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 will be held on Wednesday April 1, 11:00am-1:00pm, at the COCC Chandler Lab building (off campus).
To sign up or to see other dates and locations, call 541-383-7290 or email email@example.com 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. $89 including handouts.
The next How to Develop a Business Plan workshop is on Wednesdays May 20 & 27, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 with one-on-one business advising sessions interspersed with three classroom sessions. $199 including $25 workbook.
The next Launch Your Business series will be held in Bend at the COCC Chandler Lab building (off-campus). The classroom sessions will be held on Wednesdays April 15, April 29 & May 13, 6:00pm-9:00pm. For more information or to sign up for the next available course call 541-383-7290 or email email@example.com 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.
- NEW! Growing Your Business with QuickBooks
You know your product or service and now you want to know how to make it more successful. Combine three 2-hour evening classes that teach you the fundamentals of business accounting and QuickBooks operation with three one-on-one advising sessions to get YOUR QuickBooks installation optimized for YOUR business. $199
The next Growing Your Business with QuickBooks series will be held at the Redmond COCC Campus in the new Technology Education Center. The classroom sessions will be held on Wednesdays May 20, June 3 & June 17, 6:00pm-8:00pm. 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.