Our Classes

Grow your business through these SBDC classes and workshops

Our classes are designed to meet the needs of today’s entrepreneurs, to build sustainable businesses and to meet the training needs for business owners and management teams.

The classes vary from one-hour presentations and intensive three-hour workshops to all-day workshop formats to give our business community the tools necessary to develop and prosper in today’s marketplace.

Register for our upcoming workshops online.

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?
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  • Classes
  • Business Concept & Product
  • Customer Relations & Branding
  • Operations & Finance
  • Organization & Human Resources
  • Southern Oregon SBDC
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  • Idea
  • Launch
  • Expansion
  • Renew

Thursday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

September 20, 2018 - September 20, 2018
Instructor: Katherine Cleland
Location: HEC 118
Fees: $50 ($75 at the Door)

Tune-up your website and be found by customers! Receive actionable strategies, real world examples, and techniques to help break down the work. Wondering how search engines work and what they look for in web content? Register for this three-hour workshop and, if you are a new or current client of SOU's SBDC, receive an added value at no additional charge one-hour website audit with Katherine on Friday, September 21 by appointment (available to the first eight businesses enrolled).

Tune-up your website and be found by customers! Receive actionable strategies, real world examples, and techniques to help break down the work. Wondering how search engines work and what they look for in web content? Register for this three-hour workshop and, if you are a new or current client of SOU's SBDC, receive an added value at no additional charge one-hour website audit with Katherine on . . . Friday, September 21 by appointment (available to the first eight businesses enrolled).
101 S. Bartlett St
Medford, Oregon 97501

Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

September 25, 2018 - September 25, 2018
Instructor:
Location: HEC 130A
Fees: No charge to attend

New to entrepreneurship? Wonder what the SOU SBDC can do for you?

Learn the basic steps to starting a business in Oregon, how to register your business name, where to obtain your businesses licenses, types of business structures, and the resources available to you through the SBA, State of Oregon and the SOU SBDC

New to entrepreneurship? Wonder what the SOU SBDC can do for you?

Learn the basic steps to starting a business in Oregon, how to register your business name, where to obtain your businesses licenses, types of business structures, and the resources available to you through the SBA, State of Oregon and the SOU SBDC

101 S. Bartlett St
Medford, Oregon 97501

Friday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

October 12, 2018 - October 12, 2018
Instructor:
Location: HEC 130A
Fees: No charge to attend

New to entrepreneurship? Wonder what the SOU SBDC can do for you?

Learn the basic steps to starting a business in Oregon, how to register your business name, where to obtain your businesses licenses, types of business structures, and the resources available to you through the SBA, State of Oregon and the SOU SBDC

New to entrepreneurship? Wonder what the SOU SBDC can do for you?

Learn the basic steps to starting a business in Oregon, how to register your business name, where to obtain your businesses licenses, types of business structures, and the resources available to you through the SBA, State of Oregon and the SOU SBDC

101 S. Bartlett St
Medford, OR 97501

Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

October 17, 2018 - June 19, 2019
Instructor: Todd Tippin, Business Instructional Adviser
Location: HEC 126
Fees: $399.00

This nine-month program is a combination of classroom instruction and on-site advising, all focusing on the month's topic and incorporating best practices. Participants must be businesses that have been in operation for more than a year and are working on growing and improving their profitability. Class size is limited to provide the highest quality of individual attention for each participant. Two participants per business may attend for one fee.

This nine-month program is a combination of classroom instruction and on-site advising, all focusing on the month's topic and incorporating best practices. Participants must be businesses that have been in operation for more than a year and are working on growing and improving their profitability. Class size is limited to provide the highest quality of individual attention for each participant. . . . Two participants per business may attend for one fee.
101 S. Bartlett St
Medford, OR 97501

Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

October 23, 2018 - October 23, 2018
Instructor:
Location: HEC 130A
Fees: No charge to attend

New to entrepreneurship? Wonder what the SOU SBDC can do for you?

Learn the basic steps to starting a business in Oregon, how to register your business name, where to obtain your businesses licenses, types of business structures, and the resources available to you through the SBA, State of Oregon and the SOU SBDC

New to entrepreneurship? Wonder what the SOU SBDC can do for you?

Learn the basic steps to starting a business in Oregon, how to register your business name, where to obtain your businesses licenses, types of business structures, and the resources available to you through the SBA, State of Oregon and the SOU SBDC

101 S. Bartlett St
Medford, OR 97501

Friday 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

November 9, 2018 - November 9, 2018
Instructor:
Location: HEC 130A
Fees: No charge to attend

New to entrepreneurship? Wonder what the SOU SBDC can do for you?

Learn the basic steps to starting a business in Oregon, how to register your business name, where to obtain your businesses licenses, types of business structures, and the resources available to you through the SBA, State of Oregon and the SOU SBDC

New to entrepreneurship? Wonder what the SOU SBDC can do for you?

Learn the basic steps to starting a business in Oregon, how to register your business name, where to obtain your businesses licenses, types of business structures, and the resources available to you through the SBA, State of Oregon and the SOU SBDC

101 S. Bartlett St
Medford, OR 97501

Thursday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

November 15, 2018 - November 15, 2018
Instructor: Stephanie Hoffman, BBSI
Location: HEC 118
Fees: No charge to attend

When it comes to growing your customer base, "good" isn't good enough. We must THRILL our customers! In this one-hour no cost presentation, learn how to engage your customers right now on a new level. Make great customer service your number one marketing strategy!

When it comes to growing your customer base, "good" isn't good enough. We must THRILL our customers! In this one-hour no cost presentation, learn how to engage your customers right now on a new level. Make great customer service your number one marketing strategy!

101 S. Bartlett St
Medford, OR 97501

Tuesday 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

November 20, 2018 - November 20, 2018
Instructor:
Location: HEC 130A
Fees: No charge to attend

New to entrepreneurship? Wonder what the SOU SBDC can do for you?

Learn the basic steps to starting a business in Oregon, how to register your business name, where to obtain your businesses licenses, types of business structures, and the resources available to you through the SBA, State of Oregon and the SOU SBDC

New to entrepreneurship? Wonder what the SOU SBDC can do for you?

Learn the basic steps to starting a business in Oregon, how to register your business name, where to obtain your businesses licenses, types of business structures, and the resources available to you through the SBA, State of Oregon and the SOU SBDC

101 S. Bartlett St
Medford, OR 97501

Thursday 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

December 13, 2018 - December 13, 2018
Instructor: Joan McBee, Chair of SOU School of Business
Location: HEC 118
Fees: No charge to attend

What makes us as consumers behave the way we do? How can your business influence others' buying decisions?

In this one-hour no cost presentation, learn to create signs that will get customer attention, implement a pricing strategy that increases the bottom line, and influence customers to spread positive word-of-mouth about your business.

What makes us as consumers behave the way we do? How can your business influence others' buying decisions?

In this one-hour no cost presentation, learn to create signs that will get customer attention, implement a pricing strategy that increases the bottom line, and influence customers to spread positive word-of-mouth about your business.

101 S. Bartlett St
Medford, OR 97501

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