Small Business Management Program 2019


Are you an established business owner looking to improve the organization, management and operation of your company? Let COCC’s Small Business Development Center help you assess your strengths & weaknesses and implement a sound action plan!

We are now accepting applications for the 2019 Small Business Management program (SBM). This popular program has impacted hundreds of businesses during the time that it has been available in Central Oregon. Over the course of a year, participants are offered a unique combination of one-to-one business advising and practical, hands-on classroom instruction customized to individual needs.

SBM Adviser and Instructor, Jim Wilcox, has over 20 years of experience working with businesses. His background is in management, business ownership and human resources, along with an MBA from Portland State University. Jim can help you:

Develop a plan for sound growth or expansion
Understand your market and marketing plan
Plan for greater profit and returns for owners
Analyze your operations for better management

Business owners who have been in business for at least one year, have the equivalent of one full-time employee beyond the owner, and can commit to working on improving the business are eligible for the SBM Program. Participants also need to be able to produce monthly financial statements from their bookkeeping or accounting software.

Cost is $999 – classes start in February 2019. Click here for more information.

Read about local contractor and SBM participant, Blaine Noland

Many business owners are so consumed by their daily responsibilities that they can’t focus on managing and growing their company. The Small Business Management program can help you identify key issues that are impacting your vision for your business. SBM is designed to guide you towards achieving your personal and professional goals through better organization, management and operation of your company.

The list of Central Oregon SBM participants is highly recognizable and includes many well-known businesses. Get your company on the list for the New Year!

Call 541-383-7290 for more details or to apply, or email


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