Our Classes

Expand your business success with training from RCC SBDC

Our center provides a wide array of business management classes designed to address every business need. Whether you want to get a business idea off the ground or expand and grow an existing business, we offer classes and individualized training that will meet your needs. Our classes cover topics such as:

  • Business Planning
  • Financial Management
  • QuickBooks
  • Employee Supervision and Management
  • Contractor Licensing
  • And more

Our classes are offered at convenient times with some evening classes available. We are your one-stop business management training solution.

Contact us at 541-956-7494 today.

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
  • Rogue SBDC
Select your business cycle
  • All
  • Idea
  • Launch
  • Expansion
  • Renew

Monday, Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

August 12, 2019 - August 14, 2019
CRN: 9.549 S1
Instructor: Tammy Canady
Location: RCC SBDC 2nd Floor Training Room
Fees: $120

In order for your business to succeed, you need to understand basic bookkeeping and be able to interpret your entries. In this in-depth class, held over two evenings, you will learn what business income and expenses you need to record and how to do so; as well as how to assess the information to better understand your profitability.

Testimonies: “This class was SO helpful. As a new business owner, I needed a better understanding of basic business bookkeeping. I recommend this course to ALL business owners even if they’ve been in business for years” Margaret Sundin McCann. “This class gave me the knowledge and experience to set goals for my business to grow and be successful. Thank you.” Kriston Parker. “I’ve read about accounting and was completely lost, but this class cleared so much up about double entry bookkeeping.” Roxanne Miftahittin

In order for your business to succeed, you need to understand basic bookkeeping and be able to interpret your entries. In this in-depth class, held over two evenings, you will learn what business income and expenses you need to record and how to do so; as well as how to assess the information to better understand your profitability. Testimonies: “This class was SO helpful. As a new business . . . owner, I needed a better understanding of basic business bookkeeping. I recommend this course to ALL business owners even if they’ve been in business for years” Margaret Sundin McCann. “This class gave me the knowledge and experience to set goals for my business to grow and be successful. Thank you.” Kriston Parker. “I’ve read about accounting and was completely lost, but this class cleared so much up about double entry bookkeeping.” Roxanne Miftahittin
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H)
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

August 15, 2019 - August 15, 2019
CRN: 9.274 S1
Instructor: Frank Craig
Location: RCC Higher Education Center, Room HEC 117
Fees: $60

Step up your customer service game and set yourself apart from your competitors by becoming a customer-centric business. This class will cover the basics on how to promote customer service in your business and create an excellent customer experience that benefits not only the client but your company as well. Special attention will be given to the concepts of determining the market needs of your customers, leadership competencies, and empowering employees. Also enroll in Successfully Marketing Your Business and pay only $48 for Customer Service

Step up your customer service game and set yourself apart from your competitors by becoming a customer-centric business. This class will cover the basics on how to promote customer service in your business and create an excellent customer experience that benefits not only the client but your company as well. Special attention will be given to the concepts of determining the market needs of your . . . customers, leadership competencies, and empowering employees. Also enroll in Successfully Marketing Your Business and pay only $48 for Customer Service
101 S Bartlett
Medford, OR 97501

Monday, Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

August 19, 2019 - August 21, 2019
CRN: 9.549 S2
Instructor: Tammy Canady
Location: RCC SBDC 2nd Floor Training Room
Fees: $120

In this 6-hour class, held over two evenings, you will be able to further your business success by learning how to transfer business income and expense information into a financial statement that will help you use it to make better operational and investment decisions.

Testimonies: This class gave me the knowledge and experience to set goals for my business to grow and be successful. Thank you. Kriston Parker.“This course opened my eyes to the importance of keeping track of finances.” Gennifer Martel. “This course goes behind the scenes and really educates someone on how to break numbers down for accurate feedback.” Laura Kennedy

In this 6-hour class, held over two evenings, you will be able to further your business success by learning how to transfer business income and expense information into a financial statement that will help you use it to make better operational and investment decisions. Testimonies: This class gave me the knowledge and experience to set goals for my business to grow and be successful. Thank you. . . . Kriston Parker.“This course opened my eyes to the importance of keeping track of finances.” Gennifer Martel. “This course goes behind the scenes and really educates someone on how to break numbers down for accurate feedback.” Laura Kennedy
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H)
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

August 20, 2019 - August 20, 2019
CRN: 9.254 S3
Instructor: David Tally
Location: RCC SBDC 2nd Floor Training Room
Fees: $20.00

You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this three-hour workshop we will take a 360◦ view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start:
• Is there a need for your product or service?
• Can you make money at it?
• Are you and your team the right people to bring this to market?
• Is this business compatible with your personal goals?
• What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business?
We will also discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. After Smart Start, if you decide to go forward with your business idea, you will have free access to an SBDC business advisor to provide assistance as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. We will provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. Please let us know if someone will be attending with you as we will register them in our no charge section with a paying attendee.

Testimonies: “I walked away from this class feeling well-informed and armed with resources and tools to get my business started and be successful. I also felt like I have a great place to turn to for questions and support” Traci Lundin. “Dave Tally is as wise as he is knowledgeable. He can answer just about any question or steer you in the proper direction. Not one minute wasted—and I highly recommend this course and this instructor. Naiya Cominos. “What a great course. Dave was very knowledgable and always happy to answer any questions.” Steve Keener.

You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this three-hour workshop we will take a 360◦ view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: • Is there a need for your product or service? • Can you make money at it? • Are you and your team the right people to . . . bring this to market? • Is this business compatible with your personal goals? • What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will also discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. After Smart Start, if you decide to go forward with your business idea, you will have free access to an SBDC business advisor to provide assistance as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. We will provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. Please let us know if someone will be attending with you as we will register them in our no charge section with a paying attendee. Testimonies: “I walked away from this class feeling well-informed and armed with resources and tools to get my business started and be successful. I also felt like I have a great place to turn to for questions and support” Traci Lundin. “Dave Tally is as wise as he is knowledgeable. He can answer just about any question or steer you in the proper direction. Not one minute wasted—and I highly recommend this course and this instructor. Naiya Cominos. “What a great course. Dave was very knowledgable and always happy to answer any questions.” Steve Keener.
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H)
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Monday, Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

August 26, 2019 - August 28, 2019
CRN: 9.549 S3
Instructor: Tammy Canady
Location: RCC SBDC 1st Floor Training Room
Fees: $120

You will learn the basics of maintaining a payroll and paying the taxes in this class, held over two evenings. Topics include employee set up, information and forms; subcontracting restrictions; payroll periods; required deductions; paying quarterlies; and annual reporting.

