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Grow your business with SBDC workshops and classes

Do you have a great idea to make your business more successful but are unsure how to implement it? Do you need a place to discuss business strategies? Do you want to learn how social media platforms can be part of your successful marketing strategy?

See how we can help! Whether it is through our free advising or our many great classes and workshops, we are here to help you build your business. Learn how to spend your time more productively while running your business and doing what you love.

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
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Select your business cycle
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  • Idea
  • Launch
  • Expansion
  • Renew
  • Exit

Tuesday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

September 29, 2020 - September 29, 2020
Instructor: Sam Gross MBA
Location: LIVE ONLINE w/ Zoom
Fees: $25

Learn from the experts what to be doing and thinking about when going into business. Instructor Sam Gross MBA will offer resources and tips to get you started right!

Learn from the experts what to be doing and thinking about when going into business. Instructor Sam Gross MBA will offer resources and tips to get you started right!

ONLINE
, OR

Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

November 2, 2020 - June 7, 2021
Instructor: Diane Mahoney
Location: LIVE ONLINE w/ Zoom
Fees: $599 / Plus one $95

Small Business Management (SBM) Level 1:
9 sessions from November 2020 – June 2021, cohort meeting one evening a month for 2 hours. Application will be sent to attendees and scholarships and discounts will be determined upon receipt. Payment to be collected during Fall Term.

Course Content Includes:
Surviving and Thriving during COVID-19

Business Foundations

Leadership/Goal setting - You will begin the strategic planning part of your business; goal setting, both for immediate and long term, goals and objectives with tasks assignments

Finance Management series - Introduction to basic business financials; Profit and Loss statement, understanding your Cash Flow, and properly creating a Chart of Accounts in a bookkeeping program. Including EOY Tax preparation.

Sales and Marketing - Identify the difference between Sales and Marketing. Hands on creation of functional color-coded Marketing Plan and strategic layout for a Sales Plan. Industry expert speakers will outline your online digital options and the creation of low-cost social media target campaigns.

The Legal Forum - A local attorney will outline business entities, speak on minimizing your legal risks, and facilitate a robust Q&A covering a wide range of topics.

Human Resources 101 - An industry Human Resource expert will outline the art of hiring and firing while minimizing your risks and facilitate a hands on job description work session

Book Club Discussion - Each year we work through a top rated business publication throughout the course program.

Small Business Management (SBM) Level 1: 9 sessions from November 2020 – June 2021, cohort meeting one evening a month for 2 hours. Application will be sent to attendees and scholarships and discounts will be determined upon receipt. Payment to be collected during Fall Term. Course Content Includes: Surviving and Thriving during COVID-19 Business Foundations Leadership/Goal setting - You will . . . begin the strategic planning part of your business; goal setting, both for immediate and long term, goals and objectives with tasks assignments Finance Management series - Introduction to basic business financials; Profit and Loss statement, understanding your Cash Flow, and properly creating a Chart of Accounts in a bookkeeping program. Including EOY Tax preparation. Sales and Marketing - Identify the difference between Sales and Marketing. Hands on creation of functional color-coded Marketing Plan and strategic layout for a Sales Plan. Industry expert speakers will outline your online digital options and the creation of low-cost social media target campaigns. The Legal Forum - A local attorney will outline business entities, speak on minimizing your legal risks, and facilitate a robust Q&A covering a wide range of topics. Human Resources 101 - An industry Human Resource expert will outline the art of hiring and firing while minimizing your risks and facilitate a hands on job description work session Book Club Discussion - Each year we work through a top rated business publication throughout the course program.
522 SE Washington Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97470

Friday, Saturday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

November 6, 2020 - November 7, 2020
Instructor: Lisa Woods MBA
Location: Live ONLINE via Zoom
Fees: $425.00

The "Preparing for the CCB exam", class provides the education required to obtain the CCB license. This program also includes the CCB exam which covers the content in the NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, 2nd edition. Exams consist of 4 Lessons:
Lesson 1 - OR Construction, Employees, Subcontractors
Lesson 2 - Oregon Code, Safety, Environmental Issues, Building Envelope
Lesson 3 - Bids & Estimates, Contracts, Project Management, Lien Law
Lesson 4 - Business Structure, Business Finance, Business Taxes Students must pass each exam with 70% or higher. Once all the exams are passed the student can then apply for their CCB license

The "Preparing for the CCB exam", class provides the education required to obtain the CCB license. This program also includes the CCB exam which covers the content in the NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, 2nd edition. Exams consist of 4 Lessons: Lesson 1 - OR Construction, Employees, Subcontractors Lesson 2 - Oregon Code, Safety, Environmental Issues, Building . . . Envelope Lesson 3 - Bids & Estimates, Contracts, Project Management, Lien Law Lesson 4 - Business Structure, Business Finance, Business Taxes Students must pass each exam with 70% or higher. Once all the exams are passed the student can then apply for their CCB license

Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

November 9, 2020 - June 14, 2021
Instructor: Diane Mahoney
Location: Live ONLINE via Zoom
Fees: $699 Plus One $95

Small Business Management (SBM) Level 2
9 sessions from November 2020 to June 2021, cohort meeting one evening a month for 3 hours. This course builds on knowledge outlined in SBM Level 1. Application will be sent to attendees and scholarships and discounts will be determined upon receipt. Payment to be collected during Fall Term.

