Winter 2022 SBDC Workshops

Scroll below for classes offered here on the coast, produced by the OCCC Small Business Development Center team.

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Presently, masks are required in public areas at OCCC.

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Winter 22 Income Tax Essentials for Small Businesses

Income Tax Essentials for Small Businesses

Given the wild array of loan and grant programs that assisted many businesses during the pandemic, the tax filing years ahead will be … interesting. Now is the perfect time to learn a bit more about your taxes. 

• Overview and Schedule C

• Self-employment tax

• Quarterly estimated taxes

• Avoiding common mistakes

• Tips for easier recordkeeping

• Where to find tax information

• Choosing a tax adviser

Instructor: Wendy Ludwig
5:30-7:30PM Wednesdays  |  $45
Feb. 2, 9 & 16 |  LIVE VIA ZOOM
Register here

Winter 22: Childcare Startups Class

Start Up an In-Home Childcare Operation

This class runs 4-7 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 25 to Feb. 15. Cost is only $25.

Winter 22: 'Sales & Ales' Pub Talk

Sales & Ales: A Marketing Pub Talk

Don’t miss this lively evening. Come ready to share your marketing successes … and nightmares!

More details here.

Thursday, Feb. 17
The Horn  |  Depoe Bay
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Winter 22: Get your CCB!

Get your CCB License!

 This class will prepare students to qualify for and successfully pass the Construction Contractors Board (CCB) exam required for contractor certification in Oregon. The class is taught by a certified CCB education provider and fulfills the CCB pre-exam educational requirement as stipulated under Oregon Revised Statute 701.280. This is the only program that allows you to study, and take the test, over the same two days, here at the coast, without needing to drive to the Valley for the test. Please bring a sack lunch each day. 

FRI & SAT, FEB. 4 & FEB. 5
8 AM – 5 PM
Register here
Register here if business is located and licensed in LINCOLN CITY 

Winter 22: Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution

Landlords and tenants have always had their disagreements, as have wholesalers and retailers. The crucible that was the pandemic only served to magnify these challenges. This course – offered here for the first time ever – is provided by Lincoln County Dispute Resolution (LCDR), and can arm small businesses with the tools they need to avoid costly court cases, and to get back to running their business, even after difficult disagreements.  LCDR provides conflict management services to individuals and organizations in Lincoln County. Its trained volunteers mediate community disputes which can include neighborhood problems, workplace, consumer, landlord/tenant, and small claims. Mediation is a method of settling disputes with the assistance of a neutral mediator who helps the parties talk about the problem in a mutually respectful manner and work toward a creative solution acceptable to all. Learn the steps to conflict management including listening, diffusing, affirmation, and problem solving. Barry Bruster is an experienced mediator for the Courts with experience in Law Enforcement including Critical Incident Stress Management and hostage negotiations.

WED., FEB. 23 | 1 – 3 PM  |  LINCOLN CITY
WED., MARCH 2 | 1 – 3 PM  |  NEWPORT

Register here
Register here if business is located and licensed in LINCOLN CITY 

Winter 22: How to Claim your Google My Business Profile

How to Claim and Optimize Your Google My Business Profile

Your presence through your Google My Business profile can help customers discover the products and services that you provide, contact you, and find your location. Learn how to claim, optimize, and manage your free business profile to create a listing that will stand out when customers search online.

Managing Director, JTREE SEO
Wed., Feb. 9  |  4-7 PM
Lincoln City  |  $35

Class rescheduled for Spring 2022 term. Email us to be placed on the waiting list. 

Winter 22: Launching a Business in Lincoln County

Launching a Business in Lincoln County:
Startup Basics & Marketing Tips

Get the local low-down on how to start your business and get the word out!

• Understand the local marketplace

• Run the numbers – start -up cost and break-even analysis

• Licensing and registration

• Local advertising and marketing

• Customer service essentials

• Local resources and business owners

THURS., JAN. 27 – FEB. 17  | 11:30 AM – 1 PM

Class is closed.

