Our Classes

Our classes and workshops provide what you need, when you need it!

Want to start or expand your business? Or do you need to begin succession planning? We teach in short segments so that our clients can take what they’ve learned and apply it.

We offer courses on:

  • Marketing
  • Social Media
  • Succession Planning
  • Financial Management
  • Business Planning
  • Health Insurance for Small Businesses
  • Excel
  • Publisher
  • PowerPoint
  • QuickBooks

For aspiring entrepreneurs, we offer “Ready, Set, Start Your Business.”

For business owners who want to take their businesses to the next level, we offer a 10-month “Small Business Management” program.

Connect with us or call 503-338-2402 today to sign up!

Find A Class For Your Business

IDEA: You have an idea for a business, but it isn’t off the ground yet. You may have some of the pieces in place or a working plan but aren’t yet in business. This is sometimes also called “pre-venture”.

LAUNCH: Your business is up and running. You may not yet be profitable and things still feel new.

EXPANSION: Your business is generating a consistent source of income and you regularly see new customers. You are looking at new opportunities for your business.

RENEWAL: Business conditions, leadership and other factors can lead to changes in direction. This is a time to look at new processes and big decisions to move the business forward. It is often when businesses pursue new avenues for growth.

EXIT: You are ready to make a big change in the business and exit to new opportunities. Business succession plans need to be identified early to achieve your desired outcomes.

BUSINESS CONCEPT & PRODUCT: Creating and refining your business concept toward products & services that have growth potential and revenue models that propel your business.

CUSTOMER RELATIONS & BRANDING: Finding the right customers, understanding community demographics and building a brand that enhances public relations, marketing and networking are critical to your success.

ORGANIZATION & HUMAN RESOURCES: How your company is structured as a board, employees, partnerships, business processes and legal issues.

OPERATIONS & FINANCE: The operations side of your business, including financials, funding, production and deliveries, IT systems and facilities.

What can we help you with?
  • All
  • Classes
  • Business Concept & Product
  • Customer Relations & Branding
  • Operations & Finance
  • Organization & Human Resources
  • Clatsop SBDC
Select your business cycle
  • All
  • Idea
  • Launch
  • Expansion
  • Renew
  • Exit

Tuesday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

September 17, 2019 - September 17, 2019
Instructor: Sarah Lambert
Location: Clatsop CC South County Center
Fees: $30 to be paid at workshop

FINANCIAL REPORTS (First Hour)
Students will learn:
-About common financial business terms and concepts.
-The basics of understanding the three key financial reports including Profit and Loss, Cash Flow, and a Balance Sheet.
-How to use current financial records to create financial reports.

GETTING STARTED WITH ONLINE QUICKBOOKS (Second Two hours)
Students will learn how to:
- “open” a new company.
-add users, change basic settings, and do basic customizations.
- use the banking center, reconcile bank accounts, loans, and credit cards.
-How entries affect Profit and Loss, Cash Flow, and Balance Sheets.

FINANCIAL REPORTS (First Hour) Students will learn: -About common financial business terms and concepts. -The basics of understanding the three key financial reports including Profit and Loss, Cash Flow, and a Balance Sheet. -How to use current financial records to create financial reports. GETTING STARTED WITH ONLINE QUICKBOOKS (Second Two hours) Students will learn how to: - “open” a new . . . company. -add users, change basic settings, and do basic customizations. - use the banking center, reconcile bank accounts, loans, and credit cards. -How entries affect Profit and Loss, Cash Flow, and Balance Sheets.
1455 N. Roosevelt
Seaside, OR 97138

Tuesday 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

September 17, 2019 - September 17, 2019
Instructor: Sarah Lambert
Location: Clatsop CC
Fees: $30 to be paid at workshop

FINANCIAL REPORTS (First Hour)
Students will learn:
-About common financial business terms and concepts.
-The basics of understanding the three key financial reports including Profit and Loss, Cash Flow, and a Balance Sheet.
-How to use current financial records to create financial reports.

GETTING STARTED WITH ONLINE QUICKBOOKS (Second Two hours)
Students will learn how to:
- “open” a new company.
-add users, change basic settings, and do basic customizations.
- use the banking center, reconcile bank accounts, loans, and credit cards.
-How entries affect Profit and Loss, Cash Flow, and Balance Sheets.

FINANCIAL REPORTS (First Hour) Students will learn: -About common financial business terms and concepts. -The basics of understanding the three key financial reports including Profit and Loss, Cash Flow, and a Balance Sheet. -How to use current financial records to create financial reports. GETTING STARTED WITH ONLINE QUICKBOOKS (Second Two hours) Students will learn how to: - “open” a new . . . company. -add users, change basic settings, and do basic customizations. - use the banking center, reconcile bank accounts, loans, and credit cards. -How entries affect Profit and Loss, Cash Flow, and Balance Sheets.
1651 Lexington Ave
Towler Hall, 105
Astoria, OR 97103

Wednesday 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

September 25, 2019 - June 3, 2020
Instructor: Jessica Newhall, Clatsop Community College SBDC Lead Advisor
Location: Clatsop Community College
Fees: $695

Did you know that 50% of small businesses fail after five years in business? The good news is there is SO MUCH a small business owner can do to be successful!

