CANCELLED: Oregon CCB Contractor Education: Pre-licensing Training

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM

June 8, 2020 – June 16, 2020
CRN:
9.133 S3
Instructor:
Steve Siegel, Silver Creek Landscape; Matthew Galli, attorney; and Paul Martin, Retired State of Oregon.
Location:
RCC SBDC-2
Fees:
$380

Required for Construction Contractors Board licensing. Registration, payment and ID must be completed in advance. All five of these state-approved classes are required to satisfy the educational requirement for Oregon contractor licensing. Includes Oregon construction contractor laws and regulations, choosing your business structure, hiring and managing employees, working with subcontractors, contracts, Oregon Lien law, bidding and estimating, scheduling and project management, Oregon building codes, jobsite safety, environmental factors, building exterior shell, financial management and tax basics. A sample practice test will be given during the last class session to help prepare for the actual test.

Tuition includes class and CCB manual only. The mandated test requires a passing grade of 70 percent and is provided by an approved testing site for an additional fee. Requirements for registration include a copy of any of the following government-issued photo IDs: driver’s license, other DMV identification, alien registration card, military identification, or passport. No other identification will be accepted. Information will be electronically transferred to the Oregon Construction Contractors Board and will again be requested at the time the mandated test is taken.

Testimonies: This in-person course is what the public needs more of. On-line NEVER replaces classroom interaction. Tina Millican. “This course was very helpful and made learning the subject matter so much easier. I would definitely recommend this course.” Ester Marie Furgerson. “This course made it easy to commit to completing my 16 hour required training to obtain my contractor’s license.” Jason Asbill. “This class has given me the confidence to take the test.” Tyler Lopez

NOTE: A spouse or partner who will not be obtaining a contractor’s license may attend with the paying student at no charge to help them study for the test. Registration is required. Contact the RCC Small Business Development Center to learn how: 541-956-7494.

Required for Construction Contractors Board licensing. Registration, payment and ID must be completed in advance. All five of these state-approved classes are required to satisfy the educational requirement for Oregon contractor licensing. Includes Oregon construction contractor laws and regulations, choosing your business structure, hiring and managing employees, working with subcontractors, . . . contracts, Oregon Lien law, bidding and estimating, scheduling and project management, Oregon building codes, jobsite safety, environmental factors, building exterior shell, financial management and tax basics. A sample practice test will be given during the last class session to help prepare for the actual test.
Tuition includes class and CCB manual only. The mandated test requires a passing grade of 70 percent and is provided by an approved testing site for an additional fee. Requirements for registration include a copy of any of the following government-issued photo IDs: driver’s license, other DMV identification, alien registration card, military identification, or passport. No other identification will be accepted. Information will be electronically transferred to the Oregon Construction Contractors Board and will again be requested at the time the mandated test is taken.
Testimonies: This in-person course is what the public needs more of. On-line NEVER replaces classroom interaction. Tina Millican. “This course was very helpful and made learning the subject matter so much easier. I would definitely recommend this course.” Ester Marie Furgerson. “This course made it easy to commit to completing my 16 hour required training to obtain my contractor’s license.” Jason Asbill. “This class has given me the confidence to take the test.” Tyler Lopez
NOTE: A spouse or partner who will not be obtaining a contractor’s license may attend with the paying student at no charge to help them study for the test. Registration is required. Contact the RCC Small Business Development Center to learn how: 541-956-7494.
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H), Grants Pass, OR, 97526
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CANCELLED: Fundamentals of Marketing Your Business

Thursday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

May 21, 2020 – May 21, 2020
CRN:
9.260 S1
Instructor:
Frank Craig
Location:
RCC SBDC 2nd Floor Training Room
Fees:
$60

This class will help you delve more deeply into properly branding and promoting your business. Learn how to understand your local demographics and build an appropriate marketing plan while targeting your existing and perspective customers. Examine your individual business situation, explore opportunities and discover new ideas to further your marketing success.

This class will help you delve more deeply into properly branding and promoting your business. Learn how to understand your local demographics and build an appropriate marketing plan while targeting your existing and perspective customers. Examine your individual business situation, explore opportunities and discover new ideas to further your marketing success.

213 SW 4th St, Grants Pass, OR, 97526
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CANCELLED: Smart Start Your Business

Tuesday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

June 23, 2020 – June 23, 2020
CRN:
9.254 S6
Instructor:
David Tally
Location:
RCC SBDC 1st Floor Training Room
Fees:
$20.00

You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this three-hour workshop we will take a 360◦ view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start:
• Is there a need for your product or service?
• Can you make money at it?
• Are you and your team the right people to bring this to market?
• Is this business compatible with your personal goals?
• What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business?
We will also discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. After Smart Start, if you decide to go forward with your business idea, you will have free access to an SBDC business advisor to provide assistance as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. We will provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. Please let us know if someone will be attending with you as we will register them in our no charge section with a paying attendee.

