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 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

July 8, 2020 - July 8, 2020
CRN: SBD-1136-220-01
Instructor: Arlene Soto/Teri Fladstol
Location: Zoom Online
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.

Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

July 23, 2020 - July 23, 2020
CRN: SBD-1136-220-02
Instructor: Arlene Soto/Teri Fladstol
Location: Zoom Online
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.

Monday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

August 3, 2020 - August 3, 2020
CRN: SBD-1136-220-03
Instructor: Arlene Soto/Teri Fladstol
Location: Zoom Online
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.

Tuesday 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

August 18, 2020 - August 18, 2020
CRN: SBD-1136-220-04
Instructor: Arlene Soto/Teri Fladstol
Location: Zoom Online
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.

Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

September 10, 2020 - September 10, 2020
CRN: SBD-1136-220-01
Instructor: Arlene Soto/Teri Fladstol
Location: PRI Building Room #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 3rd St.
Tillamook, OR 97141

Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

September 12, 2020 - October 10, 2020
CRN: SBD 5130-220-01
Instructor: Teri Fladstol
Location: PRI Building Room #105
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 3rd St.
Tillamook, OR 97141

Friday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

September 25, 2020 - September 25, 2020
CRN: SBD-1136-220-02
Instructor: Arlene Soto/Teri Fladstol
Location: PRI Room #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 3rd St.
Tillamook, OR 97141

Thursday 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

October 1, 2020 - December 10, 2020
CRN: Fall SBD 5180-220-01
Instructor: Janda Fleming
Location: Zoom 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, you must have online capacity, self-study, attend all evening sessions, and attend a 9am to 5pm exam preparation day on Saturday December 12th, 2020. Additional 10-15 hours per week of online home study required. Taught by an experienced principal broker.

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, you must have online capacity, self-study, attend all evening sessions, and attend a 9am to 5pm exam preparation day on Saturday December 12th, 2020. Additional 10-15 hours per week of online home study required. Taught by an experienced principal broker.

Monday 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

October 5, 2020 - November 16, 2020
CRN: SBD-1148-220-01
Instructor: Arlene Soto
Location: PRI Building Room #105
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 3rd St.
Tillamook, OR 97141

Wednesday 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

October 7, 2020 - October 7, 2020
CRN: SBD-1136-220-03
Instructor: Arlene Soto/Teri Fladstol
Location: PRI Room #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 3rd St.
Tillamook, OR 97141

Friday, Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

October 9, 2020 - October 10, 2020
CRN: SBD 2101-220-01
Instructor: Dr. Alberto Flores
Location: PRI Room #114
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. This program will be taught in both Spanish and English by Dr. Alberto Flores of Oregon Coast Community College.

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. This program will be taught in both Spanish and English by Dr. Alberto Flores of Oregon Coast Community College.
4506 3rd St.
Tillamook, OR 97141

Tuesday 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

October 13, 2020 - June 8, 2021
CRN: SBD 9353-220-01
Instructor: Speakers will vary according to the session topics.
Location: Main Campus #215
Fees: $900.00

Topic: Managing a Business
Program format
- 9 sessions 12:00PM - 3:00 PM
- 2nd Tuesday of each month October 13, 2020 - June 8, 2021

October - DEVELOPING A COMPANY CULTURE – Learn how to build a company culture that empowers employees and rewards them effectively and affordably. Learn the value of professional development for all staff.

November - HIRING & FIRING – Getting the right employees is crucial to business success. Learn the ins and outs of finding and attracting the right people. Also, learn how to terminate employees without risking legal action.

December - TEAM BUILDING – For business teams to be effective they need to have strong leadership and identified purpose. Learn to build the most effective teams possible.

January - 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 - 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 - CYBER SECURITY – More and more business is conducted online, but what are the risks? Learn the techniques to foil online criminals, intent on stealing from your business.

April - 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.

May - THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA - 79% of the U.S. population has at least one social networking profile, (Statista.com, 2019). Learn how to use these powerful tools to connect with your customers and promote your business!

June - 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.

Topic: Managing a Business Program format - 9 sessions 12:00PM - 3:00 PM - 2nd Tuesday of each month October 13, 2020 - June 8, 2021 October - DEVELOPING A COMPANY CULTURE – Learn how to build a company culture that empowers employees and rewards them effectively and affordably. Learn the value of professional development for all staff. November - HIRING & FIRING – Getting the right . . . employees is crucial to business success. Learn the ins and outs of finding and attracting the right people. Also, learn how to terminate employees without risking legal action. December - TEAM BUILDING – For business teams to be effective they need to have strong leadership and identified purpose. Learn to build the most effective teams possible. January - 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 - 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 - CYBER SECURITY – More and more business is conducted online, but what are the risks? Learn the techniques to foil online criminals, intent on stealing from your business. April - 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. May - THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA - 79% of the U.S. population has at least one social networking profile, (Statista.com, 2019). Learn how to use these powerful tools to connect with your customers and promote your business! June - 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.
4301 3rd St.
Tillamook, OR 97141

Wednesday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

October 14, 2020 - June 9, 2021
CRN: SBD 9028-220-01
Instructor: Speakers will vary according to the session topics.
Location: Main Campus #214
Fees: $900.00

Program format
- 9 sessions 05:00 PM - 8:00 PM
- 2nd Wednesday of each month October 14, 2020 - June 9, 2021

October - ESTABLISHING BUSINESS DIRECTION Successful businesses operate with a mission, a vision statement, communicate values, understand the company culture and set realistic goals with actions. Learn how to create a strategic direction for your business.

