Our Classes

Free and low-cost workshops and classes to meet your business needs

We offer low-cost classes and workshops that are designed to fit with your busy schedule.

Going into Business – Thinking about starting a business? Attend a FREE session offered each month at a convenient location. Available in both English and Spanish.

Foundations of Business Success – Learn how to create and assess a business plan for a new business in 10 sessions. Includes professional speakers covering financial management, pricing, cash flow, marketing, sales, legal topics, insurance, bookkeeping systems and market research.

Advanced business management classes – From Small Business Management to Advanced Facebook to Finance, these term-length classes vary.

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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Tuesday -

November 27, 2018 - November 27, 2018
Instructor: Melinda Short
Location: Linn-Benton Community College, Calapooia Center, Room CC-213
Fees: Free

In just one afternoon, you'll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, markets and feasibility will all be discussed in this FREE seminar.

In just one afternoon, you'll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, markets and feasibility will all be discussed in this FREE seminar.

6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, Oregon 97321

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

December 5, 2018 - December 5, 2018
Instructor: Rafael Palacios
Location: Linn-Benton Community College, Calapooia Center, Room CC-210
Fees: Free

Dirigido a emprendedores. En el mismo se presenta información básica sobre lo que se necesita para poner en marcha y ejecutar con éxito una pequeña empresa en Oregón, sus reglas, regulaciones, financiación, comercialización, fijación de precios y sobre todo lo que implica convertirse en propietario de un negocio.

Dirigido a emprendedores. En el mismo se presenta información básica sobre lo que se necesita para poner en marcha y ejecutar con éxito una pequeña empresa en Oregón, sus reglas, regulaciones, financiación, comercialización, fijación de precios y sobre todo lo que implica convertirse en propietario de un negocio.

6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, Oregon 97321

Tuesday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

January 8, 2019 - January 8, 2019
Instructor: Anne Whittington
Location: Corvallis Foundry
Fees: Free

In just one afternoon, you'll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, markets and feasibility will all be discussed in this FREE seminar.

In just one afternoon, you'll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, markets and feasibility will all be discussed in this FREE seminar.

257 SW Madison Ave, Suite 210
Corvallis, OR 97333

Tuesday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

January 8, 2019 - January 8, 2019
Instructor: Rafael Palacios
Location: Linn-Benton Community College, Benton Center, Room BC-246
Fees: Free

Dirigido a emprendedores. En el mismo se presenta información básica sobre lo que se necesita para poner en marcha y ejecutar con éxito una pequeña empresa en Oregón, sus reglas, regulaciones, financiación, comercialización, fijación de precios y sobre todo lo que implica convertirse en propietario de un negocio.

Dirigido a emprendedores. En el mismo se presenta información básica sobre lo que se necesita para poner en marcha y ejecutar con éxito una pequeña empresa en Oregón, sus reglas, regulaciones, financiación, comercialización, fijación de precios y sobre todo lo que implica convertirse en propietario de un negocio.

757 NW Polk
Corvallis, OR 97330

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

January 9, 2019 - March 13, 2019
Instructor: Donna Jo Merrifield
Location: Linn-Benton Community College, Calapooia Center, Room CC-213
Fees: $650

This accelerated course is designed to prep you for the Oregon Real Estate Broker's License Exam. This 10 week, hybrid course, combines live lecture with online home study to meet the 150 hour requirement of the Oregon Real Estate Agency (OREA). This course is the fastest way to qualify to take the state exam. Students are expected to attend all the class sessions as well as an all day Saturday study session on March 16, 9 am-5 pm.

This accelerated course is designed to prep you for the Oregon Real Estate Broker's License Exam. This 10 week, hybrid course, combines live lecture with online home study to meet the 150 hour requirement of the Oregon Real Estate Agency (OREA). This course is the fastest way to qualify to take the state exam. Students are expected to attend all the class sessions as well as an all day Saturday . . . study session on March 16, 9 am-5 pm.
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, Oregon 97321

Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

January 10, 2019 - February 21, 2019
Instructor: Katherine Domingo
Location: Linn-Benton Community College, Calapooia Center, Room CC-211
Fees: $550

Interested in managing rental property? Complete the State of Oregon requirements in just seven weeks! This hybrid course combines live lectures with on-line home study to meet the 60 hour requirement for the Oregon property Manager Pre-License Course.

