Our Classes

Grow your business through these SBDC workshops/classes.

Are you interested in starting a business or are you already on your way and need help in certain areas? Whether it’s accounting, business planning, cashflow management or starting from the ground up, we have classes to assist. Not sure where to start? Contact us for a free advising appointment today!

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?
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  • Exit

Friday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

March 8, 2019 - March 8, 2019
CRN: CED 1136 512 05
Instructor: Arlene Soto/Teri Fladstol
Location: TBCC PRI Building - rm#114
Fees: $20

If you are thinking of starting a business, this is a great place to start! Learn how to evaluate your business idea and business planning basics. What are the different forms of ownership you need to consider? Why do businesses succeed? Why do businesses fail? This course is helpful for anyone who wants to start and sustain a successful small business.

If you are thinking of starting a business, this is a great place to start! Learn how to evaluate your business idea and business planning basics. What are the different forms of ownership you need to consider? Why do businesses succeed? Why do businesses fail? This course is helpful for anyone who wants to start and sustain a successful small business.

4506 Third Street
Tillamook, OR 97141

Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

March 18, 2019 - May 20, 2019
Instructor: Teri Fladstol and other Topic Experts
Location: TBCC PRI building room 114
Fees: $285.00

You became a Solopreneur because you love what you do. But when you get bogged down in running your business, you can lose track of the passion that got you started. There’s another way! Solo Business Builders is designed specifically to help you build the Solopreneur business of your dreams and prevent burnout. This class includes:
• 30 hours of classroom business education with subject matter experts
• One-on-one advising opportunities
• Cohort learning and networking
• Access to market research in your field, and more.
This class is three hours every Monday for ten weeks. For more information, contact 503-842-8222 x1420 or rebeccaphoenix@tillamookbaycc.edu

You became a Solopreneur because you love what you do. But when you get bogged down in running your business, you can lose track of the passion that got you started. There’s another way! Solo Business Builders is designed specifically to help you build the Solopreneur business of your dreams and prevent burnout. This class includes: • 30 hours of classroom business education with subject matter . . . experts • One-on-one advising opportunities • Cohort learning and networking • Access to market research in your field, and more. This class is three hours every Monday for ten weeks. For more information, contact 503-842-8222 x1420 or rebeccaphoenix@tillamookbaycc.edu
4506 Third Street
Tillamook, OR 97141

Tuesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

March 26, 2019 - March 26, 2019
CRN: CED 1136 512 06
Instructor: Arlene Soto/Teri Fladstol
Location: TBCC PRI Building - rm#114
Fees: $20

If you are thinking of starting a business, this is a great place to start! Learn how to evaluate your business idea and business planning basics. What are the different forms of ownership you need to consider? Why do businesses succeed? Why do businesses fail? This course is helpful for anyone who wants to start and sustain a successful small business.

If you are thinking of starting a business, this is a great place to start! Learn how to evaluate your business idea and business planning basics. What are the different forms of ownership you need to consider? Why do businesses succeed? Why do businesses fail? This course is helpful for anyone who wants to start and sustain a successful small business.

4506 Third Street
Tillamook, OR 97141

Tuesday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

April 2, 2019 - June 4, 2019
CRN: CEU 991N 220 01
Instructor: Teri Fladstol
Location: TBCC PRI Building - Rm #114
Fees: $285

Maintaining accurate accounting records is critical for all businesses. QuickBooks Pro is one of the most popular methods of doing that. This class uses the Labyrinth Book as a textbook and each student will receive a copy. The class is hands on and interactive. Each session will include instructor led discussion, work with the Quickbooks software and time for questions and answers.

Maintaining accurate accounting records is critical for all businesses. QuickBooks Pro is one of the most popular methods of doing that. This class uses the Labyrinth Book as a textbook and each student will receive a copy. The class is hands on and interactive. Each session will include instructor led discussion, work with the Quickbooks software and time for questions and answers.

4506 Third Street
Tillamook, OR 97141

Monday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

April 8, 2019 - May 20, 2019
CRN: CED 1148 363 01
Instructor: Arlene Soto
Location: TBCC PRI Building - Rm #114
Fees: 175.00

Looking for a way to be more effective as a business owner? Trying to finance your business? Want to plan for business expansion? Retirement? Selling your business? Your business plan provides a roadmap to business success, helps in raising capital, and provides a way to communicate a business concept. In this class you will learn:
• What a business plan is
• Why a business plan is so important
• Who will read your business plan
• How to put a business plan together
• Resources and much more
This class is four sessions, every other Monday for eight weeks. Students who complete class can apply for reimbursement of $125 of class fees.

