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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 we will take a 360° view of your business concept and discuss the steps to a successful start:

  • 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 idea, 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. Please let us know if someone will be attending with you as we will register them in our no charge section with a paying attendee.

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.

This 3-hour class is offered on the following dates and times listed below.

Summer Term TBA

Day Dates Time Place
Tuesday (Mornings)   9 a.m. - noon SBDC-2
Tuesday (Evenings)    6 - 9 p.m. SBDC-2

*location will be SBDC-Lab

The cost for this workshop is $20 per business (not per attendee).

To register for this class, please call 541-956-7494 or email us your contact information at

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