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 5, 2019 - February 5, 2019
Instructor: Jane Francis, Personal Computer Training
Location: CCC's South County Center
Fees: $20

Students will learn how to:

-Manage money for a simple, imaginary company—not including inventory or payroll.
-Set up accounts to track your money.
-Create a list of your products and services.
-Add customers and vendors.
-Receive and spend money.
-Reconcile a bank account and a credit card account.
-Review standard reports seeing how the business is doing.

This hands-on class that will show you practical bookkeeping procedures using QuickBooks.

Students will learn how to: -Manage money for a simple, imaginary company—not including inventory or payroll. -Set up accounts to track your money. -Create a list of your products and services. -Add customers and vendors. -Receive and spend money. -Reconcile a bank account and a credit card account. -Review standard reports seeing how the business is doing. This hands-on class that will show you . . . practical bookkeeping procedures using QuickBooks.
1455 N Roosevelt Dr
Seaside, OR 97138

Tuesday 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

February 5, 2019 - February 5, 2019
Instructor: Jane Francis, Personal Computer Training
Location: Clatsop Community College-Astoria,
Fees: $20

We will work with a sample retail business to set up inventory items, tie the items to preferred vendors, and produce reports to show the status of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.

You can use our classroom computers, and you'll receive sample files to use in class and at home.

1) Create inventory items.
2) Create accounts to cover inventory "shrinkage."
3) Create purchase orders for new inventory.
4) Receive and sell inventory.
5) Reconcile a bank account and a credit card account.
6) Review standard reports to see how the business is doing.

We will work with a sample retail business to set up inventory items, tie the items to preferred vendors, and produce reports to show the status of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. You can use our classroom computers, and you'll receive sample files to use in class and at home. 1) Create inventory items. 2) Create accounts to cover inventory "shrinkage." 3) Create purchase orders . . . for new inventory. 4) Receive and sell inventory. 5) Reconcile a bank account and a credit card account. 6) Review standard reports to see how the business is doing.
1651 Lexington Ave
Towler Hall, 105
Astoria, OR 97103

Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

February 6, 2019 - February 6, 2019
Instructor: Jessica Newhall, Clatsop Community College SBDC Lead Advisor
Location: CCC's South County Center
Fees: $20

This workshop is for anyone looking to start a new business. Topics covered include identifying your reasons for starting a business, seeing if business ownership is right for you, evaluating your business opportunities, learning the "basics" of starting a business, and much more!

You will come away with a good understanding of what it takes to license, register, and obtain the proper permitting and other specific needs related to your endeavor. We will be covering some of the trials and tribulations that others have encountered so that you can avoid common pitfalls and errors that could cause your business to fail due to improper planning. We will also be sharing constructive tools such as LivePlan to help you create your own custom business plan.

What happens after this class?

If you decide you want to actively pursue your vision of opening a business you can schedule a private appointment with one of our qualified Clatsop Community College SBDC business advisors. It is always FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.

This workshop is for anyone looking to start a new business. Topics covered include identifying your reasons for starting a business, seeing if business ownership is right for you, evaluating your business opportunities, learning the "basics" of starting a business, and much more! You will come away with a good understanding of what it takes to license, register, and obtain the proper permitting . . . and other specific needs related to your endeavor. We will be covering some of the trials and tribulations that others have encountered so that you can avoid common pitfalls and errors that could cause your business to fail due to improper planning. We will also be sharing constructive tools such as LivePlan to help you create your own custom business plan. What happens after this class? If you decide you want to actively pursue your vision of opening a business you can schedule a private appointment with one of our qualified Clatsop Community College SBDC business advisors. It is always FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.
1455 N Roosevelt Dr
Seaside, OR 97138

Tuesday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

February 12, 2019 - February 12, 2019
Instructor: Arnie Hendricks, CFO of Financial Management Resources
Location: Columbia Hall, 219
Fees: $49

Join us to learn how to improve your business's profitability and increase your business value.

Whether you are just starting your business, are mid-stage and growing or are thinking about retirement, gaining a solid grasp on your exit strategy is can be one of the most powerful ways to ensure that you are maximizing your profitability NOW and building a long term asset where your business could be sold for a multiple. This is true for whether or not you plan to pass the business down to the next generation, sell to current management, or finding the best potential buyer for your business.

In this workshop, Arnie Hendricks, CFO of Financial Management Resources, will be offering expertise and tools of how to understand what your business is worth and how you can enhance that over time.