Stop crossing your fingers and leaving it to chance! There’s a better way to run your business.

APPLY NOW to become one of the limited number of businesses selected for the upcoming 2018-2019 Clatsop Community College & SBDC Small Business Management Program.

If you have been in business for at least a year and are actively seeking resources and knowledge to gain control of your business and take it to the next level, SBM is for you!

What is SBM? An exclusive 9-month executive business management program for established business owners in which YOUR business is the textbook.

The bi-weekly 90-minute classroom sessions are taught by subject matter experts and cover topics critical to every small business including: Leadership & Management, Financial Analysis, Sales & Marketing, Customer Service, HR, Legal, Insurance, Technology and much more.

Completing SBM will improve your ability to:
• Develop a plan for sound growth or expansion
• Clearly define your brand & value proposition
• Become a better leader and manager and protect your human capital investments
• Read, analyze, and use financial statements for better management and profitability
• Distinguish between marketing and sales and prepare a plan for each
• Think strategically about your business over its entire life

You’ll learn in three ways:
• Classroom time- hear from experts in a variety of disciplines.
• 1:1 coaching sessions with a business advisor who will help you take what you learn in
the classroom and apply it now to your business.
• From your peers. SBM participants are more than students, they become a team with
the shared goal of business success.

The class meets every other Wednesday afternoon starting October 3rd (3:30-5pm).

Cost is $695 and includes at least 50 hours of training & coaching, all materials, and resources.

Fulfill your dreams as a successful small business owner. Email us to APPLY today. Deadline for applications is 8/31. Minimum requirements for the Small Business Management program are that you have been in business for one year and can commit to working on improving your business.

Did you know that 50% of small businesses fail after five years in business? The good news is there is SO MUCH a small business owner can do to be successful! Stop crossing your fingers and leaving it to chance! There’s a better way to run your business. APPLY NOW to become one of the limited number of businesses selected for the upcoming 2018-2019 Clatsop Community College & SBDC Small . . . Business Management Program. If you have been in business for at least a year and are actively seeking resources and knowledge to gain control of your business and take it to the next level, SBM is for you! What is SBM? An exclusive 9-month executive business management program for established business owners in which YOUR business is the textbook. The bi-weekly 90-minute classroom sessions are taught by subject matter experts and cover topics critical to every small business including: Leadership & Management, Financial Analysis, Sales & Marketing, Customer Service, HR, Legal, Insurance, Technology and much more. Completing SBM will improve your ability to: • Develop a plan for sound growth or expansion • Clearly define your brand & value proposition • Become a better leader and manager and protect your human capital investments • Read, analyze, and use financial statements for better management and profitability • Distinguish between marketing and sales and prepare a plan for each • Think strategically about your business over its entire life You’ll learn in three ways: • Classroom time- hear from experts in a variety of disciplines. • 1:1 coaching sessions with a business advisor who will help you take what you learn in the classroom and apply it now to your business. • From your peers. SBM participants are more than students, they become a team with the shared goal of business success. The class meets every other Wednesday afternoon starting October 3rd (3:30-5pm). Cost is $695 and includes at least 50 hours of training & coaching, all materials, and resources. Fulfill your dreams as a successful small business owner. Email us to APPLY today. Deadline for applications is 8/31. Minimum requirements for the Small Business Management program are that you have been in business for one year and can commit to working on improving your business.
1651 Lexington Ave
Astoria, Oregon 97103

Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

October 2, 2019 - October 2, 2019
Instructor: Jessica Newhall, Clatsop Community College SBDC Lead Advisor
Location: Clatsop CC South County Center
Fees: $20

Thinking of starting your own business?
Do you have a great idea but just don't know where to get started? WE CAN HELP!

This class covers the basics of how to get started, and it’ll help you decide if you’re ready to be in business. It will explain what it takes to run one and if there’s a customer base to support it. Along with exploring funding options, how much money you’ll need to get started, and the legalities.

What happens after this class? If you decide to take the next step you can schedule a private appointment with a CCC SBDC business advisor. NOTE: SBDC counseling is always FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.