Interested in managing rental property? Complete the State of Oregon requirements in just seven weeks! This hybrid course combines live lectures with on-line home study to meet the 60 hour requirement for the Oregon property Manager Pre-License Course.

6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, Oregon 97321

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

January 15, 2019 - March 19, 2019
Instructor: Stephen Fuller
Location: Linn-Benton Community College, Calapooia Center, Room CC-211
Fees: $349

Learn how to create and assess a business plan for a start-up or new business in this 10 week course. Other topics include: financial management, pricing, cash flow, marketing, sales, legal topics, insurance needs, bookkeeping systems, market research, and exploring the lifestyle of a business owner. One-on-one advising included. Orientation Jan 8, 6 pm. Early bird discount of $50 off through December 14. Scholarship may be available

Learn how to create and assess a business plan for a start-up or new business in this 10 week course. Other topics include: financial management, pricing, cash flow, marketing, sales, legal topics, insurance needs, bookkeeping systems, market research, and exploring the lifestyle of a business owner. One-on-one advising included. Orientation Jan 8, 6 pm. Early bird discount of $50 off through . . . December 14. Scholarship may be available
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, Oregon 97321

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

January 15, 2019 - November 19, 2019
Instructor: George Medellin and Marlene Peterson
Location: Linn-Benton Community College, Lebanon Center, Room LC-200
Fees: $750

Small Business Management (SBM) is a results-oriented program for adults who own their own businesses. The goal of the SBM program is to expose you to new ideas and help you discover ways to successfully grow your business. Discounts apply through December 14. Scholarships may be available.

Small Business Management (SBM) is a results-oriented program for adults who own their own businesses. The goal of the SBM program is to expose you to new ideas and help you discover ways to successfully grow your business. Discounts apply through December 14. Scholarships may be available.

44 Industrial Way
Lebanon, OR 97355

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

January 15, 2019 - February 21, 2019
Instructor: Rafael Palacios
Location: Linn-Benton Community College, Calapooia Center, Room CC-210
Fees: $129

Ofrecer conocimientos básicos de administración de empresas a personas de la comunidad hispana, que les permita aprovechar más los servicios de asesoría brindados por el SBDC de Linn-Benton Community College, para aumentar la probabilidad de éxito en sus iniciativas empresariales, fomentando la creación de nuevas empresas y la mejora o crecimiento de las empresas existentes, en beneficio de ellas mismas, sus familias y la comunidad en general.

Ofrecer conocimientos básicos de administración de empresas a personas de la comunidad hispana, que les permita aprovechar más los servicios de asesoría brindados por el SBDC de Linn-Benton Community College, para aumentar la probabilidad de éxito en sus iniciativas empresariales, fomentando la creación de nuevas empresas y la mejora o crecimiento de las empresas existentes, en beneficio de ellas . . . mismas, sus familias y la comunidad en general.
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, Oregon 97321

Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

January 17, 2019 - January 17, 2019
Instructor: Melinda Short
Location: Linn-Benton Community College, Calapooia Center, Room CC-210
Fees: Free

In just one afternoon, you'll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, markets and feasibility will all be discussed in this FREE seminar.

In just one afternoon, you'll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, markets and feasibility will all be discussed in this FREE seminar.

6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, Oregon 97321

Thursday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

January 24, 2019 - January 24, 2019
Instructor: George Medellin
Location: Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce
Fees: Free

In just one evening, you'll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, markets and feasibility will all be discussed in this FREE seminar.

In just one evening, you'll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, markets and feasibility will all be discussed in this FREE seminar.

1575 Main St
Sweet Home, OR 97386

Tuesday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

January 29, 2019 - January 29, 2019
Instructor: Melinda Short
Location: Adair Village City Hall
Fees: Free

In just one afternoon, you'll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, markets and feasibility will all be discussed in this FREE seminar.

