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, Saturday, Sunday -

April 13, 2020 - August 27, 2020
Instructor: Leah Olson
Location: Recorded Session
Fees: No Fee

During these challenging times, video conferencing tools like Google Hangouts, Facetime, Zoom are great ways to stay connected face-to-face with friends and family. They can also be powerful ways to connect with customers and keep in touch with employees.

This recorded session will cover everything you need to know to get started.
-How to use video conferencing to connect with your team and your customers
-How to choose a platform that works for your team and audience (differences, pros, and cons) — Google Hangouts, Facetime, Zoom
-Setting up and hosting/managing a meeting
-Video conferencing “dos” and “don'ts”
-A vetted list of resources for each platform

During these challenging times, video conferencing tools like Google Hangouts, Facetime, Zoom are great ways to stay connected face-to-face with friends and family. They can also be powerful ways to connect with customers and keep in touch with employees. This recorded session will cover everything you need to know to get started. -How to use video conferencing to connect with your team and your . . . customers -How to choose a platform that works for your team and audience (differences, pros, and cons) — Google Hangouts, Facetime, Zoom -Setting up and hosting/managing a meeting -Video conferencing “dos” and “don'ts” -A vetted list of resources for each platform

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday -

April 16, 2020 - June 30, 2020
Instructor: Jessica Newhall, Clatsop SBDC Lead Advisor
Location: Recorded Session
Fees: No Fee

You've invested a lot to cultivate your customer relationships. Join us for this free recorded webinar where we will discuss 5 simple ways to ensure that your customer relationships not only outlast the current crisis but continue to grow stronger. You will walk away with a clear checklist of things you can do to immediately bolster your marketing and communications and ensure your customers stay with you for the long term.

You've invested a lot to cultivate your customer relationships. Join us for this free recorded webinar where we will discuss 5 simple ways to ensure that your customer relationships not only outlast the current crisis but continue to grow stronger. You will walk away with a clear checklist of things you can do to immediately bolster your marketing and communications and ensure your customers stay . . . with you for the long term.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday -

April 29, 2020 - June 30, 2020
Instructor: Jessica Newhall, Clatsop SBDC Lead Advisor
Location: Recorded Session
Fees: No Fee

Did you receive a PPP and/or EIDL loan? This recorded webcast will cover PPP and EIDL uses, how to effectively track your PPP & EIDL fund usage, review the formulas for forgivability, and ways to maximize your chances for full loan forgivability.

Did you receive a PPP and/or EIDL loan? This recorded webcast will cover PPP and EIDL uses, how to effectively track your PPP & EIDL fund usage, review the formulas for forgivability, and ways to maximize your chances for full loan forgivability.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday -

May 1, 2020 - August 27, 2020
Instructor: Sarah Lambert, Principal at Riverview Bookkeeping LLC and SBDC Advisor
Location: Recorded Session
Fees: No Fee

In this recorded five-part series, join Sarah Lambert, SBDC Advisor, and Principal at Riverview Bookkeeping LLC, as she walks through the tools that make QuickBooks Online so powerful. In this new recorded format, move through the five-part course at your own pace. So, whether you are just starting out or looking to take your QuickBooks skills to the next level, this hands-on deep-dive will help you understand and more effectively manage your books. Great for beginners, intermediate, and advanced QuickBooks users.

Bonus: Sign up for a live Q&A session with Sarah to get live assistance and feedback.

Session 1 | Runtime 40:40
Introduction to QuickBooks Online (QBO), basic QBO set up and customization, intro to the chart of accounts, enter deposits and expenses, and an overview of the banking center

Session 2 | Runtime 44:13
Customize invoices, set up products and services, add customers, create invoices and sales receipts, and send invoices

Session 3 | Runtime 23:47
Create POs and bills, add vendors, and pay bills through QBO

Session 4 | Runtime 18:08
Run, customize, and save reports, and create a budget

Session 5 | Runtime 17:40
Connecting Apps (Square and PayPal) and advanced features of QBO

In this recorded five-part series, join Sarah Lambert, SBDC Advisor, and Principal at Riverview Bookkeeping LLC, as she walks through the tools that make QuickBooks Online so powerful. In this new recorded format, move through the five-part course at your own pace. So, whether you are just starting out or looking to take your QuickBooks skills to the next level, this hands-on deep-dive will help . . . you understand and more effectively manage your books. Great for beginners, intermediate, and advanced QuickBooks users. Bonus: Sign up for a live Q&A session with Sarah to get live assistance and feedback. Session 1 | Runtime 40:40 Introduction to QuickBooks Online (QBO), basic QBO set up and customization, intro to the chart of accounts, enter deposits and expenses, and an overview of the banking center Session 2 | Runtime 44:13 Customize invoices, set up products and services, add customers, create invoices and sales receipts, and send invoices Session 3 | Runtime 23:47 Create POs and bills, add vendors, and pay bills through QBO Session 4 | Runtime 18:08 Run, customize, and save reports, and create a budget Session 5 | Runtime 17:40 Connecting Apps (Square and PayPal) and advanced features of QBO

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday -

May 1, 2020 - August 27, 2020
Instructor: Sarah Lambert, Principal at Riverview Bookkeeping LLC and SBDC Advisor
Location: Recorded Session
Fees: No Fee

In this recorded session, join Sarah Lambert, SBDC Advisor and Principal at Riverview Bookkeeping LLC, as she walks through the basics of financial statements and bookkeeping. In this session, learn basic bookkeeping terminology, how to read the three key financial statements (Profit and Loss, Cash Flow, and Balance Sheet) and understand how daily transactions affect financial statements. This course also introduces different bookkeeping approaches and options for small businesses.

