The Eastern Oregon University SBDC offers seminars to help entrepreneurs start their businesses and to assist small business owners in growing their operations.
- Business Basics
- Cash Flow Management
- Hiring Your First Employee
- Marketing on a Shoestring
- Sharpening the Saw: Annual Review of Your Business
- and more
We also work with various agencies, including the Small Business Administration (SBA), Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI), Occupational Safety and Health Division (OSHA), Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB), Secretary of State Corporate Division and more to bring training to the region.
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.