Testimonies: “I walked away from this class feeling well-informed and armed with resources and tools to get my business started and be successful. I also felt like I have a great place to turn to for questions and support” Traci Lundin. “Dave Tally is as wise as he is knowledgeable. He can answer just about any question or steer you in the proper direction. Not one minute wasted—and I highly recommend this course and this instructor. Naiya Cominos. “What a great course. Dave was very knowledgable and always happy to answer any questions.” Steve Keener.

You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this three-hour workshop we will take a 360◦ view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start:
• Is there a need for your product or service?
• Can you make money at it?
• Are you and your team the right people to . . . bring this to market?
• Is this business compatible with your personal goals?
• What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business?
We will also discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. After Smart Start, if you decide to go forward with your business idea, you will have free access to an SBDC business advisor to provide assistance as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. We will provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. Please let us know if someone will be attending with you as we will register them in our no charge section with a paying attendee.
Testimonies: “I walked away from this class feeling well-informed and armed with resources and tools to get my business started and be successful. I also felt like I have a great place to turn to for questions and support” Traci Lundin. “Dave Tally is as wise as he is knowledgeable. He can answer just about any question or steer you in the proper direction. Not one minute wasted—and I highly recommend this course and this instructor. Naiya Cominos. “What a great course. Dave was very knowledgable and always happy to answer any questions.” Steve Keener.
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H), Grants Pass, OR, 97526
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CANCELLED: Smart Start Your Business

Tuesday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

May 19, 2020 – May 19, 2020
CRN:
9.254 S4
Instructor:
David Tally
Location:
RCC SBDC 1st Floor Training Room
Fees:
$20.00

You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this three-hour workshop we will take a 360◦ view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start:
• Is there a need for your product or service?
• Can you make money at it?
• Are you and your team the right people to bring this to market?
• Is this business compatible with your personal goals?
• What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business?
We will also discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. After Smart Start, if you decide to go forward with your business idea, you will have free access to an SBDC business advisor to provide assistance as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. We will provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. Please let us know if someone will be attending with you as we will register them in our no charge section with a paying attendee.

Testimonies: “I walked away from this class feeling well-informed and armed with resources and tools to get my business started and be successful. I also felt like I have a great place to turn to for questions and support” Traci Lundin. “Dave Tally is as wise as he is knowledgeable. He can answer just about any question or steer you in the proper direction. Not one minute wasted—and I highly recommend this course and this instructor. Naiya Cominos. “What a great course. Dave was very knowledgable and always happy to answer any questions.” Steve Keener.

You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business. In this three-hour workshop we will take a 360◦ view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start:
• Is there a need for your product or service?
• Can you make money at it?
• Are you and your team the right people to . . . bring this to market?
• Is this business compatible with your personal goals?
• What rules, laws and licensing apply to your business?
We will also discuss funding options for your business, basic marketing strategies and the nuts-and-bolts of actually launching your new venture. After Smart Start, if you decide to go forward with your business idea, you will have free access to an SBDC business advisor to provide assistance as you create your business plan and move toward your goals. We will provide you with worksheets to take home and begin the process. Please let us know if someone will be attending with you as we will register them in our no charge section with a paying attendee.
Testimonies: “I walked away from this class feeling well-informed and armed with resources and tools to get my business started and be successful. I also felt like I have a great place to turn to for questions and support” Traci Lundin. “Dave Tally is as wise as he is knowledgeable. He can answer just about any question or steer you in the proper direction. Not one minute wasted—and I highly recommend this course and this instructor. Naiya Cominos. “What a great course. Dave was very knowledgable and always happy to answer any questions.” Steve Keener.
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H), Grants Pass, OR, 97526
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CANCELLED: QuickBooks Online: Applying Desktop Procedures to the Online Platform

Wednesday 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

May 11, 2020 – May 11, 2020
CRN:
9.739 S1
Instructor:
Kristin Ryerson
Location:
RCC SBDC Computer Lab
Fees:
$40.00

Designed for business owners and bookkeepers who understand the procedures of QuickBooks Desktop but want to utilize the ease and accessibility of QuickBooks Online, this course applies the information taught in QuickBooks basic to the online platform. This 3 hour class will start with a review the different options available to subscribers, discussing what types of business will benefit from each. From there, the class will walk through how to navigate the platform and explore the possibilities and limitations the online platform provides as compared to Desktop versions. Students taking this course should have a firm understanding of how to execute procedures in QuickBooks as the course is designed as an exploration of options, not a “how to” on procedures.

