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.

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Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

November 13, 2019 - November 13, 2019
Instructor: Heather Wilson
Location: TBCC PRI Building - Rm #107
Fees: none

Secretary of State Corporation Division is holding a FREE Advanced Notary Seminar for current notaries. Register online at http://notsem.sos.state.or.us/ or call 503-986-2200. Advanced notary public seminars are appropriate for those who are experienced, commissioned notaries. They do not meet the training qualifications for a notary application and will not help you to pass the exam. these advanced classes discuss employee notary issues, notario and elder abuse fraud, difficult certificates, and journaling witnesses, among other topics. Seating is limited.

Secretary of State Corporation Division is holding a FREE Advanced Notary Seminar for current notaries. Register online at http://notsem.sos.state.or.us/ or call 503-986-2200. Advanced notary public seminars are appropriate for those who are experienced, commissioned notaries. They do not meet the training qualifications for a notary application and will not help you to pass the exam. these . . . advanced classes discuss employee notary issues, notario and elder abuse fraud, difficult certificates, and journaling witnesses, among other topics. Seating is limited.
4506 Third Street
Tillamook, OR 97141

Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

November 16, 2019 - November 16, 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

December 4, 2019 - December 4, 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 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

December 16, 2019 - December 16, 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 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

January 8, 2020 - March 11, 2020
Instructor: Many Topic Speakers
Location: TBCC PRI Building - Rm #107
Fees: 250.000

January 8, 2019 - CONTRACT MANAGEMENT Business success depends on negotiation skills in selling, buying contracts and lease agreements. Learn how to negotiate win-win deals that work.

February 12, 2019 - Business Resiliency Planning, insuring, and protecting your business from all life throws your way. Learn how to mitigate risk and reduce the worry of what "could" happen.

March 12, 2019 - CYBER SECURITY More and more business is conducted online but what are the risks? Learn the techniques to foil online criminal's intent on stealing from your business.

January 8, 2019 - CONTRACT MANAGEMENT Business success depends on negotiation skills in selling, buying contracts and lease agreements. Learn how to negotiate win-win deals that work. February 12, 2019 - Business Resiliency Planning, insuring, and protecting your business from all life throws your way. Learn how to mitigate risk and reduce the worry of what "could" happen. March 12, 2019 - . . . CYBER SECURITY More and more business is conducted online but what are the risks? Learn the techniques to foil online criminal's intent on stealing from your business.
4506 Third Street
Tillamook, OR 97141

Tuesday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

January 14, 2020 - January 14, 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 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

January 14, 2020 - March 10, 2020
Instructor: Many Topic Speakers
Location: TBCC PRI Building - Rm #107
Fees: 250.000

Topic: Marketing and Sales

Jan 14, 2020 - IMAGE AND BRANDING Learn about the value of a strong business brand and how to maintain a positive image in the market.

Feb 11, 2020 - 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.

Mar 10, 2020 - 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.

Topic: Marketing and Sales Jan 14, 2020 - IMAGE AND BRANDING Learn about the value of a strong business brand and how to maintain a positive image in the market. Feb 11, 2020 - 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. Mar 10, 2020 - 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, OR 97141

Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

January 20, 2020 - March 9, 2020
Instructor: Many Topic Speakers
Location: TBCC PRI Building - Rm #107
Fees: 395.00

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:

• 24 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.

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.

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: • 24 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. 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

January 25, 2020 - February 1, 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 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

January 27, 2020 - January 27, 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

Monday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

February 10, 2020 - March 23, 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 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

February 12, 2020 - February 12, 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 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

February 28, 2020 - February 28, 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

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

Saturday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

March 14, 2020 - March 14, 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

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

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