Fall 2020 Workshop Schedule

This Fall, watch this page for updates as new courses are offered. Every one will be affordable and relevant for the current circumstance. And, you may always request free, confidential, one-on-one business advising. For the time being, all business advising will be delivered via Zoom.

NOTE: Businesses physically located within the city limits of Lincoln City are eligible for FREE tuition, while funds last. The support is part of the City’s ongoing economic development efforts in support of small businesses.

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Doing Business in Lincoln County

Doing Business in Lincoln County

An introduction to business formation, licensing, registration, marketing, and operations. The course is a mix of general start-up information and specific considerations for Oregon Coast businesses. From its start, with a lively exercise in determining break-even point, to philosophical discussions of the traits and personalities common in successful entrepreneurs, this class is a powerful first step for someone contemplating launching their own business and a robust refresher for owners and managers of established businesses.

INSTRUCTOR:  WENDY LUDWIG
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 28 | 5:30-7:30 PM | $25
DELIVERED VIA ZOOM VIDEOCONFERENCE | Link sent to all attendees after registration
Register HereLincoln City businesses: Call 541-994-4166 to register for FREE.

EQ: Emotional Intelligence

Build a Solid Foundation with EQ (Emotional Intelligence)

More than ever, an increased sense of emotional intelli- gence (EQ) can genuinely assist all of us in our personal and professional lives. Join Stewart Brannen, a Certified Intentional Leadership Coach, as he puts a human face on EQ and navigates course participants through the benefits of harnessing a better understanding of their internal emotions and how they impact our interac- tions and relationships. Course participants will learn about the four basic components of EQ, how to manage emotions in difficult situations, become better listeners and develop successful habits for living a more compas- sionate and happier life..

INSTRUCTOR: STEWART BRANNEN
TUESDAYS, OCT. 6 TO 27 | 6-8PM | $50
DELIVERED VIA ZOOM VIDEOCONFERENCE | Link sent to all attendees after registration
Register HereLincoln City businesses: Call 541-994-4166 to register for FREE.

Financial Statements: What are they Good For? CLOSED

Financial Statements: What are they Good For?

If you run a business but lack a solid understanding of your financial statements, this class is for you. These three reports paint the financial picture of your company, help you evalu- ate past performance, and plan for the future:

• Balance Sheet
• Income Statement (also called Profit & Loss Statement)
• Statement of Cash Flows

We will go over what these reports mean, in plain English. Bring your own financial statements, if you have them, and get your questions answered. Discover a few ways your financial statements can be used to drive business success.

INSTRUCTOR: WENDY LUDWIG
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 30 | 5:30-7PM | $35
DELIVERED VIA ZOOM VIDEOCONFERENCE | Link sent to all attendees after registration
Sorry, class is closed.

Social Media Marketing: Fall 2020 Tech Update

Fall 2020 Social Media Marketing Update

No one knows what COVID-19 has in store for our fall and winter. What we do know is that marketing is going to continue to be crucial, and doing it affordably and effectively will be vital. If you have a current Facebook or Instagram business presence and would like to discuss the latest updates, adding apps to your page, increasing fan engagement, or issues related to your fan page, this lab is for you. We will discuss Facebook ads, using promote, review insights, latest apps; we’ll also tackle Twitter changes, and how you can use Twitter to listen to customers. This is your chance to ask questions and catch up on vital social media related issues and updates.

INSTRUCTOR: MISTY LAMBRECHT
MONDAY, OCT. 26 | 2-5PM | $35
DELIVERED VIA ZOOM VIDEOCONFERENCE | Link sent to all attendees after registration
Register HereLincoln City businesses: Call 541-994-4166 to register for FREE.

YouTube Marketing for Lincoln County Businesses

Build Your YouTube Channel

Do you want to increase YouTube views and subscribers, but you aren’t sure where to start? Are you in search of tips and tactics that will help build brand awareness through creative and effective YouTube strategies? This class will offer insight into an array of YouTube features, strategies, and more. Learn how to increase views and subscribers through the content of your videos and strategic use of YouTube features. We will also cover SEO, best practices, end screens, YouTube cards and more.

INSTRUCTOR: MISTY LAMBRECHT
THURSDAY, OCT. 15 | 9AM-NOON | $35
DELIVERED LIVE IN PERSON AT THE OCCC NORTH COUNTY CENTER IN LINCOLN CITY
FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED IN PUBLIC AREAS OF OCCC
Register HereLincoln City businesses: Call 541-994-4166 to register for FREE.

