Our Classes

Start and grow your business through these workshops and seminars

Whether you are interested in starting a business or are working on growing a successful business and just need help building a specific skill, we have workshops and seminars to fit all your needs. Our classes cover topics including starting your business, franchising webinars, QuickBooks, building a business website, grants, business foundations, bookkeeping and social media.

Our classes are offered at several different times to fit your schedule.

If you are not sure where to start give us a call today at 503-491-7658.

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
  • Mt. Hood SBDC
Select your business cycle
  • All
  • Idea
  • Launch
  • Expansion
  • Renew
  • Exit

Wednesday, Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

August 15, 2018 - August 15, 2018
CRN: BUSX11G.60
Instructor: Kedma Ough/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $60

Learn about all the grants and low cost options available to launch or support your business. This class will discuss various funding streams and free or very low-cost resources that can help you purchase inventory or equipment, buy a business, expand your team, and attend an industry conference and much much more.

Learn about all the grants and low cost options available to launch or support your business. This class will discuss various funding streams and free or very low-cost resources that can help you purchase inventory or equipment, buy a business, expand your team, and attend an industry conference and much much more.

484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

August 21, 2018 - August 23, 2018
CRN: BUSX37GB.70
Instructor: Regina Gilbert/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $180 Student guide and trial software included in the class fee.

Two days training in QuickBooks consisting of two, three-hour sessions. Working with real-life customer, vendor and banking transactions, you will use QB accounting software to process money coming into and going out of a business. In these classes, you will be able to work hands on in a sample company data file. Business accounting tips for using QB are infused throughout the training.
Learning Outcomes:
1. Post to the software and manage:
a. Customer invoices, payments, deposits
b. Vendor bills and payments
2. Create financial and other reports to see how your business is performing
3. Reconcile your data to outside documents

Two days training in QuickBooks consisting of two, three-hour sessions. Working with real-life customer, vendor and banking transactions, you will use QB accounting software to process money coming into and going out of a business. In these classes, you will be able to work hands on in a sample company data file. Business accounting tips for using QB are infused throughout the training. Learning . . . Outcomes: 1. Post to the software and manage: a. Customer invoices, payments, deposits b. Vendor bills and payments 2. Create financial and other reports to see how your business is performing 3. Reconcile your data to outside documents
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday -

August 27, 2018 - December 10, 2018
CRN: BUSX16A.W4
Instructor: Guy Edwards
Location: Online and on Demand
Fees: $225 includes training and learning materials.

WebMentor: Complete Business Website in 6 Short Sessions
Have an expert Web Designer guide you through the steps of building a website for your business. Through six classes and individual mentor sessions, WebMentor will guide you through the process of building an effective professional business website and social media tools:

Session 1: How to plan for your website
Session 2: Competitive analysis
Session 3: 10 essential pages
Session 4: Keywords and copy writing
Session 5: Marketing with social media
Session 6: Analyzing your traffic.

Available On Demand
Once you are registered you will receive login information

WebMentor: Complete Business Website in 6 Short Sessions Have an expert Web Designer guide you through the steps of building a website for your business. Through six classes and individual mentor sessions, WebMentor will guide you through the process of building an effective professional business website and social media tools: Session 1: How to plan for your website Session 2: Competitive . . . analysis Session 3: 10 essential pages Session 4: Keywords and copy writing Session 5: Marketing with social media Session 6: Analyzing your traffic. Available On Demand Once you are registered you will receive login information

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday -

August 27, 2018 - December 10, 2018
CRN: BUSX26P
Instructor: Kedma Ough
Location: Online and on Demand
Fees: $70

This is an online on demand series of videos to walk you through the process of building a business plan with the aid of an online business plan template.
This course is offered as online format.

Session 1: Arrive with an Idea, Leave with an Outline You'll learn all of the key aspects of a business plan: how to describe your company, the problem you solve and the solution you bring, the types of potential customers you intend to focus on and the group that represents your primary market, who your competition is, what goes into your financial projections, how to set milestones and how to build a management team.

Session 2: Building the Business Plan A hands-on session to begin building a detailed business plan and projecting financials one to three years out.

Session 3: Adding the Financial Projections & Marketing Spreadsheet Final assembly of a business plan including financial projections. You'll also build a pitch that you can use to sell your idea to potential investors, associates or employees. Your instructor/adviser will be able to review your plan and meet with you for counseling online.

Available On Demand
Once you are registered you will receive login information

This is an online on demand series of videos to walk you through the process of building a business plan with the aid of an online business plan template. This course is offered as online format. Session 1: Arrive with an Idea, Leave with an Outline You'll learn all of the key aspects of a business plan: how to describe your company, the problem you solve and the solution you bring, the types of . . . potential customers you intend to focus on and the group that represents your primary market, who your competition is, what goes into your financial projections, how to set milestones and how to build a management team. Session 2: Building the Business Plan A hands-on session to begin building a detailed business plan and projecting financials one to three years out. Session 3: Adding the Financial Projections & Marketing Spreadsheet Final assembly of a business plan including financial projections. You'll also build a pitch that you can use to sell your idea to potential investors, associates or employees. Your instructor/adviser will be able to review your plan and meet with you for counseling online. Available On Demand Once you are registered you will receive login information

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday -

August 27, 2018 - December 10, 2018
CRN: BUSX60CY.W1
Instructor: Kedma Ough
Location: Online and on Demand
Fees: $70

If your company is utilizing the Internet or a credit card processing system then getting ahead of the cyber curve is essential for all small businesses. Join in a 7-part series on demand as we learn from local and national experts on cyber and securities including dealing with cyber threats and creating a cyber security plan. In addition, small businesses will have an opportunity to work with a cyber educational intern to help put together a cyber action plan to support your small business.

Available On Demand

Once you are registered you will receive login information

If your company is utilizing the Internet or a credit card processing system then getting ahead of the cyber curve is essential for all small businesses. Join in a 7-part series on demand as we learn from local and national experts on cyber and securities including dealing with cyber threats and creating a cyber security plan. In addition, small businesses will have an opportunity to work with a . . . cyber educational intern to help put together a cyber action plan to support your small business. Available On Demand Once you are registered you will receive login information

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday -

August 27, 2018 - December 10, 2018
CRN: BUSX52.W1
Instructor: Kedma Ough
Location: Online video conference
Fees: $70

Do you have a great idea? Great ideas don't necessarily go to market. It's the execution of great ideas that help new products launch into the product. Join in a 7-part series on demand as we learn from local and national experts on the feasibility of innovation, product analysis, patents, manufacturing, licensing and more. In addition, you will have an opportunity to work with an innovation business advisor to help you put together an innovation action plan to move your idea forward
Available On Demand
Once you are registered you will receive login information

Do you have a great idea? Great ideas don't necessarily go to market. It's the execution of great ideas that help new products launch into the product. Join in a 7-part series on demand as we learn from local and national experts on the feasibility of innovation, product analysis, patents, manufacturing, licensing and more. In addition, you will have an opportunity to work with an innovation . . . business advisor to help you put together an innovation action plan to move your idea forward Available On Demand Once you are registered you will receive login information

Tuesday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

August 28, 2018 - August 28, 2018
CRN: BUSX16B.80
Instructor: Guy Edwards/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $60

This workshop will give you a solid foundation of Facebook features and how to integrate them effectively in your business. You will learn how to use Facebook successfully to reach out and interact with your friends and customers. You will need a personal Facebook account to create a page for your business. Go to Facebook.com to create a new account.

