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 will be held at the COCC Madras Campus on Thursday November 20, 11:00am-1:00pm.
    To sign up for this class 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. 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 in the New Year on Wednesdays February 18 & 25, 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 2015 at the COCC Chandler Lab building in Bend (off-campus). The classroom sessions will be held on Wednesdays January 14, January 28 & February 11, 6:00pm-9:00pm. For more information or to sign up for the next available course call 541-383-7290 or email 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

Success Stories

Tyler Reichert, 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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