Start My Business

If you are just starting out, we can help you build a solid foundation and avoid costly mistakes. Think of the Small Business Development Center at COCC as your adviser leading you past the time- and money-wasting pitfalls many business owners struggle with.

Business Start-Up class
Do you have a great idea but just don't know where to get started? This two-hour class, offered monthly, covers the basics of how to get started.

  • Are you ready to be in business?
  • Do you have what it takes to run a business?
  • Is there a customer base to support your business?
  • What are your options for funding your business?
  • How much money do you need to get started?
  • What are the legalities involved?

    The next Start-Up class will be held on Wednesday February 7, 11:00am-1:00pm, at the COCC Chandler Lab building in Bend (off-campus). To sign up or to see other dates and locations, call 541-383-7290 or email sbdc@cocc.edu or register online. Only $29.

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.

  • Evaluate your business idea
  • Determine your customers' needs and target your market
  • Choose the best promotion for your business
  • Understand the essential elements of financial forecasting
  • Understand the steps to finding funding for your business
  • Learn the key elements of developing a written business plan

    The next How to Develop a Business Plan workshop will be held on Wednesdays, February 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 sbdc@cocc.edu or register online. $99 including handouts.

Launch Your Business course
Are you getting ready to or have you just recently opened the doors to your own business? Position yourself for success with one-to-one business advising sessions interspersed with three classroom sessions that cover essential details.

  • Hone your business skills and knowledge
  • Work on pricing and profitability
  • Establish cash flow management and financial stability
  • Define your marketing message
  • Keep on target to reach your goals with one-to-one business coaching
  • Discuss your business issues with others who share the same concerns

    The next Launch Your Business series will be held at the COCC Chandler Lab building in Bend (off-campus). The classroom sessions will take place on Wednesdays, March 14, March 28 & April 11, 6:00pm-9:00pm; advising sessions will begin the week before the first class, so be sure to sign up early! For more information or to sign up call 541-383-7290 or email sbdc@cocc.edu or register online. $199 including $25 workbook.

 


Success Stories

Tyler Reichert, founder of Silver Moon Brewing
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."

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

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Phone: 541-383-7290
Email: sbdc@cocc.edu