This workshop will give you a solid foundation of Facebook features and how to integrate them effectively in your business. You will learn how to use Facebook successfully to reach out and interact with your friends and customers. You will need a personal Facebook account to create a page for your business. Go to Facebook.com to create a new account.

484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Tuesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

August 28, 2018 - August 28, 2018
CRN: BUSX11L.70
Instructor: Jay McRostie/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $30

Learn how to protect your small business and deal with some of the legal issues involved when owning and running a business. You will discover how to avoid common mistakes while dealing with contracts, hiring employees and the structure of your business. In addition, it covers different licensing requirements and regulations, as well as tax implications for you and your business. This seminar is offered in partnership with the law firm Young Twedt McRostie LLP.

Learn how to protect your small business and deal with some of the legal issues involved when owning and running a business. You will discover how to avoid common mistakes while dealing with contracts, hiring employees and the structure of your business. In addition, it covers different licensing requirements and regulations, as well as tax implications for you and your business. This seminar is . . . offered in partnership with the law firm Young Twedt McRostie LLP.
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

August 29, 2018 - August 29, 2018
CRN: BUSX10L.60
Instructor: Kedma Ough/SBDC
Location: Zoom - Video Conference
Fees: $45

Did you know that your LinkedIn profile will show up very high in the Google search results (often in the top spot) and usually before your website?

Having a LinkedIn profile is no longer enough, especially if no one is seeing it. Your LinkedIn profile is an essential part of your personal brand and having a great one is a MUST if you plan to do any form of LinkedIn marketing.

In this workshop you will have the opportunity to build your profile.
• Learn what it takes to reach All-Star status
• Create an attention-grabbing headline
• Choose keyword for your Linked In Profile
• Develop an impactful summary
• Target conversational articles
• Embed rich media and much more

Did you know that your LinkedIn profile will show up very high in the Google search results (often in the top spot) and usually before your website? Having a LinkedIn profile is no longer enough, especially if no one is seeing it. Your LinkedIn profile is an essential part of your personal brand and having a great one is a MUST if you plan to do any form of LinkedIn marketing. In this workshop you . . . will have the opportunity to build your profile. • Learn what it takes to reach All-Star status • Create an attention-grabbing headline • Choose keyword for your Linked In Profile • Develop an impactful summary • Target conversational articles • Embed rich media and much more

Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

September 4, 2018 - September 6, 2018
CRN: BUSX37GA.70
Instructor: Regina Gilbert
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $180, Student guide and trial software included in fee

Two days training in QuickBooks consisting of two, three-hour sessions. After a general introduction to QB as accounting software, you will use the software to create a company file and customize it to your business’ industry. In these classes, you will be able to work hands-on in a sample company data file. Business accounting tips for using QB are infused throughout training sessions.
Learning Outcomes:
1. Learn how to approach QB as an accounting tool for managing financial data for your company.

2. With brief comparison of QB editions and versions, plan, create and customize a QB company file tailored to your business needs.

3. Learn to navigate the Home Page with confidence, allowing you to create transactions within a big-picture context.

4. Manage QB data files (e.g., opening a data file, backing up data, moving among more than on data files).

5. Set up and manage lists of customers, vendors and items

6. Learn how to create customized templates that reflect your business

If you have any questions regarding this course please call 503-491-7658

Two days training in QuickBooks consisting of two, three-hour sessions. After a general introduction to QB as accounting software, you will use the software to create a company file and customize it to your business’ industry. In these classes, you will be able to work hands-on in a sample company data file. Business accounting tips for using QB are infused throughout training sessions. Learning . . . Outcomes: 1. Learn how to approach QB as an accounting tool for managing financial data for your company. 2. With brief comparison of QB editions and versions, plan, create and customize a QB company file tailored to your business needs. 3. Learn to navigate the Home Page with confidence, allowing you to create transactions within a big-picture context. 4. Manage QB data files (e.g., opening a data file, backing up data, moving among more than on data files). 5. Set up and manage lists of customers, vendors and items 6. Learn how to create customized templates that reflect your business If you have any questions regarding this course please call 503-491-7658
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

September 6, 2018 - September 6, 2018
CRN: BUSX16K.60
Instructor: Guy Edwards/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $60

The right keywords can make or break how people find your business on the internet. When people are looking for your products or services, there are very specific keywords they are typing in the search engines. Learn how to find those keywords and how to incorporate them into your website. Get a list of free resources to make your website more attractive to search engines like Google, Bing or Yahoo!

The right keywords can make or break how people find your business on the internet. When people are looking for your products or services, there are very specific keywords they are typing in the search engines. Learn how to find those keywords and how to incorporate them into your website. Get a list of free resources to make your website more attractive to search engines like Google, Bing or . . . Yahoo!
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

September 11, 2018 - September 13, 2018
CRN: BUSX37GB.70
Instructor: Regina Gilbert/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $180 Student guide and trial software included in the class fee.

Two days training in QuickBooks consisting of two, three-hour sessions. Working with real-life customer, vendor and banking transactions, you will use QB accounting software to process money coming into and going out of a business. In these classes, you will be able to work hands on in a sample company data file. Business accounting tips for using QB are infused throughout the training.
Learning Outcomes:
1. Post to the software and manage:
a. Customer invoices, payments, deposits
b. Vendor bills and payments
2. Create financial and other reports to see how your business is performing
3. Reconcile your data to outside documents

Two days training in QuickBooks consisting of two, three-hour sessions. Working with real-life customer, vendor and banking transactions, you will use QB accounting software to process money coming into and going out of a business. In these classes, you will be able to work hands on in a sample company data file. Business accounting tips for using QB are infused throughout the training. Learning . . . Outcomes: 1. Post to the software and manage: a. Customer invoices, payments, deposits b. Vendor bills and payments 2. Create financial and other reports to see how your business is performing 3. Reconcile your data to outside documents
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

September 14, 2018 - September 14, 2018
CRN: BUSX11FR.70
Instructor: Emily Anderson/FranNet
Location: Zoom Video Conference
Fees: No Charge

Unpacking your B.E.S.T. Results with Emily Anderson. This is a video conference. Have your results available. Before registering for the Unpacking the PFA - BEST class be sure, you have taken the Business Evaluation and Suitability Test. If you have not taken the BEST, please contact Gerri.raisanen@mhcc.edu or call 503-491-7658

Unpacking your B.E.S.T. Results with Emily Anderson. This is a video conference. Have your results available. Before registering for the Unpacking the PFA - BEST class be sure, you have taken the Business Evaluation and Suitability Test. If you have not taken the BEST, please contact Gerri.raisanen@mhcc.edu or call 503-491-7658

Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

September 20, 2018 - September 20, 2018
CRN: BUS3SBDC.60
Instructor: Kedma Ough
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: No Fee

Learn more about what your Small Business Development Center has to offer and the resources available to you. The instructor will guide you to your best next steps as you start down the path of entrepreneurship. Attend only one session

Learn more about what your Small Business Development Center has to offer and the resources available to you. The instructor will guide you to your best next steps as you start down the path of entrepreneurship. Attend only one session

484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Thursday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

September 20, 2018 - September 20, 2018
CRN: SBMX22.60
Instructor: Ruth Swain/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $45.00

Walk through the process of starting your own business from scratch and leave the class with contacts & principles vital to getting your business off the ground and then managing it through the early stages of development.

