Our Classes

Enroll in these SBDC classes and workshops to get your business rolling!

Are you ready to start your business or take your existing business to the next level?

The Oregon Coast SBDC offers powerful, relevant and convenient classes and workshops at centers in Waldport, Newport and Lincoln City. From Craig Grant’s “Doing Business in Lincoln County” to Misty Lambrecht’s workshops on social media marketing, the SBDC offers cutting-edge business instruction catered to the needs of our coastal communities.

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.

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Monday 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

January 13, 2020 - January 13, 2020
CRN: 1076469
Instructor: Bob Young
Location: Lincoln City - Room 222
Fees: $35

To stay safe online, you'll need to know about the potential risks you can face, such as malware, spam, and phishing. This class will give you the skills you need to protect yourself, your computer, and your privacy when using the Internet.

To stay safe online, you'll need to know about the potential risks you can face, such as malware, spam, and phishing. This class will give you the skills you need to protect yourself, your computer, and your privacy when using the Internet.

3788 SE High School Dr
Lincoln City, OR 97367

Tuesday, Saturday 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

January 14, 2020 - March 21, 2020
CRN: 1076468
Instructor: Linda Roy
Location: Lincoln City - Room 211
Fees: $600

Just one look at the scenery around us, and it’s no wonder that Lincoln County is such a promising place to work as a Real Estate Broker. And, this Fall, Oregon Coast Community College will present a 10-week Real Estate Pre-License course, a course designed to help aspiring Real Estate brokers launch their careers here on the Central Coast. This term, the course will be presented at OCCC’s North County Center in Lincoln City. The class revolves around online course work completed independently between weekly classroom sessions, and it meets the 150-hour Oregon Real Estate Agency requirement to qualify to take the Oregon State Real Estate Broker License exam. “Once a student completes this course,” said OCCC Small Business Development Center Director Dave Price, “they will be able to submit their broker application to the Oregon Real Estate Agency and they’ll be able to take the Oregon State/PSI Real Estate Broker exam.”

This class is a 10-week 5:30-8:30pm, Tuesday evening class that finishes up with an all day, 8am-5pm, Saturday class on December 9.

Just one look at the scenery around us, and it’s no wonder that Lincoln County is such a promising place to work as a Real Estate Broker. And, this Fall, Oregon Coast Community College will present a 10-week Real Estate Pre-License course, a course designed to help aspiring Real Estate brokers launch their careers here on the Central Coast. This term, the course will be presented at OCCC’s North . . . County Center in Lincoln City. The class revolves around online course work completed independently between weekly classroom sessions, and it meets the 150-hour Oregon Real Estate Agency requirement to qualify to take the Oregon State Real Estate Broker License exam. “Once a student completes this course,” said OCCC Small Business Development Center Director Dave Price, “they will be able to submit their broker application to the Oregon Real Estate Agency and they’ll be able to take the Oregon State/PSI Real Estate Broker exam.” This class is a 10-week 5:30-8:30pm, Tuesday evening class that finishes up with an all day, 8am-5pm, Saturday class on December 9.
3788 SE High School Dr
Lincoln City, OR 97367

Tuesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

January 15, 2020 - January 15, 2020
CRN: 1076475
Instructor: Misty Lambrecht
Location: Newport OCCC Rm 151
Fees: $35

Instagram is a powerful storytelling platform allowing businesses to connect with their audience at a very human level. Developed by photographers, Instagram was built to be visually inspirational, making it an ideal platform for businesses with products or services that can be captured visually (e.g. lifestyle, food, design, fashion, etc.)

Many business owners question whether or not they need a presence on Instagram? The answer is yes! Leveraging the power of Instagram for business branding and networking is critical. At this class, attendees can expect to learn how to connect with potential customers, give their business character, and sell through this social network.

Instagram is a powerful storytelling platform allowing businesses to connect with their audience at a very human level. Developed by photographers, Instagram was built to be visually inspirational, making it an ideal platform for businesses with products or services that can be captured visually (e.g. lifestyle, food, design, fashion, etc.) Many business owners question whether or not they need a . . . presence on Instagram? The answer is yes! Leveraging the power of Instagram for business branding and networking is critical. At this class, attendees can expect to learn how to connect with potential customers, give their business character, and sell through this social network.
400 SE College Way
Newport, OR 97365

Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

January 15, 2020 - January 15, 2020
CRN: 1076476
Instructor: Misty Lambrecht
Location: Lincoln City - Room 108
Fees: $35

Instagram is a powerful storytelling platform allowing businesses to connect with their audience at a very human level. Developed by photographers, Instagram was built to be visually inspirational, making it an ideal platform for businesses with products or services that can be captured visually (e.g. lifestyle, food, design, fashion, etc.)

