COCC’s Small Business Development Center is now taking applications for the 2017 Small Business Management program. The well-established, yearlong program offers a unique combination of one-on-one business advising and practical, hands-on classroom instruction, customized to individual business needs.

If you are feeling overwhelmed with the daily responsibilities of your business or don’t know how to get it to the next level, consider taking SBM to:

  • Develop a plan for sound growth or expansion
  • Understand your market and marketing plan
  • Analyze your operations for better management
  • Plan for greater profit and returns for owners

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 classes start in February 2017.

For more information and an application form, call 541-383-7290 or go to

Business advisor and SBM instructor Jim Wilcox has over 20 years of experience working with businesses. His background in management, business ownership and human resources, along with a MBA from Portland State University, makes Jim uniquely suited to supporting the variety of challenges that a small business owner encounters every day. Make sure your company benefits from his insight into the problems and solutions for business success. Sign up for COCC’s SBM program and get advice that you can trust regarding the financial, accounting, and day-to-day business operations of your small business. 541-383-7290

SBM Client Testimonial:

Seth Anderson is on a roll. During the last four years, his firm, Ascent Architecture and Interiors, has grown from three to 10 employees, experiencing 300 percent growth in revenue and year-over-year gains in profitability.

In addition, he recently earned the 2016 American Institute of Architect’s Young Architects Award. He was one of 12 young architects in the nation—and the only one in Oregon—to be honored.

To address his lack of formal training in financial management, Seth enrolled in the first year of COCC’s Small Business Management program in 2014 and followed up with the second year of the program as well. (Click here to read more on Seth’s experience)