Walk through the process of starting your own business from scratch and leave the class with contacts & principles vital to getting your business off the ground and then managing it through the early stages of development.

484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Tuesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

September 25, 2018 - September 25, 2018
CRN: BUSX11L.70
Instructor: Jay McRostie/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $30

Learn how to protect your small business and deal with some of the legal issues involved when owning and running a business. You will discover how to avoid common mistakes while dealing with contracts, hiring employees and the structure of your business. In addition, it covers different licensing requirements and regulations, as well as tax implications for you and your business. This seminar is offered in partnership with the law firm Young Twedt McRostie LLP.

Learn how to protect your small business and deal with some of the legal issues involved when owning and running a business. You will discover how to avoid common mistakes while dealing with contracts, hiring employees and the structure of your business. In addition, it covers different licensing requirements and regulations, as well as tax implications for you and your business. This seminar is . . . offered in partnership with the law firm Young Twedt McRostie LLP.
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

September 26, 2018 - September 26, 2018
CRN: BUSX10L.60
Instructor: Kedma Ough/SBDC
Location: SBDC Classroom
Fees: $45

Did you know that your LinkedIn profile will show up very high in the Google search results (often in the top spot) and usually before your website?

Having a LinkedIn profile is no longer enough, especially if no one is seeing it. Your LinkedIn profile is an essential part of your personal brand and having a great one is a MUST if you plan to do any form of LinkedIn marketing.

In this workshop you will have the opportunity to build your profile.
• Learn what it takes to reach All-Star status
• Create an attention-grabbing headline
• Choose keyword for your Linked In Profile
• Develop an impactful summary
• Target conversational articles
• Embed rich media and much more

Did you know that your LinkedIn profile will show up very high in the Google search results (often in the top spot) and usually before your website? Having a LinkedIn profile is no longer enough, especially if no one is seeing it. Your LinkedIn profile is an essential part of your personal brand and having a great one is a MUST if you plan to do any form of LinkedIn marketing. In this workshop you . . . will have the opportunity to build your profile. • Learn what it takes to reach All-Star status • Create an attention-grabbing headline • Choose keyword for your Linked In Profile • Develop an impactful summary • Target conversational articles • Embed rich media and much more
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97233

Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

September 27, 2018 - September 27, 2018
CRN: BUSX16DA.60
Instructor: Guy Edwards/SBDC
Location: MHCC SBDC Classroom
Fees: $60

Learn how to use a free tool to understand your website audience better. Where are they coming from? How did they find you? Are they using smart phones? How long do they spend on your site? All these questions can be answered quickly and easily using visual charts in Google Analytics.

Learn how to use a free tool to understand your website audience better. Where are they coming from? How did they find you? Are they using smart phones? How long do they spend on your site? All these questions can be answered quickly and easily using visual charts in Google Analytics.

484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, Oregon 97233

Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

September 27, 2018 - December 8, 2018
CRN: BUSX44.61
Instructor: Sondra McFeters, Superior Schools Training
Location: Mt Hood Community College
Fees: $600, all learning materials included in the fee.

This accelerated course prepares you to qualify for the Oregon Real Estate Broker's License Exam in just 10 weeks. It is a hybrid course, combining live lecture with on-line home study to meet the 150 hour requirements of the Oregon Real Estate Agency (OREA). Attendance is recommended at all evening sessions as well as the Exam Preparation Day on Saturday following the last evening class. The course and instructor are certified by the OREA.

This accelerated course prepares you to qualify for the Oregon Real Estate Broker's License Exam in just 10 weeks. It is a hybrid course, combining live lecture with on-line home study to meet the 150 hour requirements of the Oregon Real Estate Agency (OREA). Attendance is recommended at all evening sessions as well as the Exam Preparation Day on Saturday following the last evening class. The . . . course and instructor are certified by the OREA.
26000 SE Stark Street
Gresham, OR 97030

Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

October 9, 2018 - October 11, 2018
CRN: BUSX37GA.71
Instructor: Regina Gilbert
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $180, Student guide and trial software included in fee

Two days training in QuickBooks consisting of two, three-hour sessions. After a general introduction to QB as accounting software, you will use the software to create a company file and customize it to your business’ industry. In these classes, you will be able to work hands-on in a sample company data file. Business accounting tips for using QB are infused throughout training sessions.
Learning Outcomes:
1. Learn how to approach QB as an accounting tool for managing financial data for your company.

2. With brief comparison of QB editions and versions, plan, create and customize a QB company file tailored to your business needs.

3. Learn to navigate the Home Page with confidence, allowing you to create transactions within a big-picture context.

4. Manage QB data files (e.g., opening a data file, backing up data, moving among more than on data files).

5. Set up and manage lists of customers, vendors and items

6. Learn how to create customized templates that reflect your business

If you have any questions regarding this course please call 503-491-7658

Two days training in QuickBooks consisting of two, three-hour sessions. After a general introduction to QB as accounting software, you will use the software to create a company file and customize it to your business’ industry. In these classes, you will be able to work hands-on in a sample company data file. Business accounting tips for using QB are infused throughout training sessions. Learning . . . Outcomes: 1. Learn how to approach QB as an accounting tool for managing financial data for your company. 2. With brief comparison of QB editions and versions, plan, create and customize a QB company file tailored to your business needs. 3. Learn to navigate the Home Page with confidence, allowing you to create transactions within a big-picture context. 4. Manage QB data files (e.g., opening a data file, backing up data, moving among more than on data files). 5. Set up and manage lists of customers, vendors and items 6. Learn how to create customized templates that reflect your business If you have any questions regarding this course please call 503-491-7658
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

October 11, 2018 - October 11, 2018
CRN: BUSX16W
Instructor: Guy Edwards
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $45

Learn easy step-by-step essentials to building your own small business website. Designed for any skill-set, the instructor will walk through the budget-conscious options and tools to build a successful business website from scratch.

Learn easy step-by-step essentials to building your own small business website. Designed for any skill-set, the instructor will walk through the budget-conscious options and tools to build a successful business website from scratch.

484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

October 12, 2018 - October 12, 2018
CRN: BUSX11FR.71
Instructor: Emily Anderson/FranNet
Location: Zoom Video Conference
Fees: No Charge

Unpacking your B.E.S.T. Results with Emily Anderson. This is a video conference. Have your results available. Before registering for the Unpacking the PFA - BEST class be sure, you have taken the Business Evaluation and Suitability Test. If you have not taken the BEST, please contact Gerri.raisanen@mhcc.edu or call 503-491-7658

Unpacking your B.E.S.T. Results with Emily Anderson. This is a video conference. Have your results available. Before registering for the Unpacking the PFA - BEST class be sure, you have taken the Business Evaluation and Suitability Test. If you have not taken the BEST, please contact Gerri.raisanen@mhcc.edu or call 503-491-7658

Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

October 16, 2018 - October 18, 2018
CRN: BUSX37GB.71
Instructor: Regina Gilbert/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $180 Student guide and trial software included in the class fee.

