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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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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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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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Build your Business During Covid-19

Tuesday 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

June 30, 2020 – June 30, 2020
CRN:
BUSX19B.60
Instructor:
Guy Edwards, Ruth Swain and Ibrahim Alhussain
Location:
Remote via Zoom
Fees:
No Fee

During this live videoconference, we will introduce you to tips and opportunities to build and market your business during Covid. Meeting topics include
• Tips on how to grow during Covid19,
• Tips on how to safeguard your business from cyber criminals
• Where to find Covid19 Resources
• How to sign up for MHCC SBDC classes and free confidential advising

During this live videoconference, we will introduce you to tips and opportunities to build and market your business during Covid. Meeting topics include
• Tips on how to grow during Covid19,
• Tips on how to safeguard your business from cyber criminals
• Where to find Covid19 Resources
• How to sign up for MHCC SBDC classes and free confidential advising

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Excel for Business: Build a Cash Flow Worksheet

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

May 4, 2020 – August 27, 2020
Instructor:
Sarah Lambert, Principal at Riverview Bookkeeping LLC and SBDC Advisor
Location:
Recorded Session
Fees:
No Fee

Excel is a powerful electronic spreadsheet widely used in business. In this introductory class, learn how to navigate within workbooks and worksheets, organize data into rows and columns, format text and cells, write simple formulas, and create charts. In this session, we walk through each step of building a Cash Flow worksheet from scratch.

Excel is a powerful electronic spreadsheet widely used in business. In this introductory class, learn how to navigate within workbooks and worksheets, organize data into rows and columns, format text and cells, write simple formulas, and create charts. In this session, we walk through each step of building a Cash Flow worksheet from scratch.

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Need Help Tracking Your Paycheck Loan Forgiveness? Quickbooks and Excel tips and strategies. This hands-on workshop will help you prepare

Thursday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

July 30, 2020 – July 30, 2020
CRN:
BUSX19D.61
Instructor:
Nekol Pyle, SBDC Instructor and Adviser.
Location:
Remote via Zoom
Fees:
$60

This hands-on workshop will help you prepare the right
documentation for your PPP loan forgiveness application.
You will learn how to create reports and compile financial data, with
tips such as how to:
 Add accounts in QB to track loan proceeds and Expenses.
 Create detailed payroll reports within QB to accurately reflect
payroll expenses.
 Use Excel to create detail reports for tracking loan funds and
expenses.
 Use Excel to supplement and summarize payroll reports
from outside payroll agency.
 Import QuickBooks Transactions to Excel in order to compile
and customize financial data.

This hands-on workshop will help you prepare the right
documentation for your PPP loan forgiveness application.
You will learn how to create reports and compile financial data, with
tips such as how to:
 Add accounts in QB to track loan proceeds and Expenses.
 Create detailed payroll reports within QB to accurately reflect
payroll expenses.
 Use Excel to create detail reports for tracking loan . . . funds and
expenses.
 Use Excel to supplement and summarize payroll reports
from outside payroll agency.
 Import QuickBooks Transactions to Excel in order to compile
and customize financial data.
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Need Help Tracking Your Paycheck Loan Forgiveness? Quickbooks and Excel tips and strategies. This hands-on workshop will help you prepare

Wednesday 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

June 24, 2020 – June 24, 2020
CRN:
BUSX19D.60
Instructor:
Nekol Pyle, SBDC Instructor and Adviser.
Location:
Remote via Zoom
Fees:
$60

This hands-on workshop will help you prepare the right
documentation for your PPP loan forgiveness application.
You will learn how to create reports and compile financial data, with
tips such as how to:
 Add accounts in QB to track loan proceeds and Expenses.
 Create detailed payroll reports within QB to accurately reflect
payroll expenses.
 Use Excel to create detail reports for tracking loan funds and
expenses.
 Use Excel to supplement and summarize payroll reports
from outside payroll agency.
 Import QuickBooks Transactions to Excel in order to compile
and customize financial data.

This hands-on workshop will help you prepare the right
documentation for your PPP loan forgiveness application.
You will learn how to create reports and compile financial data, with
tips such as how to:
 Add accounts in QB to track loan proceeds and Expenses.
 Create detailed payroll reports within QB to accurately reflect
payroll expenses.
 Use Excel to create detail reports for tracking loan . . . funds and
expenses.
 Use Excel to supplement and summarize payroll reports
from outside payroll agency.
 Import QuickBooks Transactions to Excel in order to compile
and customize financial data.
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