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A great place to learn more about what's going on with WESO and WESO members' businesses!

Members Only - post news about your business, such as new products, sales, or special events. Also, give testimonials about other WESO members' businesses and how they have helped you.

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  • March 10, 2016 5:00 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

    WESO member and photographer, Mary Wilkins-Kelly, will give you a deal on professional headshot mini- sessions during the WESO Showcase on Mar. 10. The fee is only $30 and includes 2 full-resolution digital images. Any attendee or member who likes Mary's Facebook page at StudioMWK will receive an additional photo with their purchase. This is a great way for someone to get an updated headshot for their Facebook or LinkedIn profile photo, website, business card or resume.

  • March 09, 2016 6:00 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

    The Southern Oregon Bookkeepers Association is holding their annual Fraud Prevention event on March 9th.

    This event is FREE and open to the public. It's particularly useful for business owners and non-profit board members, as this education is important to running a healthy organization.

    See flyer for more information.

    Register at www.sobookkeepers.org/event/preventfraud2016


  • February 02, 2016 7:02 PM | Mary Hambleton

    Got Customer Service?

    Do YOUR Customers sing your praise or complain?
    Do YOUR Customers come back or are they trying out your COMPETITION?
    Did you know it can cost up to 30 times more to get a new customer than to keep the one you ALREADY HAVE?

    Providing EXCELLENT Customer Service 

    the Soul Canyon Way!

    February 2, 2016 8am - noon
    TapRock Event Center 940 SE 7th St, Grants Pass, Oregon 97526

    In this Highly Interactive Training you will learn:

    The Essential skills YOU need to keep your customers HAPPY and singing your PRAISE!
    The PEOPLE skills you can use to read your customer and give them the service THEY want!
    Ways to increase team cohesiveness and collaborations to make your work environment a happier place for your employees and a better place to shop, eat and do business!

    ONLY $97

    enter the code: SOUL for $20 off with early registration TODAY!

  • December 03, 2015 12:15 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

    Lunch, Learn and Launch: Mobile Technology Made Simple

    Come to the Small Business Development Center's free lunchtime seminar series on December 3rd, 12:15 pm at the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett St, Medford. This month,

    • Learn how to take payments, invoice customers, and make deposits from mobile services
    • Increase productivity by getting work done more accurately and efficiently
    • Manage the HUGE amount of instant data and become less overwhelmed

    The speakers are Frank Brannen and Lani McClure.

    Frank is the business development manager and Lani is the sales manager for U.S. Cellular in Medford. They also teach local business owners how to mobilize their businesses through mobile invoicing and Square along with many other cutting-edge technologies. Their goal is for entrepreneurs to fully utilize mobile technology that cuts down on administration tasks, that increases work balance, and is ultimately more fun.

    Register

    The SOU Small Business Development Center (SOU SBDC) provides in-depth, confidential, one-on-one guidance to businesses and prospective entrepreneurs at no fee. They can help you gather information and evaluate, plan, and create systems for your business that lead to greater profit, job creation, and job retention.

    Call 541.552.8300 for more information 

  • October 10, 2015 9:00 AM | Lisa Schweickert (Administrator)

    Check out this new video for Techtoberfest that is coming up on October 10th in Ashland, hosted by the Sustainable Valley Technology Group.  What can be better than a combination of innovation, business, music and beer!  There's more info at http://www.techtoberfest.org/



  • September 17, 2015 12:15 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)


    Lunch, Learn and Launch: Essential Selling Skills for the Non-Salesperson

    Come to the Small Business Development Center's free lunchtime seminar series on September 17, 12:15 pm at the RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett St, Medford. This month, learn to

    • Create sales presentations that are focused on the customer benefits, not just a "canned" pitch

    • Learn how to listen, acknowledge, and then overcome objections

    • Identify "suspects" and "prospects"

    The speaker is Jack Vitacco.

