Our Classes

Lifelong learning is critical for business success. Check out our classes!

Whether you are just starting your business, growing your company to better serve the community or ready to exit, we have classes and workshops that can help you reach your goals.

Our courses are offered in-person and online for maximum flexibility. Classes and workshops target different areas of your business, from cash flow management to marketing and business planning. We have something for everyone.

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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  • Business Concept & Product
  • Customer Relations & Branding
  • Operations & Finance
  • Organization & Human Resources
  • Treasure Valley SBDC
Select your business cycle
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  • Idea
  • Launch
  • Expansion
  • Renew
  • Exit

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

March 1, 2020 - March 31, 2020
CRN: BIZC 092 ZA (pick up) or BIZC 092 ZC (to ship)
Instructor:
Location: Independent Study
Fees: $225.00

To Register please stop by our office in the Albertson Building, call 541-881-5772, or email sbdc@tvcc.cc

Oregon CCB-approved training provider

NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management Oregon Construction Contractors 2nd edition
Chapter and Quick Reference Tabs for your manual
Test study tips
14 Chapter tests plus a Timed Test similar to the state test
Over 450 practice test questions and one timed test
Study log
Highlighter pen
All material is easy to understand and simple to use

To Register please stop by our office in the Albertson Building, call 541-881-5772, or email sbdc@tvcc.cc Oregon CCB-approved training provider NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management Oregon Construction Contractors 2nd edition Chapter and Quick Reference Tabs for your manual Test study tips 14 Chapter tests plus a Timed Test similar to the state test Over 450 practice . . . test questions and one timed test Study log Highlighter pen All material is easy to understand and simple to use
650 College Blvd.
Ontario, OR 97914

Tuesday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

March 17, 2020 - March 17, 2020
Instructor: Chris Hollaway
Location: Harney County Economic Development
Fees: $10.00

Tips and advice on getting your written word on paper or on screen. Both print and electronic publications will be discussed.
Topics covered:

Traditional Or Self-Publishing?

Publishers/Agents

Platforms

Self-Publishing Walk-through (Kindle Direct Publishing/Kindle Paperback)

Presented by SBDC Advisor and Author Chris Hollaway

Tips and advice on getting your written word on paper or on screen. Both print and electronic publications will be discussed.
Topics covered:

Traditional Or Self-Publishing?

Publishers/Agents

Platforms

Self-Publishing Walk-through (Kindle Direct Publishing/Kindle Paperback)

Presented by SBDC Advisor and Author Chris Hollaway

484 N Broadway
Burns, OR 97720

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

March 18, 2020 - May 8, 2020
Instructor:
Location: Online
Fees: $129

Do you manage large sets of numbers, names, dates, or other pieces of information? If so, then you need to create worksheets to manage, store, organize, and even analyze this information. Excel, Microsoft’s powerful spreadsheet software, is the most widely-used program to handle this task. In fact, most workplaces require that new employees have a basic level of understanding of Microsoft Excel.

If you want to learn the 2019 version of Microsoft Excel, this course will introduce you to the program’s basic functions and uses. Through hands-on lessons, you will learn numerous shortcuts to quickly and efficiently set up worksheets. You will also learn how to use the function wizard to calculate statistics, future values, and more. In addition, you will get tips on sorting and analyzing data, creating three-dimensional workbooks, and automating frequently-repeated tasks with macros and buttons. By the time you're done, you will know how to use this vital Office 2019 tool.

Do you manage large sets of numbers, names, dates, or other pieces of information? If so, then you need to create worksheets to manage, store, organize, and even analyze this information. Excel, Microsoft’s powerful spreadsheet software, is the most widely-used program to handle this task. In fact, most workplaces require that new employees have a basic level of understanding of Microsoft Excel. . . . If you want to learn the 2019 version of Microsoft Excel, this course will introduce you to the program’s basic functions and uses. Through hands-on lessons, you will learn numerous shortcuts to quickly and efficiently set up worksheets. You will also learn how to use the function wizard to calculate statistics, future values, and more. In addition, you will get tips on sorting and analyzing data, creating three-dimensional workbooks, and automating frequently-repeated tasks with macros and buttons. By the time you're done, you will know how to use this vital Office 2019 tool.

Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

April 9, 2020 - June 13, 2020
CRN: RE 090-OA
Instructor: Provided by Central Oregon Community College
Location: Online or Treasure Valley Community College Albertson Center Rm 103
Fees: $695.00

** This class is entirely online so there is no need to worry about being in a classroom should the college be closed.**

This accelerated course prepares entrepreneurs and small business owners to qualify for the Oregon Real Estate Broker's License Exam in just 10 weeks.

TVCC has partnered with other Oregon Community Colleges to offer an online classroom.
The class will offer a unique opportunity for remote students as it can be accessed on a personal computer or on Campus. Students will Zoom in to the class during the regular class time from the comfort of home or if the they prefer a structured classroom, students can meet and Zoom in on Campus in a designated classroom.