Course Content includes:
Surviving and Thriving during COVID-19
Systems
Strategic Leadership planning
Advanced Financial Management - Working through a Financials Road Map using Profit Mastery concepts. Introduce ratio analysis within your financials, and continue to expand on your business strategic planning so you feel more connected with your business.

Trends and analytics - Develop tracking techniques for overall Online Media plans and introduce Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and how it can benefit your business

Creating Sales Plans - Deep Dive into your sales planning goals for better traction, and work on obtaining and retaining employees

Employee Management - How to avoid the hazards of hiring and firing.

Book Club discussion - Each year a top-rated business publication is discussed throughout the course.

Small Business Management (SBM) Level 2 9 sessions from November 2020 to June 2021, cohort meeting one evening a month for 3 hours. This course builds on knowledge outlined in SBM Level 1. Application will be sent to attendees and scholarships and discounts will be determined upon receipt. Payment to be collected during Fall Term. Course Content includes: Surviving and Thriving during . . . COVID-19 Systems Strategic Leadership planning Advanced Financial Management - Working through a Financials Road Map using Profit Mastery concepts. Introduce ratio analysis within your financials, and continue to expand on your business strategic planning so you feel more connected with your business. Trends and analytics - Develop tracking techniques for overall Online Media plans and introduce Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and how it can benefit your business Creating Sales Plans - Deep Dive into your sales planning goals for better traction, and work on obtaining and retaining employees Employee Management - How to avoid the hazards of hiring and firing. Book Club discussion - Each year a top-rated business publication is discussed throughout the course.
522 SE Washington Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97470

Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

November 16, 2020 - June 21, 2021
Instructor: Diane Mahoney
Location: Umpqua Business Center Conference Room
Fees: $749 Plus One $95

Small Business Management (SBM) Level 3:
9 sessions from Oct 2020 to June 2021, meeting one evening a month for 3 hours. Application will be sent to attendees, and scholarships and discounts will be determined upon receipt. Payment to be collected by December 2020.

This cohort builds on the concepts presented in SBM Level 1 and 2, along with preparing your business for next steps. Outcomes include: developing an effective one-page business plan, result-getting negotiating practices, refined pitch training, and effectively marketing on a small business budget.

Additional Course Content:
Strategic Planning
Mastermind Focus Group – A monthly Mastermind Focus group concentrates on a specific business within the cohort.
Creating Budgets - Creating budgets based on data history and future planning.
Roadmap Planning
Pitch Training
Effective Negotiating
Building Value for transition
Succession Planning - Begin developing a value for your business while maximizing profit and sustaining your legacy.
Life after Business - Planning for "what next?"
Book Club - This course has a small reading requirement prior to the start of the program, with content from a top-rated business publication throughout the course.

Small Business Management (SBM) Level 3: 9 sessions from Oct 2020 to June 2021, meeting one evening a month for 3 hours. Application will be sent to attendees, and scholarships and discounts will be determined upon receipt. Payment to be collected by December 2020. This cohort builds on the concepts presented in SBM Level 1 and 2, along with preparing your business for next steps. Outcomes . . . include: developing an effective one-page business plan, result-getting negotiating practices, refined pitch training, and effectively marketing on a small business budget. Additional Course Content: Strategic Planning Mastermind Focus Group – A monthly Mastermind Focus group concentrates on a specific business within the cohort. Creating Budgets - Creating budgets based on data history and future planning. Roadmap Planning Pitch Training Effective Negotiating Building Value for transition Succession Planning - Begin developing a value for your business while maximizing profit and sustaining your legacy. Life after Business - Planning for "what next?" Book Club - This course has a small reading requirement prior to the start of the program, with content from a top-rated business publication throughout the course.
522 SE Washington Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97470

Tuesday, Thursday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

November 17, 2020 - November 19, 2020
Instructor: Gale Peterson and Justin Deedon
Location: Umpqua Business Center Conference Room
Fees: 99.00

New to Technology and finding you could use help knowing the ins-and-outs of computer basics?
This two part class session will cover the basics for Small Business Owners looking to brush up or start their technology awareness.

Part One: Introduction to computer hardware and software. Using and setting up your computer desktop display, keyboard, and mouse. Learn basic terminology, standard keyboard shortcuts, organization of files and applying basic maintenance procedures.

Part Two: Introduction to software, programs and aps used most frequently by small business owners. Providing a look into Google Suites overview of products and services for the Small Business.