Testimonies: “Great class and excellent instructor. Wish the classes didn’t end.” Chad Fleming. This class gave me the knowledge and experience to set goals for my business to grow and be successful. Thank you. Kriston Parker

Save $24 and pay only $96 on Payroll by also enrolling in Bookkeeping and Financial Statements. Call the RCC SBDC at 541-956-7494 to enroll

You will learn the basics of maintaining a payroll and paying the taxes in this class, held over two evenings. Topics include employee set up, information and forms; subcontracting restrictions; payroll periods; required deductions; paying quarterlies; and annual reporting. Testimonies: “Great class and excellent instructor. Wish the classes didn’t end.” Chad Fleming. This class gave me the . . . knowledge and experience to set goals for my business to grow and be successful. Thank you. Kriston Parker Save $24 and pay only $96 on Payroll by also enrolling in Bookkeeping and Financial Statements. Call the RCC SBDC at 541-956-7494 to enroll
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H)
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

September 4, 2019 - September 25, 2019
CRN: 9.253 S1
Instructor: David Tally
Location: RCC SBDC 1st Floor Conference Room
Fees: $240

In this four-session series, existing and potential business owners will learn about business planning as it relates to their businesses and have time to begin creating or expanding their own plans. Learn about strategies, executive summaries, sales and marketing analysis, and forecasting sales, expenses, and profitability. Instructor: Dave Tally. Class held at the Small Business Development Center. A $7 technology fee will be added.

In this four-session series, existing and potential business owners will learn about business planning as it relates to their businesses and have time to begin creating or expanding their own plans. Learn about strategies, executive summaries, sales and marketing analysis, and forecasting sales, expenses, and profitability. Instructor: Dave Tally. Class held at the Small Business Development . . . Center. A $7 technology fee will be added.
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H)
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

September 10, 2019 - September 10, 2019
CRN: 9.254 S1
Instructor: David Tally
Location: RCC SBDC 2nd Floor Training Room
Fees: $20.00

You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this three-hour workshop we will take a 360◦ view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start:
• Is there a need for your product or service?
• Can you make money at it?
• Are you and your team the right people to bring this to market?
• Is this business compatible with your personal goals?
• What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business?
We will also discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. After Smart Start, if you decide to go forward with your business idea, you will have free access to an SBDC business advisor to provide assistance as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. We will provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. Please let us know if someone will be attending with you as we will register them in our no charge section with a paying attendee.

Testimonies: “I walked away from this class feeling well-informed and armed with resources and tools to get my business started and be successful. I also felt like I have a great place to turn to for questions and support” Traci Lundin. “Dave Tally is as wise as he is knowledgeable. He can answer just about any question or steer you in the proper direction. Not one minute wasted—and I highly recommend this course and this instructor. Naiya Cominos. “What a great course. Dave was very knowledgable and always happy to answer any questions.” Steve Keener.

You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this three-hour workshop we will take a 360◦ view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: • Is there a need for your product or service? • Can you make money at it? • Are you and your team the right people to . . . bring this to market? • Is this business compatible with your personal goals? • What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will also discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. After Smart Start, if you decide to go forward with your business idea, you will have free access to an SBDC business advisor to provide assistance as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. We will provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. Please let us know if someone will be attending with you as we will register them in our no charge section with a paying attendee. Testimonies: “I walked away from this class feeling well-informed and armed with resources and tools to get my business started and be successful. I also felt like I have a great place to turn to for questions and support” Traci Lundin. “Dave Tally is as wise as he is knowledgeable. He can answer just about any question or steer you in the proper direction. Not one minute wasted—and I highly recommend this course and this instructor. Naiya Cominos. “What a great course. Dave was very knowledgable and always happy to answer any questions.” Steve Keener.
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H)
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

September 16, 2019 - September 23, 2019
CRN: 9.133 S1
Instructor: Steve Siegel, Silver Creek Landscape; Matthew Galli, attorney; and Paul Martin, State of Oregon.
Location: RCC SBDC-2
Fees: $380

Required for Construction Contractors Board licensing. Registration, payment and ID must be completed in advance. All five of these state-approved classes are required to satisfy the educational requirement for Oregon contractor licensing. Includes Oregon construction contractor laws and regulations, choosing your business structure, hiring and managing employees, working with subcontractors, contracts, Oregon Lien law, bidding and estimating, scheduling and project management, Oregon building codes, jobsite safety, environmental factors, building exterior shell, financial management and tax basics. A sample practice test will be given during the last class session to help prepare for the actual test.

Tuition includes class and CCB manual only. The mandated test requires a passing grade of 70 percent and is provided by an approved testing site for an additional fee. Requirements for registration include a copy of any of the following government-issued photo IDs: driver’s license, other DMV identification, alien registration card, military identification, or passport. No other identification will be accepted. Information will be electronically transferred to the Oregon Construction Contractors Board and will again be requested at the time the mandated test is taken.

Testimonies: This in-person course is what the public needs more of. On-line NEVER replaces classroom interaction. Tina Millican. “This course was very helpful and made learning the subject matter so much easier. I would definitely recommend this course.” Ester Marie Furgerson. “This course made it easy to commit to completing my 16 hour required training to obtain my contractor’s license.” Jason Asbill. “This class has given me the confidence to take the test.” Tyler Lopez

NOTE: A spouse or partner who will not be obtaining a contractor’s license may attend with the paying student at no charge to help them study for the test. Registration is required. Contact the RCC Small Business Development Center to learn how: 541-956-7494.