Many business owners question whether or not they need a presence on Instagram? The answer is yes! Leveraging the power of Instagram for business branding and networking is critical. At this class, attendees can expect to learn how to connect with potential customers, give their business character, and sell through this social network.

Instagram is a powerful storytelling platform allowing businesses to connect with their audience at a very human level. Developed by photographers, Instagram was built to be visually inspirational, making it an ideal platform for businesses with products or services that can be captured visually (e.g. lifestyle, food, design, fashion, etc.) Many business owners question whether or not they need a . . . presence on Instagram? The answer is yes! Leveraging the power of Instagram for business branding and networking is critical. At this class, attendees can expect to learn how to connect with potential customers, give their business character, and sell through this social network.
3788 SE High School Dr
Lincoln City, OR 97367

Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

January 21, 2020 - January 28, 2020
CRN: 1076471
Instructor: Cameron James
Location: Lincoln City - Room 222
Fees: $70

QuickBooks In The Cloud. To be successful, and to take advantage of all technology has to offer, today’s businesses must at least consider cloud-based bookkeeping. This course will tour QuickBooks Online and examine the differences between the online version and the traditional desktop application.

QuickBooks In The Cloud. To be successful, and to take advantage of all technology has to offer, today’s businesses must at least consider cloud-based bookkeeping. This course will tour QuickBooks Online and examine the differences between the online version and the traditional desktop application.

3788 SE High School Dr
Lincoln City, OR 97367

Tuesday 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

January 21, 2020 - January 21, 2020
CRN: 1076487
Instructor: Bob Young
Location: Lincoln City - Room 108
Fees: $35

Bring your smartphone or tablet to class and learn how to make it more secure. You'll be able to identify security risks before they do damage. Bank and shop online safely. Use built-in security features more effectively. Learn about third party security software (apps). Learn best practices to keep your device and information safe and secure. Learn how to use cloud backups. Class focuses on Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini) and Android (all manufacturers).

Bring your smartphone or tablet to class and learn how to make it more secure. You'll be able to identify security risks before they do damage. Bank and shop online safely. Use built-in security features more effectively. Learn about third party security software (apps). Learn best practices to keep your device and information safe and secure. Learn how to use cloud backups. Class focuses on Apple . . . (iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini) and Android (all manufacturers).
3788 SE High School Dr
Lincoln City, OR 97367

Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

February 4, 2020 - February 4, 2020
CRN: 1076472
Instructor: Wendy Ludwig
Location: Newport - SBDC Conference Rm
Fees: $25

If you’re considering starting a business on the Oregon Coast, are simply curious about how a typical business gets started, or if you’ve recently launched a business here, this is a class you shouldn’t miss. Start with a solid understanding of break-even analysis, learn how to register your business locally and with the state, and determine if you have “The Right Stuff” for entrepreneurship in the first place. The class is taught by Wendy Ludwig, an SBDC Advisor.

If you’re considering starting a business on the Oregon Coast, are simply curious about how a typical business gets started, or if you’ve recently launched a business here, this is a class you shouldn’t miss. Start with a solid understanding of break-even analysis, learn how to register your business locally and with the state, and determine if you have “The Right Stuff” for entrepreneurship in . . . the first place. The class is taught by Wendy Ludwig, an SBDC Advisor.
400 SE College Way
Newport, OR 97365

Wednesday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

February 5, 2020 - February 5, 2020
CRN: 1076473
Instructor: Wendy Ludwig
Location: Lincoln City - SBDC Conference Rm
Fees: $25

If you’re considering starting a business on the Oregon Coast, are simply curious about how a typical business gets started, or if you’ve recently launched a business here, this is a class you shouldn’t miss. Start with a solid understanding of break-even analysis, learn how to register your business locally and with the state, and determine if you have “The Right Stuff” for entrepreneurship in the first place. The class is taught by Wendy Ludwig.