Two days training in QuickBooks consisting of two, three-hour sessions. Working with real-life customer, vendor and banking transactions, you will use QB accounting software to process money coming into and going out of a business. In these classes, you will be able to work hands on in a sample company data file. Business accounting tips for using QB are infused throughout the training.
Learning Outcomes:
1. Post to the software and manage:
a. Customer invoices, payments, deposits
b. Vendor bills and payments
2. Create financial and other reports to see how your business is performing
3. Reconcile your data to outside documents

Two days training in QuickBooks consisting of two, three-hour sessions. Working with real-life customer, vendor and banking transactions, you will use QB accounting software to process money coming into and going out of a business. In these classes, you will be able to work hands on in a sample company data file. Business accounting tips for using QB are infused throughout the training. Learning . . . Outcomes: 1. Post to the software and manage: a. Customer invoices, payments, deposits b. Vendor bills and payments 2. Create financial and other reports to see how your business is performing 3. Reconcile your data to outside documents
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Wednesday, Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

October 17, 2018 - October 17, 2018
CRN: BUS3SBDC.61
Instructor: Kedma Ough
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: No Fee

Learn more about what your Small Business Development Center has to offer and the resources available to you. The instructor will guide you to your best next steps as you start down the path of entrepreneurship. Attend only one session

Learn more about what your Small Business Development Center has to offer and the resources available to you. The instructor will guide you to your best next steps as you start down the path of entrepreneurship. Attend only one session

484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Monday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

October 22, 2018 - October 22, 2018
CRN: BUSX11L.71
Instructor: Jay McRostie/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $30

Learn how to protect your small business and deal with some of the legal issues involved when owning and running a business. You will discover how to avoid common mistakes while dealing with contracts, hiring employees and the structure of your business. In addition, it covers different licensing requirements and regulations, as well as tax implications for you and your business. This seminar is offered in partnership with the law firm Young Twedt McRostie LLP.

Learn how to protect your small business and deal with some of the legal issues involved when owning and running a business. You will discover how to avoid common mistakes while dealing with contracts, hiring employees and the structure of your business. In addition, it covers different licensing requirements and regulations, as well as tax implications for you and your business. This seminar is . . . offered in partnership with the law firm Young Twedt McRostie LLP.
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

October 24, 2018 - October 24, 2018
CRN: BUSX5BP.60
Instructor: Ruth Swain/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $60

Are your sales lagging? Does your technology date back to the 1990's? This class will provide business growth tips and tactics in the areas of building sales and financial growth, team building, marketing, technology and cybersecurity resources.

Are your sales lagging? Does your technology date back to the 1990's? This class will provide business growth tips and tactics in the areas of building sales and financial growth, team building, marketing, technology and cybersecurity resources.

484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

October 25, 2018 - October 25, 2018
CRN: BUSX16FB.60
Instructor: Guy Edwards
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $60

This workshop is for beginners only. If you do not have a page you will at least need to have a personal Facebook account. If you have a laptop it is encouraged that you bring it. Once you complete this workshop you will be able to start your first Facebook Business campaign.

Workshop Description:
• Learn the difference between a Personal Page and a Business Page
• Create a new page with a professional vanity URL
• Learn all the features of a Facebook Page
• Practice creating a post in class

This workshop is for beginners only. If you do not have a page you will at least need to have a personal Facebook account. If you have a laptop it is encouraged that you bring it. Once you complete this workshop you will be able to start your first Facebook Business campaign. Workshop Description: • Learn the difference between a Personal Page and a Business Page • Create a new page with a . . . professional vanity URL • Learn all the features of a Facebook Page • Practice creating a post in class
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

November 6, 2018 - November 8, 2018
CRN: BUSX37GA.72
Instructor: Regina Gilbert
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $180, Student guide and trial software included in fee

Two days training in QuickBooks consisting of two, three-hour sessions. After a general introduction to QB as accounting software, you will use the software to create a company file and customize it to your business’ industry. In these classes, you will be able to work hands-on in a sample company data file. Business accounting tips for using QB are infused throughout training sessions.
Learning Outcomes:
1. Learn how to approach QB as an accounting tool for managing financial data for your company.

2. With brief comparison of QB editions and versions, plan, create and customize a QB company file tailored to your business needs.

3. Learn to navigate the Home Page with confidence, allowing you to create transactions within a big-picture context.

4. Manage QB data files (e.g., opening a data file, backing up data, moving among more than on data files).

5. Set up and manage lists of customers, vendors and items

6. Learn how to create customized templates that reflect your business

If you have any questions regarding this course please call 503-491-7658

Two days training in QuickBooks consisting of two, three-hour sessions. After a general introduction to QB as accounting software, you will use the software to create a company file and customize it to your business’ industry. In these classes, you will be able to work hands-on in a sample company data file. Business accounting tips for using QB are infused throughout training sessions. Learning . . . Outcomes: 1. Learn how to approach QB as an accounting tool for managing financial data for your company. 2. With brief comparison of QB editions and versions, plan, create and customize a QB company file tailored to your business needs. 3. Learn to navigate the Home Page with confidence, allowing you to create transactions within a big-picture context. 4. Manage QB data files (e.g., opening a data file, backing up data, moving among more than on data files). 5. Set up and manage lists of customers, vendors and items 6. Learn how to create customized templates that reflect your business If you have any questions regarding this course please call 503-491-7658
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

November 8, 2018 - November 8, 2018
CRN: BUSX16FBC.60
Instructor: Guy Edwards
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $60

This workshop will give you a solid foundation of Facebook features and how to integrate them effectively in your business. You will learn how to use Facebook successfully to reach out and interact with your friends and customers. This is a class for those who already have a Facebook Page. If you do not have a Facebook Page you will need to take the Starting You Facebook Business Page first.
Workshop Description:
• Get a foolproof checklist for creating a successful post
• Increase likes and engagement
• Discover how to read insights about your page
• Learn how to create a $1/Day effective ads

This workshop will give you a solid foundation of Facebook features and how to integrate them effectively in your business. You will learn how to use Facebook successfully to reach out and interact with your friends and customers. This is a class for those who already have a Facebook Page. If you do not have a Facebook Page you will need to take the Starting You Facebook Business Page . . . first. Workshop Description: • Get a foolproof checklist for creating a successful post • Increase likes and engagement • Discover how to read insights about your page • Learn how to create a $1/Day effective ads
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

November 9, 2018 - November 9, 2018
CRN: BUSX11FR.72
Instructor: Emily Anderson/FranNet
Location: Zoom Video Conference
Fees: No Charge

Unpacking your B.E.S.T. Results with Emily Anderson. This is a video conference. Have your results available. Before registering for the Unpacking the PFA - BEST class be sure, you have taken the Business Evaluation and Suitability Test. If you have not taken the BEST, please contact Gerri.raisanen@mhcc.edu or call 503-491-7658

Unpacking your B.E.S.T. Results with Emily Anderson. This is a video conference. Have your results available. Before registering for the Unpacking the PFA - BEST class be sure, you have taken the Business Evaluation and Suitability Test. If you have not taken the BEST, please contact Gerri.raisanen@mhcc.edu or call 503-491-7658

Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

November 13, 2018 - November 15, 2018
CRN: BUSX37GB.72
Instructor: Regina Gilbert/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $180 Student guide and trial software included in the class fee.

