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.

What can we help you with?
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Thursday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

October 10, 2019 - October 10, 2019
CRN: 23329
Instructor: Killen
Location: Lane Community College, Mary Spilde Center - Downtown
Fees: $45.00

Running a business is a huge job. Not only are you responsible for delivering your product or service, but countless other pressures and pitfalls are constantly grasping for your attention. Introducing GrowthWheel®, a revolutionary tool that simplifies business oversight and fosters continuous improvement. You will identify strengths and opportunities, build a plan of action, and take with you a process to foster ongoing growth for years to come.

Running a business is a huge job. Not only are you responsible for delivering your product or service, but countless other pressures and pitfalls are constantly grasping for your attention. Introducing GrowthWheel®, a revolutionary tool that simplifies business oversight and fosters continuous improvement. You will identify strengths and opportunities, build a plan of action, and take with you a . . . process to foster ongoing growth for years to come.
101 W 10th Avenue, Room 316
Eugene, OR 97401

Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

October 17, 2019 - October 17, 2019
CRN: 23263
Instructor: Wilson
Location: Lane Community College, Mary Spilde Center - Downtown
Fees: $0.00

Prepare to become a Notary by attending this free basic notary seminar.

Registration & info:
http://notsem.sos.state.or.us or call (503) 986-2200.

Prepare to become a Notary by attending this free basic notary seminar.

Registration & info:
http://notsem.sos.state.or.us or call (503) 986-2200.

101 W 10th Avenue, Room 312
Eugene, OR 97401

Tuesday 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

October 22, 2019 - October 22, 2019
CRN: 23404
Instructor: Anderson
Location: Lane Community College, Mary Spilde Center - Downtown
Fees: $0.00

Business owners wear a lot of hats: business development, managing employees, and managing operations. 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 and gain access to a comprehensive report to review insights and application of your unique profile summary; receive a one-page business model designed for, and by YOU.

Business owners wear a lot of hats: business development, managing employees, and managing operations. 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 and gain access to a comprehensive report to review insights and application of your unique profile . . . summary; receive a one-page business model designed for, and by YOU.
101 W 10th Avenue, Room 312
Eugene, OR 97401

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

October 23, 2019 - October 23, 2019
CRN: 23308
Instructor: Bullock
Location: Lane Community College, Mary Spilde Center - Downtown
Fees: $45.00

Review allowed deductions, understand the business tax structure, learn essential records to avoid challenges to tax filings, and how to make tax-smart business choices. This is applicable to Sole Proprietorships, Limited Liability Corporations (LLCs) and Corporations. Ideal for those still considering which business structure to choose.

Review allowed deductions, understand the business tax structure, learn essential records to avoid challenges to tax filings, and how to make tax-smart business choices. This is applicable to Sole Proprietorships, Limited Liability Corporations (LLCs) and Corporations. Ideal for those still considering which business structure to choose.

101 W 10th Avenue, Room 312
Eugene, OR 97401

Monday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

October 28, 2019 - November 18, 2019
CRN: 23306
Instructor: Brabham
Location: Lane Community College, Mary Spilde Center - Downtown
Fees: $99.00

Learn how to make simple and effective videos without breaking the bank or spending hours doing it. Understand how to target local audiences and create compelling content. Attendees should research businesses similar to their own on YouTube before attending class. Multiple editing programs will be discussed, but iMovie will be the focus.

Learn how to make simple and effective videos without breaking the bank or spending hours doing it. Understand how to target local audiences and create compelling content. Attendees should research businesses similar to their own on YouTube before attending class. Multiple editing programs will be discussed, but iMovie will be the focus.

101 W 10th Avenue, Room 312
Eugene, OR 97401

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

November 6, 2019 - November 20, 2019
CRN: 23310
Instructor: Bullock
Location: Lane Community College, Mary Spilde Center - Downtown
Fees: $99.00

Examine ways to monitor business health and make sound decisions based on financial data. Understand the accounting cycle, make a cash flow statement, learn about turnover, variable vs. fixed costs, and review the importance of ratios and forecasting. Vital for all growing businesses.

Examine ways to monitor business health and make sound decisions based on financial data. Understand the accounting cycle, make a cash flow statement, learn about turnover, variable vs. fixed costs, and review the importance of ratios and forecasting. Vital for all growing businesses.

