COCC Small Business Development Center Upcoming Business 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.

Launch Your Business │Series starts the week of October 8
If you recently opened the doors to your company (or you are about to!), position yourself for success with our ‘Launch Your Business’ series. Join instructor & business adviser Maureen Quinn for three evening workshops PLUS one-to-one customized daytime business coaching starting beforehand, during the week of October 8.

Three alternate Wednesday evening classes in Bend on
October 17, October 31 & November 14  $199
Click here for more information or to register!

QuickBooks Pro Beginning │October 9 & 11
QuickBooks is a powerful and accessible accounting program that you can use to manage your business more efficiently. If you are new to QuickBooks, take this two-session class and learn to set up accounts, create invoices, record sales, and enter payments. Instructor Gregg Henton uses QuickBooks himself and is a wealth of information!

Tuesday & Thursday evenings in Bend, October 9 & 11  $99
Click here for more information or to register!

Buying or Selling a Business │October 10
If you’re a business owner considering an ‘exit strategy,’ learn how to package your company as a seller. If you’re a potential buyer, find out how to analyze possible options. This practical guide with Peter May will help both buyers and sellers gain insight on how to arrive at a market value for their investment.

Wednesday evening in Bend, October 10  $69
Click here for more information or to register!

QuickBooks Online Beginning │October 17 & 24
If you need to access your accounts when you are out of the office, then QuickBooks Online may be your answer. Find out how to do your own bookkeeping and work from anywhere via this cloud-based program. Instructor and experienced CPA, Erica Keeton, will help you set up new customer and vendor accounts, and much more.

Two Wednesday evenings in Bend, October 17 & 24  $99
Click here for more information or to register!

Surviving and Thriving │October 18
Be sure to catch the interesting topics coming up this fall as part of the Professional Enrichment series offered via your local SBDC in partnership with the Bend Chamber of Commerce.

Surviving & Thriving Through the Perfect Storm
with James Evanow on Thursday morning in Bend, October 18  $40
Click here for more information or to register!


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