Our Classes

Powerful and affordable workshops and classes to meet your business needs

We offer classes and workshops that give you the tools you need to help your business succeed, now. Our classes are affordable and designed to fit with your busy schedule.

Going into Business – Thinking about starting a business? Attend a no-cost session offered each week 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 multi-day classes vary depending on the needs of our business community.

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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  • Classes
  • Business Concept & Product
  • Customer Relations & Branding
  • Operations & Finance
  • Linn-Benton SBDC
Select your business cycle
  • All
  • Idea
  • Expansion

Monday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

September 28, 2020 - September 28, 2020
CRN: 26750
Instructor: Melinda Short
Location: Zoom
Fees: Free

In this FREE seminar, you will get basic information needed to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, customers, markets and feasibility, and more will all be discussed. The seminars are offered through Zoom video conferencing. The Zoom link will be sent after registration. Registration starts August 31.

In this FREE seminar, you will get basic information needed to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, customers, markets and feasibility, and more will all be discussed. The seminars are offered through Zoom video conferencing. The Zoom link will be sent after registration. Registration starts August 31.

Tuesday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

October 6, 2020 - October 6, 2020
CRN: 27632
Instructor: Stephen Fuller
Location: Zoom
Fees: Free

Whether you are just embarking on your new business adventure or have been in business a few years and need a refresher, these webinars were built with you in mind! Take all five to get a solid foundation on which to grow and thrive in today's market. Uses Zoom platform. Zoom link will be sent after registration. Registration begins August 31.

Whether you are just embarking on your new business adventure or have been in business a few years and need a refresher, these webinars were built with you in mind! Take all five to get a solid foundation on which to grow and thrive in today's market. Uses Zoom platform. Zoom link will be sent after registration. Registration begins August 31.

Tuesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

October 6, 2020 - October 6, 2020
CRN: 27319
Instructor: Anielis Raas
Location: Zoom
Fees: Free

Está contemplando empezar una empresa? En este curso se hablará de reglas, regulaciones, financiamiento, mercado, clientela & factibilidad.

Está contemplando empezar una empresa? En este curso se hablará de reglas, regulaciones, financiamiento, mercado, clientela & factibilidad.

Tuesday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

October 13, 2020 - October 13, 2020
CRN: 27633
Instructor: Anne Whittington and Zeth Owens
Location: Zoom
Fees: Free

Whether you are just embarking on your new business adventure or have been in business a few years and need a refresher, these webinars were built with you in mind! Take all five to get a solid foundation on which to grow and thrive in today's market. Uses Zoom platform. Zoom link will be sent after registration. Registration starts August 31.

Whether you are just embarking on your new business adventure or have been in business a few years and need a refresher, these webinars were built with you in mind! Take all five to get a solid foundation on which to grow and thrive in today's market. Uses Zoom platform. Zoom link will be sent after registration. Registration starts August 31.

Tuesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

October 13, 2020 - December 4, 2020
CRN: 26451
Instructor: Jackie Shaw
Location: Google Classroom
Fees: $449

From creating a new QuickBooks file to running reports, this class will walk you through examples of QuickBooks desktop functionality. 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, accounting terminology, customizing & using reports, and more in a fun environment that encourages Q&A. This course is fast-paced so experience navigating software and previous exposure to computer-based accounting is highly recommended. Users new to QuickBooks may need to watch the classroom videos more than once as needed. This course is monitored by the instructor and Q&A will be provided via the classroom chat. Students are encouraged to bring questions from their own experiences to class. Students will receive an invitation to join before class begins. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the classroom tour on October 13, at Noon PST/3pm EST. Class will open on October 13, following the classroom tour, and you can join the class until November 3. The class is self-paced and must be completed by December 4. Uses Google Classroom. Registration starts August 31.

From creating a new QuickBooks file to running reports, this class will walk you through examples of QuickBooks desktop functionality. 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, accounting terminology, customizing & using reports, and more in . . . a fun environment that encourages Q&A. This course is fast-paced so experience navigating software and previous exposure to computer-based accounting is highly recommended. Users new to QuickBooks may need to watch the classroom videos more than once as needed. This course is monitored by the instructor and Q&A will be provided via the classroom chat. Students are encouraged to bring questions from their own experiences to class. Students will receive an invitation to join before class begins. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the classroom tour on October 13, at Noon PST/3pm EST. Class will open on October 13, following the classroom tour, and you can join the class until November 3. The class is self-paced and must be completed by December 4. Uses Google Classroom. Registration starts August 31.

Tuesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

October 13, 2020 - December 4, 2020
CRN: 26452
Instructor: Jackie Shaw
Location: Google Classroom
Fees: $549

The goal of this class is to introduce accounting clerks and bookkeepers to Controller level accounting processes. This twelve-hour course is designed to provide you with advanced QuickBooks desktop and bookkeeping skills. 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 in a fun environment. Prequalification includes taking QuickBooks 1 and at least 1 year of computer-based accounting experience. Students will receive an invitation to join before class begins. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the classroom tour on October 13, at Noon PST/3pm EST. Class will open on October 13, following the classroom tour, and you can join the class until November 3. The class is self-paced and must be completed by December 4. Uses Google Classroom. Registration starts August 31.

