A "Best Practices" Approach for Growing Your Business
The SBM program is all about business training that teaches both current and proven "Best Practices" for growing revenue, increasing profitability, developing your team and building an adaptable platform for the long-term success of your business.
The coaches and instructors for the SBM program are proven business leaders and entrepreneurs that have a passion for helping local Southern Oregon businesses succeed. Through our staff advisory team, you will receive personal one-on-one advising and mentoring from industry specific experts. You will be given the knowledge and support to implement and adapt new techniques, methodologies and systems that can lead to continuous improvement and growth for your business.
Our most successful participants have the desire to:
- Improve performance through use of effective financial analysis information
- Expand markets and sales using current online marketing / social media platforms
- Learn innovative lean processes and quality improvement for specific industries
- Develop an employee team and culture that can grow your business and your brand
As part of the annual SBM cohort, you will participate in a monthly class along with other community business owners and leaders. In addition, there will be an ongoing monthly engagement with your own Business Advisor during the 9-month program.
The SBM program includes:
- Interactive classroom learning - 3 hours, once per month evening sessions
- 1-on-1 business advising - typically a 2-3 hour session once per month
- Access to business development tools, techniques, and templates
- Access to expertise - subject matter experts are often invited for specific class sessions
- Accountability - through our counseling, we help you stay on task in applying what you learn in the classroom towards improving your bottom line.
Continuing Education Credits
All SBDC business courses are approved for continuing education credits for Construction Contractor Residential C/E, Landscape Contractor C/E and Massage Therapy C/E. You receive 1 CEU for each hour of class instruction. Please inform the SBDC when registering (541) 956-7494 if you need a certificate to document your CE credits so we can provide it at the end of your class.
A few of the recent highly recognizable graduates of the program include the owners of Concierge Home and Business Watch, Bridgestreet Auto Repair, A-1 Commercial Cleaning Services, The Haul Restaurant and Proweld, Inc. The annual cohort typically consists of 20 successful local Southern Oregon businesses.
"We have been privileged to receive support from the SBM program through excellent counseling, relevant and valuable training, resourceful advice and mentorship. They provided personal attention to OUR needs and desires for the future with their honest evaluations of our plans and by giving us access to numerous resources." - Jeff & Julie Thomas - Concierge Home and Business Watch