Two days training in QuickBooks consisting of two, three-hour sessions. Working with real-life customer, vendor and banking transactions, you will use QB accounting software to process money coming into and going out of a business. In these classes, you will be able to work hands on in a sample company data file. Business accounting tips for using QB are infused throughout the training.
Learning Outcomes:
1. Post to the software and manage:
a. Customer invoices, payments, deposits
b. Vendor bills and payments
2. Create financial and other reports to see how your business is performing
3. Reconcile your data to outside documents

Two days training in QuickBooks consisting of two, three-hour sessions. Working with real-life customer, vendor and banking transactions, you will use QB accounting software to process money coming into and going out of a business. In these classes, you will be able to work hands on in a sample company data file. Business accounting tips for using QB are infused throughout the training. Learning . . . Outcomes: 1. Post to the software and manage: a. Customer invoices, payments, deposits b. Vendor bills and payments 2. Create financial and other reports to see how your business is performing 3. Reconcile your data to outside documents
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

November 14, 2018 - November 14, 2018
CRN: BUSX10L.61
Instructor: Kedma Ough/SBDC
Location: SBDC Classroom
Fees: $45

Did you know that your LinkedIn profile will show up very high in the Google search results (often in the top spot) and usually before your website?

Having a LinkedIn profile is no longer enough, especially if no one is seeing it. Your LinkedIn profile is an essential part of your personal brand and having a great one is a MUST if you plan to do any form of LinkedIn marketing.

In this workshop you will have the opportunity to build your profile.
• Learn what it takes to reach All-Star status
• Create an attention-grabbing headline
• Choose keyword for your Linked In Profile
• Develop an impactful summary
• Target conversational articles
• Embed rich media and much more

Did you know that your LinkedIn profile will show up very high in the Google search results (often in the top spot) and usually before your website? Having a LinkedIn profile is no longer enough, especially if no one is seeing it. Your LinkedIn profile is an essential part of your personal brand and having a great one is a MUST if you plan to do any form of LinkedIn marketing. In this workshop you . . . will have the opportunity to build your profile. • Learn what it takes to reach All-Star status • Create an attention-grabbing headline • Choose keyword for your Linked In Profile • Develop an impactful summary • Target conversational articles • Embed rich media and much more
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

November 15, 2018 - November 15, 2018
CRN: BUSX16K.61
Instructor: Guy Edwards/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $60

The right keywords can make or break how people find your business on the internet. When people are looking for your products or services, there are very specific keywords they are typing in the search engines. Learn how to find those keywords and how to incorporate them into your website. Get a list of free resources to make your website more attractive to search engines like Google, Bing or Yahoo!

The right keywords can make or break how people find your business on the internet. When people are looking for your products or services, there are very specific keywords they are typing in the search engines. Learn how to find those keywords and how to incorporate them into your website. Get a list of free resources to make your website more attractive to search engines like Google, Bing or . . . Yahoo!
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Monday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

November 26, 2018 - November 26, 2018
CRN: BUSX11L.72
Instructor: Jay McRostie/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $30

Learn how to protect your small business and deal with some of the legal issues involved when owning and running a business. You will discover how to avoid common mistakes while dealing with contracts, hiring employees and the structure of your business. In addition, it covers different licensing requirements and regulations, as well as tax implications for you and your business. This seminar is offered in partnership with the law firm Young Twedt McRostie LLP.

Learn how to protect your small business and deal with some of the legal issues involved when owning and running a business. You will discover how to avoid common mistakes while dealing with contracts, hiring employees and the structure of your business. In addition, it covers different licensing requirements and regulations, as well as tax implications for you and your business. This seminar is . . . offered in partnership with the law firm Young Twedt McRostie LLP.
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

November 28, 2018 - November 28, 2018
CRN: BUSX5BP.61
Instructor: Ruth Swain/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $60

Are your sales lagging? Does your technology date back to the 1990's? This class will provide business growth tips and tactics in the areas of building sales and financial growth, team building, marketing, technology and cybersecurity resources.

Are your sales lagging? Does your technology date back to the 1990's? This class will provide business growth tips and tactics in the areas of building sales and financial growth, team building, marketing, technology and cybersecurity resources.

484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

December 6, 2018 - December 6, 2018
CRN: BUSX16S.61
Instructor: Guy Edwards/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $60

Learn how to optimize your website with a handful of tips that have been tested and used by the biggest brands. You can save time by implementing these 5 easy tips, and better yet, you can learn how to confirm these tips are working with a free tools that are available online.

Learn how to optimize your website with a handful of tips that have been tested and used by the biggest brands. You can save time by implementing these 5 easy tips, and better yet, you can learn how to confirm these tips are working with a free tools that are available online.

484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

December 12, 2018 - December 12, 2018
CRN: BUSX11G.61
Instructor: Kedma Ough/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $60

Learn about all the grants and low cost options available to launch or support your business. This class will discuss various funding streams and free or very low-cost resources that can help you purchase inventory or equipment, buy a business, expand your team, and attend an industry conference and much much more.

Learn about all the grants and low cost options available to launch or support your business. This class will discuss various funding streams and free or very low-cost resources that can help you purchase inventory or equipment, buy a business, expand your team, and attend an industry conference and much much more.

484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

December 14, 2018 - December 14, 2018
CRN: BUSX11FR.73
Instructor: Emily Anderson/FranNet
Location: Zoom Video Conference
Fees: No Charge

Unpacking your B.E.S.T. Results with Emily Anderson. This is a video conference. Have your results available. Before registering for the Unpacking the PFA - BEST class be sure, you have taken the Business Evaluation and Suitability Test. If you have not taken the BEST, please contact Gerri.raisanen@mhcc.edu or call 503-491-7658

Unpacking your B.E.S.T. Results with Emily Anderson. This is a video conference. Have your results available. Before registering for the Unpacking the PFA - BEST class be sure, you have taken the Business Evaluation and Suitability Test. If you have not taken the BEST, please contact Gerri.raisanen@mhcc.edu or call 503-491-7658

Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

January 10, 2019 - March 16, 2019
CRN: BUSX44.60
Instructor: Sondra McFeters, Superior Schools Training
Location: Mt Hood Community College
Fees: $600, all learning materials included in the fee.

This accelerated course prepares you to qualify for the Oregon Real Estate Broker's License Exam in just 10 weeks. It is a hybrid course, combining live lecture with on-line home study to meet the 150 hour requirements of the Oregon Real Estate Agency (OREA). Attendance is recommended at all evening sessions as well as the Exam Preparation Day on Saturday following the last evening class. The course and instructor are certified by the OREA.

