Microenterprise Training

The City of Eugene periodically partners with agencies to offer microenterprise training for local businesses and residents. This training assists low-income clients in acquiring the skills they need to develop a business, create a sustainable income and lay the foundation for future job creation.  The trainings are tailored to the needs of self-employed microbusiness owners, which often fall outside mainstream business support. Topics include:

  • Microenterprise Training Classes
    Class topics include writing a business plan, starting a business, researching target markets, accounting, understanding the cost of doing business, using financial statements, marketing, taxation, financing options, social media as related to business development, different types of legal business structures and other business development topics.

  • One-On-One Business Coaching
    The coaching provides analysis of business financials, assessment of individual and business needs, creating a personalized assistance plan, developing a marketing strategy, connecting clients to resources within the community if needed (e.g. attorneys, tax professionals, CPAs), and providing ongoing business coaching and assistance. 

Upcoming Classes

There are currently no upcoming classes scheduled. To be notified of future training opportunities, please contact Aaron Doreen at 541-682-5448 or aaron.x.doreen@ci.eugene.or.us.