Looking for a way to be more effective as a business owner? Trying to finance your business? Want to plan for business expansion? Retirement? Selling your business? Your business plan provides a roadmap to business success, helps in raising capital, and provides a way to communicate a business concept. In this class you will learn: • What a business plan is • Why a business plan is so . . . important • Who will read your business plan • How to put a business plan together • Resources and much more This class is four sessions, every other Monday for eight weeks. Students who complete class can apply for reimbursement of $125 of class fees.
4506 Third Street
Tillamook, OR 97141

Tuesday 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

April 9, 2019 - June 11, 2019
CRN: https://clients.bizcenter.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=120380030
Instructor: Speakers will vary depending on the subject matter
Location: TBCC PRI Building - rm#114
Fees: 250.00

April 9, 2019 - THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA 70% of the U.S. population has at least one social networking profile. Are you using this powerful marketing tool in your business?

May 14, 2019 - WORK LIFE BALANCE Running a business can be all encompassing. There is value in managing time wisely. Learn the strategies to care for self, business and family without burnout.

June 11, 2019 - CREATING A WEBSITE THAT WORKS Is your website mobile friendly? Is your business being found online? Learn how to build your online presence so customers find you.

April 9, 2019 - THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA 70% of the U.S. population has at least one social networking profile. Are you using this powerful marketing tool in your business? May 14, 2019 - WORK LIFE BALANCE Running a business can be all encompassing. There is value in managing time wisely. Learn the strategies to care for self, business and family without burnout. June 11, 2019 - CREATING . . . A WEBSITE THAT WORKS Is your website mobile friendly? Is your business being found online? Learn how to build your online presence so customers find you.
4506 Third Street
Tillamook, Oregon 97141

Wednesday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

April 10, 2019 - June 12, 2019
Instructor: Speakers will vary depending on the subject matter
Location: TBCC PRI Building - rm#114
Fees: $250.00

April 10, 2019 - IMAGE AND BRANDING Learn about the value of a strong business brand and how to maintain a positive image in the market.

May 8, 2019 - GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS Refining customer service skills is ongoing in any business. Develop ways to continuously improve the experience customers have when they buy from you.

June 12, 2019 - GROWING YOUR BUSINESS How big is too big? Growth is a major cause of business failure but it’s also the way to create long term wealth. Learn what it means to grow a business and what it takes to be successful.

April 10, 2019 - IMAGE AND BRANDING Learn about the value of a strong business brand and how to maintain a positive image in the market. May 8, 2019 - GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS Refining customer service skills is ongoing in any business. Develop ways to continuously improve the experience customers have when they buy from you. June 12, 2019 - GROWING YOUR BUSINESS How big is too big? Growth . . . is a major cause of business failure but it’s also the way to create long term wealth. Learn what it means to grow a business and what it takes to be successful.
4506 Third Street
Tillamook, Oregon 97141

Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

April 11, 2019 - April 11, 2019
CRN: CED 9073-01
Instructor: Heather Wilson
Location: TBCC Main Campus Room #214
Fees: none

Secretary of State Corporation Division is holding a FREE Notary Seminar for all new, current and renewing notaries. This seminar covers not only the rules and regulations for Oregon Notaries, it also explains how to properly identify the signer, what to record in your journal as well as what requirements are needed to create a proper Oregon Notarial Certificate. Register at the link provided or call (503) 986-2200. Seating is limited.

Secretary of State Corporation Division is holding a FREE Notary Seminar for all new, current and renewing notaries. This seminar covers not only the rules and regulations for Oregon Notaries, it also explains how to properly identify the signer, what to record in your journal as well as what requirements are needed to create a proper Oregon Notarial Certificate. Register at the link provided or . . . call (503) 986-2200. Seating is limited.
4301 Third Street
Tillamook, OR 97141

Saturday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

April 13, 2019 - April 13, 2019
Instructor: Arlene Soto/Teri Fladstol
Location: TBCC PRI Building - rm#114
Fees: $20

If you are thinking of starting a business, this is a great place to start! Learn how to evaluate your business idea and business planning basics. What are the different forms of ownership you need to consider? Why do businesses succeed? Why do businesses fail? This course is helpful for anyone who wants to start and sustain a successful small business.

If you are thinking of starting a business, this is a great place to start! Learn how to evaluate your business idea and business planning basics. What are the different forms of ownership you need to consider? Why do businesses succeed? Why do businesses fail? This course is helpful for anyone who wants to start and sustain a successful small business.

