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

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

March 30, 2020 - April 3, 2020
Instructor: Subject Matter Experts
Location: Zoom
Fees: No Fee

“Keeping the Lights On” Business Roundtable ZOOM CALLS and Moderated Q&A
5 - Live Sessions

Join the Clatsop Small Business Development Center, community experts, and other small business owners for a Roundtable Series as we discuss the obstacles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, resources for small business owners, and share best practices for keeping the lights on during these challenging times.
We will end each webinar with Q&A

“Keeping the Lights On” Business Roundtable ZOOM CALLS and Moderated Q&A 5 - Live Sessions Join the Clatsop Small Business Development Center, community experts, and other small business owners for a Roundtable Series as we discuss the obstacles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, resources for small business owners, and share best practices for keeping the lights on during these challenging . . . times. We will end each webinar with Q&A
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Monday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

March 30, 2020 - March 30, 2020
Instructor: Kevin Leahy, Jessica Newhall, David Oser
Location: Zoom
Fees: No Fee

Join us for a discussion about the most pressing action items you should be considering to proactively manage your cash flow during COVID-19. We will cover the basics of cash reserves, what accounting information you need to analyze right now, payment priorities, and how to begin communicating with vendors, lenders, and other stakeholders. We will end the webinar with Q&A.

Join us for a discussion about the most pressing action items you should be considering to proactively manage your cash flow during COVID-19. We will cover the basics of cash reserves, what accounting information you need to analyze right now, payment priorities, and how to begin communicating with vendors, lenders, and other stakeholders. We will end the webinar with Q&A.

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Tuesday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

March 31, 2020 - March 31, 2020
Instructor: Kevin Leahy, Jessica Newhall, Heather DeSart, Debra Smith, Debbie Newton
Location: Zoom
Fees: No Fee

Join us for a discussion about the most pressing action items you should be considering to proactively manage the human resource aspects of your business including employee communications, modifying schedules and work locations, and updates on unemployment coverage during COVID-19. We will end the webinar with Q&A.

Join us for a discussion about the most pressing action items you should be considering to proactively manage the human resource aspects of your business including employee communications, modifying schedules and work locations, and updates on unemployment coverage during COVID-19. We will end the webinar with Q&A.

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Wednesday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

April 1, 2020 - April 1, 2020
Instructor: Kevin Leahy, Jessica Newhall, Arlene Soto, Marty Golden
Location: Zoom
Fees: No Fee

Join us to hear the most up-to-date information available about the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) program, the CARE Act, and other funding opportunities available to small businesses. We will end the webinar with Q&A.

Join us to hear the most up-to-date information available about the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) program, the CARE Act, and other funding opportunities available to small businesses. We will end the webinar with Q&A.

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Thursday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

April 2, 2020 - April 2, 2020
Instructor: Kevin Leahy, Jessica Newhall & Invited Guests: David Reid, Sarah Lu Heath, Brian Owen, Buddie Anderson, Holly McHone, Karen Emmerling
Location: Zoom
Fees: No Fee

If you own a retail business, join us for a conversation on ways to keep your business alive and to continue serving customers during the COVID-19 shutdown. We will also cover questions about the SBA Disaster Loan program and options to help your employees. We will end the webinar with Q&A.

If you own a retail business, join us for a conversation on ways to keep your business alive and to continue serving customers during the COVID-19 shutdown. We will also cover questions about the SBA Disaster Loan program and options to help your employees. We will end the webinar with Q&A.

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Friday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

April 3, 2020 - April 3, 2020
Instructor: Kevin Leahy, Jessica Newhall Invited Guests: Mike Angiletta, Traci Williams, Kevin and Lisa Malcolm, Dave Kroenig, Michelle Wunderlich, David Reid, Sarah Lu Heath, Brian Owen, Buddie Anderson
Location: Zoom
Fees: No Fee

If you own a restaurant, coffee shop, brewery, or other food-based business, join us for a conversation on ways to keep your business alive and continue serving customers during the COVID-19 shutdown. We will also cover questions about the SBA Disaster Loan program and options to help your employees. We will end the webinar with Q&A.

If you own a restaurant, coffee shop, brewery, or other food-based business, join us for a conversation on ways to keep your business alive and continue serving customers during the COVID-19 shutdown. We will also cover questions about the SBA Disaster Loan program and options to help your employees. We will end the webinar with Q&A.

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Connect with us today

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