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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  • Customer Relations & Branding
  • Operations & Finance
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Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

March 7, 2020 - March 14, 2020
Instructor: Teri Fladstol
Location: TBCC PRI Building - Rm #114
Fees: $175.00

You've learned what it takes to start a business and decided to go for it! Now what? This class will walk you through the early steps in getting your small business off the ground. Learn how to evaluate the 360 degrees of your business and what direction to go next. Session topics include:
-Business Concepts such as your business idea, product or service portfolio, and more
-Customer Relations like marketing, sales and service, etc.
-Organizational aspects such as ownership, employees, policies, and more
-Operations (your facilities, your funding, etc.)

You've learned what it takes to start a business and decided to go for it! Now what? This class will walk you through the early steps in getting your small business off the ground. Learn how to evaluate the 360 degrees of your business and what direction to go next. Session topics include: -Business Concepts such as your business idea, product or service portfolio, and more -Customer Relations . . . like marketing, sales and service, etc. -Organizational aspects such as ownership, employees, policies, and more -Operations (your facilities, your funding, etc.)
4506 Third Street
Tillamook, OR 97141

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

March 20, 2020 - March 21, 2020
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

Tuesday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

March 24, 2020 - March 24, 2020
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 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

March 27, 2020 - March 28, 2020
Instructor: Dr. Alberto Flores
Location: TBCC PRI Building - Rm #107
Fees: $175.00

When you own your own business you will often find yourself working in the business and never on the business. This program is a great opportunity to refocus and take the next steps for building and strengthening your business.

Class topics include:
-Business positioning
-Working on your mission and vision
-Evaluating your strengths/weaknesses/opportunities/threats (SWOT)
-Gaining financial management skills
-And more!

This is also a great opportunity to network with other small businesses in the area. The program is taught in Spanish by Dr. Alberto Flores of Oregon Coast Community College.

Available in person or via Video Conferencing
$75 Scholarships available to the first 16 businesses

When you own your own business you will often find yourself working in the business and never on the business. This program is a great opportunity to refocus and take the next steps for building and strengthening your business. Class topics include: -Business positioning -Working on your mission and vision -Evaluating your strengths/weaknesses/opportunities/threats (SWOT) -Gaining financial . . . management skills -And more! This is also a great opportunity to network with other small businesses in the area. The program is taught in Spanish by Dr. Alberto Flores of Oregon Coast Community College. Available in person or via Video Conferencing $75 Scholarships available to the first 16 businesses
4506 Third Street
Tillamook, OR 97141

Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

April 1, 2020 - April 1, 2020
Instructor: Heather Wilson
Location: TBCC PRI Building - rm#107
Fees: FREE

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. 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. Seating is limited.

4506 Third Street
Tillamook, OR 97141

Tuesday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

April 7, 2020 - April 7, 2020
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

Thursday 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

April 9, 2020 - June 13, 2020
Instructor: Janda Fleming
Location: TBCC PRI Building - Rm #114/video conferencing/online
Fees: 650.00

The Tillamook Bay Small Business Development Center is pleased to offer this new training opportunity. Attend this accelerated real estate broker license course designed to prepare you for the Oregon real estate broker license exam. This course is the fastest way to qualify to take the state exam and meets all of the Oregon Real Estate Agency pre-license criteria. Classes are every Thursday evening (can attend on campus as a class, or in the comfort of your own home). You must have online capacity, self-study, attend all evening sessions, and attend a 9am to 5pm exam preparation day on Saturday, June 13th. Additional 10-15 hours per week of online home study required. Taught by an experienced principal broker.
• Cohort learning and networking
• Access to market research in your field, and more.

Class meets for three hours every Monday for eight weeks. For more information, contact 503-842-8222 x1420 or rebeccaphoenix@tillamookbaycc.edu

Speaker(s): Teri Fladstol and other Topic Experts

This class consists of eight Monday sessions.

