Business Builders – July 7 – ZOOM – CRN 34507

Tuesday 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

July 7, 2020 – September 15, 2020
CRN:
34507
Instructor:
Kim Allchurch-Flick, Jackie Babicky, Terry Long, Sean Harry
Location:
ZOOM
Fees:
799

Develop, Start, and Grow your business with confidence.
Are you uncertain about how to develop, start and grow your business during the current economic climate? At the same time do you feel overwhelmed AND excited about your new business?
Business Builders gives you the training, resources and support you need to develop, start and grow a business towards adaptability, resilience, and profitability. Need more information? Sign up using the form on this page to schedule a guided interview for the program.
Through the 10 week program, you will:
Learn how to develop a business model able to innovate and adapt during changing economic conditions
Network with other small business owners and learn solutions to navigating these times
Hear from experts to ensure your company is compliant
Ensure consideration of safety measures for your staff, customers and community are in place
Gain clarity about your business within current market conditions
Learn how to work on your business in an efficient manner
Work and plan one-on-one with a business advisor
Learn from subject-matter experts

Each week we’ll bring in subject-matter experts to teach on important areas. Sessions meet weekly for 10-weeks and are 3-hours long. Business Builders is more than just a class. It includes:
-Group learning and networking to discuss challenges, exchange resources, and find solutions with peers
-30 hours of classroom business education with 10 weekly, 3-hour sessions taught by subject-matter experts. Subjects include:

Defining mission, vision, goals
The Business Model Canvas
The Pillars of Marketing
Building Your Brand
Marketing in the age of COVID-19
Understanding Legal Concepts
Bookkeeping and Finance
Pricing is an Art
E-Commerce Sales: Virtual Business Model
Financing Your Business

-Up to 5 hours of one-on-one advising during the 10-month period following Business Builders
-Access to specialty business advisors with a wide range of expertise

Develop, Start, and Grow your business with confidence.
Are you uncertain about how to develop, start and grow your business during the current economic climate? At the same time do you feel overwhelmed AND excited about your new business?
Business Builders gives you the training, resources and support you need to develop, start and grow a business towards adaptability, resilience, and . . . profitability. Need more information? Sign up using the form on this page to schedule a guided interview for the program.
Through the 10 week program, you will:
Learn how to develop a business model able to innovate and adapt during changing economic conditions
Network with other small business owners and learn solutions to navigating these times
Hear from experts to ensure your company is compliant
Ensure consideration of safety measures for your staff, customers and community are in place
Gain clarity about your business within current market conditions
Learn how to work on your business in an efficient manner
Work and plan one-on-one with a business advisor
Learn from subject-matter experts
Each week we’ll bring in subject-matter experts to teach on important areas. Sessions meet weekly for 10-weeks and are 3-hours long. Business Builders is more than just a class. It includes:
-Group learning and networking to discuss challenges, exchange resources, and find solutions with peers
-30 hours of classroom business education with 10 weekly, 3-hour sessions taught by subject-matter experts. Subjects include:
Defining mission, vision, goals
The Business Model Canvas
The Pillars of Marketing
Building Your Brand
Marketing in the age of COVID-19
Understanding Legal Concepts
Bookkeeping and Finance
Pricing is an Art
E-Commerce Sales: Virtual Business Model
Financing Your Business
-Up to 5 hours of one-on-one advising during the 10-month period following Business Builders
-Access to specialty business advisors with a wide range of expertise
Portland, OR, 97217
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Introduction to SBDC Orientation – December 11 – ZOOM- 41461

Friday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

December 11, 2020 – December 11, 2020
CRN:
41461
Instructor:
Yevette Johnson
Location:
ZOOM
Fees:
0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You’ll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we’ll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We’ll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You’ll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You’ll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we’ll expect of you.
There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We’ll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.
Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You’ll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
Portland, OR, 97217
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Introduction to SBDC Orientation – December 7 – ZOOM- 46120

Monday 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

December 7, 2020 – December 7, 2020
CRN:
46120
Instructor:
Yevette Johnson
Location:
ZOOM
Fees:
0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You’ll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we’ll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We’ll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You’ll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You’ll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we’ll expect of you.
There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We’ll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.
Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You’ll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
Portland, OR, 97214
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Introduction to SBDC Orientation – November 24 – ZOOM – 41619

Tuesday 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

November 24, 2020 – November 24, 2020
CRN:
41619
Instructor:
Yevette Johnson
Location:
ZOOM
Fees:
0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You’ll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we’ll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We’ll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You’ll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You’ll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we’ll expect of you.
There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We’ll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.
Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You’ll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
Hillsboro, OR, 97006
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Business Design Series – November 16 – ZOOM – 46398

Monday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

November 16, 2020 – December 7, 2020
CRN:
46398
Instructor:
Jackie Babicky-Peterson
Location:
ZOOM
Fees:
$125

Take the first steps to turn your idea into a profitable business. If you have a business idea and need help getting started, the Business Design Series is for you!

