Our Classes

Helping build Lane County’s best businesses through workshops and classes

Investing in ongoing entrepreneurial training is vital to long-term business success. By offering a variety of in-depth classes and workshops, we help you stay current on industry trends and regulations while learning how to respond to changes in your market. Consider your refined business skills your most valuable asset.

To register, contact us at www.LaneSBDC.com or by phone at 541-463-6200.

Not sure where to start? Contact us for an advising appointment today!

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.

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Thursday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

December 6, 2018 - December 6, 2018
CRN: 23349
Instructor: Suzanne Penegor
Location: Lane Downtown Campus, Room 312
Fees: $19

Begin your business the right way! Cover the basics in two hours and decide if running a business is right for you. We recommend attending this class before scheduling your first advising appointment, if you are not already in business.

Begin your business the right way! Cover the basics in two hours and decide if running a business is right for you. We recommend attending this class before scheduling your first advising appointment, if you are not already in business.

101 W 10th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401

Wednesday 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM

January 16, 2019 - March 13, 2019
CRN: 33530
Instructor: Roger Wong
Location: Lane Downtown Campus Room 220
Fees: $185

Complete your business plan in just four class sessions. BPA is a hands-on program to write your business plan. Whether your business is in start-up phase or you're planning to grow, completing a business plan should be top priority. It not only increases your chances of obtaining financing, but keeps your business strategically focused. Participants receive the support and three months of free LivePlan software needed to successfully complete a business plan in four sessions.

Complete your business plan in just four class sessions. BPA is a hands-on program to write your business plan. Whether your business is in start-up phase or you're planning to grow, completing a business plan should be top priority. It not only increases your chances of obtaining financing, but keeps your business strategically focused. Participants receive the support and three months of free . . . LivePlan software needed to successfully complete a business plan in four sessions.
101 W 10th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401

Tuesday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

January 22, 2019 - January 22, 2019
CRN: 33636
Instructor: Anderson
Location: Lane Downtown Campus Room 125
Fees: Free

Business owners wear a lot of hats; business development, managing employees and managing operations. Which hat fits you B.E.S.T? We’ll access a proprietary personality assessment, the B.E.S.T., to discover what types of businesses and positions “BEST” align with your unique personality and values. Build your ideal business model; Gain access to a comprehensive report to review insights and application of your unique profile results; Resulting in a one-page business model designed for, and by, YOU.

Business owners wear a lot of hats; business development, managing employees and managing operations. Which hat fits you B.E.S.T? We’ll access a proprietary personality assessment, the B.E.S.T., to discover what types of businesses and positions “BEST” align with your unique personality and values. Build your ideal business model; Gain access to a comprehensive report to review insights and . . . application of your unique profile results; Resulting in a one-page business model designed for, and by, YOU.
101 W 10th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

January 23, 2019 - January 23, 2019
CRN: 33545
Instructor: Paul Bullock
Location: Lane Downtown Campus, Room 312
Fees: $45

Lack of adequate funding is the number one reason small business fail. Understanding your loan options and minimizing your cost of capital is critical to business owners and would be entrepreneurs. Which one is best for you, depends on the nature of your business and your unique financial situation.

Lack of adequate funding is the number one reason small business fail. Understanding your loan options and minimizing your cost of capital is critical to business owners and would be entrepreneurs. Which one is best for you, depends on the nature of your business and your unique financial situation.

101 W 10th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401

Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

January 28, 2019 - March 11, 2019
CRN: 33533
Instructor: Reilly
Location: Lane Downtown Campus Room 220
Fees: $359

Learn how to balance the books and keep your business in the black. Set up a bookkeeping system for your small business. Have questions about tax and payroll regulations? Wondering how to deal with vendor credits and payment checks? Whether your balancing the books at a restaurant or running a business out of your home, you’ll benefit from the simple instructions from this course. The lessons are easy to follow and designed to help you set up a bookkeeping system that works for your business. We cover it all, in plain, simple easy to follow instructions.