101 W 10th Avenue, Suite 304
Room 312
Eugene, OR 97401

Thursday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

November 7, 2019 - November 7, 2019
CRN: 23323
Instructor: Killen
Location: Lane Community College, Mary Spilde Center - Downtown
Fees: $45.00

Which Social Media channel is going to help your business the most? Social Media has changed the business marketing landscape. It has changed how you get, keep, and grow customers; how you engage with the outside world; and how you communicate the character of your business. Join us as we explore the most common and influential Social Media channels, learn how to take advantage of them, and develop a ‘best fit’ Social Media strategy for your business.

Which Social Media channel is going to help your business the most? Social Media has changed the business marketing landscape. It has changed how you get, keep, and grow customers; how you engage with the outside world; and how you communicate the character of your business. Join us as we explore the most common and influential Social Media channels, learn how to take advantage of them, and . . . develop a ‘best fit’ Social Media strategy for your business.
101 W 10th Avenue, Room 316
Eugene, OR 97401

Wednesday, Sunday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

November 13, 2019 - November 13, 2019
CRN: 23300
Instructor: Penegor
Location: Lane Community College, Mary Spilde Center - Downtown
Fees: $19.00

Decide if running a business is right for you. Learn how to evaluate a business idea and understand essential topics, including the importance of market analysis, how to create a business plan to analyze your idea, and financial projections. Attendees with business ideas, or in the early stages of planning, are encouraged to register. Pair this (first) with a free advising appointment at the SBDC.

Decide if running a business is right for you. Learn how to evaluate a business idea and understand essential topics, including the importance of market analysis, how to create a business plan to analyze your idea, and financial projections. Attendees with business ideas, or in the early stages of planning, are encouraged to register. Pair this (first) with a free advising appointment at the SBDC.

101 W 10th Avenue, Room 312
Eugene, OR 97401

Thursday, Saturday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

November 14, 2019 - November 14, 2019
CRN: 23335
Instructor: Killen
Location: Lane Community College Florence Learning Center
Fees: $45.00

Running a business is a huge job. Not only are you responsible for delivering your product or service, but countless other pressures and pitfalls are constantly grasping for your attention. Introducing GrowthWheel®, a revolutionary tool that simplifies business oversight and fosters continuous improvement. You will identify strengths and opportunities, build a plan of action, and take with you a process to foster ongoing growth for years to come.

Running a business is a huge job. Not only are you responsible for delivering your product or service, but countless other pressures and pitfalls are constantly grasping for your attention. Introducing GrowthWheel®, a revolutionary tool that simplifies business oversight and fosters continuous improvement. You will identify strengths and opportunities, build a plan of action, and take with you a . . . process to foster ongoing growth for years to come.
3149 Oak St., Florence, OR Room 130
Florence, OR 97439

Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

November 14, 2019 - November 14, 2019
CRN: 23301
Instructor: Brabham
Location: Lane Community College, Mary Spilde Center - Downtown
Fees: $45.00

Get more out of your Etsy shop. Having a successful Etsy shop requires more than listing great items and waiting for sales. Explore promotional strategies such as renewing, promoted listings, Google Shopping, advertising with social media, customer service, reviews, and more. Attendees should have an active Etsy shop.

Get more out of your Etsy shop. Having a successful Etsy shop requires more than listing great items and waiting for sales. Explore promotional strategies such as renewing, promoted listings, Google Shopping, advertising with social media, customer service, reviews, and more. Attendees should have an active Etsy shop.

101 W 10th Avenue, Room 316
Eugene, OR 97401

Tuesday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

November 19, 2019 - November 19, 2019
CRN: 23305
Instructor: Penegor
Location: Lane Community College, Mary Spilde Center - Downtown
Fees: $45.00

Whether you choose to hire out or do it yourself, understanding financials is essential. Learn about key documents including balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. Understand key financial indicators including gross margin, accounts payable, depreciation, assets, and equity. Designed for new or future business owners.

Whether you choose to hire out or do it yourself, understanding financials is essential. Learn about key documents including balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. Understand key financial indicators including gross margin, accounts payable, depreciation, assets, and equity. Designed for new or future business owners.

101 W 10th Avenue, Suite 304
Room 312
Eugene, OR 97401

Tuesday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

November 19, 2019 - November 19, 2019
CRN: 23305
Instructor: Penegor
Location: Lane Community College, Mary Spilde Center - Downtown
Fees: $45.00

Whether you choose to hire out or do it yourself, understanding financials is essential. Learn about key documents including balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. Understand key financial indicators including gross margin, accounts payable, depreciation, assets, and equity. Designed for new or future business owners.

Whether you choose to hire out or do it yourself, understanding financials is essential. Learn about key documents including balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. Understand key financial indicators including gross margin, accounts payable, depreciation, assets, and equity. Designed for new or future business owners.