Bonus: Sign up for a live Q&A session with Sarah to get live assistance and feedback.

In this recorded session, join Sarah Lambert, SBDC Advisor and Principal at Riverview Bookkeeping LLC, as she walks through the basics of financial statements and bookkeeping. In this session, learn basic bookkeeping terminology, how to read the three key financial statements (Profit and Loss, Cash Flow, and Balance Sheet) and understand how daily transactions affect financial statements. This . . . course also introduces different bookkeeping approaches and options for small businesses. Bonus: Sign up for a live Q&A session with Sarah to get live assistance and feedback.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday -

May 4, 2020 - August 27, 2020
Instructor: Sarah Lambert, Principal at Riverview Bookkeeping LLC and SBDC Advisor
Location: Recorded Session
Fees: No Fee

Excel is a powerful electronic spreadsheet widely used in business. In this introductory class, learn how to navigate within workbooks and worksheets, organize data into rows and columns, format text and cells, write simple formulas, and create charts. In this session, we walk through each step of building a Cash Flow worksheet from scratch.

Excel is a powerful electronic spreadsheet widely used in business. In this introductory class, learn how to navigate within workbooks and worksheets, organize data into rows and columns, format text and cells, write simple formulas, and create charts. In this session, we walk through each step of building a Cash Flow worksheet from scratch.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday -

May 5, 2020 - August 27, 2020
Instructor: David Oser, former Craft3 CFO
Location: Recorded Session
Fees: No Fee

Now, more than ever, you need to understand the cash coming in and going out of your business over time.

In this recorded session, join David Oser, former Craft3 CFO, a learn how to create simple cash flow projections, create different models based on possible economic scenarios, incorporate a simple and essential business tool into your planning arsenal—one that you can use for years to come.

Now, more than ever, you need to understand the cash coming in and going out of your business over time.

In this recorded session, join David Oser, former Craft3 CFO, a learn how to create simple cash flow projections, create different models based on possible economic scenarios, incorporate a simple and essential business tool into your planning arsenal—one that you can use for years to come.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday -

May 15, 2020 - August 27, 2020
Instructor: Allyssa Logan, Field Marketing Manager, Fort George
Location: Recorded Session
Fees: No Fee

Social media platforms provide free and easy-to-use ways for you to take a deeper look and better understand our customers—who they are, what they like, and how they respond to your marketing efforts. Yet many business owners have no idea how to read their social media insights effectively—or even how to find them. In this session, we'll walk you through: • Where to find your insights on Facebook and Instagram
• What key information to review regularly
• Which insights can help indicate marketing success
• How to set social media goals for your business and track progress.

Social media platforms provide free and easy-to-use ways for you to take a deeper look and better understand our customers—who they are, what they like, and how they respond to your marketing efforts. Yet many business owners have no idea how to read their social media insights effectively—or even how to find them. In this session, we'll walk you through: • Where to find your insights on Facebook . . . and Instagram • What key information to review regularly • Which insights can help indicate marketing success • How to set social media goals for your business and track progress.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday -

May 21, 2020 - July 31, 2020
Instructor: Jessica Newhall, Clatsop SBDC Lead Advisor
Location: Recorded Session
Fees: No Fee

Join Jessica Newhall, lead advisor at the Clatsop SBDC, and a panel of local banking experts from Wauna FCU, as we review the recent Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness application process recently announced by the SBA and Treasury. Attendees have an opportunity to:
• Gain an understanding of the PPP loan application process and guidelines
• Learn more about the PPP and EIDL forgiveness calculation requirements
• Explore strategies for best use of PPP and EIDL funds for small businesses
• Ask experts questions regarding these topics and other frequently asked questions on SBA Loan programs

Join Jessica Newhall, lead advisor at the Clatsop SBDC, and a panel of local banking experts from Wauna FCU, as we review the recent Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness application process recently announced by the SBA and Treasury. Attendees have an opportunity to: • Gain an understanding of the PPP loan application process and guidelines • Learn more about the PPP and EIDL forgiveness . . . calculation requirements • Explore strategies for best use of PPP and EIDL funds for small businesses • Ask experts questions regarding these topics and other frequently asked questions on SBA Loan programs

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday -

May 22, 2020 - July 31, 2020
Instructor: Katherine Tank, Tank Law PC
Location: Recorded Session
Fees: No Fee

With COVID-19 and its ever-changing landscape, the legal obligations and corresponding liabilities of small and medium employers have expanded considerably. Join Katie Tank, from Tank Law, PC, as she covers these critical topics and frequently asked questions:
• What are an employer’s rights and responsibilities in dealing with COVID?
• What can an employer expect and require of its employees?
• What are the requirements of the new federal paid sick leave and expanded family medical leave? And how does that interact with Oregon’s paid sick leave law?
• With these programs, can I expect my employees to return to work?
• What new challenges are emerging with the reopening guidelines?

With COVID-19 and its ever-changing landscape, the legal obligations and corresponding liabilities of small and medium employers have expanded considerably. Join Katie Tank, from Tank Law, PC, as she covers these critical topics and frequently asked questions: • What are an employer’s rights and responsibilities in dealing with COVID? • What can an employer expect and require of its . . . employees? • What are the requirements of the new federal paid sick leave and expanded family medical leave? And how does that interact with Oregon’s paid sick leave law? • With these programs, can I expect my employees to return to work? • What new challenges are emerging with the reopening guidelines?

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