Small Business Development Center
At Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry
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Access to Capital: What, Where and How

By Chemeketa SBDC

Course Description:

This 3-hour workshop covering the what, where, and how of accessing capital plus a follow-up one-on-one advising session to tailor content of class to participant’s needs.

Components of Class:

  • Overview of Capital Landscape
  • Resources for business plans
  • Creating the financial documents

 

Morning Sessions                                        Afternoon Sessions
9 am – 12 pm                                                1 pm – 4 pm

October 18, 2017                                           November 20, 2017
December 6, 2017                                         April 4, 2018
February 7, 2018
June 6, 2018

Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem
Cost: $129
Registration and Information: 503.399.5088


QuickBooks Online

By Chemeketa SBDC

The purpose of this course is to familiarize users and prospective users with the basics of QuickBooks Online. Attendeeds will use (test drive) a sample company (Craig’s Landscaping), see options and make case study entries.

Tuesday, November 7
Getting Started
Product Overview – benefits of QuickBooks Online, features of various subscriptions
Importing Data – exporting Desktop data to Online, importing lists to Online
Setting Up a Company – users, lists, and company settings

 

Tuesday, November 14
Navigating QuickBooks Online
Navigating Client Home (Dashboard), the Customer Center, and the Vendor Center
Using the Left Hand Navigation Tabs for Efficiency
Quick Creation of Documents (Invoices, checks, bills, receipts, etc.)

 

Tuesday, November 21
Recording Transactions
Sales & Revenue Transactions – Sales receipts, invoices, payments, and deposits”
Expense & Purchase Transactions – Checks, expenses, bills, and bill payments}
Banking Transactions – Deposits, transfers, uploading transactions, and reconciliations

 

Tuesday, November 28
Reporting
Reporting Capabilities – Customization, QuickZoom, settings, and wide reports
Business Dashboard and Overview
Specific Reports – sales, accounts receivable & payable, expenses & purchases, budgets, etc.
Customizing Reports and Exporting Reports to Excel

Date: Tuesdays, November 7 – November 28
Time: 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem
Cost: $399
Registration and Information: 503.399.5088


Get Your Business Online

By Chemeketa SBDC

Can your business be found online? Are you struggling to choose and use social media? Does your website reflect who you are and what you offer?

This workshop is an overview on crafting an effective website, choosing and using the right social media for your business and setting up your business with Google.

3 dates, 3 locations
9 am to 11 am
$59 each session

 

Dallas
Monday, July 10
Chemeketa Polk Center, 1340 Holman Avenue (Room 108)
Register for this event online or call 503.399.5088

Woodburn
Tuesday, July 11
Chemeketa Woodburn Center, 120 E Lincoln Street (Room 207)
Register for this event online or call 503.399.5088

McMinnville
Wednesday, July 12
Chemeketa Yamhill Valley Center, 288 NE Norton Lane (Room 105)
Register for this event online or call 503.399.5088

 

What we’ll cover:
1. Your Website | Information and Engagement
You own your content, have control. Google likes fresh content, must update regularly
> Defining your goals
> Optimize for search
> Essential elements
> Basics for build/hosting

Summary of Tips for an Effective Website
> Content/copy
> Images
> Calls to action
> Checklist

2. Social Media | The Top 6
How do you choose what’s right for you? Know what your audiences are using. You may have to “pay to play”
> Facebook
> LinkedIn
> Twitter
> Pinterest
> Instagram
> Google+

Recommendations
> Pros and cons for each
> Images and elements
> Frequency of posting
> Boosted posts vs. ads

Google your business | Overview
> Reference and how to
> Set up your business to be found

Wrap Up and Questions
Handouts of reference guides/links and checklists to use

You’ll walk away with plenty of ideas and tips you can use right away, as well as reference guides and how to’s to build your online presence.

Speaker bio

Jennifer Larsen Morrow, president of Creative Company, an award-winning marketing and branding firm in McMinnville, has helped hundreds of organizations boost marketing results for more than 35 years. In presentations and workshops she motivates and delights local, regional and national audiences with her energetic style, fresh ideas, case studies and proven tactics. She’s been called “a brand guru extraordinaire,” “brilliant,” “strategic” and “engaging.” Morrow digs into the challenges and benefits of being online, building an effective website, and using social media as part of today’s marketing program.

 


Ready, Set, Start Your Business

By Chemeketa SBDC

Are you ready to start your business? Not sure if you have everything in order or you don’t know what you don’t know? Begin your business the right way.

