the State of Oregon. Our experienced advisors will help you with assessing feasibility, writing a business plan, understanding business ownership structures, accounting responsibilities and answer basic questions you may have.

CGCC
400 E. Scenic Drive
The Dalles, OR 97058

Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

October 10, 2019 - October 10, 2019
CRN: SBD9350-01
Instructor: Rose Mays
Location: The Dalles Campus Room 1.266
Fees: Free

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

400 E. Scenic Dr.
The Dalles, OR 97058

Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

November 14, 2019 - November 14, 2019
CRN: SBD9952-03
Instructor: Rose Mays
Location: CGCC Hood River Indian Creek Campas Room 202
Fees: Free

Learn the basics to getting a business started in the State of Oregon. Our experienced advisors will help you with assessing feasibility, writing a business plan, understanding business ownership structures, accounting responsibilities and answer basic questions you may have.

Learn the basics to getting a business started in the State of Oregon. Our experienced advisors will help you with assessing feasibility, writing a business plan, understanding business ownership structures, accounting responsibilities and answer basic questions you may have.

1730 College Way
Hood River, OR 97031

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

November 20, 2019 - November 20, 2019
CRN: SBD9936-01
Instructor: Todd Meislahn
Location: Hood River Indian Creek Campus Room 202
Fees: Free

This work session will help you understand how to create growth goals using the three basic components of financial analysis. Learn how to develop strategies to improve performance and simplified accounting basics to help you better monitor progress.

This work session will help you understand how to create growth goals using the three basic components of financial analysis. Learn how to develop strategies to improve performance and simplified accounting basics to help you better monitor progress.

1730 College Way
Hood River, OR 97031

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

December 4, 2019 - December 4, 2019
CRN: SBD9350-02
Instructor: Rose Mays
Location: Hood River Indian Creek Campus Room 202
Fees: Free

Learn the ten essential principles that are necessary to help your business succeed. Each principle will be discussed as to how to incorporate it into your business.

Learn the ten essential principles that are necessary to help your business succeed. Each principle will be discussed as to how to incorporate it into your business.

1730 College Way
Hood River, OR 97031

Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

December 12, 2019 - December 12, 2019
CRN: SBD9952-02
Instructor: Rose Mays
Location: The Dalles Campus Room 1.266
Fees: Free

Learn the basics to getting a business started in the State of Oregon. Our experienced advisors will help you with assessing feasibility, writing a business plan, understanding business ownership structures, accounting responsibilities and answer basic questions you may have.

Learn the basics to getting a business started in the State of Oregon. Our experienced advisors will help you with assessing feasibility, writing a business plan, understanding business ownership structures, accounting responsibilities and answer basic questions you may have.

CGCC
400 E. Scenic Drive
The Dalles, OR 97058

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