Topics covered will include:
-STRATEGIC PLANNING – 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.

-FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT - Improve your understanding of your financial statements so that you can assess and react accordingly to drive profitability and enhance the value of your business in the long term.

-SUCCESSION PLANNING - Learn about business valuation methodologies, how to identify a potential buyer and ways the different structures that can be employed.

Join us to learn how to improve your business's profitability and increase your business value. Whether you are just starting your business, are mid-stage and growing or are thinking about retirement, gaining a solid grasp on your exit strategy is can be one of the most powerful ways to ensure that you are maximizing your profitability NOW and building a long term asset where your business could . . . be sold for a multiple. This is true for whether or not you plan to pass the business down to the next generation, sell to current management, or finding the best potential buyer for your business. In this workshop, Arnie Hendricks, CFO of Financial Management Resources, will be offering expertise and tools of how to understand what your business is worth and how you can enhance that over time. Topics covered will include: -STRATEGIC PLANNING – 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. -FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT - Improve your understanding of your financial statements so that you can assess and react accordingly to drive profitability and enhance the value of your business in the long term. -SUCCESSION PLANNING - Learn about business valuation methodologies, how to identify a potential buyer and ways the different structures that can be employed.
Clatsop Community College
1651 Lexington Ave,
Astoria, OR 97138

Tuesday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

February 19, 2019 - February 19, 2019
Instructor: Jane Francis
Location: Clatsop CC South County Center
Fees: $20.00

Work with a sample retail business to set up inventory items, tie the items to preferred vendors, create purchase orders, receive inventory, sell inventory, count inventory, write off "shrinkage" (loss or theft), and produce reports to show the status of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.

Use our classroom computers, and you will receive sample files to use in class and at home.

1) Create inventory items.
2) Create accounts to cover inventory "shrinkage."
3) Create purchase orders for new inventory.
4) Receive and sell inventory.
5) Reconcile a bank account and a credit card account.
6) Review standard reports seeing how the business is doing.

Work with a sample retail business to set up inventory items, tie the items to preferred vendors, create purchase orders, receive inventory, sell inventory, count inventory, write off "shrinkage" (loss or theft), and produce reports to show the status of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. Use our classroom computers, and you will receive sample files to use in class and at home. 1) Create . . . inventory items. 2) Create accounts to cover inventory "shrinkage." 3) Create purchase orders for new inventory. 4) Receive and sell inventory. 5) Reconcile a bank account and a credit card account. 6) Review standard reports seeing how the business is doing.
1455 N Roosevelt Dr
Seaside, OR 97138

Tuesday 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

February 19, 2019 - February 19, 2019
Instructor: Jane Francis, Personal Computer Training
Location: Clatsop Community College-Astoria,
Fees: $20

We will work with a sample retail business to set up inventory items, tie the items to preferred vendors, and produce reports to show the status of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.

You can use our classroom computers, and you'll receive sample files to use in class and at home.

1) Create inventory items.
2) Create accounts to cover inventory "shrinkage."
3) Create purchase orders for new inventory.
4) Receive and sell inventory.
5) Reconcile a bank account and a credit card account.
6) Review standard reports to see how the business is doing.

We will work with a sample retail business to set up inventory items, tie the items to preferred vendors, and produce reports to show the status of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. You can use our classroom computers, and you'll receive sample files to use in class and at home. 1) Create inventory items. 2) Create accounts to cover inventory "shrinkage." 3) Create purchase orders . . . for new inventory. 4) Receive and sell inventory. 5) Reconcile a bank account and a credit card account. 6) Review standard reports to see how the business is doing.
1651 Lexington Ave
Towler Hall, 105
Astoria, OR 97103

Tuesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

March 5, 2019 - March 5, 2019
Instructor: Jane Francis, owner of Personal Computer Training and instructor for Clatsop Community College Work Force computer skills classes.
Location: CCC's South County Center
Fees: $20

Never used Excel? It is a powerful electronic spreadsheet program widely used in the business world. In this introductory class you will learn:
•How to navigate within workbooks and worksheets.
•Organize data into rows and columns.
•Format text and cells.
•Write simple formulas and create charts.
•Discover how Excel can help you track and analyze your business data.
•Enter Excel formulas and use simple functions to calculate automatically.
•See how easy it is to create compelling charts from your data.
•Say goodbye to your calculator and welcome Excel as a critical business tool.