Designed for business owners and bookkeepers who understand the procedures of QuickBooks Desktop but want to utilize the ease and accessibility of QuickBooks Online, this course applies the information taught in QuickBooks basic to the online platform. This 3 hour class will start with a review the different options available to subscribers, discussing what types of business will benefit from . . . each. From there, the class will walk through how to navigate the platform and explore the possibilities and limitations the online platform provides as compared to Desktop versions. Students taking this course should have a firm understanding of how to execute procedures in QuickBooks as the course is designed as an exploration of options, not a “how to” on procedures.
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H), Grants Pass, OR, 97526
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CANCELLED: QuickBooks Premier For Your Business–Intermediate

Monday, Wednesday 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

May 13, 2020 – May 20, 2020
CRN:
9.737 S1
Instructor:
Kristin Ryerson
Location:
RCC SBDC Computer Lab
Fees:
$180

No class 11/11. This class, held over three evenings, is for those using QuickBooks and have specific needs such as payroll, project costing, manufacturing, workman’s comp, tracking inventory, and finding and correcting errors, financial reporting. Prerequisite: Those attending must currently be using a recent version of QuickBooks. (9 hours)

Testimonies: “I found this class to be very valuable as a small business owner in need of balancing and seeing my income/expenses. It was perfect for getting my business & personal finances on track.” Gennifer Maretel. “A very hands on class. Feel like I know a lot more than when I started. Thank you for the time you put into this.” Naomi McCormick. “A great introduction to QuickBooks. It can be overwhelming but Kristin made it fun and as easy as it could be.” Nicole Mendoza

Save $36 and pay only $144 on Intermediate QuickBooks when also enrolling in Beginning QuickBooks. Call the RCC SBDC at 541-956-7494 to enroll

No class 11/11. This class, held over three evenings, is for those using QuickBooks and have specific needs such as payroll, project costing, manufacturing, workman’s comp, tracking inventory, and finding and correcting errors, financial reporting. Prerequisite: Those attending must currently be using a recent version of QuickBooks. (9 hours)
Testimonies: “I found this class to be very valuable . . . as a small business owner in need of balancing and seeing my income/expenses. It was perfect for getting my business & personal finances on track.” Gennifer Maretel. “A very hands on class. Feel like I know a lot more than when I started. Thank you for the time you put into this.” Naomi McCormick. “A great introduction to QuickBooks. It can be overwhelming but Kristin made it fun and as easy as it could be.” Nicole Mendoza
Save $36 and pay only $144 on Intermediate QuickBooks when also enrolling in Beginning QuickBooks. Call the RCC SBDC at 541-956-7494 to enroll
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H), Grants Pass, OR, 97526
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CANCELLED: QuickBooks Premier For Your Business–Beginning

Monday, Wednesday 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

April 20, 2020 – May 6, 2020
CRN:
9.736 S1
Instructor:
Kristin Ryerson
Location:
RCC SBDC Computer Lab
Fees:
$360

This class, held over six sessions, is for those who have knowledge of computers and working within Windows, have some accounting knowledge, and want to learn QuickBooks. Class includes setting up company files, creating a chart of accounts, adding customers, jobs and vendors. Also covers paying for expenses, invoicing, receiving payments, reconciling bank accounts, and running reports. Pre-requisite: Attendees should be comfortable working in a windows environment and have an understanding of basic accounting principles. (18 hours) No class on 2/18

Testimonies: “I found this class to be very valuable as a small business owner in need of balancing and seeing my income/expenses. It was perfect for getting my business & personal finances on track.” Gennifer Maretel. “A very hands on class. Feel like I know a lot more than when I started. Thank you for the time you put into this.” Naomi McCormick. “A great introduction to QuickBooks. It can be overwhelming but Kristin made it fun and as easy as it could be.” Nicole Mendoza

This class, held over six sessions, is for those who have knowledge of computers and working within Windows, have some accounting knowledge, and want to learn QuickBooks. Class includes setting up company files, creating a chart of accounts, adding customers, jobs and vendors. Also covers paying for expenses, invoicing, receiving payments, reconciling bank accounts, and running reports. . . . Pre-requisite: Attendees should be comfortable working in a windows environment and have an understanding of basic accounting principles. (18 hours) No class on 2/18
Testimonies: “I found this class to be very valuable as a small business owner in need of balancing and seeing my income/expenses. It was perfect for getting my business & personal finances on track.” Gennifer Maretel. “A very hands on class. Feel like I know a lot more than when I started. Thank you for the time you put into this.” Naomi McCormick. “A great introduction to QuickBooks. It can be overwhelming but Kristin made it fun and as easy as it could be.” Nicole Mendoza
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H), Grants Pass, OR, 97526
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CANCELLED: Introduction to Excel for Business Owners Part II

Monday, Wednesday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

June 8, 2020 – June 10, 2020
CRN:
9.742 S1
Instructor:
Jim Sweeney
Location:
RCC SBDC Computer lab
Fees:
$80

Add to your business toolbox with additional Microsoft Excel functionality in two sessions. Learn to manage and manipulate data and create various chart types to display your business information at a glance.