In just one afternoon, you'll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, markets and feasibility will all be discussed in this FREE seminar.

6030 NE William R Carr Ave
Adair Village, OR 97330

Friday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

February 1, 2019 - February 1, 2019
Instructor: Sebastian de Assis
Location: Linn-Benton Community College, Benton Center, Room BC-104
Fees: $49

This workshop envisions helping you set up a roadmap leading to your small business aspirations. You will learn what factors should those over the age of 50 consider when starting a business.

This workshop envisions helping you set up a roadmap leading to your small business aspirations. You will learn what factors should those over the age of 50 consider when starting a business.

757 NW Polk
Corvallis, OR 97330

Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

February 4, 2019 - April 15, 2019
Instructor: Sebastian de Assis
Location: Linn-Benton Community College, Calapooia Center, Room CC-213
Fees: $349

Are you interested in exploring encore career or solo-entrepreneurship (“solopreneurship”) possibilities? Participants in this program will identify and refine market opportunities informed by their lifelong learning and experience, and articulate their unique value in the marketplace. Tailored instruction and ongoing business advising will provide the entrepreneurial skills and support needed to successfully plan and sustain new business startups.

Are you interested in exploring encore career or solo-entrepreneurship (“solopreneurship”) possibilities? Participants in this program will identify and refine market opportunities informed by their lifelong learning and experience, and articulate their unique value in the marketplace. Tailored instruction and ongoing business advising will provide the entrepreneurial skills and support needed to . . . successfully plan and sustain new business startups.
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, Oregon 97321

Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

February 5, 2019 - February 5, 2019
Instructor: Marlene Peterson
Location: Linn-Benton Community College, Lebanon Center, Room LCX-103
Fees: Free

In just one afternoon, you'll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, markets and feasibility will all be discussed in this FREE seminar.

In just one afternoon, you'll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, markets and feasibility will all be discussed in this FREE seminar.

44 Industrial Way
Lebanon, OR 97355

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

February 12, 2019 - February 14, 2019
Instructor: Jackie Shaw
Location: Linn-Benton Community College, Forum, Room F-202
Fees: $89

This four hour course is meant for those with little or no electronic accounting experience. In a computer lab setting, you will learn to open the QuickBooks application and to maneuver through its various functions. Bring a USB flash drive to class.

This four hour course is meant for those with little or no electronic accounting experience. In a computer lab setting, you will learn to open the QuickBooks application and to maneuver through its various functions. Bring a USB flash drive to class.

6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, Oregon 97321

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

February 13, 2019 - February 13, 2019
Instructor: Melinda Short
Location: Linn-Benton Community College, Calapooia Center, Room CC-210
Fees: Free

In just one afternoon, you'll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, markets and feasibility will all be discussed in this FREE seminar.

In just one afternoon, you'll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, markets and feasibility will all be discussed in this FREE seminar.

6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, Oregon 97321

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

February 13, 2019 - February 13, 2019
Instructor: Stephen Fuller
Location: Linn-Benton Community College, Calapooia Center, Room CC-210
Fees: $49

Learn how to register your LLC with the State of Oregon. This class will guide you screen by screen thru the State of Oregon Registration Process and the correct answers to each question you are asked. It will also cover your Articles of Organization, Registered Agent, Securing a Federal Identification Number, Obtaining a Banking Account and an Operating Agreement.

Learn how to register your LLC with the State of Oregon. This class will guide you screen by screen thru the State of Oregon Registration Process and the correct answers to each question you are asked. It will also cover your Articles of Organization, Registered Agent, Securing a Federal Identification Number, Obtaining a Banking Account and an Operating Agreement.

6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, Oregon 97321

Tuesday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

February 19, 2019 - March 19, 2019
Instructor: Jackie Shaw
Location: Linn-Benton Community College, Forum, Room F-202
Fees: $219

This ten-hour course is designed to provide you with the scope of capabilities available in QuickBooks. You will be introduced to basic functions including chart of accounts, bank reconciliations, financial management glossary, customizing & using reports, and more. Previous exposure to computer-based accounting is recommended.

