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Our knowledgeable business advisers are experienced in a variety of topics, including writing a business plan, analyzing cash flow, marketing, hiring, and intellectual property concerns. Advisers understand how to start and do business in Oregon, and they can support you with valuable, relevant advice at every stage of your business venture, and can connect you to other valuable resources.

Each of our 19 centers provides confidential, no-cost business advising to help you succeed. Advising requires filling out our online intake form and, at some centers, attending a free introductory workshop to see if advising is right for you.

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First Steps to Starting a Business

Thursday 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

July 15, 2021 – July 15, 2021
Instructor:
Lisa Woods
Location:
Live ONLINE via Zoom
Fees:
$25.00

Get ready to start your business with this comprehensive workshop. Filled with all the information required to take those first steps to becoming a business owner. Offered LIVE online via ZOOM for interactive classroom sessions.

Get ready to start your business with this comprehensive workshop. Filled with all the information required to take those first steps to becoming a business owner. Offered LIVE online via ZOOM for interactive classroom sessions.

LIVE Online Via Zoom, OR
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Construction Contractor Pre-License Training and Exam

Friday, Saturday 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

November 5, 2021 – November 6, 2021
Instructor:
Lisa Woods MBA
Location:
Umpqua Business Center Conference Room
Fees:
$450.00

One stop for both the required training and Oregon State Exam!
Preparing for the CCB exam, class provides the education required to obtain the CCB license. This program also includes the CCB exam which covers the content in the NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, 2nd edition. Exams consist of 4 Lessons:
Lesson 1 – OR Construction, Employees, Subcontractors<
Lesson 2 – Oregon Code, Safety, Environmental Issues, Building Envelope
Lesson 3 – Bids & Estimates, Contracts, Project Management, Lien Law
Lesson 4 – Business Structure, Business Finance, Business Taxes Students must pass each exam with 70% or higher. Once all the exams are passed the student can then apply for their CCB license.

Please Call 541-440-7824 for details

One stop for both the required training and Oregon State Exam!
Preparing for the CCB exam, class provides the education required to obtain the CCB license. This program also includes the CCB exam which covers the content in the NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, 2nd edition. Exams consist of 4 Lessons:
Lesson 1 – OR Construction, Employees, . . . Subcontractors<
Lesson 2 – Oregon Code, Safety, Environmental Issues, Building Envelope
Lesson 3 – Bids & Estimates, Contracts, Project Management, Lien Law
Lesson 4 – Business Structure, Business Finance, Business Taxes Students must pass each exam with 70% or higher. Once all the exams are passed the student can then apply for their CCB license.
Please Call 541-440-7824 for details
522 SE Washington Avenue, Roseburg, OR, 97470
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Construction Contractor Pre-License Training and Exam

Friday, Saturday 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

October 1, 2021 – October 2, 2021
Instructor:
Lisa Woods MBA
Location:
Live ONLINE via Zoom
Fees:
$450.00

Preparing for the CCB exam, class provides the education required to obtain the CCB license. This program also includes the CCB exam which covers the content in the NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, 2nd edition. Exams consist of 4 Lessons:
Lesson 1 – OR Construction, Employees, Subcontractors
Lesson 2 – Oregon Code, Safety, Environmental Issues, Building Envelope
Lesson 3 – Bids & Estimates, Contracts, Project Management, Lien Law
Lesson 4 – Business Structure, Business Finance, Business Taxes Students must pass each exam with 70% or higher. Once all the exams are passed the student can then apply for their CCB license
**Fall 2021—DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, THESE CLASSES WILL BE PRESENTED USING ZOOM.**
CLIENT REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS CLASS:
1. COMPUTER WITH CAMERA OR A LAPTOP WITH CAMERA (CANNOT USE PHONE)
2. HIGH SPEED INTERNET
3. ABILITY TO USE ZOOM ONLINE
SHOULD YOU HAVE TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGES, UCC SBDC MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE TECHNOLOGY FOR TRAINING DATES. Please Call 541-440-7824 for details.