This accelerated course prepares you to qualify for the Oregon Real Estate Broker's License Exam in just 10 weeks. It is a hybrid course, combining live lecture with on-line home study to meet the 150 hour requirements of the Oregon Real Estate Agency (OREA). Attendance is recommended at all evening sessions as well as the Exam Preparation Day on Saturday following the last evening class. The . . . course and instructor are certified by the OREA.
26000 SE Stark Street
Gresham, OR 97030

Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

January 11, 2019 - January 11, 2019
CRN: BUSX11FR.70
Instructor: Emily Anderson/FranNet
Location: Zoom Video Conference
Fees: No Charge

Unpacking your B.E.S.T. Results with Emily Anderson. This is a video conference. Have your results available. Before registering for the Unpacking the PFA - BEST class be sure, you have taken the Business Evaluation and Suitability Test. If you have not taken the BEST, please contact Gerri.raisanen@mhcc.edu or call 503-491-7658

Unpacking your B.E.S.T. Results with Emily Anderson. This is a video conference. Have your results available. Before registering for the Unpacking the PFA - BEST class be sure, you have taken the Business Evaluation and Suitability Test. If you have not taken the BEST, please contact Gerri.raisanen@mhcc.edu or call 503-491-7658

Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

January 15, 2019 - January 17, 2019
CRN: BUSX37GA.60
Instructor: Regina Gilbert
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $180, Student guide and trial software included in fee

Two days training in QuickBooks consisting of two, three-hour sessions. After a general introduction to QB as accounting software, you will use the software to create a company file and customize it to your business’ industry. In these classes, you will be able to work hands-on in a sample company data file. Business accounting tips for using QB are infused throughout training sessions.
Learning Outcomes:
1. Learn how to approach QB as an accounting tool for managing financial data for your company.

2. With brief comparison of QB editions and versions, plan, create and customize a QB company file tailored to your business needs.

3. Learn to navigate the Home Page with confidence, allowing you to create transactions within a big-picture context.

4. Manage QB data files (e.g., opening a data file, backing up data, moving among more than on data files).

5. Set up and manage lists of customers, vendors and items

6. Learn how to create customized templates that reflect your business

If you have any questions regarding this course please call 503-491-7658

Two days training in QuickBooks consisting of two, three-hour sessions. After a general introduction to QB as accounting software, you will use the software to create a company file and customize it to your business’ industry. In these classes, you will be able to work hands-on in a sample company data file. Business accounting tips for using QB are infused throughout training sessions. Learning . . . Outcomes: 1. Learn how to approach QB as an accounting tool for managing financial data for your company. 2. With brief comparison of QB editions and versions, plan, create and customize a QB company file tailored to your business needs. 3. Learn to navigate the Home Page with confidence, allowing you to create transactions within a big-picture context. 4. Manage QB data files (e.g., opening a data file, backing up data, moving among more than on data files). 5. Set up and manage lists of customers, vendors and items 6. Learn how to create customized templates that reflect your business If you have any questions regarding this course please call 503-491-7658
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Wednesday, Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

January 16, 2019 - January 16, 2019
CRN: BUS3SBDC.60
Instructor: Kedma Ough
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: No Fee

Learn more about what your Small Business Development Center has to offer and the resources available to you. The instructor will guide you to your best next steps as you start down the path of entrepreneurship. Attend only one session

Learn more about what your Small Business Development Center has to offer and the resources available to you. The instructor will guide you to your best next steps as you start down the path of entrepreneurship. Attend only one session

484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Thursday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

January 16, 2019 - January 16, 2019
CRN: SBMX22.60
Instructor: Ruth Swain/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $45.00

Walk through the process of starting your own business from scratch and leave the class with contacts & principles vital to getting your business off the ground and then managing it through the early stages of development.

Walk through the process of starting your own business from scratch and leave the class with contacts & principles vital to getting your business off the ground and then managing it through the early stages of development.

484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

January 17, 2019 - January 17, 2019
CRN: BUSX16W.60
Instructor: Guy Edwards
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $45

Learn easy step-by-step essentials to building your own small business website. Designed for any skill-set, the instructor will walk through the budget-conscious options and tools to build a successful business website from scratch.

Learn easy step-by-step essentials to building your own small business website. Designed for any skill-set, the instructor will walk through the budget-conscious options and tools to build a successful business website from scratch.

484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

January 22, 2019 - January 24, 2019
CRN: BUSX37GB.60
Instructor: Regina Gilbert/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $180 Student guide and trial software included in the class fee.

Two days training in QuickBooks consisting of two, three-hour sessions. Working with real-life customer, vendor and banking transactions, you will use QB accounting software to process money coming into and going out of a business. In these classes, you will be able to work hands on in a sample company data file. Business accounting tips for using QB are infused throughout the training.
Learning Outcomes:
1. Post to the software and manage:
a. Customer invoices, payments, deposits
b. Vendor bills and payments
2. Create financial and other reports to see how your business is performing
3. Reconcile your data to outside documents

Two days training in QuickBooks consisting of two, three-hour sessions. Working with real-life customer, vendor and banking transactions, you will use QB accounting software to process money coming into and going out of a business. In these classes, you will be able to work hands on in a sample company data file. Business accounting tips for using QB are infused throughout the training. Learning . . . Outcomes: 1. Post to the software and manage: a. Customer invoices, payments, deposits b. Vendor bills and payments 2. Create financial and other reports to see how your business is performing 3. Reconcile your data to outside documents
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

January 23, 2019 - January 23, 2019
CRN: BUSX11G.60
Instructor: Kedma Ough/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $60

Learn about all the grants and low cost options available to launch or support your business. This class will discuss various funding streams and free or very low-cost resources that can help you purchase inventory or equipment, buy a business, expand your team, and attend an industry conference and much much more.

Learn about all the grants and low cost options available to launch or support your business. This class will discuss various funding streams and free or very low-cost resources that can help you purchase inventory or equipment, buy a business, expand your team, and attend an industry conference and much much more.

484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Tuesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

January 29, 2019 - January 29, 2019
CRN: BUSX11L.60
Instructor: Jay McRostie/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $30

Learn how to protect your small business and deal with some of the legal issues involved when owning and running a business. You will discover how to avoid common mistakes while dealing with contracts, hiring employees and the structure of your business. In addition, it covers different licensing requirements and regulations, as well as tax implications for you and your business. This seminar is offered in partnership with the law firm Young Twedt McRostie LLP.

Learn how to protect your small business and deal with some of the legal issues involved when owning and running a business. You will discover how to avoid common mistakes while dealing with contracts, hiring employees and the structure of your business. In addition, it covers different licensing requirements and regulations, as well as tax implications for you and your business. This seminar is . . . offered in partnership with the law firm Young Twedt McRostie LLP.
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

January 30, 2019 - January 30, 2019
CRN: BUSX5BP.60
Instructor: Ruth Swain/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $60

Are your sales lagging? Does your technology date back to the 1990's? This class will provide business growth tips and tactics in the areas of building sales and financial growth, team building, marketing, technology and cybersecurity resources.

Are your sales lagging? Does your technology date back to the 1990's? This class will provide business growth tips and tactics in the areas of building sales and financial growth, team building, marketing, technology and cybersecurity resources.

484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

January 31, 2019 - January 31, 2019
CRN: BUSX16K.60
Instructor: Guy Edwards/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $60

The right keywords can make or break how people find your business on the internet. When people are looking for your products or services, there are very specific keywords they are typing in the search engines. Learn how to find those keywords and how to incorporate them into your website. Get a list of free resources to make your website more attractive to search engines like Google, Bing or Yahoo!