101 W 10th Avenue, Suite 304
Room 312
Eugene, OR 97401

Thursday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
CRN: 23337
Instructor: Killen
Location: Lane Community College, Cottage Grove Learning Center
Fees: $45.00

Running a business is a huge job. Not only are you responsible for delivering your product or service, but countless other pressures and pitfalls are constantly grasping for your attention. Introducing GrowthWheel®, a revolutionary tool that simplifies business oversight and fosters continuous improvement. You will identify strengths and opportunities, build a plan of action, and take with you a process to foster ongoing growth for years to come.

Running a business is a huge job. Not only are you responsible for delivering your product or service, but countless other pressures and pitfalls are constantly grasping for your attention. Introducing GrowthWheel®, a revolutionary tool that simplifies business oversight and fosters continuous improvement. You will identify strengths and opportunities, build a plan of action, and take with you a . . . process to foster ongoing growth for years to come.
1275 S River Rd, Cottage Grove, OR
Room 126
Cottage Grove, OR 97424

Thursday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
CRN: 23344
Instructor: Penegor
Location: Lane Community College, Cottage Grove Learning Center
Fees: $19.00

Decide if running a business is right for you. Learn how to evaluate a business idea and understand essential topics, including the importance of market analysis, how to create a business plan to analyze your idea, and financial projections. Attendees with business ideas, or in the early stages of planning, are encouraged to register. Pair this (first) with a free advising appointment at the SBDC.

Decide if running a business is right for you. Learn how to evaluate a business idea and understand essential topics, including the importance of market analysis, how to create a business plan to analyze your idea, and financial projections. Attendees with business ideas, or in the early stages of planning, are encouraged to register. Pair this (first) with a free advising appointment at the SBDC.

1275 S River Rd, Cottage Grove, OR Room 130
Cottage Grove, OR 97424

Thursday, Sunday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
CRN: 23302
Instructor: Brabham
Location: Lane Community College, Mary Spilde Center - Downtown
Fees: $45.00

Explore the mechanics of this powerful social media platform and see how to use Facebook effectively for business. Learn basic design principles and how to write successful posts, select photography, convert Facebook views to customers, and the process to create and post ads. Attendees should have a strong understanding of Facebook basics and an active Facebook business account.

Explore the mechanics of this powerful social media platform and see how to use Facebook effectively for business. Learn basic design principles and how to write successful posts, select photography, convert Facebook views to customers, and the process to create and post ads. Attendees should have a strong understanding of Facebook basics and an active Facebook business account.

101 W 10th Avenue, Room 316
Eugene, OR 97401

Thursday, Sunday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
CRN: 23302
Instructor: Brabham
Location: Lane Community College, Mary Spilde Center - Downtown
Fees: $45.00

Explore the mechanics of this powerful social media platform and see how to use Facebook effectively for business. Learn basic design principles and how to write successful posts, select photography, convert Facebook views to customers, and the process to create and post ads. Attendees should have a strong understanding of Facebook basics and an active Facebook business account.

Explore the mechanics of this powerful social media platform and see how to use Facebook effectively for business. Learn basic design principles and how to write successful posts, select photography, convert Facebook views to customers, and the process to create and post ads. Attendees should have a strong understanding of Facebook basics and an active Facebook business account.

101 W 10th Avenue, Room 316
Eugene, OR 97401

Thursday, Sunday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

December 5, 2019 - December 5, 2019
CRN: 23303
Instructor: Penegor
Location: Lane Community College, Mary Spilde Center - Downtown
Fees: $19.00

Decide if running a business is right for you. Learn how to evaluate a business idea and understand essential topics, including the importance of market analysis, how to create a business plan to analyze your idea, and financial projections. Attendees with business ideas, or in the early stages of planning, are encouraged to register. Pair this (first) with a free advising appointment at the SBDC.

Decide if running a business is right for you. Learn how to evaluate a business idea and understand essential topics, including the importance of market analysis, how to create a business plan to analyze your idea, and financial projections. Attendees with business ideas, or in the early stages of planning, are encouraged to register. Pair this (first) with a free advising appointment at the SBDC.

101 W 10th Avenue, Room 312
Eugene, OR 97401

Thursday, Sunday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

December 5, 2019 - December 5, 2019
CRN: 23303
Instructor: Penegor
Location: Lane Community College, Mary Spilde Center - Downtown
Fees: $19.00

Decide if running a business is right for you. Learn how to evaluate a business idea and understand essential topics, including the importance of market analysis, how to create a business plan to analyze your idea, and financial projections. Attendees with business ideas, or in the early stages of planning, are encouraged to register. Pair this (first) with a free advising appointment at the SBDC.