Preparing for the CCB exam, class provides the education required to obtain the CCB license. This program also includes the CCB exam which covers the content in the NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, 2nd edition. Exams consist of 4 Lessons:
Lesson 1 – OR Construction, Employees, Subcontractors
Lesson 2 – Oregon Code, Safety, Environmental Issues, Building . . . Envelope
Lesson 3 – Bids & Estimates, Contracts, Project Management, Lien Law
Lesson 4 – Business Structure, Business Finance, Business Taxes Students must pass each exam with 70% or higher. Once all the exams are passed the student can then apply for their CCB license
**Fall 2021—DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, THESE CLASSES WILL BE PRESENTED USING ZOOM.**
CLIENT REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS CLASS:
1. COMPUTER WITH CAMERA OR A LAPTOP WITH CAMERA (CANNOT USE PHONE)
2. HIGH SPEED INTERNET
3. ABILITY TO USE ZOOM ONLINE
SHOULD YOU HAVE TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGES, UCC SBDC MAY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE TECHNOLOGY FOR TRAINING DATES. Please Call 541-440-7824 for details.
Roseburg, OR, 97470
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Real Estate Broker’s License Pre-Test Training

Tuesday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

September 14, 2021 – November 16, 2021
Instructor:
D. Stribling II
Location:
Live ONLINE via Zoom
Fees:
699.00

Start your career in Real Estate! Our 10 week Real Estate Brokers Pre-License training course meets the 150-hr State of Oregon requirement. This course is a hybrid, meeting Tuesday’s online via Zoom, and coursework performed individually each week. Course Instructor and Principal Broker David Stribling also offers an optional all-day review Saturday, November 20th. All materials are included. Call 541-440-7824 for more information.

Start your career in Real Estate! Our 10 week Real Estate Brokers Pre-License training course meets the 150-hr State of Oregon requirement. This course is a hybrid, meeting Tuesday’s online via Zoom, and coursework performed individually each week. Course Instructor and Principal Broker David Stribling also offers an optional all-day review Saturday, November 20th. All materials are included. Call . . . 541-440-7824 for more information.
ONLINE, Roseburg, OR, 97470
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Social Media and Online Marketing

Wednesday 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

July 14, 2021 – September 1, 2021
Instructor:
Justin Deedon
Location:
Umpqua Business Center
Fees:
$249

Social Media & Online Marketing: This 8-week course is for those business owners who are ready to standout in the competitive world of online marketing. Course Instructor and Small Business Development Center Advisor, Justin Deedon can help you make an impact.

Social Media & Online Marketing: This 8-week course is for those business owners who are ready to standout in the competitive world of online marketing. Course Instructor and Small Business Development Center Advisor, Justin Deedon can help you make an impact.

522 SE Washington Avenue, Roseburg, OR, 97470
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QuickBooks Basic

Tuesday, Thursday 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM

August 3, 2021 – August 10, 2021
Instructor:
Gale Peterson
Location:
Umpqua Business Center
Fees:
$149

The class is for beginning to intermediate users. In this 3-class course series, you’ll get an orientation and learn how to navigate QuickBooks, the most-used bookkeeping program for small business.
 Create a company file
 Set up and modify the chart of accounts
 Enter check and deposit transactions
 Reconcile bank statements
 Create and Study Income Statements and Profit and Loss reports
 and More!
Live in-person interactive class format allows you to ask questions and get specific help with your bookkeeping needs.

The class is for beginning to intermediate users. In this 3-class course series, you’ll get an orientation and learn how to navigate QuickBooks, the most-used bookkeeping program for small business.
 Create a company file
 Set up and modify the chart of accounts
 Enter check and deposit transactions
 Reconcile bank statements
 Create and Study Income Statements and Profit and Loss . . . reports
 and More!
Live in-person interactive class format allows you to ask questions and get specific help with your bookkeeping needs.
522 SE Washington Avenue, Roseburg, OR, 97470
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Ready, Set, Plan Your Business with Live Plan

Tuesday 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

July 20, 2021 – September 7, 2021
Instructor:
Justin Deedon
Location:
LIVE ONLINE w/ Zoom
Fees:
$199

Complete Your Business Plan in Just Four Class Sessions
You’ll learn how to cultivate and document:
Putting Your Ideas into Words
Forecasting Sales and Expenses
How to Reach Your Target Market
Building a Team
Using Your Plan to Manage Business
This innovative class is the only one in the area providing participants with the support and software needed to successfully complete a business plan and be ready to pitch their business idea to lenders.
Program Includes:
Three Months Free Access to LivePlan® Online Business planning tool
Class Held every other Wednesday for 4-weeks of Business Plan Class Work,
One-on-one sessions held in between class sessions.

