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Current Classes & Events

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Center for Business & Industry Classes & Events

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Ready to sign up? Call us at 503.399.5088 to register for any class. On weekends and after 5 pm, leave us your name, number and email address and we’ll be sure to get back to you.

Location

All classes are held at –

Chemeketa Center for Business and Industry 
Second floor
626 High Street NE, Salem (corner of High and Union) 2nd floor)

March

  • Mar. 2 – Meet Your Small Business Development Center

    Are you just starting out on your business journey? Not sure if owning a business is right for you? Are you wondering where to find out what you need and where you can get expert help to begin? Join us for this brief introduction to business ownership. Find out about the classes and coaching services available through SBDC and our partner organizations.

    This 1-hour class has no cost but an hour of your time and you’ll leave with more clarity about the next best steps toward your destination.

    Date: Friday, March 2
    Time: 12 - 1 pm
    Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem
    Cost: No Cost
    Registration: 503.399.5088

  • Mar. 9 – Entrepreneur Encounters

    Take a break and make connections with other business owners. Share your experience, network for growth and discover business partners and friendships.

    This one-hour, brown-bag lunch group is open to all entrepreneurs with a special focus on businesses in the early stages of launching and growing. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month. Watch our Facebook page for special speakers and group topics. You are welcome to bring a lunch. 

    Date: Friday, March 9
    Time: 12-1 pm
    Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem
    Cost: No Cost
    Registration: 503.399.5088

  • Mar. 16 – Ready, Set, Start Your Business

    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. Come and 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.

    Date: Friday, March 16
    Time: 12-1:30 pm
    Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem
    Cost: $49
    Registration: 503.399.5088

  • Mar. 23 Entrepreneur Encounters

    Take a break and make connections with other business owners. Share your experience, network for growth and discover business partners and friendships.

    This 1-hour, brown-bag lunch group is open to all entrepreneurs with a special focus on businesses in the early stages of launching and growing. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month. Watch our Facebook page for special speakers and group topics. You are welcome to bring a lunch. 

    Date: Friday, March 23
    Time: 12 - 1 pm
    Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem
    Cost: No Cost
    Registration: 503.399.5088

April

  • Apr. 3-24 – QuickBooks for Managers
    Class 1: Using QuickBooks to Understand Cash Flow
    • Knowing the difference between profit and cash flow
    • Understanding how financial statements work together
    • Balance Sheet
    • Income Statement
    • Cash Flow Statement
    • Methods to increase cash flow
    Class 2: Using QuickBooks to Write a Budget
    • Starting with QuickBooks
    • Using Excel for analysis and projecting
    • Sales
    • Fixes and Variable Expenses
    • Cash flow
    • Creating reports for monitoring results
    • Determining tactics to deal with exceptions
    Class 3: Using QuickBooks to Make Estimates, Create Invoices, and Monitor Accounts Receivable
    • Creating Jobs and Estimates/Quotes/Proposals
    • Creating Invoices from Estimates
    • Understanding the Estimate Reports
    • Formatting Estimate Forms
    Class 4: Using QuickBooks to Design Effective Accounting Forms and Reports
    • Formatting invoices and statements
    • Creating form letters for customers, vendors, and collections
    • Designing effective financial reports
    • Downloading and commenting on reports

    Date: Tuesday, April 3-April 24
    Time: 8:30-11:30 am
    Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem
    Cost: $199
    Registration: 503.399.5088

  • APR. 4 – Access to Capital
    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

    Time: 1-4 pm
    Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem
    Cost: $129
    Registration: 503.399.5088

  • Apr. 6 Meet Your Small Business Development Center

    Are you just starting out on your business journey? Not sure if owning a business is right for you? Are you wondering where to find out what you need and where you can get expert help to begin? Join us for this brief introduction to business ownership. Find out about the classes and coaching services available through SBDC and our partner organizations.

    This 1-hour class has no cost but an hour of your time and you’ll leave with more clarity about the next best steps toward your destination.

    Date: Friday, April 6
    Time: 12 - 1 pm
    Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem
    Cost: No Cost
    Registration: 503.399.5088

  • Apr. 13 and 14 – Construction Contractor Training

    Take this two-day live class to prepare for the state-mandated test (not included) to become a licensed contractor in Oregon. The class is based on the new NASCLA Contractors Guide and fulfills state requirement for 16 hours of training.

    The workbook includes –

    • Guides to help you with the important issues in each of the 14 chapters
    • A quiz for each chapter and answer keys
    • Checklist for all the steps to get your license
    • An explanation of each of the Appendices
    • Two practice tests of 80 questions each, plus answer keys
    • PSI Examination Information Bulletin complete with –
      • Instructions for registration
      • Test site locations
      • Information about the test taking process
      • Special Arrangement Request Form
      • Course Completion form to record hours

    Date: Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14
    Time: 8 am to 6 pm
    Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem
    Cost: $360 (includes the manual)
    Registration: 503.399.5088

  • Apr. 13 Entrepreneur Encounters

    Take a break and make connections with other business owners. Share your experience, network for growth and discover business partners and friendships.

    This 1-hour, brown-bag lunch group is open to all entrepreneurs with a special focus on businesses in the early stages of launching and growing. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of every month. Watch our Facebook page for special speakers and group topics. You are welcome to bring a lunch. 

    Date: Friday, April 13
    Time: 12 - 1 pm
    Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem
    Cost: No Cost
    Registration: 503.399.5088

  • Apr. 20 – Ready, Set, Start Your Business

    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. Come and 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.

    Date: Friday, April 20
    Time: 12-1:30 pm
    Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem
    Cost: $49
    Registration: 503.399.5088

June

  • Jun. 6 – Access to Capital
    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

    Date: June 6
    Time: 9 am-12 pm
    Location: Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry, 626 High Street NE, Downtown Salem
    Cost: $129
    Registration: 503.399.5088