Grow My Business

If you are already in business, the next steps to success start here. Let us help you grow your business.
  • NEW!  Growing Your Business with QuickBooks
    You know your product or service and now you want to know how to make it more successful. Combine two evening classes that teach you the fundamentals of business accounting and QuickBooks operation with one-to-one advising sessions to get YOUR QuickBooks installation optimized for YOUR business. $199
    The next Growing Your Business with QuickBooks classroom sessions will be held in Redmond at COCC's Technology Education Center on Wednesdays, March 7-21, 2018, 6:00pm-9:00pm.
    For more information or to register, call 541-383-7290 or email sbdc@cocc.edu or register online.

  • Beginning & Intermediate QuickBooks classes
    We offer a variety of classes to help you master your QuickBooks accounts. Whether you are looking to record sales and enter payments or to manage payroll and inventory, there's a class for you:

    QuickBooks Pro 2015 Beginning

    Manage the financial aspects of your small to mid-sized business quickly and efficiently with this powerful, easy to use accounting program. Learn to set up new customer and vendor accounts, create invoices, record sales, and enter payments. $99   Saturday, January 13, 2018                                                                                                                                                                
    QuickBooks Pro 2015 Intermediate
    Payroll, inventory, job costing, budgets and financial statements are vital to your business. Learn how to master these and more in QuickBooks. $99   February 26 & March 5, 2018


  • Building a Business Website
    Save money by building your own WordPress website and/or learning how to administer it:

    Build a Business Website with WordPress - Beginning I

    Every business needs a website to be viable. Save money by building your own. This class will take you through the basics and explain domains, hosting, websites and blogs, and the difference between WordPress.org and WordPress.com. Then, we help you to register your domain, set up your hosting and install WordPress, the popular website and blog development program. $99   January 30 & February 1, 2018  
                                                                                   

    Build a Business Website with WordPress - Beginning II

    This class is for people who already have a WordPress website and need to learn how to use it. You will create pages, a blog, customize menus, set up widgets, and learn how plugins can enhance your website. Uploading photos and video, SEO basics, slideshows, galleries, settings, themes and users are also discussed. $199   Redmond: January 9-25, 2018 or Bend: February 13 to March 1, 2018                                                                                                                                           

    Build a Business Website with WordPress - Intermediate

    If you have a WordPress website and have more advanced changes you’d like to make but can’t find a way to do it in your theme, this is your class. Learn basic HTML and CSS, the building blocks of any website, and how to make customizations to your WordPress site the right way with child themes. Learn how to best protect your site from spammers, hackers, and malware. Then learn how to create site backups and website traffic stats. $179   November 6-15, 2017 or March 13-22, 2018 in Bend.                                                                                     


No-cost Confidential Business Advising
If you are already in business, or once you have completed our "Business Start-Up" class, you are ready to take advantage of our no-cost, confidential business advising. Our experienced advisers can help you with:
  • access to capital
  • market research
  • international trade
  • cash flow management
  • business planning
  • systems creation
and other issues important to your business success. It's convenient too. We can meet at our office or yours, or via the internet. Request our no-cost business advising at BizCenter.org.

Success Stories 
Paul the Computer Guy 1 
Paul Spencer, owner of
Paul the Computer Guy 

 "I have the technical skills to fix computers, but I didn't have the background to run a business.... My expectations were met—exceeded, in fact."   

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  

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

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