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

Wednesday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

October 10, 2018 - October 10, 2018
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.

400 E. Scenic Dr.
The Dalles, OR 97058

Wednesday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

October 17, 2018 - October 17, 2018
CRN: SBD9350-01
Instructor: Rick Leibowitz/Rose Mays
Location: CGCC-Hood River Room 302
Fees: $30

Dine 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 dinner included.

Dine 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 dinner included.

1730 College Way
Hood River, OR 97031

Thursday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

October 18, 2018 - October 18, 2018
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

Wednesday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

October 24, 2018 - October 24, 2018
CRN: SBD9936-02
Instructor: Rick Leibowitz
Location: CGCC-Hood River Room 302
Fees: Free

A panel discussion featuring professional loan officers from The Gorge area. Business loan
topics that will be discussed include loan application process as well as necessary
financial statements needed for the loan process.

A panel discussion featuring professional loan officers from The Gorge area. Business loan
topics that will be discussed include loan application process as well as necessary
financial statements needed for the loan process.

1730 College Way
Hood River, OR 97031

Thursday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

November 8, 2018 - November 8, 2018
CRN: SBD9936-01
Instructor: Rick Leibowitz
Location: CGCC The Dalles Room 1.266 Building 1
Fees: $30

Dine and Learn Series -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 dinner included.

Dine and Learn Series -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 dinner included.

400 E. Scenic Dr.
The Dalles, OR 97058

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

November 14, 2018 - November 14, 2018
CRN: SBD9952-03
Instructor: Rose Mays
Location: CGCC-Hood River Campus 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.<

Hood River Indian Creek Campus
1730 College Way
Hood River, OR 97031

Thursday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

November 15, 2018 - November 15, 2018
CRN: SBD9931-05
Instructor: Rick Leibowitz
Location: CGCC-Hood River 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

Wednesday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

December 5, 2018 - December 5, 2018
CRN: SBD9350-02
Instructor: Rose Mays
Location: CGCC-Hood River Room 202
Fees: $30

Dine 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 dinner included.

Dine 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 dinner included.

1730 College Way
Hood River, OR 97031

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

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