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

February 4, 2020 - February 4, 2020
Instructor: Arnie Hendricks, CFO of Financial Management Resources
Location: Clatsop CC, Columbia Hall, 219
Fees: $49

You work hard. Which is why you need to make sure that your business is working for you. Join Arnie Hendricks, Business Strategy Expert and CFO of Financial Management Resources, to find out what your business is worth and how to increase its value. Business owners (any type, any size, and in any stage) will learn tools to understand and assess their business’ value and how to enhance it over time.

Topics include:
• Business Valuation Strategies: Learn about the different business valuation methodologies used to determine a businesses’ worth
• Business Planning for Value Growth: Gain an understanding of how your financial statements can be tools to assess value, drive profitability and enhance the value of your business over the long term
• Exit Strategy Formulation: Identify a vision for your long-term exit strategy and develop a plan that will act as a guide as you make key management decisions.
• Succession Planning: How to identify a potential buyer, and ways the different structures that can be employed.

Clatsop Community College, Columbia Hall 219
1651 Lexington Ave, Astoria, OR
$49

You work hard. Which is why you need to make sure that your business is working for you. Join Arnie Hendricks, Business Strategy Expert and CFO of Financial Management Resources, to find out what your business is worth and how to increase its value. Business owners (any type, any size, and in any stage) will learn tools to understand and assess their business’ value and how to enhance it over . . . time. Topics include: • Business Valuation Strategies: Learn about the different business valuation methodologies used to determine a businesses’ worth • Business Planning for Value Growth: Gain an understanding of how your financial statements can be tools to assess value, drive profitability and enhance the value of your business over the long term • Exit Strategy Formulation: Identify a vision for your long-term exit strategy and develop a plan that will act as a guide as you make key management decisions. • Succession Planning: How to identify a potential buyer, and ways the different structures that can be employed. Clatsop Community College, Columbia Hall 219 1651 Lexington Ave, Astoria, OR $49
1651 Lexington Ave, Columbia Hall, 219
Astoria, OR 97103

Wednesday 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

February 5, 2020 - February 5, 2020
Instructor: Business Strategy Expert, Arnie Hendricks CFO of Financial Management Resources
Location: Clatsop CC South County Center
Fees: $49

A new year means new possibilities! Whether you’ve just started out or been running your business for years, business planning can be a major game-changer for achieving success. Having a business plan can help you prioritize and manage for the future, gives you control, and can help you become more profitable.

Learn from Arnie Hendricks, Business Strategy Expert and CFO of Financial Management Resources, as he walks you through the process of writing a "One Page Business Plan" for your business.

Learn how to:
• Evaluate your business performance
• Identify and prioritize your goals
• Outline strategies and create viable actionable plans
• Use your financial statements as a tool for future business planning

Clatsop Community College, South County Center
1455 N Roosevelt Dr, Seaside, OR
$49

The course fee includes a copy of the “One Page Business Plan” workbook that you can take home and put immediately to use!

A new year means new possibilities! Whether you’ve just started out or been running your business for years, business planning can be a major game-changer for achieving success. Having a business plan can help you prioritize and manage for the future, gives you control, and can help you become more profitable. Learn from Arnie Hendricks, Business Strategy Expert and CFO of Financial Management . . . Resources, as he walks you through the process of writing a "One Page Business Plan" for your business. Learn how to: • Evaluate your business performance • Identify and prioritize your goals • Outline strategies and create viable actionable plans • Use your financial statements as a tool for future business planning Clatsop Community College, South County Center 1455 N Roosevelt Dr, Seaside, OR $49 The course fee includes a copy of the “One Page Business Plan” workbook that you can take home and put immediately to use!
1455 N Roosevelt Dr
Seaside, OR 97138

Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

February 12, 2020 - February 12, 2020
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

Wednesday 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

February 19, 2020 - February 19, 2020
Instructor: Presenter: Cara Snow, Technology Association of Oregon’s (TAO) Chief Community Engagement Officer.
Location: Clatsop CC South County Center
Fees: $20

Small businesses are a prime target for cyberattacks – especially as technology becomes more integrated into operations and complex. Attacks can be costly- especially when it comes to recovering data, money and customer trust.

Join the CCC SBDC and the Technology Association of Oregon, in partnership with the Oregon Cyber Advisory Council, for a 'Lunch & Learn' event where you will learn what the major cybersecurity threats to small business are and how to protect your business. Topics will include:
• What the major Cyber threats are and how to detect them
• How to assess your own cyber risk using an in-workshop assessment
• Tips on how you can secure your devices and network today
• Tools to help train and equip your employees to help
• Q&A with experts who can answer all of your critical cybersecurity questions

Don’t miss this opportunity to arm yourself with the knowledge and expertise to keep your employees, customers, and assets safe in today's digital economy.

Small businesses are a prime target for cyberattacks – especially as technology becomes more integrated into operations and complex. Attacks can be costly- especially when it comes to recovering data, money and customer trust. Join the CCC SBDC and the Technology Association of Oregon, in partnership with the Oregon Cyber Advisory Council, for a 'Lunch & Learn' event where you will learn what . . . the major cybersecurity threats to small business are and how to protect your business. Topics will include: • What the major Cyber threats are and how to detect them • How to assess your own cyber risk using an in-workshop assessment • Tips on how you can secure your devices and network today • Tools to help train and equip your employees to help • Q&A with experts who can answer all of your critical cybersecurity questions Don’t miss this opportunity to arm yourself with the knowledge and expertise to keep your employees, customers, and assets safe in today's digital economy.
1455 N Roosevelt Dr
Seaside, OR 97138

Tuesday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

March 3, 2020 - March 3, 2020
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

March 3, 2020 - March 3, 2020
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 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

March 4, 2020 - March 4, 2020
Instructor: Jessica Newhall, Clatsop Community College SBDC Lead Advisor
Location: Clatsop CC, Columbia Hall, 219
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.
1651 Lexington Ave
Astoria, OR 97103

Tuesday -

March 15, 2020 - March 20, 2020
Instructor:
Location: Clatsop CC South County Center & Clatsop CC in Astoria
Fees:

Tuesday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

March 17, 2020 - March 17, 2020
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

March 17, 2020 - March 17, 2020
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

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