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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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Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

October 7, 2019 - June 1, 2020
Instructor: Diane Mahoney
Location: Umpqua Business Center Conference Room
Fees: $595

Small Business Management (SBM): 9 sessions from Oct 2019 to June 2020. Course fee is $595. Application will be sent to attendees and scholarships and discounts will be determined upon receipt. Payment to be collected during Fall Term.

Small Business Management (SBM): 9 sessions from Oct 2019 to June 2020. Course fee is $595. Application will be sent to attendees and scholarships and discounts will be determined upon receipt. Payment to be collected during Fall Term.

522 SE Washington Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97470

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

October 15, 2019 - October 22, 2019
Instructor: David Reeck
Location: Umpqua Small Business Development Center Training Room
Fees: $79

There is a science to branding and marketing your small business to your Target Customer. Are your customers attracted to your business related colors, shapes,name and font? How do you know?This two-class series presents the basic human senses as they apply to your businesses Target Customer. You will learn how to reference available information in the public domain from the marketing company Visual Targeting. The course also introduces the visual elements of logos and business cards. This interactive course will have participants share their visual marketing images with other class participants for discussion.
Classes: 10/15, 10/22

There is a science to branding and marketing your small business to your Target Customer. Are your customers attracted to your business related colors, shapes,name and font? How do you know?This two-class series presents the basic human senses as they apply to your businesses Target Customer. You will learn how to reference available information in the public domain from the marketing company . . . Visual Targeting. The course also introduces the visual elements of logos and business cards. This interactive course will have participants share their visual marketing images with other class participants for discussion. Classes: 10/15, 10/22
522 SE Washington Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97470

Wednesday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

October 16, 2019 - October 16, 2019
Instructor: Sam Gross
Location: Umpqua Small Business Development Center Training Room
Fees: $25

Get ready to start your business with this comprehensive workshop. Filled with all the information required to take those first steps to becoming a business owner.

Get ready to start your business with this comprehensive workshop. Filled with all the information required to take those first steps to becoming a business owner.

522 SE Washington Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97470

Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

October 21, 2019 - June 15, 2020
Instructor: Diane Mahoney
Location: Umpqua Business Center Conference Room
Fees: $595

Small Business Management (SBM): 9 sessions from Oct 2019 to June 2020. Course fee is $595. This class expands on the knowledge and experience gained from SBM I. Application will be sent to attendees and scholarships and discounts will be determined upon receipt. Payment to be collected during Fall Term.

Small Business Management (SBM): 9 sessions from Oct 2019 to June 2020. Course fee is $595. This class expands on the knowledge and experience gained from SBM I. Application will be sent to attendees and scholarships and discounts will be determined upon receipt. Payment to be collected during Fall Term.

522 SE Washington Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97470

Friday, Saturday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

October 25, 2019 - October 26, 2019
Instructor: Brandon Cordell
Location: Umpqua Small Business Development Center Training Room
Fees: $425.00

The Construction Contractors Training and Exam, class provides the pre-license education required to obtain the Oregon 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 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. There is a $50.00 fee for each time you need to retake an exam. Contact Kemberly Todd at 541-440-7824 for more information.

The Construction Contractors Training and Exam, class provides the pre-license education required to obtain the Oregon 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 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. There is a $50.00 fee for each time you need to retake an exam. Contact Kemberly Todd at 541-440-7824 for more information.
522 SE Washington Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97470

Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

November 7, 2019 - November 7, 2019
Instructor: Sam Gross
Location: Umpqua Small Business Development Center Training Room
Fees: $25

Get ready to start your business with this comprehensive workshop. Filled with all the information required to take those first steps to becoming a business owner.

Get ready to start your business with this comprehensive workshop. Filled with all the information required to take those first steps to becoming a business owner.

522 SE Washington Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97470

Friday, Saturday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

November 15, 2019 - November 16, 2019
Instructor: Brandon Cordell
Location: Umpqua Small Business Development Center Training Room
Fees: $425.00

The Construction Contractors Training and Exam, class provides the pre-license education required to obtain the Oregon 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 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. There is a $50.00 fee for each time you need to retake an exam. Contact Kemberly Todd at 541-440-7824 for more information.

The Construction Contractors Training and Exam, class provides the pre-license education required to obtain the Oregon 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 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. There is a $50.00 fee for each time you need to retake an exam. Contact Kemberly Todd at 541-440-7824 for more information.
522 SE Washington Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97470

Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

November 21, 2019 - November 21, 2019
Instructor: Sam Gross
Location: Umpqua Small Business Development Center Training Room
Fees: $25

Get ready to start your business with this comprehensive workshop. Filled with all the information required to take those first steps to becoming a business owner.