Winter 22: Financial Fundamentals

Financial Fundamentals for Small Business Owners

You’re passionate about your business because of the service you offer and/or the products you make. What you may not be passionate about is tracking all your transactions and managing your finances. That’s where this course comes in. Let us help you get a handle on the financial side that will help you be able to stay focused on what brings you joy from your business and helps you build wealth over the long term. 

  • Understanding your revenue and expenses
  • Bookkeeping and tax tips
  • Avoiding cash flow crises
  • Pros and cons of different types of funding
  • How to be ready to obtain bank financing (banker guest)
  • Paying yourself and reinvesting in the business

THURS., MARCH 3 – MARCH 24  |  11:30 AM – 1 PM
LINCOLN CITY  |  $45  

Register here
Register here if business is located and licensed in LINCOLN CITY 

Winter 22: Real Estate Broker's License

Real Estate Broker’s License

Have you tried studying independently (and alone) for your Real Estate Broker’s License test? All too often, independent 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 License test. Start in January and take your test before the end of March! There are definitely cheaper independent study programs available. This course, though, proves the reliable axiom that one gets what one pays for. The first class will start Thursday, January 13 and will meet each Thursday night from 5:30-8:30 for 10 weeks. March 17 will be the last Thursday class, and there will be one Saturday class on March 19 from 9-5. The Saturday class is a review day. The class is delivered live, via Zoom, and requires independent study each week between classes.

THURS., JAN. 13 – MARCH 17 & SAT., MARCH 19 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM
VIA ZOOM | $600 

Register here
Register here if business is located and licensed in LINCOLN CITY 

Winter 22: Real Estate Property Manager

Real Estate Property Manager 

This course introduces the Oregon real estate property manager to licensing laws and rules including statutes within ORS696 pertaining to property management and OAR863. The course is designed to prepare you to take the State of Oregon Property Manager License Exam. This is the fastest way to qualify to take the exam, which covers the role of property managers, tenant relations, fair housing, lease agreements and more. You must attend all evening class sessions and have online capacity to complete the self-study portion of this course. Students who pass this course are prepared to take the proctored Oregon Property Manager License exam, which is a required step to becoming a licensed property manager through the State or Oregon. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to describe real estate laws and rules that protect the Oregon consumer in need of property management services provided by a licensed property manager. This course is taught by an experienced Property Manager. For additional information call 503-551-4467. All materials provided.

TUE, JAN. 11 – FEB. 22  |  6 – 8 PM
LIVE, VIA ZOOM  |  $550

Register here
Register here if business is located and licensed in LINCOLN CITY 

Winter 22: Hiring & Employee Management

Hiring and Employee Management 

Hiring an employee is one of the hardest things for small businesses. Hiring the right person is only the beginning. Keeping them and following all the BOLI rules can be overwhelming for a small business. Designed for small business owners, who want to improve their skills and interactions with their employees. Learn to find and hire the best employees; increase employee effectiveness and improve employee relations. This class will cover the basics:

  • New Hire Forms, Employment Eligibility Verification, and W-2’s
  • Breaks, sick time, family leave and holidays
  • Building a good employee manual
  • Problem solving for employee challenges, and increasing employee effectiveness
  • Working with seasonal and part time employees 
  • Successful staff meetings and sharing company mission

MON, JAN. 31 | 9 AM – NOON

MON, JAN. 31 | 2 PM – 5 PM

Register here
Register here if business is located and licensed in LINCOLN CITY 

Winter 22: Facebook Marketing for Beginners

Facebook Marketing: A Beginner’s Guide 

This is a beginner-level course designed for business owners who do not currently have an established Facebook business page Participants will learn how to reach the people who will love your business, and get to know your customers and drive them to action. In this workshop, we will explore the importance of having a Facebook for Business page and how it can help increase brand awareness to your business. The group will walk through a tutorial of how to create your page, and will touch on the basic elements of curating posts for your business.