Making Profitability Job One

Making Profitability Job #1

Like so many of the classes in this lineup, COVID-19 and its terrible toll on many of our local businesses will inform the conversation and subject matter in this workshop. In it, you’ll take a guided deep dive into your company’s financials to better understand how you can plan to improve profitability. Learn methods to help you forecast how simple price chang- es, additional employees, wages or vendor price increases can impact your bottom line. We will discuss how to navigate seasonal cash flow, and will explore how changes in payment terms, credit versus cash transactions, and more can help you increase your overall profits. This class is derived from the Profit Mastery program to help you to better understand your business’s profitability.

INSTRUCTOR: MISTY LAMBRECHT
THURSDAY, DEC. 10 | 2-5PM | $35
DELIVERED LIVE IN PERSON AT THE OCCC CENTRAL COUNTY CAMPUS IN NEWPORT
FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED IN PUBLIC AREAS OF OCCC
Register HereLincoln City businesses: Call 541-994-4166 to register for FREE.

Real Estate Broker's License Test Prep Course - CLOSED

Real Estate Broker’s License Test Prep Course

Have you tried studying online, independently (and alone) for your Real Estate Broker’s License test? All too often, independent online study grinds on for months and months longer than you planned. This class is designed to keep you and your classmates on track, week in and week out, as you work as a group and independently towards preparing to successfully take your Real Estate Broker’s License test. Start in October and take your test before Christmas. There are definitely cheaper online independent study programs available. This course, though, proves the reliable axiom that one gets what one pays for. The course meets Tuesday evenings from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, in person or via Zoom, with additional online study required throughout the term. Students are also required to attend an all-day final exam prep session on the Saturday after the final Tuesday class. This Fall, a limited number of in-class registrations are available, and students may opt to participate from home, live Tuesday evenings via Zoom.

INSTRUCTOR: LINDA ROY
TUESDAYS, OCT. 6 TO DEC. 8 | PLUS SAT., DEC. 12 | 5:30-8:30PM | $600
DELIVERED LIVE IN PERSON AT THE OCCC NORTH COUNTY CENTER IN LINCOLN CITY AND LIVE VIA ZOOM
FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED IN PUBLIC AREAS OF OCCC
Sorry, class is closed. Interested in taking an online version of this course, or participating in the Winter term? Email us to get on a contact list. 

Hiring & Personnel Management Basics

Hiring & Personnel Management Basics

Personnel management has always been a challenge for many business owners, and the COVID-19 crisis has only exacerbated the issue. Hiring an employee can be one of the scariest, most-difficult tasks business owners face – but it can also be the most rewarding. Hiring the right person is only the beginning. Keeping good employees, and following the myriad BOLI rules that govern employment in Oregon, can be overwhelming. Designed for small business owners who want to improve their skills and interactions with their employees, in this class you’ll learn how to locate and hire the best employees, increase employee effectiveness, and improve employee relations.  This class will cover:

• Employment eligibility verification and W-2’s

• Breaks, sick time, family leave and holidays

• Creating an effective employee manual

• Problem solving for employee issues

• Working with seasonal and part time employees

• Successful staff meetings and sharing company mission

INSTRUCTOR: MISTY LAMBRECHT
THURSDAY, OCT. 15 | 2-5 PM | $35
DELIVERED LIVE IN PERSON AT THE OCCC NORTH COUNTY CENTER IN LINCOLN CITY
FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED IN PUBLIC AREAS OF OCCC
Register HereLincoln City businesses: Call 541-994-4166 to register for FREE.

Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools

Google Analytics Fundamentals:

How to Measure Your Business Success

Learn how to use Analytics to really analyze, not just report. We’ll cover how to set up goals, track conversions, create reports and more. This training will explore features like data comparisons, annotations, secondary dimensions, filters, and links. You’ll leave knowing how to drill deeper into your data to get valuable marketing insights. Learn How to get ROI from your analytics. You spend a lot of time on your website – let this class teach you
how to find out how it’s doing!

Class will cover:
How to Setup Google Analytics
Audience Reports • Acquisition Reports
Behavior Reports • Conversion Reports
Using the data to improve your website

INSTRUCTOR: MISTY LAMBRECHT
MONDAY, OCT. 26 | 9AM-NOON | $35
DELIVERED VIA ZOOM VIDEOCONFERENCE
Register HereLincoln City businesses: Call 541-994-4166 to register for FREE.

