Applications Open for 2023 Small Business Management Program


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SBDC Small Business Management Program Receive $400 off!

Boost your business’s success via this yearlong hands-on business-coaching program. Gain access to tools that give you an edge while enjoying a safe environment to try new things and to share your successes and challenges.

What is the Small Business Management Program?
The Small Business Management program (SBM) is designed for growing businesses looking for long-term, hands-on business assistance. Take advantage of a comprehensive selection of practical seminar topics and one-on-one business advising customized to your needs.

SBM Prerequisites:
In business for one year, have one full-time employee beyond the owner, able to produce monthly finance statements (bookkeeping/accounting software), and commit to working on improving your business.

When? 2023 Dates:
Wednesdays, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14, September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13

What is the Cost?
The yearlong SBM program usually costs $999 — it is currently being offered at only $599 thanks to expanded CARES Act & ARPA education funds. Don’t miss this amazing discount opportunity!

For more information and to apply:
Contact the COCC Small Business Development Center at or 541-383-7290, or visit us online at

Visit the Small Business Management Program web page for more information.

Apply Today & Receive $400 off (Regularly $999)

Upcoming Small Business Development Courses

Are you a business owner or aspiring entrepreneur? Get management and technical assistance from COCC’s Small Business Development Center. Take a practical workshop or request no-cost, one-to-one business advising. Our mission is to have a positive impact on the growth and sustainability of your Central Oregon business. Explore these upcoming Small Business classes.


Are you right about to open or are you in the early stages of running your own business? Avoid costly mistakes and position yourself for success by covering essential details like pricing and profitability.

Wednesdays, September 28, October 12 and October 26
COCC Health Careers Center
This course usually costs $199 — it is currently offered at $59 thanks to expanded CARES Act & ARPA education funds.

Preparing for Launch

Do you have a great idea you think could be a successful business but just don’t know how to get started? Cover the basics in this two-hour class and decide if running a business is for you.

Available Dates:
Wednesday, October 5, Online Zoom; $29
Wednesday, November 2, Online Zoom; $29
Wednesday, December 7, Online Zoom ; $29

Business Core Discipline: What’s Your Plan?

Whether you are launching a start-up or you are already an established business owner, you need a solid business plan to help you navigate the times and manage your operations.

Wednesdays, October 19, November 2 and November 16
COCC Health Careers Center
This course usually costs $199 — it is currently offered at $59 thanks to expanded CARES Act & ARPA education funds.

Find out more about COCC’s Center for Business, Industry, and Professional Development.
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