In the Business Design Series participants are introduced to key aspects of designing and building a business so they can develop a workable action plan that will become the foundational piece for meeting with an SBDC Advisor. We begin with a self-assessment to help determine an entrepreneur’s level of comfort and competence in 20 critical business focus areas. Instructions, in-class activities, articles and worksheets will provide students with tools to address the 4 basic challenge areas to every business: an attractive Business Concept, strong Organizational Structure, lasting Customer Relations and profitable Business Operations.

This class meets once a week for 2 hours. In 4 weeks students will be able to:

• Use the GrowthWheel to assess their readiness to start a business

• Select a business entity and start a business

• Utilize the Customer Relationship Arc model to design a successful business

• Clarify an idea to determine the viability of the business

• Identify key customers and develop a Customer Persona

• Design a revenue model to meet the needs of key customers

• Create an effective Elevator Pitch

• Explore 21.5 questions every business owner must answer before starting a business

• Determine to start up costs and create a basic budget

• Create an action plan with key milestones

• Answer the question “Do I need a traditional business plan?”

At the end of this course, entrepreneurs will have a workable Action Plan for taking the next steps in building a successful and profitable business.

Take the first steps to turn your idea into a profitable business. If you have a business idea and need help getting started, the Business Design Series is for you!
In the Business Design Series participants are introduced to key aspects of designing and building a business so they can develop a workable action plan that will become the foundational piece for meeting with an SBDC Advisor. We begin . . . with a self-assessment to help determine an entrepreneur’s level of comfort and competence in 20 critical business focus areas. Instructions, in-class activities, articles and worksheets will provide students with tools to address the 4 basic challenge areas to every business: an attractive Business Concept, strong Organizational Structure, lasting Customer Relations and profitable Business Operations.
This class meets once a week for 2 hours. In 4 weeks students will be able to:
• Use the GrowthWheel to assess their readiness to start a business
• Select a business entity and start a business
• Utilize the Customer Relationship Arc model to design a successful business
• Clarify an idea to determine the viability of the business
• Identify key customers and develop a Customer Persona
• Design a revenue model to meet the needs of key customers
• Create an effective Elevator Pitch
• Explore 21.5 questions every business owner must answer before starting a business
• Determine to start up costs and create a basic budget
• Create an action plan with key milestones
• Answer the question “Do I need a traditional business plan?”
At the end of this course, entrepreneurs will have a workable Action Plan for taking the next steps in building a successful and profitable business.
Portland, OR, 97214
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Global Trade Management -Cultural Awareness – November 12 – ZOOM – 46408

Thursday 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

November 12, 2020 – November 12, 2020
CRN:
46408
Instructor:
Kim Allchurch-Flick
Location:
ZOOM
Fees:
189.00

Cultural Awareness, Understanding & Intelligence
Culture plays major role in international business. You will learn the impact of behavior and understand what counterparts are trying to communicate. And how to develop cultural sensitivity and be aware that differences in perspective exist so that lack of sensitivity doesn’t torpedo your sale.

The Global Trade Management program is ideal for business owners or top-managers wanting to become more familiar with the ins and outs of international trade. Participants will:
– Learn from international trade professionals on important topics including global management, global marketing, global supply chain, and trade finance.
– Have access to Certified Global Business Professionals for one-on-one advising.
– Make connections with peers and international trade organizations like Small Business Administration, U.S. Export Assistance Center, U.S. Commercial Services, the State of Oregon, and Port of Portland.

