Small Business Management Program

Have a desire to succeed in your business and need time to work on your business?


We offer customized curriculum over three different levels of our SBM program that will help you identify and prioritize positive outcomes.

  • Strategy Planning with Purpose
  • Accounting and Tax Tips
  • Sales Plan Creation
  • Succession and Transition Planning
  • Five Dysfunctions of a Team
  • Financial Analysis (basic and in-depth)
  • Up-to-date Marketing Essentials
  • Human Resources 101
  • Following Current Trends
  • So Much More

“The SBM Program in particular helped us to know the things we didnt know that we needed to know. Hands down the SBDC is an ally that every small business needs to have.” – Kregg and Jodi Parenti, Water Depot

We offer:

SBM for Contractors

Centered on supporting new contractors, covering topics including payroll and taxes, basic financials, government contracts, working with subcontractors, marketing, intermediate estimating, working with vendors, and much more.

We anticipate re-launching the following SBM programs in 2024:

SBM Level 1

Intended for newer business owners interested in improving financial and time management skills while gaining the knowledge and skills necessary for increased business effectiveness and profitability.

SBM Advanced

Builds on the business fundamentals learned in Level 1 with a focus on systems planning, in-depth financial analysis, pitch training and longer-term strategies for growth and development.

All SBM courses include free access to valuable market research analysis, extensive peer networking opportunities, and personalized 1:1 advising sessions aimed to help you apply course material to your specific business. Light meals are provided.

Classes meet one designated Monday evening per month, October – June.

“I have used free advising and resources at SBDC extensively to help grow my business. I have especially benefited from the Small Business Management class- it helps me approach my biz from all directions.” – Georgie Pulman-Olzaski, K-9 Crack

Pre-registration opens in June with no payment required. Call 541-440-7824.

Full registration opens in September. Register online at Workshops & Programs.