Complete Your Business Plan in Just Four Class Sessions
You’ll learn how to cultivate and document:
Putting Your Ideas into Words
Forecasting Sales and Expenses
How to Reach Your Target Market
Building a Team
Using Your Plan to Manage Business
This innovative class is the only one in the area providing participants with the support and software needed to successfully complete a business plan and . . . be ready to pitch their business idea to lenders.
Program Includes:
Three Months Free Access to LivePlan® Online Business planning tool
Class Held every other Wednesday for 4-weeks of Business Plan Class Work,
One-on-one sessions held in between class sessions.
ONLINE, OR
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Recordkeeping & Estimating For Construction Contractors

Saturday 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM

June 26, 2021 – June 26, 2021
Instructor:
Diana Tourney and Ofelia Lara
Location:
Live ONLINE via Zoom
Fees:
$225.00

Successful contractors learn very quickly that it takes more than being a craftsman. The mark of a thriving business is an owner that has a solid understanding of the back office processes for their business. This requires an owner with a solid foundation in business processes, recordkeeping and the ability to develop estimates that are fair to the contractor and client. Work with experienced accounting and contracting professionals to help you learn how to manage this new venture at a profit!Get prepared to move forward confidently and avoid many of the mistakes that are common while you are waiting for your CCB License to arrive, or hone in on best practices if you’re already in business. This training is also accompanied by 1:1 coaching through the SBDC to provide valuable insights into the specifics of your business. Topics covered include:
•Documents required by CCB you must retain and have signed
• Learn how owners are paid by the business.
• Navigate the basics of bookkeeping
• Entering Revenues (including how to handle customer pre-payments)
• Entering Cost of Goods Sold
• Entering General and Administrative Expenses
• Assets, Liabilities & Equity
• Taxes for the self-employed
• Job Costing
• Subcontractors
• Marketing Materials & Review
• Estimating Inputs
• Estimating Tools
• Estimating: The Art & Science
• Free SBDC 1:1 Coaching
This 8 hour course provides professional development hours for your CCB License requirements.
Get started now and call 541-440-7824!

Successful contractors learn very quickly that it takes more than being a craftsman. The mark of a thriving business is an owner that has a solid understanding of the back office processes for their business. This requires an owner with a solid foundation in business processes, recordkeeping and the ability to develop estimates that are fair to the contractor and client. Work with experienced . . . accounting and contracting professionals to help you learn how to manage this new venture at a profit!Get prepared to move forward confidently and avoid many of the mistakes that are common while you are waiting for your CCB License to arrive, or hone in on best practices if you’re already in business. This training is also accompanied by 1:1 coaching through the SBDC to provide valuable insights into the specifics of your business. Topics covered include:
•Documents required by CCB you must retain and have signed
• Learn how owners are paid by the business.
• Navigate the basics of bookkeeping
• Entering Revenues (including how to handle customer pre-payments)
• Entering Cost of Goods Sold
• Entering General and Administrative Expenses
• Assets, Liabilities & Equity
• Taxes for the self-employed
• Job Costing
• Subcontractors
• Marketing Materials & Review
• Estimating Inputs
• Estimating Tools
• Estimating: The Art & Science
• Free SBDC 1:1 Coaching
This 8 hour course provides professional development hours for your CCB License requirements.
Get started now and call 541-440-7824!
LIVE Online Via Zoom, OR
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Social Media Basics for Business

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday –

January 1, 2021 – March 31, 2020
Instructor:
Killen
Location:
Online
Fees:
Free

A free and comprehensive introduction to social media for brand new businesses, businesses new to social media and businesses that want more from their social media efforts. Immediate access!

A free and comprehensive introduction to social media for brand new businesses, businesses new to social media and businesses that want more from their social media efforts. Immediate access!

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