Central Oregon Community College’s (COCC) Small Business Development Center is now accepting applications for its popular Small Business Management program (SBM), with a new cohort launching virtually in February. This well-established, yearlong program offers a unique combination of one-to-one business advising — customized to individual business needs — and practical instruction. Participants will:

  • Develop a plan for sound growth or expansion
  • Learn about markets and marketing plans
  • Plan for greater profit and returns for owners
  • Analyze operations for better management
The SBM program is open to Central Oregon businesses that are at least one year old with at least one employee. Cost is $999 and scholarships are available to eligible businesses. Classes start in February 2021; instructor approval is required. For more information and an application form, call 541-383-7290, email [email protected] or visit cocc.edu/sbdc.

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