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04aprallday13junalldaySmall Business Builders Program - 10 weeks - SBDC through June 13Industry:AllType of Event:EducationRegion:Portland Metro


Event Details

Wednesdays 9am to noon: Start and manage business with confidence.
NEW Program STARTS April 4, 2019
Are you second guessing your business decisions? Do you feel overwhelmed AND excited about your new business at the same time?

Small Business Builders gives you the training and support you need to strengthen your new business for growth in the first, second and third year of business — providing knowledge that will save you years of frustration and experimentation.

Through the 10 week program, you will:

Learn how to manage your business more effectively and improve your business’s profitability
Network with small business owners
Gain clarity in your business
Dedicate time to work on your business
Work one-on-one with a business advisor
Learn from subject-matter expert
What to Expect

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. Small 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. Complete the form on this page to get a detailed course outline.
Working ON vs. Working IN the Business
Plot Your Company’s Business Model
Financial Planning for Entrepreneurs
Basics of Marketing and Branding – and Why You Need Them
How to Make More Sales
Pricing, Customer Service, and Collections
Out of the Shoebox – Organizing Your Business Systems
Setting Up and Operating Your Financial Systems
Identify and Plan for Key Legal Details of Your Business
Managing Your Time for Your Business and Yourself
Up to 5 hours of one-on-one advising during the 10 month period following Small Business Builders.
Complimentary access to “Before You Go Global,” an online course to help you start selling your products in global markets.
Access to specialty business advisors with a wide range of expertise.
Access to market research resources such as Southern Oregon University Market Research Institute, SBDCNet, Reference USA, MarketLink, and Euromonitor.
What Our Clients Say
Join over 240 business owners who have completed this program since 2006.

052.jpg“I went into Small Business [Builders] not knowing what my business should look like. It showed me the avenue for success and avenues I wouldn’t have considered. It certainly helped me build a strong foundation. I probably wouldn’t have lasted the recession without my advisor from the program.”
– Amy McAuley, Founder & Owner of Oculus Fine Carpentry

Bud Construction

“You’re going to learn something you didn’t think you didn’t know. They bring in experts in various fields. And in one of the session you’re going to have an “aha!” moment.”
– Roy Weedman, Bud Construction LLC

The Investment

30 hours in class, divided into 10 weekly, 3-hour sessions.
Plus, Up to 5 hours of one-on-one advising during the 10 month period following Small Business Builders.

Tuition is $799.
Tuition can be paid in 3, monthly payments of $267.
An additional person from your business can take the course for 1/2 price, $400.
The Return:

Invaluable advice from industry experts that will save you years of frustration
Support from a network of peers and mentors
Confidence to make the right decisions for your new business
Enroll in Small Business Builders
Upcoming course launch:

April 4, 2019 at PCC CLIMB Center in SE Portland, 9:00 a.m. to noon | ENROLL NOW
Please note to complete your enrollment in Small Business Builders, you will need to register through Portland Community College.

Want more information? Complete the form on this page to get a detailed course outline.


April 4 (Thursday) - June 13 (Thursday)


CLIMB Center at PCC

1626 SE Water Ave


SBDC971-722-8888 2850 SW Cedar Hills Blvd #252

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