    Prior to being the director of the SOU SBDC, Jack was an account representative for 3M Corp. for 20 years, and an independent manufacturers' representative for 12 years. Jack assisted wholesale distribution businesses to increase market share, develop sales personnel, implement effective product knowledge and presentation skills, and management of profit.

    Register

    The SOU Small Business Development Center (SOU SBDC) provides in-depth, confidential, one-on-one guidance to businesses and prospective entrepreneurs at no fee. They can help you gather information and evaluate, plan, and create systems for your business that lead to greater profit, job creation, and job retention.

    Call 541.552.8300 for more information 

    or Visit the Website 

  • August 08, 2015 7:00 PM | Deleted user

    RECONNECTIVE HEALING 

    With Guest Speaker

    ALLOU GUTHMILLER

    Exploring The New Frequencies of Healing

    The Reconnective Principle is Simple and the Outcome is Revolutionary:

    There is a healing power that transcends the limitations of human ability and imagination. By opening to it, without preconceived agendas, we are able to restore balance and harmony in our lives and, as such, transform our bodies, hearts, minds, and soul in ways that otherwise may seem impossible.

    Check out: TheReconnection.com


    Saturday, August 8 - 7pm

    Anjou Club Apartments - Club House

    100 N. Pacific Hwy - Talent - Oregon - 97501

    To register and for more information please contact:

    Pia Andersen : piandersen2012@gmail.com or call 541-890-3011

  • April 22, 2015 1:00 PM | Linda Powell

    The SOU Small Business Development Center is offering a workshop to show you where the money is for your business in the Rogue Valley.

    When: Wednesday, April 22
    Where: RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett St, Medford, Room 129
    Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Cost: FREE

    The R U Bankable workshop is designed for the entrepreneur looking for capital from the bank. The business may be a startup or an established one. In today's economy, your presentation to the banker is critical in getting approved for the loan. The workshop is divided into three parts:

    The Small Business Development Center is offering a workshop to show you where the money for your business is in the Rogue Valley.

    • Part 1 - lenders introduce who they are and what they offer
    • Part 2 - panel discussion and Q&A session
    • Part 3 - "banker speed dating" chat with a lender one-on-one then move on

    Call 541-552-8300 or register online at www.sou.edu/sbdc.

    Space is limited! Pre-registration is required!

  • March 25, 2015 3:00 PM | Anonymous

    When:  Session One   3-5 pm,

                  Session Two:  6-8pm

    Where:  Jackson County Library in the Adams Room

    What is a Beauty Boot Camp?

    It is 90 minutes of pampering for you and two friends; we will make you LOOK AND FEEL FABULOUS.  You will experience a luxurious anti-aging facial treatment, sample all of the newest cosmetics, have kissable lips and soft, ageless hands are just some of the treatments you will experience

    Cost:

    It is a complimentary service, because we believe in relationship marketing not advertising for a business.  No purchase is necessary, but having fun is!!!

    Please register by texting or emailing Kristie at 530.340.1161 

    All products will be BeautiControl to learn more about our products please go to my website

    www.beautipage.com/kristieballestin



  • March 14, 2015 3:07 PM | Cathie Izor (Administrator)

    The Small Business Development Center sponsors monthly lunchtime seminars and this month the topic is "Recordkeeping and Taxes."

    • Get your tax questions answered
    • Learn what to save to pay taxes on time
    • Understand what the IRS looks for when reviewing tax returns

    When: Thursday, March 19
    Where: RCC/SOU Higher Education Center, 101 S. Bartlett St, Medford
    Time: 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
    Cost: FREE

    The speaker is Patrick Hurley, who was an IRS agent for 14 years and has been in his own practice since 1982. His specialty is the preparation of individual and business income tax returns and represents individuals before the IRS. Hurley Tax Services was selected for the 2014 best of Medford Award in the Tax Return Preparation category.   .

    Call 541-552-8300 or visit the Small Business Development Center website at www.sou.edu/sbdc for more info.
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