This ten-hour course is designed to provide you with the scope of capabilities available in QuickBooks. You will be introduced to basic functions including chart of accounts, bank reconciliations, financial management glossary, customizing & using reports, and more. Previous exposure to computer-based accounting is recommended.

6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, Oregon 97321

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

February 19, 2019 - February 28, 2019
Instructor: Joe DeMarzo
Location: Linn-Benton Community College, Calapooia Center, Room CC-213
Fees: $329

This class will prepare you to pass the state-mandated Oregon Construction Contractors' Board (CCB) Test (not included). The class is based on the new NASCLA Contractors Guide and fulfills state requirement for 16 hours of training. Manual included.

This class will prepare you to pass the state-mandated Oregon Construction Contractors' Board (CCB) Test (not included). The class is based on the new NASCLA Contractors Guide and fulfills state requirement for 16 hours of training. Manual included.

6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, Oregon 97321

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

February 19, 2019 - March 19, 2019
Instructor: Jackie Shaw
Location: Linn-Benton Community College, Forum, Room F-202
Fees: $219

This ten-hour course is designed to provide you with advanced skills using QuickBooks. You will be introduced to month end and year end closing processes, locating and fixing errors, comparing how QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online function, and more. Prequalification includes taking QuickBooks 1 and at least 1 year of computer-based accounting experience. Bring a flash drive to class.

This ten-hour course is designed to provide you with advanced skills using QuickBooks. You will be introduced to month end and year end closing processes, locating and fixing errors, comparing how QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online function, and more. Prequalification includes taking QuickBooks 1 and at least 1 year of computer-based accounting experience. Bring a flash drive to class.

6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, Oregon 97321

Tuesday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

February 26, 2019 - February 26, 2019
Instructor: Anne Whittington
Location: Corvallis Foundry
Fees: Free

In just one afternoon, you'll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, markets and feasibility will all be discussed in this FREE seminar.

In just one afternoon, you'll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, markets and feasibility will all be discussed in this FREE seminar.

257 SW Madison Ave, Suite 210
Corvallis, OR 97333

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

March 6, 2019 - March 6, 2019
Instructor: Rafael Palacios
Location: Linn-Benton Community College, Calapooia Center, Room CC-210
Fees: $49

Los valores son la parte medular del carácter de la empresa, y tienen un efecto directo en sus empleados, en sus clientes y en última instancia en los resultados financieros de ésta. En este curso se aprende a definir, desplegar y reforzar los valores corporativos en su empresa.

Los valores son la parte medular del carácter de la empresa, y tienen un efecto directo en sus empleados, en sus clientes y en última instancia en los resultados financieros de ésta. En este curso se aprende a definir, desplegar y reforzar los valores corporativos en su empresa.

6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, Oregon 97321

Thursday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

March 7, 2019 - March 7, 2019
Instructor: George Medellin
Location: Brownsville Public Library
Fees: Free

In just one session, you'll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, markets and feasibility will all be discussed in this FREE seminar.

In just one session, you'll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, markets and feasibility will all be discussed in this FREE seminar.

146 Spaulding Ave
Brownsville, OR 97327

Tuesday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

March 12, 2019 - March 12, 2019
Instructor: Anne Whittington
Location: Philomath Public Library
Fees: Free

n just one afternoon, you'll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, markets and feasibility will all be discussed in this FREE seminar.

n just one afternoon, you'll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, markets and feasibility will all be discussed in this FREE seminar.

1050 Applegate St
Philomath, OR 97370

Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

March 19, 2019 - March 19, 2019
Instructor: Marlene Peterson
Location: Linn-Benton Community College, Lebanon Center, Room LCX-103
Fees: Free

In just one afternoon, you'll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, markets and feasibility will all be discussed in this FREE seminar.

In just one afternoon, you'll get all the basic information you will need to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, markets and feasibility will all be discussed in this FREE seminar.

44 Industrial Way
Lebanon, OR 97355

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