If you’re considering starting a business on the Oregon Coast, are simply curious about how a typical business gets started, or if you’ve recently launched a business here, this is a class you shouldn’t miss. Start with a solid understanding of break-even analysis, learn how to register your business locally and with the state, and determine if you have “The Right Stuff” for entrepreneurship in . . . the first place. The class is taught by Wendy Ludwig.
3788 SE High School Dr
Lincoln City, OR 97367

Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

February 5, 2020 - February 5, 2020
CRN: 1076478
Instructor: Misty Lambrecht
Location: Lincoln City - Room 108
Fees: $35

Been doing your books by hand, on a spreadsheet or not at all? Is QuickBooks too expensive or too complicated for your small construction business, service related
business, artist or non-profit? Wave Apps offers a free online cloud based solution for
small business owners. This class will cover all of Wave Apps services including; getting
all the reports needed for loans, taxes and cost evaluations. Works with your checking
account with direct downloads from most banks. Wave Apps works on a mobile phone
allowing you to add receipts while on the road, invoice on the job site, and take credit
cards for a very small amount of 2.9% + 30¢. Don't leave another job site without
leaving the invoice or collecting a payment. No monthly payments and it is cloud based,
so no worries on that old computer you plan to back-up someday.
Although Wave Apps does do payroll, QuickBooks is still recommended for larger
businesses with retail point-of-sale systems or a larger number of employees.

Been doing your books by hand, on a spreadsheet or not at all? Is QuickBooks too expensive or too complicated for your small construction business, service related business, artist or non-profit? Wave Apps offers a free online cloud based solution for small business owners. This class will cover all of Wave Apps services including; getting all the reports needed for loans, taxes and cost . . . evaluations. Works with your checking account with direct downloads from most banks. Wave Apps works on a mobile phone allowing you to add receipts while on the road, invoice on the job site, and take credit cards for a very small amount of 2.9% + 30¢. Don't leave another job site without leaving the invoice or collecting a payment. No monthly payments and it is cloud based, so no worries on that old computer you plan to back-up someday. Although Wave Apps does do payroll, QuickBooks is still recommended for larger businesses with retail point-of-sale systems or a larger number of employees.
3788 SE High School Dr
Lincoln City, OR 97367

Monday 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

February 10, 2020 - February 10, 2020
CRN: 1076486
Instructor: Misty Lambrecht
Location: Waldport Room 113
Fees: $35

Instagram is a powerful storytelling platform allowing businesses to connect with their audience at a very human level. Developed by photographers, Instagram was built to be visually inspirational, making it an ideal platform for businesses with products or services that can be captured visually (e.g. lifestyle, food, design, fashion, etc.)

Many business owners question whether or not they need a presence on Instagram? The answer is yes! Leveraging the power of Instagram for business branding and networking is critical. At this class, attendees can expect to learn how to connect with potential customers, give their business character, and sell through this social network.

Instagram is a powerful storytelling platform allowing businesses to connect with their audience at a very human level. Developed by photographers, Instagram was built to be visually inspirational, making it an ideal platform for businesses with products or services that can be captured visually (e.g. lifestyle, food, design, fashion, etc.) Many business owners question whether or not they need a . . . presence on Instagram? The answer is yes! Leveraging the power of Instagram for business branding and networking is critical. At this class, attendees can expect to learn how to connect with potential customers, give their business character, and sell through this social network.
3120 Crestline Dr
Waldport, OR 97394

Monday 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

February 24, 2020 - February 24, 2020
CRN: 1076479
Instructor: Misty Lambrecht
Location: Waldport OCCC Rm 113
Fees: $35

Been doing your books by hand, on a spreadsheet or not at all? Is QuickBooks too expensive or too complicated for your small construction business, service related
business, artist or non-profit? Wave Apps offers a free online cloud based solution for
small business owners. This class will cover all of Wave Apps services including; getting
all the reports needed for loans, taxes and cost evaluations. Works with your checking
account with direct downloads from most banks. Wave Apps works on a mobile phone
allowing you to add receipts while on the road, invoice on the job site, and take credit
cards for a very small amount of 2.9% + 30¢. Don't leave another job site without
leaving the invoice or collecting a payment. No monthly payments and it is cloud based,
so no worries on that old computer you plan to back-up someday.
Although Wave Apps does do payroll, QuickBooks is still recommended for larger
businesses with retail point-of-sale systems or a larger number of employees.

Been doing your books by hand, on a spreadsheet or not at all? Is QuickBooks too expensive or too complicated for your small construction business, service related business, artist or non-profit? Wave Apps offers a free online cloud based solution for small business owners. This class will cover all of Wave Apps services including; getting all the reports needed for loans, taxes and cost . . . evaluations. Works with your checking account with direct downloads from most banks. Wave Apps works on a mobile phone allowing you to add receipts while on the road, invoice on the job site, and take credit cards for a very small amount of 2.9% + 30¢. Don't leave another job site without leaving the invoice or collecting a payment. No monthly payments and it is cloud based, so no worries on that old computer you plan to back-up someday. Although Wave Apps does do payroll, QuickBooks is still recommended for larger businesses with retail point-of-sale systems or a larger number of employees.
3120 Crestline Dr
Waldport, OR 97394

Friday, Saturday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

March 6, 2020 - March 7, 2020
CRN: 1076482
Instructor: Misty Lambrecht facilitating a zoom class
Location: Lincoln City - Room 208
Fees: $425

Preparing for the CCB Exam Course Description: This class will prepare students to qualify for and successfully pass the Construction Contractors Board (CCB) exam required for contractor certification in Oregon. The class is taught by a certified CCB education provider and fulfills the CCB pre-exam educational requirement as stipulated under Oregon Revised Statute 701.280.

