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Business Essential Classes - Whether you are an entrepreneur or want to expand your business knowledge and skills, you will find classes on starting or growing a business, improving your marketing and more.

Winter & Spring 2015
To register, click on class title or call: (541) 383-7270.

Online Marketing with Facebook
Explore how to effectively use Facebook to market and advertise your small to medium business. Find out how to create an online brand presence on this social media site. Taught in a computer lab to give you valuable hands-on training. Prerequisite: Must have a Facebook account.
Jamie Wood                     9:00am-4:00 Sa                27757
5/2                                  Madras MDR 120              Cost $79                              

Matthew Hand                  9:00am-noon MW              27774
5/18 to 5/20                      Bend CHLAB 207             Cost $79

Pinterest Business
Pinterest is the fastest growing social network and an affordable and effective way to promote your business. This course will teach you how to: set up a Pinterest business account, engage your customers, implement analytics for measurement, and employ best practices from successful brands on Pinterest.
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Suzanne Bell                    6:00pm-8:00 M                 27578
4/13 to 4/27                      Bend BEC 156                Cost $75

Blogging for Business & Beyond
Think blogging is just social? Think again. Blogging for business can drastically help your website's SEO, build credibility, drive traffic to your site, connect you with customers, and increase your business. Even if you've never written an article in your life, you can successfully blog for business. This course will teach you how to set up a blog, integrate your blog with other social media, engage with your audience and other bloggers, and create original content on the fly. 
Suzanne Bell                    6:00pm-8:00 Th                 27579
5/14 to 5/28                     Bend PIO 200B                  Cost $75                             

Nonprofit Grant Writing
Become skilled at selecting grant opportunities for nonprofit organizations and writing successful applications. Identify funding sources, especially in Oregon. Discover tips on research, effective writing, board involvement, grant management and reporting. Students are encouraged to bring a current grant project. Basic computer skills helpful.
Laura Pinckney                9:00am-noon F                 18016
3/6 to 3/13                       Bend CHLAB 301             Cost $89

Jennifer Rusk                   9:00am-4:00 F                   27719
4/24                                Madras MDR 120              Cost $89              

Jennifer Rusk                   9:00am-noon F                  27720
5/15 to 5/22                     Bend CHLAB 207              Cost $89

Facebook Strategy & Analytics for Business
Learn useful strategies to integrate Facebook into the marketing mix by growing and communicating with an engaged fan base, and engaging in discussion around how to gather and utilize Facebook analytics.  Whether your business has just launched its Facebook page or is looking to grow an already solid foundation on the platform, you will walk away from this course with a more in-depth understanding of the strategies and tools you can use to leverage Facebook to do more work for your business.  Prerequisite: A Facebook page for your business. 
John Dempsey                 6:00pm-9:00 Th                18170
3/5 to 3/12                       Bend BEC 156                 Cost $89

Building a Successful YouTube Channel
How do you get your videos to stand out in the crowd? Uploading a video on YouTube isn't enough. Over 2 billion online videos are viewed every day, 23% of those viewers are making a buying decision. Come get hands-on experience to build your own YouTube channel. Discover the secrets to being found on YouTube by optimizing your channel, videos and techniques to drive traffic to your site. 
Michelle Alvarado             9:00am-4:00 Sa                18208
3/7                                  Bend PIO 113                   Cost $89

NEW! DIY Marketing
Learn how to write effective email blasts, newsletters, press releases, flyers, blogs and more. Attract the customers you want and express more clearly what your business can do for them. Set up especially for those businesses without dedicated marketing personnel. 
Cam Davis                        6:00pm-8:30 Tu                 27513
4/14 to 5/5                       Bend PIO 200B                 Cost $79

Bookkeeping for Business
Do you want to add basic bookkeeping and accounting skills to your tool kit? This class will help you understand and apply entry-level accounting concepts to keep books electronically using QuickBooks Pro. For those with little or no bookkeeping experience who are looking to add employable skills in a relatively short period of time or small business owners who need the accounting basics to keep accurate records. Prerequisite: Keyboarding and basic computer skills using Windows. Required text: Bookkeepers' Bootcamp, 2nd Edition. Must attend first session on 4/28.  CEUs included. 
Kathryn Henderson        9:00am-noon Tu               27509
4/28 to 6/16                  Bend CHLAB 301              Cost $199

Put it All Together: Grow in Dollars & Donors
Nonprofits are constantly drawn in many directions at once. Get a handle on donor evaluation, constituencies and proper recognition in order to grow your dollars and donors. Bill Kemp is a Certified Fund Raising Executive with more than 30 years of diversified fundraising experience.  He has been responsible for raising nearly $35 million in a career working with nine non-profits in five states. 
Bill Kemp                    6:00pm-8:00 TuTh               27497
4/28 to 4/30                 Bend BEC BDRM               Cost $79


Real Estate Professional Development Webpage
Looking to prepare for the Oregon Real Estate Broker or Oregon Property Manager License exams?  We will soon be offering hybrid courses in these areas which combines the convenience of online learning with weekly classroom sessions where you connect with a knowledgeable instructor and other students. 

Computer & Web Webpage
Learn programs in our hands-on classes including Excel, Access, Word, Publisher, PowerPoint, Outlook, QuickBooks Pro, Adobe Creative Suite, Mac and iProducts (including apps) and more.

Marketing & Social Media Webpage
COCC Community Learning offers classes on leveraging your business opportunities through the use of social media.

COCC Small Business Development Center Webpage
For one-on-one FREE business advising, call (541) 383-7290.

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