Classes & Workshops




Investing in ongoing entrepreneurial training is vital to long-term business success. Consider your refined business skills as your most valuable asset.

Stay current on industry trends and regulations while learning how to respond to changes in your market.

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dreamstime_xl_41230615-graph-colorAll Businesses Need Capital
Whether you are starting from scratch or you need $1M to expand your production line, you need
to know how to fund your business. This is a short, practical beginning course in business capital.

Fundamentals of Business Bookkeeping
Understand the difference between an asset and revenue. Learn about the different bookkeeping forms and

why they are used. Can’t I just hire someone who knows this stuff? Get the answer to that question and more!

QuickBooks® for Business-Concepts
Learn how to use QuickBooks® software to better manage your business in an interactive, hands-on environment. Our certified QuickBooks® ProAdvisor will answer your questions and provide an overview of all basic and advanced functions. A USB flash drive will be provided.  Learn More

 SBA Loan Briefing
Are you looking for funding to start or grow your small business? Learn your financing options from a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan specialist.


Dan Hines

Contractors Certification Preparation Course
This course focuses on completing the state curriculum necessary to take the Oregon Construction Contractor’s exam. Testing for the exam is scheduled separately (additional fee required) and takes place on an alternate date. To register for class please contact Dan or

Sue Hines at or 1-888-458-0846.



Food & Beverage Module – Small Business Management Program                                                             mp900049617
This module has everything you need to know about operating a food and beverage small business. It covers business planning, food cost control and menu management. Learn how your business could run more efficiently by identifying priorities, focusing on your strengths and implementing solutions.
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Ready, Set, Start Your Business
Begin your business the right way! Cover the basics in two hours and decide if running a business is right for you. We recommend attending this class before scheduling your first advising appointment.

How to Start & Sustain a Successful Restaurant Business
If you have ever dreamed about owning a food/beverage business, or ever wondered whether it was right for you, this workshop was designed with you in mind. Come and learn the critical points to consider while you turn that dream into a reality.

The Challenges in Family-Owned Business
Family-owned businesses comprise the majority of US companies. They employ 60 percent of American workers and are the backbone of the US economy. This workshop will address some of the concerns and issues family-owned businesses face, while providing available resources to help them succeed.

Introduction To Business Plan Concepts
Your business plan is the DNA of your business and the single most important tool for successfully starting and operating your business. It is necessary for bank financing and acts as your “road map.” Whether you are starting the planning process, stuck in the middle or just want to be sure you are headed in the right direction, this two-hour workshop will bring your business to life!

Your Business Plan Accelerator
Committing your idea to paper in the form of a business plan not only increases your chances of obtaining financing, but keeps your business strategically focused. Instructor and peer support will guide you through all the components of completing a business plan. (2.5 hours. Every other week for 4 weeks)


23338633_mBasic Notary Seminar
Refresh your notary knowledge and get answers to your questions by attending a Secretary of State sponsored seminar for current and future notaries public. Topics include: what a notary is, responsibilities and liabilities, how to notarize, notary certificates, and maintaining the notary journal. Register on-line at:



Employee Management Program
This program is designed for business owners or managers in larger organizations who want to improve their skills and interactions with their employees. You will learn how to find and hire the best employees, increase employee effectiveness, and improve employee relations. It includes peer-to-peer learning and one-on-one coaching. Business coaching is vital to the success of the owner/manager and assists them with personal application of what is taught during class sessions. The program meets for a series of 10 classes over a 10-month period. Sign up for Fall 2017 Now!

Small Business Management Program
This program makes building your business easy as it introduces and then reinforces key concepts over a one-to-three year period. Learn with a cohort of peers, customized classes, and one-on-one coaching with the instructor/coach to identify, prioritize and achieve business goals. Receive the support, tools and resources needed to see immediate results; learn to work smarter, not harder. Sign up for Fall 2017 Now!

Successful Supervision
Good bosses are people who have learned how to communicate effectively, manage projects and resolve conflicts. Participants will leave every session with tangible, practical skills they can immediately apply at work. Course topics are grouped into three categories: self, staff and project management and include three hours of one-on-one coaching.  



Facebook Strategies & Advertising
Facebook is the number one

social media platform, and the
best choice for most small businesses to start their digital marketing strategy. In this class, you will learn about what makes a great Facebook page, how groups can help you build crucial relationships and how to look at the analytics. This course will also demonstrate Facebook’s ad platform and discuss how to get your content to your

Google Analytics
For first time users it can be tricky to set up Google Analytics and understand the data generated. This course will provide an easy-to-follow guide on the set-up process and information about understanding the analytic data available.You will learn to analyze how your company’s website is performing. Also find insights that can turn into real results from, choosing the right benchmarks and content, to testing channel and campaign performance.

Know Your Market
Learn why market research is vital to the success of your business. Explore various methods to effectively reach your target market and gain valuable brand exposure. Learn what resources are available to help you.

Marketing 101 for Your Business
Budding entrepreneurs searching for effective and low-cost or no-cost marketing ideas will find this workshop a powerful “thought starter” toward reaching their business’ real potential. Learn how high-impact and low-cost marketing strategies attract new customers.


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