Use the classroom computers or bring your own laptop.
You will receive sample spreadsheets to use in class.

Never used Excel? It is a powerful electronic spreadsheet program widely used in the business world. In this introductory class you will learn: •How to navigate within workbooks and worksheets. •Organize data into rows and columns. •Format text and cells. •Write simple formulas and create charts. •Discover how Excel can help you track and analyze your business data. •Enter Excel formulas and use . . . simple functions to calculate automatically. •See how easy it is to create compelling charts from your data. •Say goodbye to your calculator and welcome Excel as a critical business tool. Use the classroom computers or bring your own laptop. You will receive sample spreadsheets to use in class.
1455 N Roosevelt Dr
Seaside, OR 97138

Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

March 5, 2019 - March 5, 2019
Instructor: Jane Francis, owner of Personal Computer Training and instructor for Clatsop Community College Work Force computer skills classes
Location: Clatsop Community College-Astoria,
Fees: $20

Never used Excel? It is a powerful electronic spreadsheet program widely used in the business world. In this introductory class you will learn:
•How to navigate within workbooks and worksheets.
•Organize data into rows and columns.
•Format text and cells.
•Write simple formulas and create charts.
•Discover how Excel can help you track and analyze your business data.
•Enter Excel formulas and use simple functions to calculate automatically.
•See how easy it is to create compelling charts from your data.
•Say goodbye to your calculator and welcome Excel as a critical business tool.

Use the classroom computers or bring your own laptop.
You will receive sample spreadsheets to use in class.

Never used Excel? It is a powerful electronic spreadsheet program widely used in the business world. In this introductory class you will learn: •How to navigate within workbooks and worksheets. •Organize data into rows and columns. •Format text and cells. •Write simple formulas and create charts. •Discover how Excel can help you track and analyze your business data. •Enter Excel formulas and use . . . simple functions to calculate automatically. •See how easy it is to create compelling charts from your data. •Say goodbye to your calculator and welcome Excel as a critical business tool. Use the classroom computers or bring your own laptop. You will receive sample spreadsheets to use in class.
1651 Lexington Ave, Towler Hall, 105
Astoria, OR 97103

Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

March 6, 2019 - March 6, 2019
Instructor: Jessica Newhall, Clatsop Community College SBDC Lead Advisor
Location: 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.
Clatsop Community College
1651 Lexington Ave,
Astoria, OR 97138

Tuesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

March 19, 2019 - March 19, 2019
Instructor: Jane Francis, owner of Personal Computer Training and instructor for Clatsop Community College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and CEDR computer classes
Location: CCC's South County Center
Fees: $20

Students with a basic foundation in Excel will continue to learn skills that are helpful in a work situation: use formulas and functions; summarize data in a pivot table.
•Interpret existing spreadsheets containing formulas and functions.
•Create new formulas and functions (Logical, Financial, Text, Date & Time).
•Create a workbook with multiple similar spreadsheets and a summary spreadsheet.
•Use absolute references.
•Create a basic pivot table.

Pre-registration required. Basic computer skills expected.

Students with a basic foundation in Excel will continue to learn skills that are helpful in a work situation: use formulas and functions; summarize data in a pivot table. •Interpret existing spreadsheets containing formulas and functions. •Create new formulas and functions (Logical, Financial, Text, Date & Time). •Create a workbook with multiple similar spreadsheets and a summary . . . spreadsheet. •Use absolute references. •Create a basic pivot table. Pre-registration required. Basic computer skills expected.
1455 N Roosevelt Dr
Seaside, OR 97138

Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

March 19, 2019 - March 19, 2019
Instructor: Jane Francis, owner of Personal Computer Training. Jane teaches all of our computer classes for the SBDC (Small Business Development Center) and CEDR.
Location: Clatsop Community College-Astoria,
Fees: $20

Students with a basic foundation in Excel will continue to learn skills that are helpful in a work situation: using formulas & functions and summarize data in a pivot table.
•Interpret existing spreadsheet containing formulas and functions.
•Create new formulas and functions (Logical, Financial, Text, Date & Time).
•Create a workbook with multiple similar spreadsheets and a summary spreadsheet.
•Use absolute references.
•Create a basic pivot table.

Pre-registration required. Basic computer skills expected.
Cost: $20 payable at class for check or credit card.