Thinking of starting your own business? Do you have a great idea but just don't know where to get started? WE CAN HELP! This class covers the basics of how to get started, and it’ll help you decide if you’re ready to be in business. It will explain what it takes to run one and if there’s a customer base to support it. Along with exploring funding options, how much money you’ll need to get started, . . . and the legalities. What happens after this class? If you decide to take the next step you can schedule a private appointment with a CCC SBDC business advisor. NOTE: SBDC counseling is always FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.
1455 N Roosevelt Dr
Seaside, OR 97138

Tuesday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

October 8, 2019 - October 8, 2019
Instructor: Sarah Lambert
Location: Clatsop CC South County Center
Fees: $30

It’s time to take your knowledge of QuickBooks (online) to the next level. Join us to learn the advanced features that QuickBooks has to offer. If you have employees and/or a business with inventory this class will help by teaching the advanced features of QuickBooks including:
-Accounts Receivable—entering invoices, receiving payments, etc.
-Accounts Payable—entering bills, paying bills, writing checks, etc.
-How to customize invoices and use QuickBooks Payment system.
-How to manage/track inventory using QuickBooks.
-How to integrate other systems with QuickBooks such as POS, payroll, and payment processing.

Plus, you can schedule a 1-hour session for the QuickBooks Open Lab to get hands-on help.
Participants will get one-on-one assistance to answer their specific questions and get help troubleshooting real-life issues.

It’s time to take your knowledge of QuickBooks (online) to the next level. Join us to learn the advanced features that QuickBooks has to offer. If you have employees and/or a business with inventory this class will help by teaching the advanced features of QuickBooks including: -Accounts Receivable—entering invoices, receiving payments, etc. -Accounts Payable—entering bills, paying bills, writing . . . checks, etc. -How to customize invoices and use QuickBooks Payment system. -How to manage/track inventory using QuickBooks. -How to integrate other systems with QuickBooks such as POS, payroll, and payment processing. Plus, you can schedule a 1-hour session for the QuickBooks Open Lab to get hands-on help. Participants will get one-on-one assistance to answer their specific questions and get help troubleshooting real-life issues.
1455 N Roosevelt Dr
Seaside, OR 97138

Tuesday 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

October 8, 2019 - October 8, 2019
Instructor: Sarah Lambert
Location: Clatsop CC
Fees: $30

It’s time to take your knowledge of QuickBooks (online) to the next level. Join us to learn the advanced features that QuickBooks has to offer. If you have employees and/or a business with inventory this class will help by teaching the advanced features of QuickBooks including:
-Accounts Receivable—entering invoices, receiving payments, etc.
-Accounts Payable—entering bills, paying bills, writing checks, etc.
-How to customize invoices and use QuickBooks Payment system.
-How to manage/track inventory using QuickBooks.
-How to integrate other systems with QuickBooks such as POS, payroll, and payment processing.

Plus, you can schedule a 1-hour session for the QuickBooks Open Lab to get hands-on help.
Participants will get one-on-one assistance to answer their specific questions and get help troubleshooting real-life issues.

It’s time to take your knowledge of QuickBooks (online) to the next level. Join us to learn the advanced features that QuickBooks has to offer. If you have employees and/or a business with inventory this class will help by teaching the advanced features of QuickBooks including: -Accounts Receivable—entering invoices, receiving payments, etc. -Accounts Payable—entering bills, paying bills, writing . . . checks, etc. -How to customize invoices and use QuickBooks Payment system. -How to manage/track inventory using QuickBooks. -How to integrate other systems with QuickBooks such as POS, payroll, and payment processing. Plus, you can schedule a 1-hour session for the QuickBooks Open Lab to get hands-on help. Participants will get one-on-one assistance to answer their specific questions and get help troubleshooting real-life issues.
1651 Lexington Ave, Towler Hall, 105
Astoria, OR 97103

Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

December 4, 2019 - December 4, 2019
Instructor: Jessica Newhall, Clatsop Community College SBDC Lead Advisor
Location: Clatsop CC South County Center
Fees: $20

Thinking of starting your own business?
Do you have a great idea but just don't know where to get started? WE CAN HELP!

This class covers the basics of how to get started, and it’ll help you decide if you’re ready to be in business. It will explain what it takes to run one and if there’s a customer base to support it. Along with exploring funding options, how much money you’ll need to get started, and the legalities.

What happens after this class? If you decide to take the next step you can schedule a private appointment with a CCC SBDC business advisor. NOTE: SBDC counseling is always FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.

Thinking of starting your own business? Do you have a great idea but just don't know where to get started? WE CAN HELP! This class covers the basics of how to get started, and it’ll help you decide if you’re ready to be in business. It will explain what it takes to run one and if there’s a customer base to support it. Along with exploring funding options, how much money you’ll need to get started, . . . and the legalities. What happens after this class? If you decide to take the next step you can schedule a private appointment with a CCC SBDC business advisor. NOTE: SBDC counseling is always FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.
1455 N Roosevelt Dr
Seaside, OR 97138

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You’ve got the idea and the business, let us help you take it to the next level.