New to Technology and finding you could use help knowing the ins-and-outs of computer basics? This two part class session will cover the basics for Small Business Owners looking to brush up or start their technology awareness. Part One: Introduction to computer hardware and software. Using and setting up your computer desktop display, keyboard, and mouse. Learn basic terminology, standard keyboard . . . shortcuts, organization of files and applying basic maintenance procedures. Part Two: Introduction to software, programs and aps used most frequently by small business owners. Providing a look into Google Suites overview of products and services for the Small Business.
Umpqua Business Center Conference Room
522 SE Washington Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97470

Friday, Saturday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM

December 4, 2020 - December 5, 2020
Instructor: Lisa Woods MBA
Location: Live ONLINE via Zoom
Fees: $425.00

Preparing for the CCB exam, class provides the education required to obtain the CCB license. This program also includes the CCB exam which covers the content in the NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, 2nd edition. Exams consist of 4 Lessons:
Lesson 1 - OR Construction, Employees, Subcontractors
Lesson 2 - Oregon Code, Safety, Environmental Issues, Building Envelope
Lesson 3 - Bids & Estimates, Contracts, Project Management, Lien Law
Lesson 4 - Business Structure, Business Finance, Business Taxes Students must pass each exam with 70% or higher. Once all the exams are passed the student can then apply for their CCB license

Preparing for the CCB exam, class provides the education required to obtain the CCB license. This program also includes the CCB exam which covers the content in the NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, 2nd edition. Exams consist of 4 Lessons: Lesson 1 - OR Construction, Employees, Subcontractors Lesson 2 - Oregon Code, Safety, Environmental Issues, Building . . . Envelope Lesson 3 - Bids & Estimates, Contracts, Project Management, Lien Law Lesson 4 - Business Structure, Business Finance, Business Taxes Students must pass each exam with 70% or higher. Once all the exams are passed the student can then apply for their CCB license

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

January 5, 2021 - February 2, 2021
Instructor: D. Stribling II
Location: Live ONLINE via Zoom
Fees: 599.00

Get prepared to take the State of Oregon Property Manager License Exam. This course is the fastest way to qualify to take the exam which covers the role of property managers, tenant relations, fair housing, lease agreements and more. You must attend all evening class sessions, and have online capacity to complete the self-study portion of this course.

Taught by an experienced Property Manager. For information call 541-440-7824 or email sbdc.info@umpqua.edu. All materials provided.

Get prepared to take the State of Oregon Property Manager License Exam. This course is the fastest way to qualify to take the exam which covers the role of property managers, tenant relations, fair housing, lease agreements and more. You must attend all evening class sessions, and have online capacity to complete the self-study portion of this course. Taught by an experienced Property Manager. . . . For information call 541-440-7824 or email sbdc.info@umpqua.edu. All materials provided.

Wednesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

January 27, 2021 - March 17, 2021
Instructor: Lisa Woods MBA
Location: LIVE ONLINE w/ Zoom
Fees: 99

Complete Your Business Plan in Just Four Class Sessions
You'll learn how to cultivate and document:
Putting Your Ideas into Words
Forecasting Sales and Expenses
How to Reach Your Target Market
Building a Team
Using Your Plan to Manage Business
This innovative class is the only one in the area providing participants with the support and software needed to successfully complete a business plan and be ready to pitch their business idea to lenders.
Program Includes:
Three Months Free Access to LivePlan® Online Business planning tool

Class Held every other Wednesday for 4-weeks of Business Plan Class Work,
One-on-one sessions held in between class sessions.

Complete Your Business Plan in Just Four Class Sessions You'll learn how to cultivate and document: Putting Your Ideas into Words Forecasting Sales and Expenses How to Reach Your Target Market Building a Team Using Your Plan to Manage Business This innovative class is the only one in the area providing participants with the support and software needed to successfully complete a business plan and . . . be ready to pitch their business idea to lenders. Program Includes: Three Months Free Access to LivePlan® Online Business planning tool Class Held every other Wednesday for 4-weeks of Business Plan Class Work, One-on-one sessions held in between class sessions.
ONLINE
, OR

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

February 9, 2021 - April 14, 2020
Instructor: D. Stribling II
Location: Live ONLINE via Zoom
Fees: 695.00

Start your career in Real Estate! Our 10 week Real Estate Brokers Pre-License training course meets the 150-hr State of Oregon requirement. This course is a hybrid, meeting Tuesday's online via Zoom, and coursework performed individually each week. Course Instructor and Principal Broker David Stribling also offers an optional all-day review Saturday, November 21st. All materials are included. Call 541-440-7824 for more information.

Start your career in Real Estate! Our 10 week Real Estate Brokers Pre-License training course meets the 150-hr State of Oregon requirement. This course is a hybrid, meeting Tuesday's online via Zoom, and coursework performed individually each week. Course Instructor and Principal Broker David Stribling also offers an optional all-day review Saturday, November 21st. All materials are included. Call . . . 541-440-7824 for more information.
ONLINE
Roseburg, OR 97470

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