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
  • Launch
  • Expansion
  • Renew

Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

December 12, 2018 - December 12, 2018
CRN: SBD9952-02
Instructor: Rose Mays
Location: CGCC-The Dalles Room 1.266 Building 1
Fees: Free

Learn the basics to get a business started in the State of Oregon. Our experienced advisers 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 get a business started in the State of Oregon. Our experienced advisers 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 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

December 13, 2018 - December 13, 2018
CRN: SBD9931-03
Instructor: Rick Leibowitz
Location: CGCC-The Dalles Room 1.266 Building 1
Fees: $150

The QuickBooks Learning Lab is a 3 hour class limited to four businesses, where you
will be able to work with a QuickBooks Pro Advisor to:
- Set up/clean up your chart of accounts
- Establish a customized sales entry system
- Establish payment systems that works best for your business
- Learn how to do basic journal entries and bank reconciliations
- Develop customized reports that will help you better manage your business
Class fee includes two individual sessions with the instructor to support initial data
entry and troubleshoot problem areas.

The QuickBooks Learning Lab is a 3 hour class limited to four businesses, where you will be able to work with a QuickBooks Pro Advisor to: - Set up/clean up your chart of accounts - Establish a customized sales entry system - Establish payment systems that works best for your business - Learn how to do basic journal entries and bank reconciliations - Develop customized reports that will . . . help you better manage your business Class fee includes two individual sessions with the instructor to support initial data entry and troubleshoot problem areas.
400 E. Scenic Dr.
The Dalles, OR 97058

Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

January 10, 2019 - January 10, 2019
CRN: SBD9952-02
Instructor: Rose Mays
Location: CGCC-Hood River Campus Room 101
Fees: Free

Learn the basics to get a business started in the State of Oregon. Our experienced advisers 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 get a business started in the State of Oregon. Our experienced advisers 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 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

January 16, 2019 - January 16, 2019
CRN: SBD9350-01
Instructor: Rose Mays
Location: CGCC-The Dalles Campus Room 1.266
Fees: $20

Lunch and Learn Series -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. Box lunch included.

Lunch and Learn Series -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. Box lunch included.

400 E. Scenic Dr.
The Dalles, OR 97058

Thursday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

January 17, 2019 - January 17, 2019
CRN: SBD9931-01
Instructor: Rick Leibowitz
Location: CGCC The Dalles Campus Room 1.266
Fees: $150

The QuickBooks Learning Lab is a 3 hour class limited to four businesses, where you
will be able to work with a QuickBooks Pro Advisor to:
- Set up/clean up your chart of accounts
- Establish a customized sales entry system
- Establish payment systems that works best for your business
- Learn how to do basic journal entries and bank reconciliations
- Develop customized reports that will help you better manage your business
Class fee includes two individual sessions with the instructor to support initial data
entry and troubleshoot problem areas.

The QuickBooks Learning Lab is a 3 hour class limited to four businesses, where you will be able to work with a QuickBooks Pro Advisor to: - Set up/clean up your chart of accounts - Establish a customized sales entry system - Establish payment systems that works best for your business - Learn how to do basic journal entries and bank reconciliations - Develop customized reports that will . . . help you better manage your business Class fee includes two individual sessions with the instructor to support initial data entry and troubleshoot problem areas.
400 E. Scenic Dr.
The Dalles, OR 97058

Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

January 30, 2019 - January 30, 2019
CRN: CED9014-01
Instructor: Staff
Location: CGCC-Hood River Campus Room 1.303
Fees: Free

In both Wasco and Hood River counties businesses must report their business personal property. What is personal property tax? What is the Law? Learn how to put a value your Personal Property and how it depreciates. These questions and more will be answered by Juan Reyes, our Hood River County Property Tax Specialist. Get help filling out the forms. Learn how to appeal your value.

