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, 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

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

April 2, 2019 - April 4, 2019
Instructor: Jackie Shaw
Location: Linn-Benton Community College, Forum, Room F-202
Fees: $89

This six-hour course is designed to provide you with basic skills for using QuickBooks Enhanced Payroll. You will be introduced to payroll preferences set up, employee set up, payroll processing, liability payments and more. Previous exposure to computer-based accounting system is highly recommended.

This six-hour course is designed to provide you with basic skills for using QuickBooks Enhanced Payroll. You will be introduced to payroll preferences set up, employee set up, payroll processing, liability payments and more. Previous exposure to computer-based accounting system is highly recommended.

6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, Oregon 97321

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

April 3, 2019 - April 3, 2019
Instructor: Melinda Short
Location: Linn-Benton Community College, Calapooia Center, Room CC-103
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.

6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, Oregon 97321

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

April 3, 2019 - June 5, 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 June 8, 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 June 8, 9 am-5 pm.
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, Oregon 97321

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

April 9, 2019 - June 11, 2019
Instructor: Stephen Fuller
Location: Linn-Benton Community College, Benton Center, BC-107
Fees:

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 April 2, 6 pm. Discounts may apply.

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 April 2, 6 pm. Discounts may apply.

757 NW Polk
Corvallis, OR 97330

Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

April 9, 2019 - April 9, 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 97385

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

April 16, 2019 - May 14, 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, accounting terminology, 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, accounting terminology, customizing & using reports, and more. Previous exposure to computer-based accounting is recommended.

6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, Oregon 97321

Tuesday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

April 16, 2019 - May 14, 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

Wednesday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

April 17, 2019 - April 17, 2019
Instructor: Elizabeth Pakaravan
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

Thursday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

April 18, 2019 - April 18, 2019
Instructor: George Medellin
Location: Sweet Home Center, Linn-Benton Community College, room 101
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.

1661 Long St
Sweet Home, OR 97386

Tuesday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

April 23, 2019 - April 23, 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 Ste 210
Corvallis, OR 97333

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

April 23, 2019 - May 2, 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. Meets for two weeks on Tuesday and Thursday, and Saturday, April 27, from 9 am-1 pm.

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. Meets for two weeks on Tuesday and Thursday, and Saturday, April 27, from 9 am-1 pm.

6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, Oregon 97321

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

May 1, 2019 - May 1, 2019
Instructor: Melinda Short
Location: Albany Chamber of Commerce
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.

435 W 1st St
Albany, OR 97321

Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

May 7, 2019 - May 7, 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 97385

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

May 15, 2019 - May 15, 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

Tuesday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

May 21, 2019 - May 21, 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 Ste 210
Corvallis, OR 97333

Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

May 28, 2019 - May 28, 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 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

June 4, 2019 - June 4, 2019
Instructor: Anne Whittington
Location: Monroe 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.

380 N 5th St
Monroe, OR 97456

Tuesday 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

June 11, 2019 - June 11, 2019
Instructor: Anne Whittington
Location: Alsea 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.

19192 Alsea HWY
Alsea, OR 97324

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