Small Business Management Training
Testimonials from past participants
“RCC Small business Development class as helped me to look at my business with "fresh eyes". Allowing me to see clearly the places I've been stuck and the many ways possible to move my business forward with clarity, integrity, & heart.”
Southern Oregon Pilates
“Thanks to the Small Business Management course at Rogue Community College I have gained insights and skills in financial management, planning, marketing, and business development. I’ve learned to create and analyze financial statements and make future projections based on setting clear goals. One of the greatest benefits of the SBM program is learning to identify my target audiences and communicate more effectively with them in my advertising. In addition, SBM has given me numerous resources that have helped me learn new skills, connect me with new technologies, and network with other business owners.”
“Hearing what other people have done is interesting and helpful. Advice from the instructor is Excellent and helpful.”
Katpaw Enterprises, Inc.
“The instructor has done an incredible job of bringing to light ideas that the average business never thinks of: goals, financial perspectives, sales, websites. Thanks so much. It has been a pleasure.”
Green Planet Compost
“SBM was a real eye opener for me. I really can’t wait to start (next year again) from the beginning!”
“I found SBM to be educational and encouraging. I discovered that creating a plan and paying attention to this plan and goals is the most important thing ANY business owner can do. Getting in “touch” with this reality has catapulted me to the next level as a successful business owner!”
Allcities Property Management, LLC
“The Small Business Class has given me the tools and local contacts to guide me in my business. I have learned a broad scope of practical small business training. We covered everything from marketing, understanding financials, customer service and Human Resources and much more that I can use every day. We have also received local contacts who can help you with those tasks or projects that you always wanted to get to but cannot seem to find the time. The one on one coaching is also a bonus. I recommend this class to any small business owner who wants to learn how to help their business grow profitability.“
Spring Air, Inc.
“The SBM class has been very informative. It has had a positive impact on our business and will have for years to come. We look forward to implementing more of what we have learned. The instructor was always prepared and knowledgeable on her subjects and also searched out some great guest speakers.”
Joe and Norma Ivory
“I have been totally inspired by this course. The value of the guest speakers brought diversity, new perspectives, reminders of things I ‘know of’ and can increase my knowledge exponentially. The handouts, recommended readings, and the instructor’s follow ups gave me so much information and possibility fodder to grow, not only my business, but myself.”
“Our company values continuing education. This class offered us a way to learn new skills, as well as polish previously learned skills. Stars and Stripes Painting would recommend Small Business Management I to any company that desires to make their business better”.
Stars and Stripes Painting, LLC
“The Small Business Management class met my expectations. I learned something new at every session. I was motivated to try new things. I would highly recommend this course to every small business owner or manager”.
Superior Windows and Doors
“This class has been very beneficial for our business. There was a very wide variety of topics that were beneficial. The most beneficial part was the on-site counseling”.
Kids First, LLC
“The Small Business Management course has opened up a lot of doors and new avenues to discovering potential through my company”
Jackson County Advertising
“I have learned and grown so much from taking the Small Business Management course. I really appreciate the one on one meetings; they really helped my business out a lot.”
“Rogue Community College has been invaluable to our success. Through the years RCC and BDC classes and onsite counseling have provided us with a one stop resource for answers to our day-to-day challenges, such as employee matters, accounting practices, short-term and long-term goals, as well as encouragement and, of course, constructive criticism. We will increase our operations by approximately 50% over the next 12 months”.
Medifecta Healthcare Training
“Having you as a resource was very instrumental in establishing our company. We have grown from Michael and I working out of our garage to an international business with approximately 10 employees. As we continue to grow and expand I continually refer back to my SBM resources. Thank you. I can strongly say that we would not be in the position we are now without the education and guidance from you”.
Eileen Amaranthus, President
Mycorrhizal Applications Inc.
“Participating in the program made me aware of things I had no idea I needed to know. The attention and individual support has been incredibly reassuring”.
“Fantastic program! I highly recommend it for any small business”.
Todd Grannis, CEO
“The SBM’s information-packed class provides the essential tools for starting and running your own business. I highly recommend it”.