Required for Construction Contractors Board licensing. Registration, payment and ID must be completed in advance. All five of these state-approved classes are required to satisfy the educational requirement for Oregon contractor licensing. Includes Oregon construction contractor laws and regulations, choosing your business structure, hiring and managing employees, working with subcontractors, . . . contracts, Oregon Lien law, bidding and estimating, scheduling and project management, Oregon building codes, jobsite safety, environmental factors, building exterior shell, financial management and tax basics. A sample practice test will be given during the last class session to help prepare for the actual test. Tuition includes class and CCB manual only. The mandated test requires a passing grade of 70 percent and is provided by an approved testing site for an additional fee. Requirements for registration include a copy of any of the following government-issued photo IDs: driver’s license, other DMV identification, alien registration card, military identification, or passport. No other identification will be accepted. Information will be electronically transferred to the Oregon Construction Contractors Board and will again be requested at the time the mandated test is taken. Testimonies: This in-person course is what the public needs more of. On-line NEVER replaces classroom interaction. Tina Millican. “This course was very helpful and made learning the subject matter so much easier. I would definitely recommend this course.” Ester Marie Furgerson. “This course made it easy to commit to completing my 16 hour required training to obtain my contractor’s license.” Jason Asbill. “This class has given me the confidence to take the test.” Tyler Lopez NOTE: A spouse or partner who will not be obtaining a contractor’s license may attend with the paying student at no charge to help them study for the test. Registration is required. Contact the RCC Small Business Development Center to learn how: 541-956-7494.
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H)
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

September 24, 2019 - September 24, 2019
CRN: 9.254 S2
Instructor: David Tally
Location: RCC SBDC 2nd Floor Training Room
Fees: $20.00

You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this three-hour workshop we will take a 360◦ view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start:
• Is there a need for your product or service?
• Can you make money at it?
• Are you and your team the right people to bring this to market?
• Is this business compatible with your personal goals?
• What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business?
We will also discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. After Smart Start, if you decide to go forward with your business idea, you will have free access to an SBDC business advisor to provide assistance as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. We will provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. Please let us know if someone will be attending with you as we will register them in our no charge section with a paying attendee.

Testimonies: “I walked away from this class feeling well-informed and armed with resources and tools to get my business started and be successful. I also felt like I have a great place to turn to for questions and support” Traci Lundin. “Dave Tally is as wise as he is knowledgeable. He can answer just about any question or steer you in the proper direction. Not one minute wasted—and I highly recommend this course and this instructor. Naiya Cominos. “What a great course. Dave was very knowledgable and always happy to answer any questions.” Steve Keener.

You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this three-hour workshop we will take a 360◦ view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: • Is there a need for your product or service? • Can you make money at it? • Are you and your team the right people to . . . bring this to market? • Is this business compatible with your personal goals? • What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will also discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. After Smart Start, if you decide to go forward with your business idea, you will have free access to an SBDC business advisor to provide assistance as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. We will provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. Please let us know if someone will be attending with you as we will register them in our no charge section with a paying attendee. Testimonies: “I walked away from this class feeling well-informed and armed with resources and tools to get my business started and be successful. I also felt like I have a great place to turn to for questions and support” Traci Lundin. “Dave Tally is as wise as he is knowledgeable. He can answer just about any question or steer you in the proper direction. Not one minute wasted—and I highly recommend this course and this instructor. Naiya Cominos. “What a great course. Dave was very knowledgable and always happy to answer any questions.” Steve Keener.
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H)
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Monday, Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

September 30, 2019 - October 2, 2019
CRN: 9.550 S1
Instructor: Tammy Canady
Location: RCC SBDC 2nd Floor Training Room
Fees: $120

In order for your business to succeed, you need to understand basic bookkeeping and be able to interpret your entries. In this in-depth class, held over two evenings, you will learn what business income and expenses you need to record and how to do so; as well as how to assess the information to better understand your profitability.

Testimonies: “This class was SO helpful. As a new business owner, I needed a better understanding of basic business bookkeeping. I recommend this course to ALL business owners even if they’ve been in business for years” Margaret Sundin McCann. “This class gave me the knowledge and experience to set goals for my business to grow and be successful. Thank you.” Kriston Parker. “I’ve read about accounting and was completely lost, but this class cleared so much up about double entry bookkeeping.” Roxanne Miftahittin

In order for your business to succeed, you need to understand basic bookkeeping and be able to interpret your entries. In this in-depth class, held over two evenings, you will learn what business income and expenses you need to record and how to do so; as well as how to assess the information to better understand your profitability. Testimonies: “This class was SO helpful. As a new business . . . owner, I needed a better understanding of basic business bookkeeping. I recommend this course to ALL business owners even if they’ve been in business for years” Margaret Sundin McCann. “This class gave me the knowledge and experience to set goals for my business to grow and be successful. Thank you.” Kriston Parker. “I’ve read about accounting and was completely lost, but this class cleared so much up about double entry bookkeeping.” Roxanne Miftahittin
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H)
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

October 1, 2019 - October 1, 2019
CRN: 9.254 S3
Instructor: David Tally
Location: RCC SBDC 2nd Floor Training Room
Fees: $20.00

You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this three-hour workshop we will take a 360◦ view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start:
• Is there a need for your product or service?
• Can you make money at it?
• Are you and your team the right people to bring this to market?
• Is this business compatible with your personal goals?
• What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business?
We will also discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. After Smart Start, if you decide to go forward with your business idea, you will have free access to an SBDC business advisor to provide assistance as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. We will provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. Please let us know if someone will be attending with you as we will register them in our no charge section with a paying attendee.

Testimonies: “I walked away from this class feeling well-informed and armed with resources and tools to get my business started and be successful. I also felt like I have a great place to turn to for questions and support” Traci Lundin. “Dave Tally is as wise as he is knowledgeable. He can answer just about any question or steer you in the proper direction. Not one minute wasted—and I highly recommend this course and this instructor. Naiya Cominos. “What a great course. Dave was very knowledgable and always happy to answer any questions.” Steve Keener.

