Start My Business

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 October 7, 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 or register online

  • How to Develop a Business Plan workshop
    Discover the tools you need to successfully plan, build and manage your business. This hands-on, two-evening 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 coming up on Wednesdays October 21 & 28, 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 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 COCC's Technology Education Center. The classroom sessions will take place on Thursdays October 22, November 5 & November 19, 6:00pm-9:00pm, but advising sessions will begin the week of October 12, so be sure to sign up early! For more information or to sign up call 541-383-7290 or email or register online.

  • What's Hot in Franchising!
    Explore the possibility of having your own franchise. Learn about the top trends, the best industries and 'What's Hot' in franchising for 2015 & 2016. $29
    The next Franchise workshop is coming up on Wednesday November 18, 6:00pm-8:00pm at the COCC Chandler Lab building in Bend (off-campus). For more information or to register call 541-383-7290 or email or register online.

Success Stories

Tyler Reichert, former owner of
Silver Moon Brewing

"This is a good program for any small business owner, new or veteran, looking to grow a successful business."

Read his success story

Many small businesses have used the COCC Small Business Development Center to help their businesses thrive. Read their small business success stories

Contact Us
Phone: 541-383-7290

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