Learn how to balance the books and keep your business in the black. Set up a bookkeeping system for your small business. Have questions about tax and payroll regulations? Wondering how to deal with vendor credits and payment checks? Whether your balancing the books at a restaurant or running a business out of your home, you’ll benefit from the simple instructions from this course. The lessons . . . are easy to follow and designed to help you set up a bookkeeping system that works for your business. We cover it all, in plain, simple easy to follow instructions.
101 W 10th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401

Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

February 12, 2019 - February 12, 2019
Instructor: SOS
Location: Lane Community College, Building 16, Room 186
Fees: Free

The Secretary of State is coming to Lane Community College with a free advanced notary public seminar. Open to current notaries only. Register at the link below or call 503 986-2200.

The Secretary of State is coming to Lane Community College with a free advanced notary public seminar. Open to current notaries only. Register at the link below or call 503 986-2200.

4000 E 30th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97405

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

February 13, 2019 - February 13, 2019
CRN: 33536
Instructor: Paul Bullock
Location: Lane Downtown Campus, Room 312
Fees: $45

If your business is making money, the federal government will, in effect, subsidize your retirement contributions allowing you to save on taxes and accumulate retirement assets tax free. A brief overview of your retirement planning options, funded from your business for both yourself as an owner/employee and any employees that you may wish to cover is given. Also, discusses the use of retirement plans for employee retention.

If your business is making money, the federal government will, in effect, subsidize your retirement contributions allowing you to save on taxes and accumulate retirement assets tax free. A brief overview of your retirement planning options, funded from your business for both yourself as an owner/employee and any employees that you may wish to cover is given. Also, discusses the use of retirement . . . plans for employee retention.
101 W 10th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401

Wednesday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

February 20, 2019 - February 20, 2019
CRN: 33551
Instructor: Emily Anderson
Location: Lane Downtown Campus, Room 312
Fees: FREE

Join us as business and franchise specialists break down the realities and real opportunities in business/franchise ownership. During this 2-hr complimentary workshop, we'll cover: Full-time and manager-run business options (keep your job!); Pros & cons of business/franchise ownership; Why franchise ownership for your venture; Financing strategies for your venture; How your personality and values uniquely match certain businesses.

Join us as business and franchise specialists break down the realities and real opportunities in business/franchise ownership. During this 2-hr complimentary workshop, we'll cover: Full-time and manager-run business options (keep your job!); Pros & cons of business/franchise ownership; Why franchise ownership for your venture; Financing strategies for your venture; How your personality and . . . values uniquely match certain businesses.
101 W 10th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

February 27, 2019 - February 27, 2019
CRN: 33559
Instructor: Bullock
Location: Lane Downtown Campus Room 312
Fees: $45

Learn how to structure your business for the lowest tax impact. We will cover what you can deduct, essential records necessary to avoid challenges, and making tax smart business choices. This workshop is equally applicable to LLCs, Corporations, and Sole Proprietorships.

Learn how to structure your business for the lowest tax impact. We will cover what you can deduct, essential records necessary to avoid challenges, and making tax smart business choices. This workshop is equally applicable to LLCs, Corporations, and Sole Proprietorships.

101 W 10th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401

Tuesday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

March 12, 2019 - March 12, 2019
CRN: 33550
Instructor: Misty Lambrecht
Location: Lane SBDC, Rm 312
Fees: $45

Marketing your business on Instagram is an important tool in your marketing plan. Topics include: using Instagram stories for your business page; creating a marketing game plan; attracting the right followers; converting followers into business leads; creating ads; learning about Instagram tools for analytics, and scheduling to save time.

Marketing your business on Instagram is an important tool in your marketing plan. Topics include: using Instagram stories for your business page; creating a marketing game plan; attracting the right followers; converting followers into business leads; creating ads; learning about Instagram tools for analytics, and scheduling to save time.

101 W 10th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401

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