The right keywords can make or break how people find your business on the internet. When people are looking for your products or services, there are very specific keywords they are typing in the search engines. Learn how to find those keywords and how to incorporate them into your website. Get a list of free resources to make your website more attractive to search engines like Google, Bing or . . . Yahoo!
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

February 6, 2019 - February 6, 2019
CRN: BUS3SBDC.61
Instructor: Kedma Ough
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: No Fee

Learn more about what your Small Business Development Center has to offer and the resources available to you. The instructor will guide you to your best next steps as you start down the path of entrepreneurship. Attend only one session

Learn more about what your Small Business Development Center has to offer and the resources available to you. The instructor will guide you to your best next steps as you start down the path of entrepreneurship. Attend only one session

484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Wednesday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

February 6, 2019 - February 6, 2019
CRN: SBMX22.61
Instructor: Ruth Swain/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $45.00

Walk through the process of starting your own business from scratch and leave the class with contacts & principles vital to getting your business off the ground and then managing it through the early stages of development.

Walk through the process of starting your own business from scratch and leave the class with contacts & principles vital to getting your business off the ground and then managing it through the early stages of development.

484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

February 8, 2019 - February 8, 2019
CRN: BUSX11FR.71
Instructor: Emily Anderson/FranNet
Location: Zoom Video Conference
Fees: No Charge

Unpacking your B.E.S.T. Results with Emily Anderson. This is a video conference. Have your results available. Before registering for the Unpacking the PFA - BEST class be sure, you have taken the Business Evaluation and Suitability Test. If you have not taken the BEST, please contact Gerri.raisanen@mhcc.edu or call 503-491-7658

Unpacking your B.E.S.T. Results with Emily Anderson. This is a video conference. Have your results available. Before registering for the Unpacking the PFA - BEST class be sure, you have taken the Business Evaluation and Suitability Test. If you have not taken the BEST, please contact Gerri.raisanen@mhcc.edu or call 503-491-7658

Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

February 12, 2019 - February 14, 2019
CRN: BUSX37GA.61
Instructor: Regina Gilbert
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $180, Student guide and trial software included in fee

Two days training in QuickBooks consisting of two, three-hour sessions. After a general introduction to QB as accounting software, you will use the software to create a company file and customize it to your business’ industry. In these classes, you will be able to work hands-on in a sample company data file. Business accounting tips for using QB are infused throughout training sessions.
Learning Outcomes:
1. Learn how to approach QB as an accounting tool for managing financial data for your company.

2. With brief comparison of QB editions and versions, plan, create and customize a QB company file tailored to your business needs.

3. Learn to navigate the Home Page with confidence, allowing you to create transactions within a big-picture context.

4. Manage QB data files (e.g., opening a data file, backing up data, moving among more than on data files).

5. Set up and manage lists of customers, vendors and items

6. Learn how to create customized templates that reflect your business

If you have any questions regarding this course please call 503-491-7658

Two days training in QuickBooks consisting of two, three-hour sessions. After a general introduction to QB as accounting software, you will use the software to create a company file and customize it to your business’ industry. In these classes, you will be able to work hands-on in a sample company data file. Business accounting tips for using QB are infused throughout training sessions. Learning . . . Outcomes: 1. Learn how to approach QB as an accounting tool for managing financial data for your company. 2. With brief comparison of QB editions and versions, plan, create and customize a QB company file tailored to your business needs. 3. Learn to navigate the Home Page with confidence, allowing you to create transactions within a big-picture context. 4. Manage QB data files (e.g., opening a data file, backing up data, moving among more than on data files). 5. Set up and manage lists of customers, vendors and items 6. Learn how to create customized templates that reflect your business If you have any questions regarding this course please call 503-491-7658
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

February 13, 2019 - February 13, 2019
CRN: BUSX10L.60
Instructor: Kedma Ough/SBDC
Location: SBDC Classroom
Fees: $45

Did you know that your LinkedIn profile will show up very high in the Google search results (often in the top spot) and usually before your website?

Having a LinkedIn profile is no longer enough, especially if no one is seeing it. Your LinkedIn profile is an essential part of your personal brand and having a great one is a MUST if you plan to do any form of LinkedIn marketing.

In this workshop you will have the opportunity to build your profile.
• Learn what it takes to reach All-Star status
• Create an attention-grabbing headline
• Choose keyword for your Linked In Profile
• Develop an impactful summary
• Target conversational articles
• Embed rich media and much more

Did you know that your LinkedIn profile will show up very high in the Google search results (often in the top spot) and usually before your website? Having a LinkedIn profile is no longer enough, especially if no one is seeing it. Your LinkedIn profile is an essential part of your personal brand and having a great one is a MUST if you plan to do any form of LinkedIn marketing. In this workshop you . . . will have the opportunity to build your profile. • Learn what it takes to reach All-Star status • Create an attention-grabbing headline • Choose keyword for your Linked In Profile • Develop an impactful summary • Target conversational articles • Embed rich media and much more
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

February 14, 2019 - February 14, 2019
CRN: BUSX16FB.60
Instructor: Guy Edwards
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $60

This workshop is for beginners only. If you do not have a page you will at least need to have a personal Facebook account. If you have a laptop it is encouraged that you bring it. Once you complete this workshop you will be able to start your first Facebook Business campaign.

Workshop Description:
• Learn the difference between a Personal Page and a Business Page
• Create a new page with a professional vanity URL
• Learn all the features of a Facebook Page
• Practice creating a post in class

This workshop is for beginners only. If you do not have a page you will at least need to have a personal Facebook account. If you have a laptop it is encouraged that you bring it. Once you complete this workshop you will be able to start your first Facebook Business campaign. Workshop Description: • Learn the difference between a Personal Page and a Business Page • Create a new page with a . . . professional vanity URL • Learn all the features of a Facebook Page • Practice creating a post in class
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

February 19, 2019 - February 21, 2019
CRN: BUSX37GB.61
Instructor: Regina Gilbert/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $180 Student guide and trial software included in the class fee.

Two days training in QuickBooks consisting of two, three-hour sessions. Working with real-life customer, vendor and banking transactions, you will use QB accounting software to process money coming into and going out of a business. In these classes, you will be able to work hands on in a sample company data file. Business accounting tips for using QB are infused throughout the training.
Learning Outcomes:
1. Post to the software and manage:
a. Customer invoices, payments, deposits
b. Vendor bills and payments
2. Create financial and other reports to see how your business is performing
3. Reconcile your data to outside documents

Two days training in QuickBooks consisting of two, three-hour sessions. Working with real-life customer, vendor and banking transactions, you will use QB accounting software to process money coming into and going out of a business. In these classes, you will be able to work hands on in a sample company data file. Business accounting tips for using QB are infused throughout the training. Learning . . . Outcomes: 1. Post to the software and manage: a. Customer invoices, payments, deposits b. Vendor bills and payments 2. Create financial and other reports to see how your business is performing 3. Reconcile your data to outside documents
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Tuesday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

February 26, 2019 - February 26, 2019
CRN: BUSX11L.61
Instructor: Jay McRostie/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $30

Learn how to protect your small business and deal with some of the legal issues involved when owning and running a business. You will discover how to avoid common mistakes while dealing with contracts, hiring employees and the structure of your business. In addition, it covers different licensing requirements and regulations, as well as tax implications for you and your business. This seminar is offered in partnership with the law firm Young Twedt McRostie LLP.

