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Integrated Business Entrepreneurship

AVISTA Center for Entrepreneurship

Center for Entrepreneurship


Do you want to start your own business?  Do you have a "can't miss" business idea?  Is it time to turn that dream into a reality? The accelerated Avista Entrepreneurship course enables students to create real companies, procure funding and launch business ventures.  It is a stimulating process that teaches principles required to start and run a business while integrating real-world experience.  The objective is to provide students with more than just a course on entrepreneurship.  Participants will learn skills that can be applied to business ideas and concepts throughout their lives and careers whether they start their own business, buy a business, or are entrepreneurs within an organization. 

Who should attend?

The learning experience is designed for an array of students ranging from the participant who may have a business idea and wants to learn about the practical aspects of starting a business, to those who intend to start and run their own businesses as well as potential participants who are already operate businesses, but need assistance with the various aspects of improvement and adding value.


The curriculum includes a variety of business courses that will be taught in an environment that takes students from the "Idea" Stage to "Concept / Product Launch" Stage and beyond. The course will provide a lockstep approach toward becoming a business owner as well as developing overall leadership and business skills. In addition, students have access to a number of resources such as mentors, roundtables, peers, business plan writing tools, and  SBDC staff.  This provides participants with a holistic approach and necessary support to enable the successful launch of the business venture.  Students will complete a ten-week core curriculum enabling students to develop a "launch-ready" business model.

The Avista Entrepreneurship course provides an opportunity for up to 12 credits for prior learning from Rogue Community College.

Class dates and times:

Classes are held on Tuesdays, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. 


Rogue Community College Small Business Development Center
214 SW Fourth Street, Grants Pass, OR 97526


Full tuition is $299.  If you have other questions, e-mail