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SBDC Announces New Professional Development Series!

March 31, 2016 9:00 AM | Linda Powell

The SOU Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering a new workshop series called Fueling Up! for businesses that have been in operation for at least one year. These workshops have been custom designed for the Rogue Valley business community where the area’s uniqueness, including economic climate, culture, as well as local and tourist demographics, have been taken into account.

The first workshop is on March 31 from 9am to 12pm at the Higher Education Center in downtown Medford, where Donnie Maclurcan will present “Create a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign.” Popular sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo remain a mystery to many and entrepreneurs want to know how to create a campaign that stands out from the many thousands of others trying to secure funding. Donnie has raised over $100,000 with crowdfunding and he will demonstrate proven strategies that he used during his campaigns.

The subsequent workshops will include: “Everything is Possible with Marketing” by Ginger Johnson, “The Power of Publicity (How to get ink, air, and face time in the media)” by Lisa Manyon, and “Understanding Financials for the Everyday Business Person” by Jack Vitacco and Russ Kennedy.

There is a $75 cost per workshop or $225 for the series. Through the generous sponsorship of Umpqua Bank, limited scholarships are available.

For more information, call 541-552-8300 or register online at sou.edu/sbdc/fuelingup.html

The SOU SBDC is partially funded by the Small Business Administration and the Oregon Business Development Department. In-depth and confidential no-cost business advising services as well as affordable workshops, presentations, and access to business resources are available.

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  • April 21, 2016 3:26 PM | Deleted user
    This is an amazing series. I attended the first of four and was blown away by the depth and applicability of the knowledge offered. I will definitely be back for the next three.
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