You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this three-hour workshop we will take a 360◦ view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: • Is there a need for your product or service? • Can you make money at it? • Are you and your team the right people to . . . bring this to market? • Is this business compatible with your personal goals? • What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will also discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. After Smart Start, if you decide to go forward with your business idea, you will have free access to an SBDC business advisor to provide assistance as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. We will provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. Please let us know if someone will be attending with you as we will register them in our no charge section with a paying attendee. Testimonies: “I walked away from this class feeling well-informed and armed with resources and tools to get my business started and be successful. I also felt like I have a great place to turn to for questions and support” Traci Lundin. “Dave Tally is as wise as he is knowledgeable. He can answer just about any question or steer you in the proper direction. Not one minute wasted—and I highly recommend this course and this instructor. Naiya Cominos. “What a great course. Dave was very knowledgable and always happy to answer any questions.” Steve Keener.
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H)
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

October 1, 2019 - June 2, 2020
CRN: 9.262 S1
Instructor: Tim Busald
Location: RCC Small Business Development Center Room SBDC-2
Fees: $599 for the 9 month program

The SBM program is all about business training that teaches both current and proven "Best Practices" for growing revenue, increasing profitability, developing your team and building an adaptable platform for the long-term success of your business.
The coaches and instructors for the SBM program are proven business leaders and entrepreneurs that have a passion for helping local Southern Oregon businesses succeed. Through our staff advisory team, you will receive personal one-on-one advising and mentoring from industry specific experts. You will be given the knowledge and support to implement and adapt new techniques, methodologies and systems that can lead to continuous improvement and growth for your business.
Our most successful participants have the desire to:
• Improve performance through use of effective financial analysis information
• Expand markets and sales using current online marketing / social media platforms
• Learn innovative lean processes and quality improvement for specific industries
• Develop an employee team and culture that can grow your business and your brand
As part of the annual SBM cohort, you will participate in a monthly class along with other community business owners and leaders. In addition, there will be an ongoing monthly engagement with your own Business Advisor during the 9-month program.
The SBM program includes:
• Interactive classroom learning - 3 hours, once per month evening sessions
• 1-on-1 business advising - typically a 2-3 hour session once per month
• Access to business development tools, techniques, and templates
• Access to expertise - subject matter experts are often invited for specific class sessions
• Accountability - through our counseling, we help you stay on task in applying what you learn in the classroom towards improving your bottom line.
For more information, please call 541-956-7494 or email us your contact information at sbdc@roguecc.edu(link sends e-mail).

Class is held the first Tuesday of each month beginning Oct 1, 2019: 10/1; 11/5; 12/3; 1/7/20; 2/4; 3/3; 4/7; 5/5; 6/2

The SBM program is all about business training that teaches both current and proven "Best Practices" for growing revenue, increasing profitability, developing your team and building an adaptable platform for the long-term success of your business. The coaches and instructors for the SBM program are proven business leaders and entrepreneurs that have a passion for helping local Southern Oregon . . . businesses succeed. Through our staff advisory team, you will receive personal one-on-one advising and mentoring from industry specific experts. You will be given the knowledge and support to implement and adapt new techniques, methodologies and systems that can lead to continuous improvement and growth for your business. Our most successful participants have the desire to: • Improve performance through use of effective financial analysis information • Expand markets and sales using current online marketing / social media platforms • Learn innovative lean processes and quality improvement for specific industries • Develop an employee team and culture that can grow your business and your brand As part of the annual SBM cohort, you will participate in a monthly class along with other community business owners and leaders. In addition, there will be an ongoing monthly engagement with your own Business Advisor during the 9-month program. The SBM program includes: • Interactive classroom learning - 3 hours, once per month evening sessions • 1-on-1 business advising - typically a 2-3 hour session once per month • Access to business development tools, techniques, and templates • Access to expertise - subject matter experts are often invited for specific class sessions • Accountability - through our counseling, we help you stay on task in applying what you learn in the classroom towards improving your bottom line. For more information, please call 541-956-7494 or email us your contact information at sbdc@roguecc.edu(link sends e-mail). Class is held the first Tuesday of each month beginning Oct 1, 2019: 10/1; 11/5; 12/3; 1/7/20; 2/4; 3/3; 4/7; 5/5; 6/2
214 NW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H)
Grants Pass, OR

Monday, Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

October 7, 2019 - October 9, 2019
CRN: 9.551 S1
Instructor: Tammy Canady
Location: RCC SBDC 2nd Floor Training Room
Fees: $120

In this 6-hour class, held over two evenings, you will be able to further your business success by learning how to transfer business income and expense information into a financial statement that will help you use it to make better operational and investment decisions.

Testimonies: This class gave me the knowledge and experience to set goals for my business to grow and be successful. Thank you. Kriston Parker.“This course opened my eyes to the importance of keeping track of finances.” Gennifer Martel. “This course goes behind the scenes and really educates someone on how to break numbers down for accurate feedback.” Laura Kennedy

In this 6-hour class, held over two evenings, you will be able to further your business success by learning how to transfer business income and expense information into a financial statement that will help you use it to make better operational and investment decisions. Testimonies: This class gave me the knowledge and experience to set goals for my business to grow and be successful. Thank you. . . . Kriston Parker.“This course opened my eyes to the importance of keeping track of finances.” Gennifer Martel. “This course goes behind the scenes and really educates someone on how to break numbers down for accurate feedback.” Laura Kennedy
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H)
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Monday, Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

October 14, 2019 - October 16, 2019
CRN: 9.552 S1
Instructor: Tammy Canady
Location: RCC SBDC 1st Floor Training Room
Fees: $120

You will learn the basics of maintaining a payroll and paying the taxes in this class, held over two evenings. Topics include employee set up, information and forms; subcontracting restrictions; payroll periods; required deductions; paying quarterlies; and annual reporting.

Testimonies: “Great class and excellent instructor. Wish the classes didn’t end.” Chad Fleming. This class gave me the knowledge and experience to set goals for my business to grow and be successful. Thank you. Kriston Parker

Save $24 and pay only $96 on Payroll by also enrolling in Bookkeeping and Financial Statements. Call the RCC SBDC at 541-956-7494 to enroll

You will learn the basics of maintaining a payroll and paying the taxes in this class, held over two evenings. Topics include employee set up, information and forms; subcontracting restrictions; payroll periods; required deductions; paying quarterlies; and annual reporting. Testimonies: “Great class and excellent instructor. Wish the classes didn’t end.” Chad Fleming. This class gave me the . . . knowledge and experience to set goals for my business to grow and be successful. Thank you. Kriston Parker Save $24 and pay only $96 on Payroll by also enrolling in Bookkeeping and Financial Statements. Call the RCC SBDC at 541-956-7494 to enroll
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H)
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Monday, Wednesday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