Cultural Awareness, Understanding & Intelligence
Culture plays major role in international business. You will learn the impact of behavior and understand what counterparts are trying to communicate. And how to develop cultural sensitivity and be aware that differences in perspective exist so that lack of sensitivity doesn’t torpedo your sale.
The Global Trade Management program is ideal for . . . business owners or top-managers wanting to become more familiar with the ins and outs of international trade. Participants will:
– Learn from international trade professionals on important topics including global management, global marketing, global supply chain, and trade finance.
– Have access to Certified Global Business Professionals for one-on-one advising.
– Make connections with peers and international trade organizations like Small Business Administration, U.S. Export Assistance Center, U.S. Commercial Services, the State of Oregon, and Port of Portland.
Portland, OR, 97214
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Introduction to SBDC Orientation – November 12 – ZOOM – 44595

Thursday 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

November 12, 2020 – November 12, 2020
CRN:
44595
Instructor:
Yevette Johnson
Location:
ZOOM
Fees:
0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You’ll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we’ll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We’ll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You’ll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You’ll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we’ll expect of you.
There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We’ll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.
Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You’ll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
Portland, OR, 97216
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Global Trade Management – Legal Aspects – ZOOM – November 5 – 46407

Thursday 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

November 5, 2020 – November 5, 2020
CRN:
46407
Instructor:
Kim Allchurch-Flick
Location:
ZOOM
Fees:
189.00

Legal Aspects of International Business
The role of your attorney; choice of legal entity; direct vs indirect exporting; distributor vs sales representative; leveraging intellectual property; licensing; royalties; contracts; exclusivity; pricing and terms; agreement termination; dispute resolution; tax issues; protection of intellectual property and registration; and compliance with foreign and US laws.

The Global Trade Management program is ideal for business owners or top-managers wanting to become more familiar with the ins and outs of international trade. Participants will:
– Learn from international trade professionals on important topics including global management, global marketing, global supply chain, and trade finance.
– Have access to Certified Global Business Professionals for one-on-one advising.
– Make connections with peers and international trade organizations like Small Business Administration, U.S. Export Assistance Center, U.S. Commercial Services, the State of Oregon, and Port of Portland.

Legal Aspects of International Business
The role of your attorney; choice of legal entity; direct vs indirect exporting; distributor vs sales representative; leveraging intellectual property; licensing; royalties; contracts; exclusivity; pricing and terms; agreement termination; dispute resolution; tax issues; protection of intellectual property and registration; and compliance with foreign and US . . . laws.
The Global Trade Management program is ideal for business owners or top-managers wanting to become more familiar with the ins and outs of international trade. Participants will:
– Learn from international trade professionals on important topics including global management, global marketing, global supply chain, and trade finance.
– Have access to Certified Global Business Professionals for one-on-one advising.
– Make connections with peers and international trade organizations like Small Business Administration, U.S. Export Assistance Center, U.S. Commercial Services, the State of Oregon, and Port of Portland.
Portland, OR, 97214
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Global Trade Management – Supply Chain – October 29 – ZOOM- 46406

Thursday 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

October 29, 2020 – October 29, 2020
CRN:
46406
Instructor:
Kim Allchurch-Flick
Location:
ZOOM
Fees:
189.00

Managing Your Supply Chain
Transportation options; international logistics; elements of a supply chain; supply chain vs global value chain; business components that drive a supply chain function; 2020 INCO Terms and why they are important; IT and information flow; and service providers and selection.

The Global Trade Management program is ideal for business owners or top-managers wanting to become more familiar with the ins and outs of international trade. Participants will:
– Learn from international trade professionals on important topics including global management, global marketing, global supply chain, and trade finance.
– Have access to Certified Global Business Professionals for one-on-one advising.
– Make connections with peers and international trade organizations like Small Business Administration, U.S. Export Assistance Center, U.S. Commercial Services, the State of Oregon, and Port of Portland.

Managing Your Supply Chain
Transportation options; international logistics; elements of a supply chain; supply chain vs global value chain; business components that drive a supply chain function; 2020 INCO Terms and why they are important; IT and information flow; and service providers and selection.
The Global Trade Management program is ideal for business owners or top-managers wanting to become . . . more familiar with the ins and outs of international trade. Participants will:
– Learn from international trade professionals on important topics including global management, global marketing, global supply chain, and trade finance.
– Have access to Certified Global Business Professionals for one-on-one advising.
– Make connections with peers and international trade organizations like Small Business Administration, U.S. Export Assistance Center, U.S. Commercial Services, the State of Oregon, and Port of Portland.
Portland, OR, 97214
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Introduction to SBDC Orientation – October 27 – ZOOM – 41619

Tuesday 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

October 27, 2020 – October 27, 2020
CRN:
41619
Instructor:
Yevette Johnson
Location:
ZOOM
Fees:
0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You’ll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we’ll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We’ll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You’ll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You’ll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we’ll expect of you.
There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We’ll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.
Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You’ll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
Hillsboro, OR, 97006
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