Welcome to the Small Business Development Center at Clatsop Community College!
The Clatsop County region is a beautiful part of Oregon, with the Columbia River, the historic river city of Astoria, the thriving city of Warrenton, and the beach communities of Cannon Beach, Gearhart and Seaside.
We have two center locations, in Seaside and Astoria.
Our services are designed to help business owners and operators with:
- Access to capital
- Business accounting and finance
- Management plans
- Start-up assistance
- Succession planning
- Cash flow management
- Customer service
- Employee management
- Recruitment/retention training
- Human resources
- Starting a business
- Social media
- and more
The SBDC Small Business Management Program, which covers management topics through a customized curriculum, helps businesses identify and prioritize outcomes and devise a plan to achieve them.
We offer free and confidential business advising that tailors solutions and answers to business problems in a one-on-one setting.
Our dedicated staff is committed to your business’s success.
To request a free business advising appointment or to learn more, call us at 503-338-2402.
Director, Clatsop SBDC
The SBDC helped me articulate my vision in very specific terms. They set me up with a bank who was eager to lend to someone like me.
Without David and SBDC this transition and journey would have been almost impossible. We were in a unique situation, opening a new business in place of something that the community knew. David is always there to answer any questions. This helped immensely.
All the payment platforms, social media and finances can be really confusing, so it was really great to have direction broken down into easy steps instead of feeling overwhelmed. It’s always nice to have a person to bounce ideas off of that has experience.
Find a class near
From our intensive Small Business Management Program cohort-based classes to workshops on new laws, HR and emerging marketing trends, we have the classes you need to help start and grow your business. It all starts by connecting with your local center.