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?
  • All
  • Classes
  • Business Concept & Product
  • Customer Relations & Branding
  • Operations & Finance
  • Organization & Human Resources
  • Linn-Benton SBDC
Select your business cycle
  • All
  • Idea
  • Launch
  • Expansion
  • Renew

Tuesday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

January 28, 2020 - January 28, 2020
CRN: 33758
Instructor: Anne Whittington
Location: Philomath Public Library
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.

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.

1050 Applegate
Philomath, OR 97370

Tuesday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

February 4, 2020 - February 4, 2020
CRN: 33759
Instructor: Anne Whittington
Location: Corvallis Foundry
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.

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.

257 SW Madison Ave Ste 210
Corvallis, OR 97333

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

February 4, 2020 - November 10, 2020
Instructor: George Medellin and Marlene Peterson
Location: Sweet Home City Hall
Fees: $700, ask about scholarships and discounts

SBM is a result-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. Meets once a month in Sweet Home. Attend the orientation, on January 28, for more information. Call 541-917-4929, to determine your fee.

How to get signed up:

Step 1: Register for advising - Click on the REGISTER button, on the right, (Button will turn blue when you hover over it.)

Step 2: Register for the SBM class. Click on the red SIGN UP button.

SBM is a result-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. Meets once a month in Sweet Home. Attend the orientation, on January 28, for more information. Call 541-917-4929, to determine your fee. How to get signed up: Step 1: Register for advising - Click on the . . . REGISTER button, on the right, (Button will turn blue when you hover over it.) Step 2: Register for the SBM class. Click on the red SIGN UP button.
3225 Main St
Sweet Home, OR 97386

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

February 4, 2020 - February 25, 2020
CRN: 34683
Instructor: Jessyca Lewis
Location: Linn-Benton Community College, Forum, Room F-202
Fees: $199

This class introduces the concept of marketing and focuses on the creation of customer value. The course emphasizes market analysis, target customer identification, and the development of marketing-mix strategies structured to deliver superior customer value and organizational performance.

This class introduces the concept of marketing and focuses on the creation of customer value. The course emphasizes market analysis, target customer identification, and the development of marketing-mix strategies structured to deliver superior customer value and organizational performance.

6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97321

Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

February 11, 2020 - February 11, 2020
CRN: 33760
Instructor: George Medellin
Location: Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce
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.

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.

1575 Main St
Sweet Home, OR 97386

Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

February 18, 2020 - February 18, 2020
CRN: 34556
Instructor: Melinda Short
Location: Albany Area Chamber of Commerce
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.

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.

435 W 1st St
Albany, OR 97321

Saturday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

February 22, 2020 - March 14, 2020
CRN: 34663
Instructor: Clare Troutman
Location: Linn-Benton Community College, McKenzie Hall, MKH-105A
Fees:

We live in a time where getting found online will make or break your business. Getting Found Online for Small Business will get you up and running, teaching immediately implementable website and business modifications along with guiding long term plans for future improvements. Search engine optimization (guiding people to your website) sounds scary, but with guidance and a plan you can drastically increase your website visibility.

We live in a time where getting found online will make or break your business. Getting Found Online for Small Business will get you up and running, teaching immediately implementable website and business modifications along with guiding long term plans for future improvements. Search engine optimization (guiding people to your website) sounds scary, but with guidance and a plan you can drastically . . . increase your website visibility.
6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97321

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

February 25, 2020 - March 5, 2020
CRN: 31317
Instructor: Joe DeMarzo
Location: Linn-Benton Community College, Calapooia Center, Room CC-213
Fees: $329

This course meets the requirements to pass the Oregon Construction Contractors Board education requirements in compliance with ORS 701.280. Instruction includes 80 questions in a practice exam, plus tips on how to best prepare and take the State of Oregon exam. Manual included. Need copy of Photo ID. Five Sessions, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday, February 29, 9 am-1 pm.

This course meets the requirements to pass the Oregon Construction Contractors Board education requirements in compliance with ORS 701.280. Instruction includes 80 questions in a practice exam, plus tips on how to best prepare and take the State of Oregon exam. Manual included. Need copy of Photo ID. Five Sessions, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday, February 29, 9 am-1 pm.

6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97321

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

February 26, 2020 - February 26, 2020
CRN: 34007
Instructor: Marlene Peterson
Location: Linn-Benton Community College, Lebanon Center, Room LCX-103
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.

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.

44 Industrial Way
Lebanon, OR 97355

Tuesday 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

March 3, 2020 - March 3, 2020
CRN: 34008
Instructor: Anne Whittington
Location: Corvallis Foundry
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.

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.

257 SW Madison Ave Ste 210
Corvallis, OR 97333

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

March 3, 2020 - March 3, 2020
CRN: 34623
Instructor: Anielis Raas
Location: Corvallis-Benton County Public Library
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.

645 NW Monroe Ave
Corvallis, OR 97330

Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

March 10, 2020 - March 10, 2020
CRN: 34001
Instructor: George Medellin
Location: Brownsville Public Library
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.

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.

146 Spaulding Ave
Brownsville, OR 97327

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

March 17, 2020 - March 17, 2020
CRN: 33970
Instructor: Melinda Short
Location: Linn-Benton Community College, Calapooia Center, Room CC-213
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.

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.

6500 Pacific Blvd SW
Albany, OR 97321

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