We can help you start on a solid foundation and avoid costly mistakes. Think of the Small Business Development Center at COCC as your advisor leading you past the time- and money-wasting pitfalls many business owners struggle with.
Step One - Starting Out
- Business Start-Up class
Do you have a great idea but just don't know where to get started? This two-hour $29 class, offered monthly, covers the basics of how to get started. The next class in Bend is on Wednesday October 1, 11:00am-1:00pm, at the COCC Chandler Lab building (off-campus). The class 'Empezando su Proprio Negocio' will also be offered in Spanish the same day in the evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm.
To sign up for this class or to see other dates and locations, call 541-383-7290 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or register online.
- How to Develop a Business Plan workshop
Discover the tools you need to successfully plan, build and manage your business. Take an invaluable, two-evening workshop for people developing a business. This hands-on class is full of practical advice and information for those ready to start on their business plan. $79 including handouts.
The next How to Develop a Business Plan workshop is coming up in the fall on Wednesdays October 15 & 22, 6:00pm-9:00pm at the COCC Chandler Lab building in Bend (off-campus). For more information or to sign up for the next available class call 541-383-7290 or email email@example.com or register online.
- Launch Your Business course
Are you getting ready to or have just recently opened the doors to your own business? Position yourself for success in this six-week program including one-on-one business advising sessions interspersed with three classroom sessions. $199 including $25 workbook.
The next Launch Your Business series will be held at the COCC Redmond Campus. The classroom sessions will be held on Thursdays October 23, November 6 & November 20, 6:00pm-9:00pm. For more information or to sign up for the next available course call 541-383-7290 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or register online.
Step Two - Staying Focused
No-cost Confidential Business Advising
Once you have completed our 'Business Start-Up' class, you are ready to take advantage of our free, confidential one-on-one business advising. Just complete the online Request for Business Advising at BizCenter.org.