The goal of this class is to introduce accounting clerks and bookkeepers to Controller level accounting processes. This twelve-hour course is designed to provide you with advanced QuickBooks desktop and bookkeeping skills. 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 in a fun . . . environment. Prequalification includes taking QuickBooks 1 and at least 1 year of computer-based accounting experience. Students will receive an invitation to join before class begins. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the classroom tour on October 13, at Noon PST/3pm EST. Class will open on October 13, following the classroom tour, and you can join the class until November 3. The class is self-paced and must be completed by December 4. Uses Google Classroom. Registration starts August 31.

Tuesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

October 13, 2020 - December 4, 2020
CRN: 22828
Instructor: Jackie Shaw
Location: Google Classroom
Fees: $219

Whether you are new to accounting computer programs or you want to learn some new tips and tricks for using QuickBooks, this four-hour course will provide you with a tour of how to navigate QuickBooks, a basic review of accounting terms, and an overview of various functions within the software in a fun environment. This class is slower paced so students new to QuickBooks can become more comfortable with the software. This course is monitored by the instructor and Q&A will be provided via the classroom chat. Students will receive an invitation to connect before class begins. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the classroom tour on October 13, at Noon PST/3pm EST. Class will be open on October 13, following the classroom tour, and you can join the class until November 3. The class is self-paced and must be completed by December 4. Uses Google Classroom. Registration starts August 31.

Whether you are new to accounting computer programs or you want to learn some new tips and tricks for using QuickBooks, this four-hour course will provide you with a tour of how to navigate QuickBooks, a basic review of accounting terms, and an overview of various functions within the software in a fun environment. This class is slower paced so students new to QuickBooks can become more . . . comfortable with the software. This course is monitored by the instructor and Q&A will be provided via the classroom chat. Students will receive an invitation to connect before class begins. Students are strongly encouraged to attend the classroom tour on October 13, at Noon PST/3pm EST. Class will be open on October 13, following the classroom tour, and you can join the class until November 3. The class is self-paced and must be completed by December 4. Uses Google Classroom. Registration starts August 31.

Tuesday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

October 20, 2020 - October 20, 2020
CRN: 27634
Instructor: Melinda Short
Location: Zoom
Fees: Free

Whether you are just embarking on your new business adventure or have been in business a few years and need a refresher, these webinars were built with you in mind! Take all five to get a solid foundation on which to grow and thrive in today's market. Uses Zoom platform. Zoom link will be sent after registration. Registration starts August 31.

Whether you are just embarking on your new business adventure or have been in business a few years and need a refresher, these webinars were built with you in mind! Take all five to get a solid foundation on which to grow and thrive in today's market. Uses Zoom platform. Zoom link will be sent after registration. Registration starts August 31.

Tuesday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

October 20, 2020 - October 20, 2020
CRN: 26751
Instructor: Anne Whittington
Location: Zoom
Fees: Free

In this FREE seminar, you will get basic information needed to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, customers, markets and feasibility, and more will all be discussed. The seminars are offered through Zoom video conferencing. Zoom link will be sent after registration. Registration starts August 31.

In this FREE seminar, you will get basic information needed to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, customers, markets and feasibility, and more will all be discussed. The seminars are offered through Zoom video conferencing. Zoom link will be sent after registration. Registration starts August 31.

Tuesday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

October 27, 2020 - October 27, 2020
CRN: 27635
Instructor: Joe Peterson
Location: Zoom
Fees: Free

Whether you are just embarking on your new business adventure or have been in business a few years and need a refresher, these webinars were built with you in mind! Take all five to get a solid foundation on which to grow and thrive in today's market. Uses Zoom platform. Zoom link will be sent after registration. Registration starts August 31.

Whether you are just embarking on your new business adventure or have been in business a few years and need a refresher, these webinars were built with you in mind! Take all five to get a solid foundation on which to grow and thrive in today's market. Uses Zoom platform. Zoom link will be sent after registration. Registration starts August 31.

Tuesday 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

November 10, 2020 - November 10, 2020
CRN: 27631
Instructor: George Medellin
Location: Zoom
Fees: Free

Whether you are just embarking on your new business adventure or have been in business a few years and need a refresher, these webinars were built with you in mind! Take all five to get a solid foundation on which to grow and thrive in today's market. Uses Zoom platform. Zoom link will be sent after registration. Registration begins August 31.

Whether you are just embarking on your new business adventure or have been in business a few years and need a refresher, these webinars were built with you in mind! Take all five to get a solid foundation on which to grow and thrive in today's market. Uses Zoom platform. Zoom link will be sent after registration. Registration begins August 31.

Monday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

November 16, 2020 - November 16, 2020
CRN: 26752
Instructor: Melinda Short
Location: Zoom
Fees: Free

In this FREE seminar, you will get basic information needed to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, customers, markets and feasibility, and more will all be discussed. The seminars are offered through Zoom video conferencing.
Zoom link will be sent after registration. Registration starts August 31.

In this FREE seminar, you will get basic information needed to begin planning your successful business. Rules, regulations, financing, customers, markets and feasibility, and more will all be discussed. The seminars are offered through Zoom video conferencing.
Zoom link will be sent after registration. Registration starts August 31.

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