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.

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Thursday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

July 2, 2020 - July 2, 2020
CRN: 14839
Instructor: Melinda Short
Location: Live Remote
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.

Thursday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

August 6, 2020 - August 6, 2020
Instructor: Anielis Raas
Location: Live Remote
Fees: Free

Quiere empezar un negocio y no sabe cómo empezar? En este taller le presentamos lo que 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.

Quiere empezar un negocio y no sabe cómo empezar? En este taller le presentamos lo que 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.

Tuesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

August 11, 2020 - August 11, 2020
CRN: 15142
Instructor: Anne Whittington
Location: Live Remote
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.

Tuesday 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

September 8, 2020 - September 8, 2020
CRN: 15855
Instructor: Anne Whittington
Location: Live Remote
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.

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You’ve got the idea and the business, let us help you take it to the next level.