October 14, 2019 - October 30, 2019
CRN: 9.736 S1
Instructor: Kristin Ryerson
Location: RCC SBDC Computer Lab
Fees: $360

This class, held over six sessions, is for those who have knowledge of computers and working within Windows, have some accounting knowledge, and want to learn QuickBooks. Class includes setting up company files, creating a chart of accounts, adding customers, jobs and vendors. Also covers paying for expenses, invoicing, receiving payments, reconciling bank accounts, and running reports. Pre-requisite: Attendees should be comfortable working in a windows environment and have an understanding of basic accounting principles. (18 hours) No class on 2/18

Testimonies: “I found this class to be very valuable as a small business owner in need of balancing and seeing my income/expenses. It was perfect for getting my business & personal finances on track.” Gennifer Maretel. “A very hands on class. Feel like I know a lot more than when I started. Thank you for the time you put into this.” Naomi McCormick. “A great introduction to QuickBooks. It can be overwhelming but Kristin made it fun and as easy as it could be.” Nicole Mendoza

This class, held over six sessions, is for those who have knowledge of computers and working within Windows, have some accounting knowledge, and want to learn QuickBooks. Class includes setting up company files, creating a chart of accounts, adding customers, jobs and vendors. Also covers paying for expenses, invoicing, receiving payments, reconciling bank accounts, and running reports. . . . Pre-requisite: Attendees should be comfortable working in a windows environment and have an understanding of basic accounting principles. (18 hours) No class on 2/18 Testimonies: “I found this class to be very valuable as a small business owner in need of balancing and seeing my income/expenses. It was perfect for getting my business & personal finances on track.” Gennifer Maretel. “A very hands on class. Feel like I know a lot more than when I started. Thank you for the time you put into this.” Naomi McCormick. “A great introduction to QuickBooks. It can be overwhelming but Kristin made it fun and as easy as it could be.” Nicole Mendoza
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H)
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

October 14, 2019 - October 21, 2019
CRN: 9.133 S3
Instructor: Steve Siegel, Silver Creek Landscape; Matthew Galli, attorney; and Paul Martin, State of Oregon.
Location: RCC Table Rock Campus Room
Fees: $380

Required for Construction Contractors Board licensing. Registration, payment and ID must be completed in advance. All five of these state-approved classes are required to satisfy the educational requirement for Oregon contractor licensing. Includes Oregon construction contractor laws and regulations, choosing your business structure, hiring and managing employees, working with subcontractors, contracts, Oregon Lien law, bidding and estimating, scheduling and project management, Oregon building codes, jobsite safety, environmental factors, building exterior shell, financial management and tax basics. A sample practice test will be given during the last class session to help prepare for the actual test.

Tuition includes class and CCB manual only. The mandated test requires a passing grade of 70 percent and is provided by an approved testing site for an additional fee. Requirements for registration include a copy of any of the following government-issued photo IDs: driver’s license, other DMV identification, alien registration card, military identification, or passport. No other identification will be accepted. Information will be electronically transferred to the Oregon Construction Contractors Board and will again be requested at the time the mandated test is taken.

Testimonies: This in-person course is what the public needs more of. On-line NEVER replaces classroom interaction. Tina Millican. “This course was very helpful and made learning the subject matter so much easier. I would definitely recommend this course.” Ester Marie Furgerson. “This course made it easy to commit to completing my 16 hour required training to obtain my contractor’s license.” Jason Asbill. “This class has given me the confidence to take the test.” Tyler Lopez

NOTE: A spouse or partner who will not be obtaining a contractor’s license may attend with the paying student at no charge to help them study for the test. Registration is required. Contact the RCC Small Business Development Center to learn how: 541-956-7494.

Required for Construction Contractors Board licensing. Registration, payment and ID must be completed in advance. All five of these state-approved classes are required to satisfy the educational requirement for Oregon contractor licensing. Includes Oregon construction contractor laws and regulations, choosing your business structure, hiring and managing employees, working with subcontractors, . . . contracts, Oregon Lien law, bidding and estimating, scheduling and project management, Oregon building codes, jobsite safety, environmental factors, building exterior shell, financial management and tax basics. A sample practice test will be given during the last class session to help prepare for the actual test. Tuition includes class and CCB manual only. The mandated test requires a passing grade of 70 percent and is provided by an approved testing site for an additional fee. Requirements for registration include a copy of any of the following government-issued photo IDs: driver’s license, other DMV identification, alien registration card, military identification, or passport. No other identification will be accepted. Information will be electronically transferred to the Oregon Construction Contractors Board and will again be requested at the time the mandated test is taken. Testimonies: This in-person course is what the public needs more of. On-line NEVER replaces classroom interaction. Tina Millican. “This course was very helpful and made learning the subject matter so much easier. I would definitely recommend this course.” Ester Marie Furgerson. “This course made it easy to commit to completing my 16 hour required training to obtain my contractor’s license.” Jason Asbill. “This class has given me the confidence to take the test.” Tyler Lopez NOTE: A spouse or partner who will not be obtaining a contractor’s license may attend with the paying student at no charge to help them study for the test. Registration is required. Contact the RCC Small Business Development Center to learn how: 541-956-7494.
RCC Table Rock Campus, 7800 Pacific Avenue
White City, OR 97503`

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

October 15, 2019 - October 15, 2019
CRN: 9.254 S4
Instructor: David Tally
Location: RCC SBDC 2nd Floor Training Room
Fees: $20.00

You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this three-hour workshop we will take a 360◦ view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start:
• Is there a need for your product or service?
• Can you make money at it?
• Are you and your team the right people to bring this to market?
• Is this business compatible with your personal goals?
• What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business?
We will also discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. After Smart Start, if you decide to go forward with your business idea, you will have free access to an SBDC business advisor to provide assistance as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. We will provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. Please let us know if someone will be attending with you as we will register them in our no charge section with a paying attendee.

Testimonies: “I walked away from this class feeling well-informed and armed with resources and tools to get my business started and be successful. I also felt like I have a great place to turn to for questions and support” Traci Lundin. “Dave Tally is as wise as he is knowledgeable. He can answer just about any question or steer you in the proper direction. Not one minute wasted—and I highly recommend this course and this instructor. Naiya Cominos. “What a great course. Dave was very knowledgable and always happy to answer any questions.” Steve Keener.