Learn how to protect your small business and deal with some of the legal issues involved when owning and running a business. You will discover how to avoid common mistakes while dealing with contracts, hiring employees and the structure of your business. In addition, it covers different licensing requirements and regulations, as well as tax implications for you and your business. This seminar is . . . offered in partnership with the law firm Young Twedt McRostie LLP.
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

February 28, 2019 - February 28, 2019
CRN: BUSX16FBC.60
Instructor: Guy Edwards
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $60

This workshop will give you a solid foundation of Facebook features and how to integrate them effectively in your business. You will learn how to use Facebook successfully to reach out and interact with your friends and customers. This is a class for those who already have a Facebook Page. If you do not have a Facebook Page you will need to take the Starting You Facebook Business Page first.
Workshop Description:
• Get a foolproof checklist for creating a successful post
• Increase likes and engagement
• Discover how to read insights about your page
• Learn how to create a $1/Day effective ads

This workshop will give you a solid foundation of Facebook features and how to integrate them effectively in your business. You will learn how to use Facebook successfully to reach out and interact with your friends and customers. This is a class for those who already have a Facebook Page. If you do not have a Facebook Page you will need to take the Starting You Facebook Business Page . . . first. Workshop Description: • Get a foolproof checklist for creating a successful post • Increase likes and engagement • Discover how to read insights about your page • Learn how to create a $1/Day effective ads
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

March 5, 2019 - March 5, 2019
CRN: BUSX5BP.61
Instructor: Ruth Swain/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $60

Are your sales lagging? Does your technology date back to the 1990's? This class will provide business growth tips and tactics in the areas of building sales and financial growth, team building, marketing, technology and cybersecurity resources.

Are your sales lagging? Does your technology date back to the 1990's? This class will provide business growth tips and tactics in the areas of building sales and financial growth, team building, marketing, technology and cybersecurity resources.

484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Wednesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

March 6, 2019 - March 6, 2019
CRN: BUS3SBDC.62
Instructor: Kedma Ough
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: No Fee

Learn more about what your Small Business Development Center has to offer and the resources available to you. The instructor will guide you to your best next steps as you start down the path of entrepreneurship. Attend only one session

Learn more about what your Small Business Development Center has to offer and the resources available to you. The instructor will guide you to your best next steps as you start down the path of entrepreneurship. Attend only one session

484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Wednesday 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM

March 6, 2019 - March 6, 2019
CRN: SBMX22.61
Instructor: Ruth Swain/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $45.00

Walk through the process of starting your own business from scratch and leave the class with contacts & principles vital to getting your business off the ground and then managing it through the early stages of development.

Walk through the process of starting your own business from scratch and leave the class with contacts & principles vital to getting your business off the ground and then managing it through the early stages of development.

484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Friday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

March 8, 2019 - March 8, 2019
CRN: BUSX11FR.72
Instructor: Emily Anderson/FranNet
Location: Zoom Video Conference
Fees: No Charge

Unpacking your B.E.S.T. Results with Emily Anderson. This is a video conference. Have your results available. Before registering for the Unpacking the PFA - BEST class be sure, you have taken the Business Evaluation and Suitability Test. If you have not taken the BEST, please contact Gerri.raisanen@mhcc.edu or call 503-491-7658

Unpacking your B.E.S.T. Results with Emily Anderson. This is a video conference. Have your results available. Before registering for the Unpacking the PFA - BEST class be sure, you have taken the Business Evaluation and Suitability Test. If you have not taken the BEST, please contact Gerri.raisanen@mhcc.edu or call 503-491-7658

Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

March 12, 2019 - March 14, 2019
CRN: BUSX37GA.61
Instructor: Regina Gilbert
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $180, Student guide and trial software included in fee

Two days training in QuickBooks consisting of two, three-hour sessions. After a general introduction to QB as accounting software, you will use the software to create a company file and customize it to your business’ industry. In these classes, you will be able to work hands-on in a sample company data file. Business accounting tips for using QB are infused throughout training sessions.
Learning Outcomes:
1. Learn how to approach QB as an accounting tool for managing financial data for your company.

2. With brief comparison of QB editions and versions, plan, create and customize a QB company file tailored to your business needs.

3. Learn to navigate the Home Page with confidence, allowing you to create transactions within a big-picture context.

4. Manage QB data files (e.g., opening a data file, backing up data, moving among more than on data files).

5. Set up and manage lists of customers, vendors and items

6. Learn how to create customized templates that reflect your business

If you have any questions regarding this course please call 503-491-7658

Two days training in QuickBooks consisting of two, three-hour sessions. After a general introduction to QB as accounting software, you will use the software to create a company file and customize it to your business’ industry. In these classes, you will be able to work hands-on in a sample company data file. Business accounting tips for using QB are infused throughout training sessions. Learning . . . Outcomes: 1. Learn how to approach QB as an accounting tool for managing financial data for your company. 2. With brief comparison of QB editions and versions, plan, create and customize a QB company file tailored to your business needs. 3. Learn to navigate the Home Page with confidence, allowing you to create transactions within a big-picture context. 4. Manage QB data files (e.g., opening a data file, backing up data, moving among more than on data files). 5. Set up and manage lists of customers, vendors and items 6. Learn how to create customized templates that reflect your business If you have any questions regarding this course please call 503-491-7658
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

March 13, 2019 - March 13, 2019
CRN: BUSX11G.61
Instructor: Kedma Ough/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $60

Learn about all the grants and low cost options available to launch or support your business. This class will discuss various funding streams and free or very low-cost resources that can help you purchase inventory or equipment, buy a business, expand your team, and attend an industry conference and much much more.

Learn about all the grants and low cost options available to launch or support your business. This class will discuss various funding streams and free or very low-cost resources that can help you purchase inventory or equipment, buy a business, expand your team, and attend an industry conference and much much more.

484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

March 14, 2019 - March 14, 2019
CRN: BUSX16S.60
Instructor: Guy Edwards/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $60

Learn how to optimize your website with a handful of tips that have been tested and used by the biggest brands. You can save time by implementing these 5 easy tips, and better yet, you can learn how to confirm these tips are working with a free tools that are available online.

Learn how to optimize your website with a handful of tips that have been tested and used by the biggest brands. You can save time by implementing these 5 easy tips, and better yet, you can learn how to confirm these tips are working with a free tools that are available online.

484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

March 19, 2019 - March 21, 2019
CRN: BUSX37GB.62
Instructor: Regina Gilbert/SBDC
Location: Small Business Development Center - MHCC
Fees: $180 Student guide and trial software included in the class fee.

Two days training in QuickBooks consisting of two, three-hour sessions. Working with real-life customer, vendor and banking transactions, you will use QB accounting software to process money coming into and going out of a business. In these classes, you will be able to work hands on in a sample company data file. Business accounting tips for using QB are infused throughout the training.
Learning Outcomes:
1. Post to the software and manage:
a. Customer invoices, payments, deposits
b. Vendor bills and payments
2. Create financial and other reports to see how your business is performing
3. Reconcile your data to outside documents

Two days training in QuickBooks consisting of two, three-hour sessions. Working with real-life customer, vendor and banking transactions, you will use QB accounting software to process money coming into and going out of a business. In these classes, you will be able to work hands on in a sample company data file. Business accounting tips for using QB are infused throughout the training. Learning . . . Outcomes: 1. Post to the software and manage: a. Customer invoices, payments, deposits b. Vendor bills and payments 2. Create financial and other reports to see how your business is performing 3. Reconcile your data to outside documents
484 SE 187th Avenue
Portland, OR 97233

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