Schedule Consists of 11 Sessions:
10 Thursday Evening Lectures
1 All-Day Saturday Wrap-Up

Class meets the 150-hour requirement of the Oregon Real Estate Agency (OREA)
http://www.oregon.gov/rea/Pages/index.aspx
This Oregon Real Estate Broker License Training course is approved by OREA.

** This class is entirely online so there is no need to worry about being in a classroom should the college be closed.** This accelerated course prepares entrepreneurs and small business owners to qualify for the Oregon Real Estate Broker's License Exam in just 10 weeks. TVCC has partnered with other Oregon Community Colleges to offer an online classroom. The class will offer a unique opportunity . . . for remote students as it can be accessed on a personal computer or on Campus. Students will Zoom in to the class during the regular class time from the comfort of home or if the they prefer a structured classroom, students can meet and Zoom in on Campus in a designated classroom. Schedule Consists of 11 Sessions: 10 Thursday Evening Lectures 1 All-Day Saturday Wrap-Up Class meets the 150-hour requirement of the Oregon Real Estate Agency (OREA) http://www.oregon.gov/rea/Pages/index.aspx This Oregon Real Estate Broker License Training course is approved by OREA.
650 College Blvd.
Ontario, OR 97914

Tuesday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

April 28, 2020 - April 28, 2020
Instructor:
Location: Harney County Economic Development
Fees: $10.00

Marketing techniques for a variety of social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Best practices for using your website to market your business.

Marketing techniques for a variety of social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Best practices for using your website to market your business.

Tuesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

May 12, 2020 - May 12, 2020
Instructor:
Location: Treasure Valley Community College, Weese 104
Fees: Free

Spring farmers market vendor refresher workshop
Topics covered include:
Estimating your costs & budgeting
Expanding your marketing
Booth display & signage
Vendor Professionalism & Behavior
Making the Sale
SBDC Advisor Liz Amason, SBA Economic Development Specialist Irene Gonzalez and University of Idaho Extension Educator Karie Boone will get you ready for the 2020 Farmers Market Season!

Spring farmers market vendor refresher workshop Topics covered include: Estimating your costs & budgeting Expanding your marketing Booth display & signage Vendor Professionalism & Behavior Making the Sale SBDC Advisor Liz Amason, SBA Economic Development Specialist Irene Gonzalez and University of Idaho Extension Educator Karie Boone will get you ready for the 2020 Farmers Market . . . Season!
650 College Blvd.
Ontario, OR 97914

Tuesday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

May 26, 2020 - May 26, 2020
Instructor: TBA
Location: Harney County Community Center
Fees: $10.00

Introduction to QuickBooks for your business. Expert advice on how QuickBooks accounting software can make operating your business more efficient.

Introduction to QuickBooks for your business. Expert advice on how QuickBooks accounting software can make operating your business more efficient.

484 N Broadway
Burns, OR 97720

Tuesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

June 16, 2020 - June 16, 2020
Instructor: Ranelle Crosby
Location: Treasure Valley Community College, Weese 110
Fees: $10.00

Do you feel like you are not living up to your full potential?
Do you feel stuck?
Your thinking is the single most important factor to your success!

Come learn how Frame of Mind Coaching Methodology (FOM) can help you master your mind to begin reaching your full potential.
As a leader in her organization, Ranelle has learned that if you truly want to move your people and your organization forward; you must begin with yourself.
Join us as Ranelle shares how self-leadership is the cornerstone of building an exceptional, successful organization. Using techniques acquired when she was Certified in the FOM Methodology; Ranelle will demonstrate through this highly interactive presentation how you can take these tools and apply them directly to your personal situations.

Ranelle Crosby has worked at the Malheur Federal Credit Union since 2015. She has over 25 years of experience in the banking industry that she leverages daily to provide amazing financial services to our community. Ranelle is skilled in customer service, leadership & management, and organizational change. She is certified in the FOM Methodology. Ranelle is highly involved in her community; participating in multiple networking and volunteer activities.

Do you feel like you are not living up to your full potential? Do you feel stuck? Your thinking is the single most important factor to your success! Come learn how Frame of Mind Coaching Methodology (FOM) can help you master your mind to begin reaching your full potential. As a leader in her organization, Ranelle has learned that if you truly want to move your people and your organization . . . forward; you must begin with yourself. Join us as Ranelle shares how self-leadership is the cornerstone of building an exceptional, successful organization. Using techniques acquired when she was Certified in the FOM Methodology; Ranelle will demonstrate through this highly interactive presentation how you can take these tools and apply them directly to your personal situations. Ranelle Crosby has worked at the Malheur Federal Credit Union since 2015. She has over 25 years of experience in the banking industry that she leverages daily to provide amazing financial services to our community. Ranelle is skilled in customer service, leadership & management, and organizational change. She is certified in the FOM Methodology. Ranelle is highly involved in her community; participating in multiple networking and volunteer activities.
650 College Blvd.
Ontario, OR 97914

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