You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this three-hour workshop we will take a 360◦ view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: • Is there a need for your product or service? • Can you make money at it? • Are you and your team the right people to . . . bring this to market? • Is this business compatible with your personal goals? • What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will also discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. After Smart Start, if you decide to go forward with your business idea, you will have free access to an SBDC business advisor to provide assistance as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. We will provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. Please let us know if someone will be attending with you as we will register them in our no charge section with a paying attendee. Testimonies: “I walked away from this class feeling well-informed and armed with resources and tools to get my business started and be successful. I also felt like I have a great place to turn to for questions and support” Traci Lundin. “Dave Tally is as wise as he is knowledgeable. He can answer just about any question or steer you in the proper direction. Not one minute wasted—and I highly recommend this course and this instructor. Naiya Cominos. “What a great course. Dave was very knowledgable and always happy to answer any questions.” Steve Keener.
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H)
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

October 15, 2019 - October 15, 2019
CRN: 9.260 S1
Instructor: Frank Craig
Location: RCC/SOU Higher Education Center
Fees: $60

This class will help you delve more deeply into properly branding and promoting your business. Learn how to understand your local demographics and build an appropriate marketing plan while targeting your existing and perspective customers. Examine your individual business situation, explore opportunities and discover new ideas to further your marketing success.

This class will help you delve more deeply into properly branding and promoting your business. Learn how to understand your local demographics and build an appropriate marketing plan while targeting your existing and perspective customers. Examine your individual business situation, explore opportunities and discover new ideas to further your marketing success.

101 S Bartlett
Medford, OR 97501

Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

October 24, 2019 - October 24, 2019
CRN: 9.274 S1
Instructor: Frank Craig
Location: RCC Small Business Development Center Room SBDC-2
Fees: $60

Step up your customer service game and set yourself apart from your competitors by becoming a customer-centric business. This class will cover the basics on how to promote customer service in your business and create an excellent customer experience that benefits not only the client but your company as well. Special attention will be given to the concepts of determining the market needs of your customers, leadership competencies, and empowering employees. Also enroll in Successfully Marketing Your Business and pay only $48 for Customer Service

Step up your customer service game and set yourself apart from your competitors by becoming a customer-centric business. This class will cover the basics on how to promote customer service in your business and create an excellent customer experience that benefits not only the client but your company as well. Special attention will be given to the concepts of determining the market needs of your . . . customers, leadership competencies, and empowering employees. Also enroll in Successfully Marketing Your Business and pay only $48 for Customer Service
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H)
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

October 29, 2019 - October 29, 2019
CRN: 9.532 S1
Instructor: Karen Ramorino
Location: RCC Small Business Development Center Room SBDC-2
Fees: $60

Your employees are the greatest and most costly asset of your business. Navigating the complexities of compliance requirements and managing performance and discipline can be challenging. In this three-hour class, you will gain a clear understanding of requirements and options on HR essentials and strategies for success. Class format is presentation, group discussion, and difficult performance conversation practice.
Topics to be covered include:
• Requirements:
o Federal and state/Oregon employment law
o Employee information requirements (e.g., personnel files)
• HR essentials:
o Preventing harassment and discrimination
o Managing performance and discipline
• HR competitive strategies:
o HR policies and procedures
o Recruitment
o Total Compensation: Pay and benefits
· This class meets BOLI requirements for sexual harassment training for small business owners or managers under OAR 839-015-0380

Your employees are the greatest and most costly asset of your business. Navigating the complexities of compliance requirements and managing performance and discipline can be challenging. In this three-hour class, you will gain a clear understanding of requirements and options on HR essentials and strategies for success. Class format is presentation, group discussion, and difficult performance . . . conversation practice. Topics to be covered include: • Requirements: o Federal and state/Oregon employment law o Employee information requirements (e.g., personnel files) • HR essentials: o Preventing harassment and discrimination o Managing performance and discipline • HR competitive strategies: o HR policies and procedures o Recruitment o Total Compensation: Pay and benefits · This class meets BOLI requirements for sexual harassment training for small business owners or managers under OAR 839-015-0380
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H)
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

November 4, 2019 - November 4, 2019
CRN: 9.526 S1
Instructor: Karen Ramorino
Location: RCC/SOU Higher Education Center
Fees: $60

Just because you are the owner with a business plan or have a manager title doesn't mean you are a good leader. What does “good leader” even mean? In this three-hour class, you will review leadership styles and competencies, and explore your strengths and where improvement may be needed to be a more effective leader in your particular business and/or job. Class format is presentation, group discussion, assessment, and self-reflection. The outcome will be a better understanding of and a development plan to be the leader that you need and want to be. Topics to be covered include:
• Differences between Leader versus Manager roles
• Leadership styles and competencies, and distinguishing what’s needed for your business/job
• Exploring you as a leader
• Leadership development plan

Also enroll in HR Requirements and Competitive Strategies and pay only $45 for this class

Just because you are the owner with a business plan or have a manager title doesn't mean you are a good leader. What does “good leader” even mean? In this three-hour class, you will review leadership styles and competencies, and explore your strengths and where improvement may be needed to be a more effective leader in your particular business and/or job. Class format is presentation, group . . . discussion, assessment, and self-reflection. The outcome will be a better understanding of and a development plan to be the leader that you need and want to be. Topics to be covered include: • Differences between Leader versus Manager roles • Leadership styles and competencies, and distinguishing what’s needed for your business/job • Exploring you as a leader • Leadership development plan Also enroll in HR Requirements and Competitive Strategies and pay only $45 for this class
101 S Bartlett
Medford, OR 97501

Monday, Wednesday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

November 4, 2019 - November 11, 2019
CRN: 9.737 S1
Instructor: Kristin Ryerson
Location: RCC SBDC Computer Lab
Fees: $180

No class 11/11. This class, held over three evenings, is for those using QuickBooks and have specific needs such as payroll, project costing, manufacturing, workman’s comp, tracking inventory, and finding and correcting errors, financial reporting. Prerequisite: Those attending must currently be using a recent version of QuickBooks. (9 hours)

