Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register? Easy! Simply call the SBDC office at (541) 278-5833 or email Andrea Fowler at email@example.com. You must be, or become, a client of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) located within the Blue Mountain Community College service area (Umatilla, Wallowa and Baker Counties). The only thing we ask in return is that you sign a course completion agreement.
What is the time commitment? The actual course has a duration of 16 hours over a 6-week time span. Prior to the delivery of the weekly course video, you will watch a session introduction video by course developer Steve LeFever. In addition, you will be assigned an SBDC advisor that will engage with you a minimum of five hours throughout the course to assist you with course completion and a financial improvement plan for your business.
Can I receive assistance from an SBDC advisor for more than five hours? As previously stated, you will engage with an SBDC Advisor a minimum of five hours. The SBDC will work with a participant for any additional hours as needed to insure they complete the course, understand the financial concepts, and develop a plan to utilize the financial literacy learned to improve business profitability.
What if I miss a session or have to be out for a few weeks? No problem! The course is delivered on-demand through an online portal providing maximum flexibility for viewing, you will have viewing access for 90 days from the program start date.
Can more than one person attend from my business? The license for the course is for one individual per business. Additional individuals can register for cost of materials at the price of $170.00 per individual. Contact us so they can get registered and invoiced.
Have additional Questions? Call the SBDC office at (541) 278-5833 or email Andrea Fowler at firstname.lastname@example.org