SWOCC release – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Small Business Development Center (Southwestern SBDC.) Learn how to write a strategic plan, providing clarity in directing your business future. Is your business running your life? Learn skills to improve your work life balance. Do you want to improve your negotiating skills? How do you manage contracts and deal with managing your employees? We can help. The “Growing Your Business,” series is a 3 month program that meets the second Tuesday evening of each month. April 10th, May 8th and June 12th, from 5:30-8:30PM. In April you will learn to understand the strategic planning process and the value an informed strategy brings to business success. May’s class will help improve your work life balance. Balance is crucial to a success business. As many business owners will tell you, they love their business, but their business owns all their time. The class in June will help business owners learn negotiation skills in selling, contracts and managing employees. The cost of this 3 month series is $185.00. This 3 month series is also part of the SBM program, which is a 9 month program for $500.00. Fees include all materials. Both programs, and all information is available online. All workshops will be held in Coos Bay at the Newmark Center, Room 207 on the Southwestern Oregon Community College campus, 1988 Newmark Ave. The classes are available using interactive video in Curry County and Douglas County if pre-arranged by calling the SBDC at 541-888-7026.  Preregistration is required. To register go to www.Bizcenter.org.  Contact the Southwestern SBDC at 541-888-7026 or email Mary Loiselle at mloiselle@socc.edu for more information.