NEOEDD Business Planning Class

Registration Required through NEOEDD - 541-426-3598 or The six-week course if offered free of charge through a Community Development Block Grant to the City of La Grande. Attendance at all six classes is expected.

The weekly sessions address start-up and overhead costs, profit goal-setting, cash flow, marketing, mission, licensing and organizational structure. 

As a participant, you will receive detailed, constructive feedback as you go through the business plan process, step by step. Participants also learn about personal financial management and the demands of being an entrepreneur. The class is taught by Lisa Dawson, NEOEDD Executive Director. Participants have consistently given excellent evaluations for the course.

“This class is a must for new entrepreneurs or anyone who needs a refresher on good business practices. Lisa is a very competent facilitator who has a rare talent for drawing on participants’ strengths, which makes the class unique and extremely helpful.”
--Gwen Trice, Owner, Diversity Avenue

“I found the course to be very inspiring and informative with a lot of synergy and networking between the participants.”

--Dan Austin, Owner, Austin Tool and Machine

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