Students with a basic foundation in Excel will continue to learn skills that are helpful in a work situation: using formulas & functions and summarize data in a pivot table. •Interpret existing spreadsheet containing formulas and functions. •Create new formulas and functions (Logical, Financial, Text, Date & Time). •Create a workbook with multiple similar spreadsheets and a summary . . . spreadsheet. •Use absolute references. •Create a basic pivot table. Pre-registration required. Basic computer skills expected. Cost: $20 payable at class for check or credit card.
1651 Lexington Ave, Towler Hall, 105
Astoria, OR 97103

Tuesday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

April 2, 2019 - April 2, 2019
Instructor: Jane Francis, Personal Computer Training
Location: CCC's South County Center
Fees: $20

Students will learn how to:

-Manage money for a simple, imaginary company—not including inventory or payroll.
-Set up accounts to track your money.
-Create a list of your products and services.
-Add customers and vendors.
-Receive and spend money.
-Reconcile a bank account and a credit card account.
-Review standard reports seeing how the business is doing.

This hands-on class that will show you practical bookkeeping procedures using QuickBooks.

Students will learn how to: -Manage money for a simple, imaginary company—not including inventory or payroll. -Set up accounts to track your money. -Create a list of your products and services. -Add customers and vendors. -Receive and spend money. -Reconcile a bank account and a credit card account. -Review standard reports seeing how the business is doing. This hands-on class that will show you . . . practical bookkeeping procedures using QuickBooks.
1455 N Roosevelt Dr
Seaside, OR 97138

Tuesday 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

April 2, 2019 - April 2, 2019
Instructor: Jane Francis, Personal Computer Training
Location: Clatsop Community College-Astoria,
Fees: $20

We will work with a sample retail business to set up inventory items, tie the items to preferred vendors, and produce reports to show the status of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.

You can use our classroom computers, and you'll receive sample files to use in class and at home.

1) Create inventory items.
2) Create accounts to cover inventory "shrinkage."
3) Create purchase orders for new inventory.
4) Receive and sell inventory.
5) Reconcile a bank account and a credit card account.
6) Review standard reports to see how the business is doing.

We will work with a sample retail business to set up inventory items, tie the items to preferred vendors, and produce reports to show the status of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. You can use our classroom computers, and you'll receive sample files to use in class and at home. 1) Create inventory items. 2) Create accounts to cover inventory "shrinkage." 3) Create purchase orders . . . for new inventory. 4) Receive and sell inventory. 5) Reconcile a bank account and a credit card account. 6) Review standard reports to see how the business is doing.
1651 Lexington Ave
Towler Hall, 105
Astoria, OR 97103

Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

April 3, 2019 - April 3, 2019
Instructor: Jessica Newhall, Clatsop Community College SBDC Lead Advisor
Location: CCC's South County Center
Fees: $20

This workshop is for anyone looking to start a new business. Topics covered include identifying your reasons for starting a business, seeing if business ownership is right for you, evaluating your business opportunities, learning the "basics" of starting a business, and much more!

You will come away with a good understanding of what it takes to license, register, and obtain the proper permitting and other specific needs related to your endeavor. We will be covering some of the trials and tribulations that others have encountered so that you can avoid common pitfalls and errors that could cause your business to fail due to improper planning. We will also be sharing constructive tools such as LivePlan to help you create your own custom business plan.

What happens after this class?

If you decide you want to actively pursue your vision of opening a business you can schedule a private appointment with one of our qualified Clatsop Community College SBDC business advisors. It is always FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.

This workshop is for anyone looking to start a new business. Topics covered include identifying your reasons for starting a business, seeing if business ownership is right for you, evaluating your business opportunities, learning the "basics" of starting a business, and much more! You will come away with a good understanding of what it takes to license, register, and obtain the proper permitting . . . and other specific needs related to your endeavor. We will be covering some of the trials and tribulations that others have encountered so that you can avoid common pitfalls and errors that could cause your business to fail due to improper planning. We will also be sharing constructive tools such as LivePlan to help you create your own custom business plan. What happens after this class? If you decide you want to actively pursue your vision of opening a business you can schedule a private appointment with one of our qualified Clatsop Community College SBDC business advisors. It is always FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.
1455 N Roosevelt Dr
Seaside, OR 97138

Tuesday 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

April 16, 2019 - April 16, 2019
Instructor: Jane Francis
Location: Clatsop CC South County Center
Fees: $20.00

Work with a sample retail business to set up inventory items, tie the items to preferred vendors, create purchase orders, receive inventory, sell inventory, count inventory, write off "shrinkage" (loss or theft), and produce reports to show the status of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.