Get ready to start your business with this comprehensive workshop. Filled with all the information required to take those first steps to becoming a business owner.

522 SE Washington Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97470

Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

December 12, 2019 - December 12, 2019
Instructor: Sam Gross
Location: Umpqua Small Business Development Center Training Room
Fees: $25

Get ready to start your business with this comprehensive workshop. Filled with all the information required to take those first steps to becoming a business owner.

Get ready to start your business with this comprehensive workshop. Filled with all the information required to take those first steps to becoming a business owner.

522 SE Washington Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97470

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

January 10, 2020 - January 11, 2020
Instructor: Brandon Cordell
Location: Umpqua Small Business Development Center Training Room
Fees: $425.00

The Construction Contractors Training and Exam, class provides the pre-license education required to obtain the Oregon 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. 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. There is a $50.00 fee for each time you need to retake an exam. Contact Kemberly Todd at 541-440-7824 for more information.

The Construction Contractors Training and Exam, class provides the pre-license education required to obtain the Oregon 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. 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. There is a $50.00 fee for each time you need to retake an exam. Contact Kemberly Todd at 541-440-7824 for more information.
522 SE Washington Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97470

Friday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

January 17, 2020 - January 17, 2020
Instructor: Sam Gross
Location: Umpqua Small Business Development Center Training Room
Fees: $25

Get ready to start your business with this comprehensive workshop. Filled with all the information required to take those first steps to becoming a business owner.

Get ready to start your business with this comprehensive workshop. Filled with all the information required to take those first steps to becoming a business owner.

522 SE Washington Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97470

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

January 28, 2020 - April 7, 2020
Instructor: D. Stribling III
Location: TAP 15, UCC Main Campus
Fees: 695.00

Our Real Estate Brokers License pre-test training meets the 150-hr State of Oregon requirement to take the RE Brokers License test. Class meets for once a week for 10 weeks, followed by an all-day review Saturday, April 11th. All materials are included.

Our Real Estate Brokers License pre-test training meets the 150-hr State of Oregon requirement to take the RE Brokers License test. Class meets for once a week for 10 weeks, followed by an all-day review Saturday, April 11th. All materials are included.

1140 Umpqua College Road
1140 Umpqua College Road
Roseburg, OR 97470

Thursday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

January 30, 2020 - March 19, 2020
Instructor: Justin Deedon
Location: UCC SBDC Training Room
Fees: 249

This 8 week course is for those business owners who are ready to enter the competitive world of online marketing. With a focus in demographic targeting and re-marketing, we will delve into the logic behind online marketing, and how to efficiently yield a better return on investment for your marketing dollars.

This 8 week course is for those business owners who are ready to enter the competitive world of online marketing. With a focus in demographic targeting and re-marketing, we will delve into the logic behind online marketing, and how to efficiently yield a better return on investment for your marketing dollars.

Umpqua Business Center
522 SE Washington Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97470

Tuesday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

February 4, 2020 - February 4, 2020
Instructor: Sam Gross
Location: Umpqua Small Business Development Center Training Room
Fees: $25

Get ready to start your business with this comprehensive workshop. Filled with all the information required to take those first steps to becoming a business owner.

Get ready to start your business with this comprehensive workshop. Filled with all the information required to take those first steps to becoming a business owner.

522 SE Washington Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97470

Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

February 6, 2020 - April 9, 2020
Instructor: Aaron Larsen
Location: Umpqua Business Center Training Rm 140
Fees: $299

The ideal program for individuals looking to replace missing income, supplement existing income, and/or fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Find clarity and focus by learning to clearly define your mission, services and products, and your target market. Learn to navigate through opportunities and challenges, ultimately increasing your sales. Find community through shared ideas and problem solving with your peers. Define and refine your business model . Learn how to build a network so you can focus on doing what you love and work smarter, not harder.

The ideal program for individuals looking to replace missing income, supplement existing income, and/or fulfill a lifelong dream of becoming an entrepreneur. Find clarity and focus by learning to clearly define your mission, services and products, and your target market. Learn to navigate through opportunities and challenges, ultimately increasing your sales. Find community through shared ideas . . . and problem solving with your peers. Define and refine your business model . Learn how to build a network so you can focus on doing what you love and work smarter, not harder.
Umpqua Business Center
522 SE Washington Ave
Roseburg, OR 97470

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

February 7, 2020 - February 8, 2020
Instructor: Brandon Cordell
Location: Umpqua Small Business Development Center Training Room
Fees: $425.00

The Construction Contractors Training and Exam, class provides the pre-license education required to obtain the Oregon 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. 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. There is a $50.00 fee for each time you need to retake an exam. Contact Kemberly Todd at 541-440-7824 for more information.