This course covers the essentials needed to start a small business. Learn about:

  • business structure
  • business registration
  • licensing
  • taxes
  • miscellaneous rules and regulations

The information presented can help you eliminate mistakes before they happen. This fast-paced class is the perfect first step!

Time: 12:30 – 2 pm
Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem
Cost: $49
Registration and Information: 503.399.5088


Developing Your Business Plan

By Chemeketa SBDC

Covers the elements of a business plan and its purpose. Participants would come out with a basic outline for their business plan.

Date: Thursday, May 18
Time: 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem
Cost: $59
Registration and Information: 503.399.5088

 


Marketing Basics

By Chemeketa SBDC

A basic marketing class that focuses on:

  • What is your target market?
  • How do you determine your target market?
  • How do you reach your target market?
  • How do you know if your marketing is working?

Date: Thursday, June 22
Time: 12:30 to 2 pm
Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem
Cost: $49
Registration and Information: 503.399.5088


Business Loans – Preparing a Loan Package

By Chemeketa SBDC

Provides basic overview of loan packaging and important information about the factors that lenders take into consideration when reviewing loan applications.

Date: Thursday, April 27
Time: 12:30 to 2 pm
Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem
Cost: $49
Registration and Information: 503.399.5088


Running a Profitable Business Using QuickBooks 2016

By Chemeketa SBDC

A profitable business with improper cash flow can mean the death of a business.  Join us to review important topics you need to know for cash flow management and analysis.

Each class is on a Thursday morning from 8:30 to 11:30 am in the Computer Lab at Chemeketa’s Small Business Development Center. Each sessions costs $149. Join us for a hands-on, practical class using QuickBooks 2016.

 

Thursday, April 20
QuickBooks – Understanding Cash Flow
Why am I profitable but have no cash? This session will cover:
 Understand Financial Statements
 Analyzing the Cash Flow Statement
 Choosing Profitable Tactics for Cash Flow

 

Thursday, April 27
QuickBooks – Estimating and Invoicing
How can estimating improve cash flow in your business? This session will cover:
 Estimating Job Revenue & Expenses
 Invoicing & Collecting for Work Done
 Tracking Jobs for Better Decisions

 

Thursday, May 11
QuickBooks – Receivables & Payables
How can I manage receivables and payables profitably? This session will cover:
 Setting Up Customer & Vendor Records
 Tracking Receivables & Payables Effectively
 Collecting Receivables

 

Thursday, May 25
QuickBooks – Tracking Time & Payroll
How do I pay employees and payroll taxes on time and legally? This session will cover:
 Setting Up Payroll & Employee Records
 Paying Employees & Payroll Taxes Accurately and on Time
 Tracking and Billing Time Worked

 

Thursday, June 8
QuickBooks – Inventory Management
How can I manage inventory and not let it manage me? This session will cover:
 Setting Up Items for Detailed Information
 Purchasing & Selling Items Effectively
 Tracking & Adjusting Inventory without Overwork

 

Thursday, June 15
QuickBooks – Reports
How can I get accurate and timely feedback on results? This session will cover:
 Using Standing Reports for Management, Investors, and Lenders
 Creating Customized Reports for Management

 

Thursday June 22
QuickBooks – Budgeting
How can I plan for the future and track my results? This session will cover:
 Using QuickBooks only
 Using Spreadsheets & QuickBooks
 Tracking Results Compared to Budget

 

Date: Thursdays, April 20 – June 22
Time: 8:30 to 11:30 am
Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem
Cost: $149 each session
Registration and Information: 503.399.5088

 

 


Group Therapy for Social Media

By Chemeketa SBDC

Join us for a monthly group-advising session where you:

  • Bring your questions about website strategies, social media, online marketing, and sales writing
  • Learn from other awesome business owners
  • Benefit from group brainstorming about your questions
  • Set marketing goals for the coming month
  • Meet the third Thursday of the month (January through June)

There’s no cost to attend.

Date: January 19, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18 and June 15
Time: 3 to 4:30 pm
Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry
626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem (free parking at Marion Parkade)
Cost: No Charge
Information: 503.399.5088


Advanced QuickBooks 2016

By Chemeketa SBDC

QuickBooks can be as simple or complex as you wish to make it.  The success of QuickBooks is essentially based on your ability to set up the system in the most effective way to help you derive the information you want.

Tuesday, October 10
Understanding Cash Flow


Tuesday, October 17
Writing a Budget


Tuesday, October 24
Estimating, invoicing, and monitoring accounts receivables


Tuesday, October 31
Designing accounting forms and reports

Date: Tuesdays, October 10 – October 31
Time: 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem
Cost: $399
Registration and Information: 503.399.5088