The Tillamook Bay Small Business Development Center is pleased to offer this new training opportunity. Attend this accelerated real estate broker license course designed to prepare you for the Oregon real estate broker license exam. This course is the fastest way to qualify to take the state exam and meets all of the Oregon Real Estate Agency pre-license criteria. Classes are every Thursday . . . evening (can attend on campus as a class, or in the comfort of your own home). You must have online capacity, self-study, attend all evening sessions, and attend a 9am to 5pm exam preparation day on Saturday, June 13th. Additional 10-15 hours per week of online home study required. Taught by an experienced principal broker. • Cohort learning and networking • Access to market research in your field, and more. Class meets for three hours every Monday for eight weeks. For more information, contact 503-842-8222 x1420 or rebeccaphoenix@tillamookbaycc.edu Speaker(s): Teri Fladstol and other Topic Experts This class consists of eight Monday sessions.
4506 Third Street
Tillamook, OR 97141

Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

April 18, 2020 - April 25, 2020
Instructor: Teri Fladstol
Location: TBCC PRI Building - Rm #114
Fees: $175.00

You've learned what it takes to start a business and decided to go for it! Now what? This class will walk you through the early steps in getting your small business off the ground. Learn how to evaluate the 360 degrees of your business and what direction to go next. Session topics include:
-Business Concepts such as your business idea, product or service portfolio, and more
-Customer Relations like marketing, sales and service, etc.
-Organizational aspects such as ownership, employees, policies, and more
-Operations (your facilities, your funding, etc.)

You've learned what it takes to start a business and decided to go for it! Now what? This class will walk you through the early steps in getting your small business off the ground. Learn how to evaluate the 360 degrees of your business and what direction to go next. Session topics include: -Business Concepts such as your business idea, product or service portfolio, and more -Customer Relations . . . like marketing, sales and service, etc. -Organizational aspects such as ownership, employees, policies, and more -Operations (your facilities, your funding, etc.)
4506 Third Street
Tillamook, OR 97141

Monday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

April 20, 2020 - April 20, 2020
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 21, 2020 - June 23, 2020
Instructor: Teri Fladstol
Location: TBCC Central Campus - rm#107
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

May 4, 2020 - June 15, 2020
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 Thursday 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 Thursday for eight weeks. Students who complete class can apply for reimbursement of $125 of class fees.
4506 Third Street
Tillamook, OR 97141

Wednesday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

May 6, 2020 - May 6, 2020
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 19, 2020 - May 19, 2020
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

May 29, 2020 - May 30, 2020
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

Monday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

June 1, 2020 - June 1, 2020
Instructor: Arlene Soto/Teri Fladstol
Location: TBCC PRI Building - rm#102
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

Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

June 13, 2020 - June 20, 2020
Instructor: Teri Fladstol
Location: TBCC PRI Building - Rm #102
Fees: $175.00

You've learned what it takes to start a business and decided to go for it! Now what? This class will walk you through the early steps in getting your small business off the ground. Learn how to evaluate the 360 degrees of your business and what direction to go next. Session topics include:
-Business Concepts such as your business idea, product or service portfolio, and more
-Customer Relations like marketing, sales and service, etc.
-Organizational aspects such as ownership, employees, policies, and more
-Operations (your facilities, your funding, etc.)

You've learned what it takes to start a business and decided to go for it! Now what? This class will walk you through the early steps in getting your small business off the ground. Learn how to evaluate the 360 degrees of your business and what direction to go next. Session topics include: -Business Concepts such as your business idea, product or service portfolio, and more -Customer Relations . . . like marketing, sales and service, etc. -Organizational aspects such as ownership, employees, policies, and more -Operations (your facilities, your funding, etc.)
4506 Third Street
Tillamook, OR 97141

Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

June 13, 2020 - June 13, 2020
Instructor: Arlene Soto/Teri Fladstol
Location: TBCC PRI Building - rm#102
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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