The Construction Contractors Training and Exam, class provides the pre-license education required to obtain the Oregon 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. 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. There is a $50.00 fee for each time you need to retake an exam. Contact Kemberly Todd at 541-440-7824 for more information.
522 SE Washington Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97470

Tuesday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

February 18, 2020 - May 19, 2020
Instructor: Brandon Cordell
Location: Umpqua Small Business Development Center Training Room
Fees: $149.00

For anyone with a business idea that needs funding, the GrowthWheel framework serves as a checklist that helps to avoid blind spots and make smarter decisions before writing a business plan. With a 360° perspective, businesses can avoid blind spots and make smarter decisions. This workshop series guides participants through the GrowthWheel Framework, identifying the business you are in and where to take it, creating flow in your business processes, making sure that your core messages reach the right people, and making sure the financials are compatible with business activities.
Classes: Tue 2/18, 3/17, 4/14, 5/19

For anyone with a business idea that needs funding, the GrowthWheel framework serves as a checklist that helps to avoid blind spots and make smarter decisions before writing a business plan. With a 360° perspective, businesses can avoid blind spots and make smarter decisions. This workshop series guides participants through the GrowthWheel Framework, identifying the business you are in and where . . . to take it, creating flow in your business processes, making sure that your core messages reach the right people, and making sure the financials are compatible with business activities. Classes: Tue 2/18, 3/17, 4/14, 5/19
522 SE Washington Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97470

Friday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

February 21, 2020 - February 21, 2020
Instructor: Sam Gross
Location: Umpqua Small Business Development Center Training Room
Fees: $25

Get ready to start your business with this comprehensive workshop. Filled with all the information required to take those first steps to becoming a business owner.

Get ready to start your business with this comprehensive workshop. Filled with all the information required to take those first steps to becoming a business owner.

522 SE Washington Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97470

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

March 3, 2020 - March 10, 2020
Instructor: David Reeck
Location: Umpqua Small Business Development Center Training Room
Fees: $79

There is a science to branding and marketing your small business to your Target Customer. Are your customers attracted to your business related colors, shapes,name and font? How do you know?This two-class series presents the basic human senses as they apply to your businesses Target Customer. You will learn how to reference available information in the public domain from the marketing company Visual Targeting. The course also introduces the visual elements of logos and business cards. This interactive course will have participants share their visual marketing images with other class participants for discussion.
Classes: 3/03, 3/10

There is a science to branding and marketing your small business to your Target Customer. Are your customers attracted to your business related colors, shapes,name and font? How do you know?This two-class series presents the basic human senses as they apply to your businesses Target Customer. You will learn how to reference available information in the public domain from the marketing company . . . Visual Targeting. The course also introduces the visual elements of logos and business cards. This interactive course will have participants share their visual marketing images with other class participants for discussion. Classes: 3/03, 3/10
522 SE Washington Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97470

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

March 6, 2020 - March 7, 2020
Instructor: Brandon Cordell
Location: Umpqua Small Business Development Center Training Room
Fees: $425.00

The Construction Contractors Training and Exam, class provides the pre-license education required to obtain the Oregon 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. 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. There is a $50.00 fee for each time you need to retake an exam. Contact Kemberly Todd at 541-440-7824 for more information.

The Construction Contractors Training and Exam, class provides the pre-license education required to obtain the Oregon 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. 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. There is a $50.00 fee for each time you need to retake an exam. Contact Kemberly Todd at 541-440-7824 for more information.
522 SE Washington Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97470

Wednesday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

March 11, 2020 - March 11, 2020
Instructor: Sam Gross
Location: Umpqua Small Business Development Center Training Room
Fees: $25

Get ready to start your business with this comprehensive workshop. Filled with all the information required to take those first steps to becoming a business owner.

Get ready to start your business with this comprehensive workshop. Filled with all the information required to take those first steps to becoming a business owner.

522 SE Washington Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97470

Friday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

March 27, 2020 - March 27, 2020
Instructor: Sam Gross
Location: Umpqua Small Business Development Center Training Room
Fees: $25

Get ready to start your business with this comprehensive workshop. Filled with all the information required to take those first steps to becoming a business owner.

Get ready to start your business with this comprehensive workshop. Filled with all the information required to take those first steps to becoming a business owner.

522 SE Washington Avenue
Roseburg, OR 97470

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