Save $16 and pay only $64 for Excel Part 2 when also enrolling in Excel Part 1. Call the RCC SBDC at 541-956-7494 to enroll (9.741 S3)

Testimonies: “Jim is an excellent instructor. He made working Excel so much less intimidating for me. He also worked hard to address the individual needs of those in the class”. Gennifer Martel. “I really appreciate the time and patience that Jim Sweeney puts into teaching me the course. Thank you very much.” Joy Waters. “Jim is very patient in explaining the different Excel functions.” Suzanne Zook

Add to your business toolbox with additional Microsoft Excel functionality in two sessions. Learn to manage and manipulate data and create various chart types to display your business information at a glance.
Save $16 and pay only $64 for Excel Part 2 when also enrolling in Excel Part 1. Call the RCC SBDC at 541-956-7494 to enroll (9.741 S3)
Testimonies: “Jim is an excellent instructor. He made . . . working Excel so much less intimidating for me. He also worked hard to address the individual needs of those in the class”. Gennifer Martel. “I really appreciate the time and patience that Jim Sweeney puts into teaching me the course. Thank you very much.” Joy Waters. “Jim is very patient in explaining the different Excel functions.” Suzanne Zook
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H), Grants Pass, OR, 97526
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CANCELLED: Introduction to Excel for Business Owners Part I

Monday, Wednesday 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

June 1, 2020 – June 3, 2020
CRN:
9.741 S1
Instructor:
Jim Sweeney
Location:
RCC SBDC Computer lab
Fees:
$80

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel in two class sessions and how to use it as a tool to manage your business information. This class will explain the structure of a spreadsheet and introduce you to formulas, functions, navigation, and other features of the powerful tool. Bring a thumb drive to save your work.

Testimonies: “Jim is an excellent instructor. He made working Excel so much less intimidating for me. He also worked hard to address the individual needs of those in the class”. Gennifer Martel. “I really appreciate the time and patience that Jim Sweeney puts into teaching me the course. Thank you very much.” Joy Waters. “Jim is very patient in explaining the different Excel functions.” Suzanne Zook

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel in two class sessions and how to use it as a tool to manage your business information. This class will explain the structure of a spreadsheet and introduce you to formulas, functions, navigation, and other features of the powerful tool. Bring a thumb drive to save your work.
Testimonies: “Jim is an excellent instructor. He made working Excel so much less . . . intimidating for me. He also worked hard to address the individual needs of those in the class”. Gennifer Martel. “I really appreciate the time and patience that Jim Sweeney puts into teaching me the course. Thank you very much.” Joy Waters. “Jim is very patient in explaining the different Excel functions.” Suzanne Zook
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H), Grants Pass, OR, 97526
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QuickBooks Online: Applying Desktop Procedures to the Online Platform

Wednesday 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

March 11, 2020 – March 11, 2020
CRN:
9.739 S1
Instructor:
Kristin Ryerson
Location:
RCC SBDC Computer Lab
Fees:
$40.00

Designed for business owners and bookkeepers who understand the procedures of QuickBooks Desktop but want to utilize the ease and accessibility of QuickBooks Online, this course applies the information taught in QuickBooks basic to the online platform. This 3 hour class will start with a review the different options available to subscribers, discussing what types of business will benefit from each. From there, the class will walk through how to navigate the platform and explore the possibilities and limitations the online platform provides as compared to Desktop versions. Students taking this course should have a firm understanding of how to execute procedures in QuickBooks as the course is designed as an exploration of options, not a “how to” on procedures.

Designed for business owners and bookkeepers who understand the procedures of QuickBooks Desktop but want to utilize the ease and accessibility of QuickBooks Online, this course applies the information taught in QuickBooks basic to the online platform. This 3 hour class will start with a review the different options available to subscribers, discussing what types of business will benefit from . . . each. From there, the class will walk through how to navigate the platform and explore the possibilities and limitations the online platform provides as compared to Desktop versions. Students taking this course should have a firm understanding of how to execute procedures in QuickBooks as the course is designed as an exploration of options, not a “how to” on procedures.
214 SW 4th Street (corner of 4th and H), Grants Pass, OR, 97526
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