Preparing for the CCB Exam Course Description: This class will prepare students to qualify for and successfully pass the Construction Contractors Board (CCB) exam required for contractor certification in Oregon. The class is taught by a certified CCB education provider and fulfills the CCB pre-exam educational requirement as stipulated under Oregon Revised Statute 701.280.

3788 SE High School Dr
Lincoln City, OR 97367

Monday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

March 9, 2020 - March 9, 2020
CRN: 1076484
Instructor: Misty Lambrecht
Location: Newport Rm 061
Fees: $35

Designed for business owners with established accounts on Facebook, this course will delve deep into powerful paid (and free) advertising opportunities, including an in-depth look at Facebook's remarkable new Power Editor tool, which affords advertisers new ways to target advertising very specifically, even here on the Oregon Coast.

Designed for business owners with established accounts on Facebook, this course will delve deep into powerful paid (and free) advertising opportunities, including an in-depth look at Facebook's remarkable new Power Editor tool, which affords advertisers new ways to target advertising very specifically, even here on the Oregon Coast.

400 SE College Way
Newport, OR 97365

Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

March 18, 2020 - March 18, 2020
CRN: 1076481
Instructor: Misty Lambrecht
Location: Lincoln City Rm 222
Fees: $35

Hiring an employee is one of the hardest things for small businesses. Hiring the right person is only the beginning. Keeping them and following all the BOLI rules can be overwhelming for a small business. Designed for small business owners, who want to improve their skills and interactions with their employees. Learn to find and hire the best employees; increase employee effectiveness, and improve employee relations. This class will cover the basics

" New Hire Forms, Employment Eligibility Verification, and W-2's
" Breaks, sick time, family leave and holidays
" Building a good employee manual
" Problem solving for employee troubles, increase employee effectiveness
" Working with seasonal and part time employees
" Successful staff meetings and sharing company mission

Hiring an employee is one of the hardest things for small businesses. Hiring the right person is only the beginning. Keeping them and following all the BOLI rules can be overwhelming for a small business. Designed for small business owners, who want to improve their skills and interactions with their employees. Learn to find and hire the best employees; increase employee effectiveness, and improve . . . employee relations. This class will cover the basics " New Hire Forms, Employment Eligibility Verification, and W-2's " Breaks, sick time, family leave and holidays " Building a good employee manual " Problem solving for employee troubles, increase employee effectiveness " Working with seasonal and part time employees " Successful staff meetings and sharing company mission
3788 SE High School Dr
Lincoln City, OR 97367

Wednesday 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

March 18, 2020 - March 18, 2020
CRN: 1076480
Instructor: Misty Lambrecht
Location: Newport - Room 061
Fees: $35

Hiring an employee is one of the hardest things for small businesses. Hiring the right person is only the beginning. Keeping them and following all the BOLI rules can be overwhelming for a small business. Designed for small business owners, who want to improve their skills and interactions with their employees. Learn to find and hire the best employees; increase employee effectiveness, and improve employee relations. This class will cover the basics

" New Hire Forms, Employment Eligibility Verification, and W-2's
" Breaks, sick time, family leave and holidays
" Building a good employee manual
" Problem solving for employee troubles, increase employee effectiveness
" Working with seasonal and part time employees
" Successful staff meetings and sharing company mission

Hiring an employee is one of the hardest things for small businesses. Hiring the right person is only the beginning. Keeping them and following all the BOLI rules can be overwhelming for a small business. Designed for small business owners, who want to improve their skills and interactions with their employees. Learn to find and hire the best employees; increase employee effectiveness, and improve . . . employee relations. This class will cover the basics " New Hire Forms, Employment Eligibility Verification, and W-2's " Breaks, sick time, family leave and holidays " Building a good employee manual " Problem solving for employee troubles, increase employee effectiveness " Working with seasonal and part time employees " Successful staff meetings and sharing company mission
400 SE College Way
Newport, OR 97365

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