Use our classroom computers, and you will receive sample files to use in class and at home.

1) Create inventory items.
2) Create accounts to cover inventory "shrinkage."
3) Create purchase orders for new inventory.
4) Receive and sell inventory.
5) Reconcile a bank account and a credit card account.
6) Review standard reports seeing how the business is doing.

Work with a sample retail business to set up inventory items, tie the items to preferred vendors, create purchase orders, receive inventory, sell inventory, count inventory, write off "shrinkage" (loss or theft), and produce reports to show the status of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. Use our classroom computers, and you will receive sample files to use in class and at home. 1) Create . . . inventory items. 2) Create accounts to cover inventory "shrinkage." 3) Create purchase orders for new inventory. 4) Receive and sell inventory. 5) Reconcile a bank account and a credit card account. 6) Review standard reports seeing how the business is doing.
1455 N Roosevelt Dr
Seaside, OR 97138

Tuesday 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

April 16, 2019 - April 16, 2019
Instructor: Jane Francis, Personal Computer Training
Location: Clatsop Community College-Astoria,
Fees: $20

We will work with a sample retail business to set up inventory items, tie the items to preferred vendors, and produce reports to show the status of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.

You can use our classroom computers, and you'll receive sample files to use in class and at home.

1) Create inventory items.
2) Create accounts to cover inventory "shrinkage."
3) Create purchase orders for new inventory.
4) Receive and sell inventory.
5) Reconcile a bank account and a credit card account.
6) Review standard reports to see how the business is doing.

We will work with a sample retail business to set up inventory items, tie the items to preferred vendors, and produce reports to show the status of Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable. You can use our classroom computers, and you'll receive sample files to use in class and at home. 1) Create inventory items. 2) Create accounts to cover inventory "shrinkage." 3) Create purchase orders . . . for new inventory. 4) Receive and sell inventory. 5) Reconcile a bank account and a credit card account. 6) Review standard reports to see how the business is doing.
1651 Lexington Ave
Towler Hall, 105
Astoria, OR 97103

Tuesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

April 30, 2019 - April 30, 2019
CRN: CSC973303-D1
Instructor: Jane Francis
Location: Clatsop Community College South County Center
Fees: $20

Create a PowerPoint presentation using a formatting theme, various layouts, photos, and videos. PowerPoint can also be used to create posters, place cards, and other printed items.

Create a PowerPoint presentation using a formatting theme, various layouts, photos, and videos. PowerPoint can also be used to create posters, place cards, and other printed items.

1455 N Roosevelt Dr
Seaside, OR 97138

Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

April 30, 2019 - April 30, 2019
CRN: CSC973303 D1
Instructor: Jane Francis
Location: Clatsop Community College
Fees: $20

Discover the benefits of using Publisher over Word when creating newsletters, brochures, postcards, and flyers. Prerequisites: Familiarity with MS Office.

Discover the benefits of using Publisher over Word when creating newsletters, brochures, postcards, and flyers. Prerequisites: Familiarity with MS Office.

1651 Lexington Ave
Towler Hall, 105
Astoria, OR 97103

Wednesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

May 1, 2019 - May 1, 2019
Instructor: Jessica Newhall, Clatsop Community College SBDC Lead Advisor
Location: 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.
Clatsop Community College
1651 Lexington Ave,
Astoria, OR 97138

Tuesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

May 7, 2019 - May 7, 2019
Instructor: Jane Francis, owner of Personal Computer Training and instructor for Clatsop Community College Work Force computer skills classes.
Location: CCC's South County Center
Fees: $20

Never used Excel? It is a powerful electronic spreadsheet program widely used in the business world. In this introductory class you will learn:
•How to navigate within workbooks and worksheets.
•Organize data into rows and columns.
•Format text and cells.
•Write simple formulas and create charts.
•Discover how Excel can help you track and analyze your business data.
•Enter Excel formulas and use simple functions to calculate automatically.
•See how easy it is to create compelling charts from your data.
•Say goodbye to your calculator and welcome Excel as a critical business tool.

Use the classroom computers or bring your own laptop.
You will receive sample spreadsheets to use in class.

