Small Business Management 2022/2023

Wed 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
15 sessions ending Wed, Jun 7
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 October 19th, participating business owners will meet every other week for 8-months for 2-hour sessions from 3:00pm-5:00pm. The course is designed to be a mix of interactive, in-person sessions along with some sessions held via Zoom. Each class will feature a subject matter expert 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:

  • Orientation Interviews Scheduled
  • November 16: Class Begins

Pricing: 1st person $699, 2nd person from the same business $199

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.

Subject matter experts to be announced.

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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