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Small Business Management Program


Fritz Ellett
Small Business Counseling Specialist/Small Business Management Instructor, (541) 506-6124

The Small Business Management (SBM) program teaches business owners skills on reaching goals and increasing profitability with a focus on financial control.

About the Program

  • Program dates: September - June
  • Cost: $507 per company (valued over $3,000, due to federal and state incentives most of the cost is subsidized)
  • Uses the Internationally-recognized Profit Mastery curriculum with other business topics
  • 30 hours of classroom instruction
  • 20 hours of personalized coaching spread over 10-months

Resources (2015 - 16)


  • Business planning
  • Understanding and using financial statements
  • Breakeven calculation and use
  • Cash flow projections
  • Planning for growth
  • Human resources
  • Marketing
  • Using business software (QuickBooks)
  • Business exit strategy and transition planning


  • Limited to 10 non-competing businesses located in Hood River, Sherman or Wasco counties
  • In business at least 1 year
  • Ability to produce financial statements
  • Commitment to working on improving your business

Testimonials from Past SBM Participaints

"...It is worth much more than I paid to participate.- Christie Galon, President, SCG Enterprises Inc.

"...We learned a lot about financial management techniques." - Clint Harris, Pine Street Bakery

"...I would encourage all business owners to go through this program." - John Fredrick, Owner, ELF Janitorial, Carpet Cleaning and Property Management