Profit Mastery

Profit Mastery

Profit Mastery is a powerful program designed to provide an overview of how money flows through your business and to help business owners create more efficient systems of cash management. SBDC staff have called Profit Mastery the most potent course we’ve ever offered. As Lincoln County businesses emerge from the pandemic and plan a long-term recovery strategy, it may be more important than ever. If you are a business owner in Lincoln County with a current set of financial statements you can bring to analyze with the Profit Mastery program, you should apply today to reserve a space. Hurry, space is limited in this program. Through Profit Mastery, you will learn:

    1. How to build a firm financial foundation.
    2. Tools to build efficient systems and increase profitability.
    3. Tools to assist in making financial decisions regarding expansion, pricing, hiring, and management.
    4. Understanding of what a lender wants to see in your financials and Business Plan.

Format: 16 hours of DVD course work in four, four-hour sessions with time to apply and explore information your personal notebook with other group members.

INSTRUCTOR: MISTY LAMBRECHT
THURSDAYS, OCT. 22 – NOV. 12 | 8:30am-1pm | $395
DELIVERED LIVE IN PERSON AT THE OCCC NORTH COUNTY CENTER IN LINCOLN CITY
FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED IN PUBLIC AREAS OF OCCC
Register HereLincoln City businesses: Call 541-994-4166 to register for FREE.

WaveApps

WaveApps: A Free, Online Bookkeeping Solution

Have you been doing your books by hand, on a spreadsheet … or not at all? Is QuickBooks too expensive or too complicated for your small business? Wave Apps is a free cloud-based solution for small business owners. This class will explore Wave Apps services such as generating the reports needed for loans, taxes and business performance evaluation. Wave Apps works with your checking account with direct downloads from most banks. It works from mobile devices, allowing you to generate receipts on the road, invoice on the job site, and take credit cards (for a fee of 2.9%, plus 30 cents). Don’t leave another job site without leaving behind the invoice or collecting a payment. There are no monthly fees for WaveApps, and since it’s cloud based, so you needn’t be stressed about that old computer you plan to backup someday.

INSTRUCTOR: MISTY LAMBRECHT
MONDAY, NOV. 16 | 9AM-NOON | $35
DELIVERED LIVE IN PERSON AT THE OCCC CENTRAL COUNTY CAMPUS IN NEWPORT
FACE COVERINGS REQUIRED IN PUBLIC AREAS OF OCCC
Register HereLincoln City businesses: Call 541-994-4166 to register for FREE.

Small Business Management Program

Small Business Management Program (SBM)Zoom Call

Now is the time to register for more the 2020-2021 SBM Program. The Small Business Management Program is the flagship program of the Oregon Coast Small Business Development Center. The program features monthly workshops with expert speakers on a wide range of business topics, from October through June. And, SBM participants meet with their personal business advisor each month, one on one, in a confidential setting, to discuss long-term strategies and goals, or to discuss other aspects of their business that may be of concern at the time. It’s the best way you can build in time each month to ensure you’re working ON your business, not merely IN your business. Click here to learn more.

Free SBM Info Session | Live Via Zoom | 9-10am Thursday., Sept. 10

REGISTER HERE!

Class locations are noted for each session, and are typically either at the OCCC Central County Campus in Newport (map), the OCCC North County Center in Lincoln City (map), or the OCCC South County Center in Waldport (map). Other locations will be noted where applicable.

Disabilities

Oregon Coast Community College is committed to providing equal opportunities for students with disabilities throughout the College community. Students with documented disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Our philosophy is to maximize your independence and self-reliance, providing a variety of support options to assist you in achieving your educational and/or vocational objectives. To receive services, you must submit documentation of your disabling condition(s) to the Director of Student Services. To initiate support services, please contact the Director of Student Services at 541-867-8511 or ccarlson@occc.cc.or.us. Students are responsible for requesting, in a timely manner, accommodation and documenting the nature and extent of their disability.

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination

The College prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law in any area, activity or operation of the College. The College also prohibits retaliation against an individual for engaging in activity protected under this policy, and interfering with rights or privileges granted under anti-discrimination laws. In addition, the College complies with applicable provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), related Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended), Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA’), and all local and state civil rights laws. Under this policy, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and participation in the College’s programs, services, and activities will be extended to all persons, and the College will promote equal opportunity and treatment through application of this policy and other College efforts designed for that purpose.

Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact either: 
Interim Dean of Students, Chris Ousley 541-867-8511 
chris.ousley@oregoncoast.edu

Human Resources Manager Joy Gutknecht 541-867-8515    
joy.gutknecht@oegoncoast.edu

Questions can also be mailed to their attention at:
400 SE College Way, Newport, OR  97366. 

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