Never used Excel? It is a powerful electronic spreadsheet program widely used in the business world. In this introductory class you will learn: •How to navigate within workbooks and worksheets. •Organize data into rows and columns. •Format text and cells. •Write simple formulas and create charts. •Discover how Excel can help you track and analyze your business data. •Enter Excel formulas and use . . . simple functions to calculate automatically. •See how easy it is to create compelling charts from your data. •Say goodbye to your calculator and welcome Excel as a critical business tool. Use the classroom computers or bring your own laptop. You will receive sample spreadsheets to use in class.
1455 N Roosevelt Dr
Seaside, OR 97138

Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

May 7, 2019 - May 7, 2019
Instructor: Jane Francis, owner of Personal Computer Training and instructor for Clatsop Community College Work Force computer skills classes
Location: Clatsop Community College-Astoria,
Fees: $20

Never used Excel? It is a powerful electronic spreadsheet program widely used in the business world. In this introductory class you will learn:
•How to navigate within workbooks and worksheets.
•Organize data into rows and columns.
•Format text and cells.
•Write simple formulas and create charts.
•Discover how Excel can help you track and analyze your business data.
•Enter Excel formulas and use simple functions to calculate automatically.
•See how easy it is to create compelling charts from your data.
•Say goodbye to your calculator and welcome Excel as a critical business tool.

Use the classroom computers or bring your own laptop.
You will receive sample spreadsheets to use in class.

Never used Excel? It is a powerful electronic spreadsheet program widely used in the business world. In this introductory class you will learn: •How to navigate within workbooks and worksheets. •Organize data into rows and columns. •Format text and cells. •Write simple formulas and create charts. •Discover how Excel can help you track and analyze your business data. •Enter Excel formulas and use . . . simple functions to calculate automatically. •See how easy it is to create compelling charts from your data. •Say goodbye to your calculator and welcome Excel as a critical business tool. Use the classroom computers or bring your own laptop. You will receive sample spreadsheets to use in class.
1651 Lexington Ave, Towler Hall, 105
Astoria, OR 97103

Tuesday 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

May 21, 2019 - May 21, 2019
Instructor: Jane Francis, owner of Personal Computer Training and instructor for Clatsop Community College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and CEDR computer classes
Location: CCC's South County Center
Fees: $20

Students with a basic foundation in Excel will continue to learn skills that are helpful in a work situation: use formulas and functions; summarize data in a pivot table.
•Interpret existing spreadsheets containing formulas and functions.
•Create new formulas and functions (Logical, Financial, Text, Date & Time).
•Create a workbook with multiple similar spreadsheets and a summary spreadsheet.
•Use absolute references.
•Create a basic pivot table.

Pre-registration required. Basic computer skills expected.

Students with a basic foundation in Excel will continue to learn skills that are helpful in a work situation: use formulas and functions; summarize data in a pivot table. •Interpret existing spreadsheets containing formulas and functions. •Create new formulas and functions (Logical, Financial, Text, Date & Time). •Create a workbook with multiple similar spreadsheets and a summary . . . spreadsheet. •Use absolute references. •Create a basic pivot table. Pre-registration required. Basic computer skills expected.
1455 N Roosevelt Dr
Seaside, OR 97138

Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

May 21, 2019 - May 21, 2019
Instructor: Jane Francis, owner of Personal Computer Training. Jane teaches all of our computer classes for the SBDC (Small Business Development Center) and CEDR.
Location: Clatsop Community College-Astoria,
Fees: $20

Students with a basic foundation in Excel will continue to learn skills that are helpful in a work situation: using formulas & functions and summarize data in a pivot table.
•Interpret existing spreadsheet containing formulas and functions.
•Create new formulas and functions (Logical, Financial, Text, Date & Time).
•Create a workbook with multiple similar spreadsheets and a summary spreadsheet.
•Use absolute references.
•Create a basic pivot table.

Pre-registration required. Basic computer skills expected.
Cost: $20 payable at class for check or credit card.

Students with a basic foundation in Excel will continue to learn skills that are helpful in a work situation: using formulas & functions and summarize data in a pivot table. •Interpret existing spreadsheet containing formulas and functions. •Create new formulas and functions (Logical, Financial, Text, Date & Time). •Create a workbook with multiple similar spreadsheets and a summary . . . spreadsheet. •Use absolute references. •Create a basic pivot table. Pre-registration required. Basic computer skills expected. Cost: $20 payable at class for check or credit card.
1651 Lexington Ave, Towler Hall, 105
Astoria, OR 97103

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