Small Business Management Program 21/22

Wed 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
15 sessions ending Wed, Jun 1
Topic: Managing a Business

The Small Business Management (SBM) program is a unique combination of classroom learning, individual business and leadership coaching, peer-to-peer learning and business networking – all designed around one goal: making you and your business more successful. This eight-month business management course is designed exclusively for business owners—where YOUR business is the textbook. SBM is not an academic course. It is real-world learning designed to improve your business acumen and get immediate results.

Beginning November 17th, the cohort will meet every other week for 8-months. The sessions are currently held on Zoom, but may convert to in-person classes depending on the latest COVID-19 guidance. The bi-weekly, 120-minute sessions are taught by subject matter experts and facilitated by the Clatsop SBDC.

Hear from leading experts on topics like:

  • "Unlocking Your Inner CEO": Setting Your Business on a Path to Success
  • Marketing Planning: How Well Do Really Know Your Customer?
  • Entrepreneurial Accounting: Making Cents of your Financial Reports
  • Auditing Your Brand & Refining Your Messaging
  • Tax Planning: What You Need to Know
  • Financial Planning: Building a Budget So You Can Increase Profitability
  • How to be a Digital Marketing Maven & Social Media Best Practices
  • Leadership: Strategies to Overcome Time Management Issues & Reduce Stress
  • How to Develop New Customers & Get More $$$ from Existing
  • How to Ramp Up Your Customer's Experience (and Generate More Revenue)
  • Hiring and Retention Strategies & The Latest on HR Laws
  • Securing your Business's Future: Resiliency Planning
  • Building an Asset & Exit Strategy Planning
  • ... and more!

Program Includes:

  • 50 hours of training and coaching over 8-months
  • 2 classroom sessions per month
  • 2 hours of private one-on-one coaching sessions each month
  • All materials and resources are provided

Application Process:

  • Oct. 5: Application opens
  • Oct. 29: Applications due
  • Applications will be reviewed, finalists notified, and interviews scheduled
  • Nov. 5: PayPal invoices sent: 1st person $699, 2nd person $199 - Please notify the advisor at the time of your interview if you want to add a second person
  • Nov. 12: Payment due

An award of $350.00, or 50% of the cost of the program will be given at the end to businesses who complete the program and present an updated Business Plan to their peers.

Speaker(s): -Subject matter experts to be announced. -Facilitated by Ian Reid, SBM Program Facilitator for SBDC, Clatsop Community College Ian has held positions both as an intrapreneur and entrepreneur in various industries. For over a decade, he worked closely with small, medium and larger enterprises both in economic development counseling and guiding entrepreneurs to launch, grow, and transfer their business, and as co-founder of a business processes consulting firm that went from 2 to 26 employees. He completed a master’s degree in user research and experience to better understand the dynamics of human needs, that he believes ultimately fuels business and the economy. Filled with curiosity and endless ideas, he launched multiple web businesses, managed teams, and helped in aligning vision and everyday actions for many organizations. -Eric Stromquist, SBDC Advisor spent over 40 years around the Portland restaurant scene, starting as a server with McCormick & Schmick’s while completing his BS degree at PSU, then becoming director of their retail products division. He co-founded Hot Lips Pizza in 1985, also working as a consultant and instructor at Portland’s SBDC. He joined Western Culinary Institute in 1996 as an instructor, eventually becoming VP of Academic Affairs before co-founding Oregon Culinary Institute in 2006 where he served as President until 2015.

Fee: $ 699.00

Non-credit Class/Workshop Refund Policy: For a class with three sessions or more, students must drop the class within two business days of the class start date in order to receive a full refund.

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