Testimonies: “I found this class to be very valuable as a small business owner in need of balancing and seeing my income/expenses. It was perfect for getting my business & personal finances on track.” Gennifer Maretel. “A very hands on class. Feel like I know a lot more than when I started. Thank you for the time you put into this.” Naomi McCormick. “A great introduction to QuickBooks. It can be overwhelming but Kristin made it fun and as easy as it could be.” Nicole Mendoza

Save $36 and pay only $144 on Intermediate QuickBooks when also enrolling in Beginning QuickBooks. Call the RCC SBDC at 541-956-7494 to enroll

No class 11/11. This class, held over three evenings, is for those using QuickBooks and have specific needs such as payroll, project costing, manufacturing, workman’s comp, tracking inventory, and finding and correcting errors, financial reporting. Prerequisite: Those attending must currently be using a recent version of QuickBooks. (9 hours) Testimonies: “I found this class to be very valuable . . . as a small business owner in need of balancing and seeing my income/expenses. It was perfect for getting my business & personal finances on track.” Gennifer Maretel. “A very hands on class. Feel like I know a lot more than when I started. Thank you for the time you put into this.” Naomi McCormick. “A great introduction to QuickBooks. It can be overwhelming but Kristin made it fun and as easy as it could be.” Nicole Mendoza Save $36 and pay only $144 on Intermediate QuickBooks when also enrolling in Beginning QuickBooks. Call the RCC SBDC at 541-956-7494 to enroll
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H)
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

November 5, 2019 - November 5, 2019
CRN: 9.254 S5
Instructor: David Tally
Location: RCC SBDC 2nd Floor Training Room
Fees: $20.00

You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this three-hour workshop we will take a 360◦ view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start:
• Is there a need for your product or service?
• Can you make money at it?
• Are you and your team the right people to bring this to market?
• Is this business compatible with your personal goals?
• What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business?
We will also discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. After Smart Start, if you decide to go forward with your business idea, you will have free access to an SBDC business advisor to provide assistance as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. We will provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. Please let us know if someone will be attending with you as we will register them in our no charge section with a paying attendee.

Testimonies: “I walked away from this class feeling well-informed and armed with resources and tools to get my business started and be successful. I also felt like I have a great place to turn to for questions and support” Traci Lundin. “Dave Tally is as wise as he is knowledgeable. He can answer just about any question or steer you in the proper direction. Not one minute wasted—and I highly recommend this course and this instructor. Naiya Cominos. “What a great course. Dave was very knowledgable and always happy to answer any questions.” Steve Keener.

You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this three-hour workshop we will take a 360◦ view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: • Is there a need for your product or service? • Can you make money at it? • Are you and your team the right people to . . . bring this to market? • Is this business compatible with your personal goals? • What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will also discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. After Smart Start, if you decide to go forward with your business idea, you will have free access to an SBDC business advisor to provide assistance as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. We will provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. Please let us know if someone will be attending with you as we will register them in our no charge section with a paying attendee. Testimonies: “I walked away from this class feeling well-informed and armed with resources and tools to get my business started and be successful. I also felt like I have a great place to turn to for questions and support” Traci Lundin. “Dave Tally is as wise as he is knowledgeable. He can answer just about any question or steer you in the proper direction. Not one minute wasted—and I highly recommend this course and this instructor. Naiya Cominos. “What a great course. Dave was very knowledgable and always happy to answer any questions.” Steve Keener.
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H)
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM

November 13, 2019 - November 20, 2019
CRN: 9.133 S2
Instructor: Steve Siegel, Silver Creek Landscape; Matthew Galli, attorney; and Paul Martin, State of Oregon.
Location: RCC SBDC-2
Fees: $380

Required for Construction Contractors Board licensing. Registration, payment and ID must be completed in advance. All five of these state-approved classes are required to satisfy the educational requirement for Oregon contractor licensing. Includes Oregon construction contractor laws and regulations, choosing your business structure, hiring and managing employees, working with subcontractors, contracts, Oregon Lien law, bidding and estimating, scheduling and project management, Oregon building codes, jobsite safety, environmental factors, building exterior shell, financial management and tax basics. A sample practice test will be given during the last class session to help prepare for the actual test.

Tuition includes class and CCB manual only. The mandated test requires a passing grade of 70 percent and is provided by an approved testing site for an additional fee. Requirements for registration include a copy of any of the following government-issued photo IDs: driver’s license, other DMV identification, alien registration card, military identification, or passport. No other identification will be accepted. Information will be electronically transferred to the Oregon Construction Contractors Board and will again be requested at the time the mandated test is taken.

Testimonies: This in-person course is what the public needs more of. On-line NEVER replaces classroom interaction. Tina Millican. “This course was very helpful and made learning the subject matter so much easier. I would definitely recommend this course.” Ester Marie Furgerson. “This course made it easy to commit to completing my 16 hour required training to obtain my contractor’s license.” Jason Asbill. “This class has given me the confidence to take the test.” Tyler Lopez

NOTE: A spouse or partner who will not be obtaining a contractor’s license may attend with the paying student at no charge to help them study for the test. Registration is required. Contact the RCC Small Business Development Center to learn how: 541-956-7494.

Required for Construction Contractors Board licensing. Registration, payment and ID must be completed in advance. All five of these state-approved classes are required to satisfy the educational requirement for Oregon contractor licensing. Includes Oregon construction contractor laws and regulations, choosing your business structure, hiring and managing employees, working with subcontractors, . . . contracts, Oregon Lien law, bidding and estimating, scheduling and project management, Oregon building codes, jobsite safety, environmental factors, building exterior shell, financial management and tax basics. A sample practice test will be given during the last class session to help prepare for the actual test. Tuition includes class and CCB manual only. The mandated test requires a passing grade of 70 percent and is provided by an approved testing site for an additional fee. Requirements for registration include a copy of any of the following government-issued photo IDs: driver’s license, other DMV identification, alien registration card, military identification, or passport. No other identification will be accepted. Information will be electronically transferred to the Oregon Construction Contractors Board and will again be requested at the time the mandated test is taken. Testimonies: This in-person course is what the public needs more of. On-line NEVER replaces classroom interaction. Tina Millican. “This course was very helpful and made learning the subject matter so much easier. I would definitely recommend this course.” Ester Marie Furgerson. “This course made it easy to commit to completing my 16 hour required training to obtain my contractor’s license.” Jason Asbill. “This class has given me the confidence to take the test.” Tyler Lopez NOTE: A spouse or partner who will not be obtaining a contractor’s license may attend with the paying student at no charge to help them study for the test. Registration is required. Contact the RCC Small Business Development Center to learn how: 541-956-7494.
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H)
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

