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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.

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Tuesday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

June 26, 2020 - June 9, 2020
Instructor: Sam Gross
Location: ONLINE
Fees: $25

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

ONLINE
, OR

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

July 10, 2020 - July 11, 2020
Instructor: Lisa Woods
Location: Umpqua Small Business Development Center Training Room
Fees: $425.00

The Construction Contractors Training and Exam, class provides the 16-hour pre-license education required to obtain the Oregon CCB license and Exam.
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.
After each Lesson an exam will be given on the topics presented. The exam is timed and is not an open book test. The passage percentage for each exam is 70% or above. If you do not pass all the exams you will need to retake the ones you missed.

Contact Kemberly Todd at 541-440-7824 for more information.

The Construction Contractors Training and Exam, class provides the 16-hour pre-license education required to obtain the Oregon CCB license and Exam. 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. After each Lesson an exam will be given on the topics presented. The exam is timed and is not an open book test. The passage percentage for each exam is 70% or above. If you do not pass all the exams you will need to retake the ones you missed. Contact Kemberly Todd at 541-440-7824 for more information.
522 SE Washington Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97470

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

July 14, 2020 - July 21, 2020
Instructor: Aaron Larsen
Location: LIVE ONLINE Via ZOOM
Fees: $147.00

Is making online content something your business needs to learn?
CANVA for Content is just the course to help you design ads, flyers and posts for your small business promotions and events.

Reduce the amount of time spent on creating graphics for social media, websites, and other communications.This two-part series will offer:

Session One

An introduction of Canva products and website, with an overview of all of the features. Learn how to use all of the options and tools within the software. There will also be a content planning time for each small business.

Session Two:

Round table discussion and demonstration of what content has been developed. This course is interactive and students can share what they created and receive input from the cohort.This is a great way to build content for online media, emails, social networking events and more!

Disclosure: I understand by taking the Canva for Digital Content course offered by SBDC, I will be utilizing my own equipment and Canva account. Please read the Canva privacy policies carefully as some personal information could appear through outside analytics. Umpqua Community College and the SBDC are not accountable for your Canva usage or the Canva privacy policy.

Is making online content something your business needs to learn? CANVA for Content is just the course to help you design ads, flyers and posts for your small business promotions and events. Reduce the amount of time spent on creating graphics for social media, websites, and other communications.This two-part series will offer: Session One An introduction of Canva products and website, with an . . . overview of all of the features. Learn how to use all of the options and tools within the software. There will also be a content planning time for each small business. Session Two: Round table discussion and demonstration of what content has been developed. This course is interactive and students can share what they created and receive input from the cohort.This is a great way to build content for online media, emails, social networking events and more! Disclosure: I understand by taking the Canva for Digital Content course offered by SBDC, I will be utilizing my own equipment and Canva account. Please read the Canva privacy policies carefully as some personal information could appear through outside analytics. Umpqua Community College and the SBDC are not accountable for your Canva usage or the Canva privacy policy.
ONLINE
, OR

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

September 11, 2020 - September 12, 2020
Instructor: Lisa Woods
Location: Umpqua Small Business Development Center Training Room
Fees: $425.00

The Construction Contractors Training and Exam, class provides the 16-hour pre-license education required to obtain the Oregon CCB license and Exam.
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.
After each Lesson an exam will be given on the topics presented. The exam is timed and is not an open book test. The passage percentage for each exam is 70% or above. If you do not pass all the exams you will need to retake the ones you missed.
Contact Kemberly Todd at 541-440-7824 for more information.

The Construction Contractors Training and Exam, class provides the 16-hour pre-license education required to obtain the Oregon CCB license and Exam. 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. After each Lesson an exam will be given on the topics presented. The exam is timed and is not an open book test. The passage percentage for each exam is 70% or above. If you do not pass all the exams you will need to retake the ones you missed. Contact Kemberly Todd at 541-440-7824 for more information.
522 SE Washington Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97470

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

September 15, 2020 - November 17, 2020
Instructor: D. Stribling III
Location: TAP 14, UCC Main Campus
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 an online and in-class hybrid, meeting Tuesday's from 6:00 to 9:00 PM on campus. Course Instructor and Principal Broker David Stribling also offers an optional all-day review Saturday, June 27th. 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 an online and in-class hybrid, meeting Tuesday's from 6:00 to 9:00 PM on campus. Course Instructor and Principal Broker David Stribling also offers an optional all-day review Saturday, June 27th. All materials are included. Call 541-440-7824 for . . . more information.
1140 Umpqua College Road
1140 Umpqua College Road
Roseburg, OR 97470

Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

October 5, 2020 - June 7, 2021
Instructor: Diane Mahoney
Location: Umpqua Business Center Conference Room
Fees: $649 / Plus one $95

Small Business Management (SBM) Level 1:
9 sessions from October 2020 – June 2021, cohort 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 during Fall Term.

Course Content Includes:

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 October 2020 – June 2021, cohort 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 during Fall Term. Course Content Includes: 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

Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

October 12, 2020 - June 14, 2021
Instructor: Diane Mahoney
Location: Umpqua Business Center Conference Room
Fees: $699 Plus One $95

Small Business Management (SBM) Level 2
9 sessions from Oct 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:
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 Oct 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: 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

October 19, 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

Friday, Saturday 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

November 6, 2020 - November 7, 2020
Instructor: UCC SBDC Staff
Location: SOWI Center, Umpqua Community College Campus
Fees: $39 - $59

Put on your thinking cap.
Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with?

Techstars Startup Weekend Umpqua is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend.

Your ticket includes:
4 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
Benefits and discounts from our global partners
One-on-one time with amazing mentors
A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
All the internet and coffee you can consume.

Put on your thinking cap. Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue or a problem you'd like to solve but don't know where to start or who to start with? Techstars Startup Weekend Umpqua is the place to look for a team, create a prototype of your idea, validate your business idea, and receive feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, all in one weekend. Your ticket includes: 4 full (and delicious) . . . meals over the course of the weekend Benefits and discounts from our global partners One-on-one time with amazing mentors A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world. All the internet and coffee you can consume.
1140 Umpqua College Road
Roseburg, OR 97470

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