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Smart Start Your Business

Smart Start Your Business

Instructor: Dave Tally
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, take a 360 view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start. Additional people from the same business may attend at no charge with a paying business person. 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 my 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, 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. If you wish to bring others that will be assisting you in your business, you may do so at no charge—simply call the SBDC at 541-956-7494 so we can register them in the no charge class with the paying client.

Fall Term

Day Dates Time Place
Tuesday (Mornings) 10/12 9 a.m. - noon SBDC-Training
Tuesday (Evenings)  10/26 6 - 9 p.m. SBDC-Training
Tuesday (Mornings) 11/9 9 a.m. - noon SBDC-Training

The cost for this workshop is $40 per business (not per attendee).

Go to the following Oregon RCC SBDC Web Site
Click on “Our Classes” > “Search” and then locate classes for which you wish to register.
Complete registration information and pay with PayPal.

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.

Invaluable wealth of information and sincere support.” Carrie Juchan.

This course had lots of very useful information for starting our own business. Dave is very knowledgeable and keeps the class interesting humorous and relevant. Excited to start our new adventure. Dena Love