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 will be held in Bend on Wednesday March 4, 6:00pm-8:00pm, at the COCC Chandler Lab building (off campus).
To sign up or to see other dates and locations, call 541-383-7290 or email 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. $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 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 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 Redmond at the new COCC Technology Education Center. The classroom sessions will be held on Thursdays March 12, March 26 & April 9, 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.