In both Wasco and Hood River counties businesses must report their business personal property. What is personal property tax? What is the Law? Learn how to put a value your Personal Property and how it depreciates. These questions and more will be answered by Juan Reyes, our Hood River County Property Tax Specialist. Get help filling out the forms. Learn how to appeal your value.

1730 College Way
Hood River, OR 97031

Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

February 7, 2019 - February 7, 2019
CRN: SBD9952-01
Instructor: Rose Mays
Location: CGCC-The Dalles Room 1.266 Building 1
Fees: Free

Learn the basics to get a business started in the State of Oregon. Our experienced advisers 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 get a business started in the State of Oregon. Our experienced advisers 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

Wednesday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

February 13, 2019 - February 13, 2019
CRN: SBD9936-01
Instructor: Rick Leibowitz
Location: CGCC The Dalles Room 1.266 Building 1
Fees: $20

Lunch and Learn 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 set goals, improve performance and monitor financial progress. Box lunch included.

Lunch and Learn 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 set goals, improve performance and monitor financial progress. Box lunch included.

400 E. Scenic Dr.
The Dalles, OR 97058

Thursday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

February 21, 2019 - February 21, 2019
CRN: SBD9931-03
Instructor: Rick Leibowitz
Location: CGCC Hood River Campus Room 209
Fees: $150

The QuickBooks Learning Lab is a 3 hour class limited to four businesses, where you
will be able to work with a QuickBooks Pro Advisor to:
- Set up/clean up your chart of accounts
- Establish a customized sales entry system
- Establish payment systems that works best for your business
- Learn how to do basic journal entries and bank reconciliations
- Develop customized reports that will help you better manage your business
Class fee includes two individual sessions with the instructor to support initial data
entry and troubleshoot problem areas.

The QuickBooks Learning Lab is a 3 hour class limited to four businesses, where you will be able to work with a QuickBooks Pro Advisor to: - Set up/clean up your chart of accounts - Establish a customized sales entry system - Establish payment systems that works best for your business - Learn how to do basic journal entries and bank reconciliations - Develop customized reports that will . . . help you better manage your business Class fee includes two individual sessions with the instructor to support initial data entry and troubleshoot problem areas.
1730 College Way
Hood River, OR 97031

Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

March 14, 2019 - March 14, 2019
CRN: SBD9952-03
Instructor: Rose Mays
Location: CGCC - Hood River Room 202
Fees: Free

Learn the basics to get a business started in the State of Oregon. Our experienced advisers 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 get a business started in the State of Oregon. Our experienced advisers 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 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM

March 20, 2019 - March 20, 2019
CRN: SBD9350-02
Instructor: Rose Mays
Location: CGCC-Hood River Campus Room 101
Fees: $20

Lunch and Learn Series - 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. Box lunch included.

Lunch and Learn Series - 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. Box lunch included.

1730 College Way
Hood River, OR 97031

Thursday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

March 21, 2019 - March 21, 2018
CRN: SBD9931-02
Instructor: Rick Leibowitz
Location: CGCC The Dalles Campus Room 1.266
Fees: $150

The QuickBooks Learning Lab is a 3 hour class limited to four businesses, where you
will be able to work with a QuickBooks Pro Advisor to:
- Set up/clean up your chart of accounts
- Establish a customized sales entry system
- Establish payment systems that works best for your business
- Learn how to do basic journal entries and bank reconciliations
- Develop customized reports that will help you better manage your business
Class fee includes two individual sessions with the instructor to support initial data
entry and troubleshoot problem areas.

The QuickBooks Learning Lab is a 3 hour class limited to four businesses, where you will be able to work with a QuickBooks Pro Advisor to: - Set up/clean up your chart of accounts - Establish a customized sales entry system - Establish payment systems that works best for your business - Learn how to do basic journal entries and bank reconciliations - Develop customized reports that will . . . help you better manage your business Class fee includes two individual sessions with the instructor to support initial data entry and troubleshoot problem areas.
400 E. Scenic Dr.
The Dalles, OR 97058

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