4506 Third Street
Tillamook, OR 97141

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

April 19, 2019 - April 20, 2019
CRN: CED 9073 220 01
Instructor: Judy Beebe
Location: TBCC PRI Building - Rm #114
Fees: $355

Prepare for the Construction Contractor Board exam with this 2-day live class which meets the State of Oregon education requirements. Get the added benefit of learning from an instructor with 35 years of construction experience. This class will prepare you for the exam and teach you how to set up your business for success. The registration fee of $355 includes all class sessions, class materials, a copy of the current edition of the Oregon contractor's Reference Manual, chapter quizzes and two 80-question practice exams. Comments from past participants: "Judy was practical and presented information with ease and with all pertinent details." "Easy to follow. Well organized." "Concrete, specific application to practicing and passing exam.".

Prepare for the Construction Contractor Board exam with this 2-day live class which meets the State of Oregon education requirements. Get the added benefit of learning from an instructor with 35 years of construction experience. This class will prepare you for the exam and teach you how to set up your business for success. The registration fee of $355 includes all class sessions, class materials, . . . a copy of the current edition of the Oregon contractor's Reference Manual, chapter quizzes and two 80-question practice exams. Comments from past participants: "Judy was practical and presented information with ease and with all pertinent details." "Easy to follow. Well organized." "Concrete, specific application to practicing and passing exam.".
4506 Third Street
Tillamook, OR 97141

Wednesday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

April 24, 2019 - April 24, 2019
Instructor: Arlene Soto/Teri Fladstol
Location: TBCC PRI Building - rm#114
Fees: $20

If you are thinking of starting a business, this is a great place to start! Learn how to evaluate your business idea and business planning basics. What are the different forms of ownership you need to consider? Why do businesses succeed? Why do businesses fail? This course is helpful for anyone who wants to start and sustain a successful small business.

If you are thinking of starting a business, this is a great place to start! Learn how to evaluate your business idea and business planning basics. What are the different forms of ownership you need to consider? Why do businesses succeed? Why do businesses fail? This course is helpful for anyone who wants to start and sustain a successful small business.

4506 Third Street
Tillamook, OR 97141

Tuesday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

May 7, 2019 - May 7, 2019
Instructor: Arlene Soto/Teri Fladstol
Location: TBCC PRI Building - rm#114
Fees: $20

If you are thinking of starting a business, this is a great place to start! Learn how to evaluate your business idea and business planning basics. What are the different forms of ownership you need to consider? Why do businesses succeed? Why do businesses fail? This course is helpful for anyone who wants to start and sustain a successful small business.

If you are thinking of starting a business, this is a great place to start! Learn how to evaluate your business idea and business planning basics. What are the different forms of ownership you need to consider? Why do businesses succeed? Why do businesses fail? This course is helpful for anyone who wants to start and sustain a successful small business.

4506 Third Street
Tillamook, OR 97141

Wednesday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

May 22, 2019 - May 22, 2019
Instructor: Arlene Soto/Teri Fladstol
Location: TBCC PRI Building - rm#114
Fees: $20

If you are thinking of starting a business, this is a great place to start! Learn how to evaluate your business idea and business planning basics. What are the different forms of ownership you need to consider? Why do businesses succeed? Why do businesses fail? This course is helpful for anyone who wants to start and sustain a successful small business.

If you are thinking of starting a business, this is a great place to start! Learn how to evaluate your business idea and business planning basics. What are the different forms of ownership you need to consider? Why do businesses succeed? Why do businesses fail? This course is helpful for anyone who wants to start and sustain a successful small business.

4506 Third Street
Tillamook, OR 97141

Wednesday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

June 11, 2019 - June 11, 2019
Instructor: Arlene Soto/Teri Fladstol
Location: TBCC PRI Building - rm#114
Fees: $20

If you are thinking of starting a business, this is a great place to start! Learn how to evaluate your business idea and business planning basics. What are the different forms of ownership you need to consider? Why do businesses succeed? Why do businesses fail? This course is helpful for anyone who wants to start and sustain a successful small business.

If you are thinking of starting a business, this is a great place to start! Learn how to evaluate your business idea and business planning basics. What are the different forms of ownership you need to consider? Why do businesses succeed? Why do businesses fail? This course is helpful for anyone who wants to start and sustain a successful small business.

4506 Third Street
Tillamook, OR 97141

Monday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

June 24, 2019 - June 24, 2019
Instructor: Arlene Soto/Teri Fladstol
Location: TBCC PRI Building - rm#114
Fees: $20

If you are thinking of starting a business, this is a great place to start! Learn how to evaluate your business idea and business planning basics. What are the different forms of ownership you need to consider? Why do businesses succeed? Why do businesses fail? This course is helpful for anyone who wants to start and sustain a successful small business.

If you are thinking of starting a business, this is a great place to start! Learn how to evaluate your business idea and business planning basics. What are the different forms of ownership you need to consider? Why do businesses succeed? Why do businesses fail? This course is helpful for anyone who wants to start and sustain a successful small business.

4506 Third Street
Tillamook, OR 97141

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