Summer Jo’s Farm, Garden, and Restaurant
“The SBM program gave us the personal attention we needed to gain perspective on our uniquely challenging business and turn it into a uniquely SUCCESSFUL business”!
“The RCC SBM program inspired me to make dramatic changes to my business. I highly recommend it to any business owner”.
Tom Pepple, President
Retail Profit Systems
“The SBM program will help you and your business set goals, find alignment and accountability, plus a lot more. Give it a go”.
Tom Bange, Owner
Action Appliance Service
“ At 52 I take 4 months of vacation a year, make a great living, have wonderful employees who stay with us 12 times as long as our industry average, and I still love my job. Without the SBM program it is quite likely I would still joust own a good job”.
Al’s Carpet’s & Restoration
“We value the Small Business Management program. It has taught us how to strengthen our business while providing an opportunity to network with local movers and shakers. The one-on-one meetings at our business have been very helpful.”
“The SBM I and II were incredible assets to my business and business thinking. I frequently, when put in a situation out of my comfort zone, use the questions from those classes to solve them on my own. In fact, I took SBMII twice just to give myself a little more time to learn those valuable nuggets”.
“Michael and I will have been in business as the East West Healing Arts Center for 25 years in 2008. So we are not novices at running a successful small business. However, participating in your program gave us many insights into building a successful business in the Rogue Valley:
- The need to work on as well as in our business;
- The value of relationships and loyalty in building a business in a ‘small town’;
- The importance of using free talks, seminars (paid and free), and classes to build our credibility and thus our business.
Thank you so much for your wisdom and contacts. We enjoy our mentorship and friendship”.
Margaret Shockley Gandy
“It’s nice to know the RCC Small Business Center is there for the local business man. We appreciate and use them as a local business spartner. I know it helped our business! Thanks.”
Jeff and Celia Clark
“ I truly believe if we hadn’t signed up for the SBM program we wouldn’t have made it through the first year of business. Having the SBM program guide us to make good business decisions set us apart from being a failing business.”
Mike and Wendy Larue
Custom Wood Finishing
“I’d heard good things about the RCC’s SBD program. I’d been in business for myself for about 20 years and felt as though I needed a shot in the arm and some new insights. I received great and useful tools from the class, but what I appreciated most was the networking and the exchange of ideas from the other participants. It was well worth the time. Thanks”.
Tom Howe, P.C.
John L. Scott Real Estate
“The RCC SBM program was a great confidence builder and boost to our then two year old enterprise. I recommend it highly”.
Cascade Management Inc.
“Participating in the SBM program was not only helpful but therapeutic. Meeting with small business owners helped us realize that there are other’s out there like us. Each business brought something different to the table. We especially valued our one-to-one meetings with the instructor. This time was valuable and crucial to our success. Money well spent”!
Kris Vandehey, Owner
Red Mountain Golf Course
“I found the one-on-one mentoring that is part of this course to be invaluable. It was really wonderful to have someone with so much business experience available to bounce ideas off of.”
Susan McKenzie Interior Designs
“The program was a great investment and the attention and assistance that we received were phenomenal. The program helped us to evaluate our business and make changes that helped our bottom line. I would recommend it to any business”.
The Mail Center
“The most helpful difference in participating in the SBM program was that my business partner, Chris, finally heard a number of things that you and the two of us talked about especially in the area of employee management. The personal coaching was a huge positive part of the program”.
Northwest Construction Inc.
“The SBM class provided me with the fundamental tools to run a successful small business and then built on that foundation to give me the vision and encouragement to run a business capable of making a difference in my community. The hands on mentoring and opportunity to network with and learn from other small business owners was invaluable”.
Constance and Kevin Marr
Motel Del Rogue
“We found the SBM program a wonderful aid in our daily operations. The instructor was very objective and helped make our business more successful. We would highly recommend the SBM program for any small business”.
Douglas and Milissa Davis
Specialty Spa Pool & Patio
“The SBM class offered an opportunity to learn various aspects of business management and allowed us to network with other business owners. It was one of the best investments in our business we have made”.
“The SBM program has made a big difference in how I look at my business. It has helped me understand more about profit and loss, branding, a willingness to change some of my outlooks. I would recommend this small business class to anyone who has a small business”.