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.  Only $29.

  • 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?
    To sign up for the next class or to check dates and location, call 541-383-7290 or email or click here.

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.  $99 including handouts.

  • 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
    To sign up for the next class or to check dates and location, call 541-383-7290 or email or click here.

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.  $199 including $25 workbook.

  • 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
    To sign up for the next series or to check dates and location, call 541-383-7290 or email or click here.


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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