FRI., Feb 11 (NEW DATE)  | 9 AM – NOON  |  LINCOLN CITY  |  $35
FRI., Feb 11 (NEW DATE)  | 2 PM – 5 PM  |  NEWPORT  |  $35

Register here
Register here if business is located and licensed in LINCOLN CITY 

Winter 22: Instagram Marketing

Instagram Marketing for Your Small Business

Are you an artist, designer, photographer, content creator, or visual creative on Instagram? This class will help you grow your brand successfully on the platform.

What you will get out of this class:

  • Strategies for driving sales
  • Tips for photographing your work.
  • Content and caption brainstorming ideas
  • How to optimize your account for engagement
  • Advice for growing followers
  • Insights on how to look professional.
  • A toolkit to help you strengthen your branding.

MON, JAN. 24  |  9 AM – NOON  |  LINCOLN CITY  |  $35
MON, JAN. 24  |  2 PM – 5 PM  |  NEWPORT  |  $35

Sorry, class is closed. 

Winter 22: Intro to Social Media Marketing

An Introduction to Social Media Marketing:
TikTok, LinkedIn, and More

In this beginner’s Social Media Marketing course,
we’ll dive into a number of topics, including:

• Finding your purpose: Narrow down your purpose, discover your “why,” and find the care factor which will make you an irreplaceable asset to any business.

• Tips for your success: Take charge of your own success and learn all the best tips on how to achieve it.

• Social media platforms: Get a behind-the-scenes look into Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, YouTube,
|and LinkedIn

• Content creation: Learn the techniques that have made me stand out from my competition by thinking outside of the box. Discover how to create graphics, gifs, and videos – all using free resources, with no prior design skills necessary.

• Creating a social media strategy: Learn the tricks your instructor has used to land my dream clients from the very beginning. Tricks that you can copy and use in your own online work.

• What social media ROI is, and how it can help your social media strategy.

• How to calculate your ROI easily.

MON, FEB. 7  |  9 AM – NOON
MON, FEB. 7  |  2 PM – 5 PM
NEWPORT  |  $35

Register here
Register here if business is located and licensed in LINCOLN CITY 

Winter 22: Build Your Own Website

Build Your Own Website

D-i-Y web design tools continue to proliferate. There are many platforms you can use to quickly create a website for your business. This class, however, focuses on the elephant in the room: WordPress. You’ll use this powerful engine to build a robust website that is e-commerce ready and works smoothly on mobile devices, tablets, and desktop browsers. You’ll discover the depth and breadth of plug-ins available for WordPress sites that can add tremendous utility to your site and keep it fresh and modern in the years to come. The course covers hosting and domain, website layout plan and strategy, modifying a template for content and images, adding plugins for advanced functions and customer use, launching a site, and tracking success.

FRIDAY, FEB. 25 and MARCH 4, 11, & 18 | 9 AM – 4PM
Register here
Register here if business is located and licensed in LINCOLN CITY 

Winter 22: Are You Profitable?

Are You Profitable?

Achieving profitability is turning an important corner in your business. To explore your situation, we’ll begin with an in-depth break-even analysis. Once that’s complete, you’ll have a solid foundation to begin exploring how to gauge your profitability … and how to improve it. The class will take a guided deep dive into your company’s financials to better understand how you can work to improve profitability. Learn methods to help you forecast how simple price changes, additional employees, wages, or vendor price increases can impact your bottom line. We will discuss how to navigate seasonal cash flow variations, and will explore how changes in payment terms, credit-versus-cash transactions, and more can help you increase your overall profits.

FRI., FEB. 18  |  9 AM – NOON  |  LINCOLN CITY  |  $35
FRI., FEB. 18  |  2 PM – 5 PM  |  NEWPORT | $35
Register here
Register here if business is located and licensed in LINCOLN CITY 

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