November - STRATEGIC PLANNING Using the strategic direction from session one, participants will develop a meaningful strategic plan and learn how to implement planning into their business model.

December - SUCCESSION PLANNING Learn why it’s important to develop an exit strategy early and work toward maximizing value in the business operation.

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

February - 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.

March - 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 - MANAGING CASH FLOW Do you know where your money goes each month? Do you run out of funds before you run out of bills? Learn where cash is being used wisely or wasted in your business.

May - UNDERSTAND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Use the financial information in your business to build profitability. Learn how to read a balance sheet and income statement so you understand the trends in your business.

June - FINDING $$$ Learn the various ways to fund business needs from startup to maturity and from working capital to purchasing assets. Understand credit and how to approach a lender.

Program format - 9 sessions 05:00 PM - 8:00 PM - 2nd Wednesday of each month October 14, 2020 - June 9, 2021 October - ESTABLISHING BUSINESS DIRECTION Successful businesses operate with a mission, a vision statement, communicate values, understand the company culture and set realistic goals with actions. Learn how to create a strategic direction for your business. November - STRATEGIC PLANNING . . . Using the strategic direction from session one, participants will develop a meaningful strategic plan and learn how to implement planning into their business model. December - SUCCESSION PLANNING Learn why it’s important to develop an exit strategy early and work toward maximizing value in the business operation. January - IMAGE AND BRANDING Learn about the value of a strong business brand and how to maintain a positive image in the market. February - 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. March - 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 - MANAGING CASH FLOW Do you know where your money goes each month? Do you run out of funds before you run out of bills? Learn where cash is being used wisely or wasted in your business. May - UNDERSTAND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Use the financial information in your business to build profitability. Learn how to read a balance sheet and income statement so you understand the trends in your business. June - FINDING $$$ Learn the various ways to fund business needs from startup to maturity and from working capital to purchasing assets. Understand credit and how to approach a lender.
4301 3rd St.
Tillamook, OR 97141

Friday, Saturday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

October 16, 2020 - October 17, 2020
CRN: SBD 8301-220-01
Instructor: Judy Beebe
Location: PRI Building Room #114
Fees: $355

Take this two-day live class to prepare for the state-mandated test (not included) to become a licensed contractor in Oregon. The class is based on the new NASCLA Contractors Guide and fulfills state requirement for 16 hours of training. Class includes current CCB manual plus additional inserts, study guides, chapter quizzes and two 80 question practice exams.

Take this two-day live class to prepare for the state-mandated test (not included) to become a licensed contractor in Oregon. The class is based on the new NASCLA Contractors Guide and fulfills state requirement for 16 hours of training. Class includes current CCB manual plus additional inserts, study guides, chapter quizzes and two 80 question practice exams.

4506 3rd St.
Tillamook, OR 97141

Thursday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

October 22, 2020 - October 22, 2020
CRN: SBD-1136-220-04
Instructor: Arlene Soto/Teri Fladstol
Location: PRI Room #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 3rd St.
Tillamook, OR 97141

Wednesday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

November 4, 2020 - November 4, 2020
CRN: SBD-1136-220-05
Instructor: Arlene Soto/Teri Fladstol
Location: PRI Room #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 3rd St.
Tillamook, OR 97141

Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

November 17, 2020 - November 17, 2020
CRN: SBD-9073-220-01
Instructor: Heather Wilson
Location: PRI Building Room#105
Fees: 0.00

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 3rd St.
Tillamook, OR 97141

Saturday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

November 21, 2020 - November 21, 2020
CRN: SBD-1136-220-06
Instructor: Arlene Soto/Teri Fladstol
Location: PRI Room #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 3rd St.
Tillamook, OR 97141

Tuesday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

December 1, 2020 - December 1, 2020
CRN: SBD-1136-220-07
Instructor: Arlene Soto/Teri Fladstol
Location: PRI Room #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 3rd St.
Tillamook, OR 97141

Monday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

December 14, 2020 - December 14, 2020
CRN: SBD-1136-220-08
Instructor: Arlene Soto/Teri Fladstol
Location: PRI Room #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 3rd St.
Tillamook, OR 97141

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