November 19, 2019 - November 19, 2019
CRN: 9.254 S6
Instructor: David Tally
Location: RCC SBDC 2nd Floor Training Room
Fees: $20.00

You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this three-hour workshop we will take a 360◦ view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start:
• Is there a need for your product or service?
• Can you make money at it?
• Are you and your team the right people to bring this to market?
• Is this business compatible with your personal goals?
• What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business?
We will also discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. After Smart Start, if you decide to go forward with your business idea, you will have free access to an SBDC business advisor to provide assistance as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. We will provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. Please let us know if someone will be attending with you as we will register them in our no charge section with a paying attendee.

Testimonies: “I walked away from this class feeling well-informed and armed with resources and tools to get my business started and be successful. I also felt like I have a great place to turn to for questions and support” Traci Lundin. “Dave Tally is as wise as he is knowledgeable. He can answer just about any question or steer you in the proper direction. Not one minute wasted—and I highly recommend this course and this instructor. Naiya Cominos. “What a great course. Dave was very knowledgable and always happy to answer any questions.” Steve Keener.

You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this three-hour workshop we will take a 360◦ view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: • Is there a need for your product or service? • Can you make money at it? • Are you and your team the right people to . . . bring this to market? • Is this business compatible with your personal goals? • What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will also discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. After Smart Start, if you decide to go forward with your business idea, you will have free access to an SBDC business advisor to provide assistance as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. We will provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. Please let us know if someone will be attending with you as we will register them in our no charge section with a paying attendee. Testimonies: “I walked away from this class feeling well-informed and armed with resources and tools to get my business started and be successful. I also felt like I have a great place to turn to for questions and support” Traci Lundin. “Dave Tally is as wise as he is knowledgeable. He can answer just about any question or steer you in the proper direction. Not one minute wasted—and I highly recommend this course and this instructor. Naiya Cominos. “What a great course. Dave was very knowledgable and always happy to answer any questions.” Steve Keener.
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H)
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

December 3, 2019 - December 3, 2019
CRN: 9.254 S7
Instructor: David Tally
Location: RCC SBDC 2nd Floor Training Room
Fees: $20.00

You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this three-hour workshop we will take a 360◦ view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start:
• Is there a need for your product or service?
• Can you make money at it?
• Are you and your team the right people to bring this to market?
• Is this business compatible with your personal goals?
• What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business?
We will also discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. After Smart Start, if you decide to go forward with your business idea, you will have free access to an SBDC business advisor to provide assistance as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. We will provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. Please let us know if someone will be attending with you as we will register them in our no charge section with a paying attendee.

Testimonies: “I walked away from this class feeling well-informed and armed with resources and tools to get my business started and be successful. I also felt like I have a great place to turn to for questions and support” Traci Lundin. “Dave Tally is as wise as he is knowledgeable. He can answer just about any question or steer you in the proper direction. Not one minute wasted—and I highly recommend this course and this instructor. Naiya Cominos. “What a great course. Dave was very knowledgable and always happy to answer any questions.” Steve Keener.

You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this three-hour workshop we will take a 360◦ view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: • Is there a need for your product or service? • Can you make money at it? • Are you and your team the right people to . . . bring this to market? • Is this business compatible with your personal goals? • What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will also discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. After Smart Start, if you decide to go forward with your business idea, you will have free access to an SBDC business advisor to provide assistance as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. We will provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. Please let us know if someone will be attending with you as we will register them in our no charge section with a paying attendee. Testimonies: “I walked away from this class feeling well-informed and armed with resources and tools to get my business started and be successful. I also felt like I have a great place to turn to for questions and support” Traci Lundin. “Dave Tally is as wise as he is knowledgeable. He can answer just about any question or steer you in the proper direction. Not one minute wasted—and I highly recommend this course and this instructor. Naiya Cominos. “What a great course. Dave was very knowledgable and always happy to answer any questions.” Steve Keener.
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H)
Grants Pass, OR 97526

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

December 17, 2019 - December 17, 2019
CRN: 9.254 S8
Instructor: David Tally
Location: RCC SBDC 2nd Floor Training Room
Fees: $20.00

You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this three-hour workshop we will take a 360◦ view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start:
• Is there a need for your product or service?
• Can you make money at it?
• Are you and your team the right people to bring this to market?
• Is this business compatible with your personal goals?
• What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business?
We will also discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. After Smart Start, if you decide to go forward with your business idea, you will have free access to an SBDC business advisor to provide assistance as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. We will provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. Please let us know if someone will be attending with you as we will register them in our no charge section with a paying attendee.

Testimonies: “I walked away from this class feeling well-informed and armed with resources and tools to get my business started and be successful. I also felt like I have a great place to turn to for questions and support” Traci Lundin. “Dave Tally is as wise as he is knowledgeable. He can answer just about any question or steer you in the proper direction. Not one minute wasted—and I highly recommend this course and this instructor. Naiya Cominos. “What a great course. Dave was very knowledgable and always happy to answer any questions.” Steve Keener.

You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this three-hour workshop we will take a 360◦ view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start: • Is there a need for your product or service? • Can you make money at it? • Are you and your team the right people to . . . bring this to market? • Is this business compatible with your personal goals? • What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business? We will also discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. After Smart Start, if you decide to go forward with your business idea, you will have free access to an SBDC business advisor to provide assistance as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. We will provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. Please let us know if someone will be attending with you as we will register them in our no charge section with a paying attendee. Testimonies: “I walked away from this class feeling well-informed and armed with resources and tools to get my business started and be successful. I also felt like I have a great place to turn to for questions and support” Traci Lundin. “Dave Tally is as wise as he is knowledgeable. He can answer just about any question or steer you in the proper direction. Not one minute wasted—and I highly recommend this course and this instructor. Naiya Cominos. “What a great course. Dave was very knowledgable and always happy to answer any questions.” Steve Keener.
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H)
Grants Pass, OR 97526

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