Decide if running a business is right for you. Learn how to evaluate a business idea and understand essential topics, including the importance of market analysis, how to create a business plan to analyze your idea, and financial projections. Attendees with business ideas, or in the early stages of planning, are encouraged to register. Pair this (first) with a free advising appointment at the SBDC.

101 W 10th Avenue, Room 312
Eugene, OR 97401

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

December 10, 2019 - December 10, 2019
CRN: 23311
Instructor: Lambrecht
Location: Lane Community College, Mary Spilde Center - Downtown
Fees: $45.00

Participants will learn to use Instagram stories for a business page, create a marketing game plan, attract the right followers, convert followers into business leads, create ads, learn about Instagram tools for analytics, and how to schedule posts to save time. Ideal for business owners looking to grow their business and convert more customers.

Participants will learn to use Instagram stories for a business page, create a marketing game plan, attract the right followers, convert followers into business leads, create ads, learn about Instagram tools for analytics, and how to schedule posts to save time. Ideal for business owners looking to grow their business and convert more customers.

101 W 10th Avenue, Room 316
Eugene, OR 97401

Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

December 12, 2019 - December 12, 2019
CRN: 23324
Instructor: Killen
Location: Lane Community College, Mary Spilde Center - Downtown
Fees: $45.00

Which Social Media channel is going to help your business the most? Social Media has changed the business marketing landscape. It has changed how you get, keep, and grow customers; how you engage with the outside world; and how you communicate the character of your business. Join us as we explore the most common and influential Social Media channels, learn how to take advantage of them, and develop a ‘best fit’ Social Media strategy for your business.

Which Social Media channel is going to help your business the most? Social Media has changed the business marketing landscape. It has changed how you get, keep, and grow customers; how you engage with the outside world; and how you communicate the character of your business. Join us as we explore the most common and influential Social Media channels, learn how to take advantage of them, and . . . develop a ‘best fit’ Social Media strategy for your business.
101 W 10th Avenue, Room 316
Eugene, OR 97401

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

January 8, 2020 - January 8, 2020
CRN: 33350
Instructor: Bullock
Location: Lane Community College, Mary Spilde Center - Downtown
Fees: $47.00

Lack of adequate funding is the number one reason small businesses fail. Understand financing options, including bank loans, government guaranteed loans, and state, regional, and local loan programs. Discuss how to select a loan program based on your business type and needs. Learn about the importance of loan terms and how to evaluate whether your business can support timely loan repayment. Learn how to minimize the cost of capital.

Lack of adequate funding is the number one reason small businesses fail. Understand financing options, including bank loans, government guaranteed loans, and state, regional, and local loan programs. Discuss how to select a loan program based on your business type and needs. Learn about the importance of loan terms and how to evaluate whether your business can support timely loan repayment. Learn . . . how to minimize the cost of capital.
101 W 10th Avenue, Room 312
Oregon, OR 97401

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

January 22, 2020 - January 22, 2020
CRN: 33359
Instructor: Bullock
Location: Lane Community College, Mary Spilde Center - Downtown
Fees: $47.00

Review allowed deductions, understand the business tax structure, what essential records to keep to avoid challenges to tax filings and how to make tax-smart business choices. Content is applicable to Sole Proprietorships, Limited Liability Corporations (LLCs) and Corporations. Ideal for those still considering which business structure to choose.

Review allowed deductions, understand the business tax structure, what essential records to keep to avoid challenges to tax filings and how to make tax-smart business choices. Content is applicable to Sole Proprietorships, Limited Liability Corporations (LLCs) and Corporations. Ideal for those still considering which business structure to choose.

101 W 10th Avenue, Room 312
Eugene, OR 97401

Tuesday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

February 18, 2020 - February 18, 2020
CRN: 33361
Instructor: Penegor
Location: Lane Community College, Mary Spilde Center - Downtown
Fees: $47.00

Whether you choose to hire out or do it yourself, understanding financials is essential. Learn about key documents including balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement. Understand key financial indicators including gross margin, accounts payable, depreciation, assets and equity. Designed for new or future business owners.

Whether you choose to hire out or do it yourself, understanding financials is essential. Learn about key documents including balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement. Understand key financial indicators including gross margin, accounts payable, depreciation, assets and equity. Designed for new or future business owners.

101 W 10th Avenue, Room 312
Eugene, OR 97401

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