Fall 2021 Workshops

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

Face Coverings & Related Guidance

Presently, masks are required in public areas at OCCC. Curious about face-covering requirements and other pandemic-related issues? Some of these courses won’t be offered until late Fall, and state guidance and mandates may change over time. Please feel free to call our office at 541-994-4166 prior to your event(s) to get the latest. Thanks!

Looking for other courses?

QuickBooks: Check out these upcoming classes (Some offered online, others at other SBDC locations)

Other online offerings? Check the Oregon SBDC Network’s statewide lineup of robust workshops

Fall 21 Real Estate Brokers License

Real Estate Brokers 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 September and take your test before the end of Fall! 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, September 30 and will meet each Thursday night from 5:30-8:30 for 10 weeks. December 9 will be the last Thursday class, and there will be one Saturday class on December 11 from 9-5. The Saturday class is a review day.

THURS., SEPT. 30 – DEC. 9 &
SATURDAY CLASS DEC. 11  |  5:30 – 8:30 PM
LIVE, VIA ZOOM  |  $600
Register here

Fall 21 Real Estate Property Manager License

Real Estate Property Manager License

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 get you prepared 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. 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.

TUES., OCT. 5 – NOV. 16
6-8 PM  |  LIVE VIA ZOOM  |  $550
Register here

Fall 21 Childcare Business Startup

Childcare Series

Take this 3-session class (plus independent study to earn required First-Aid certification) to gain insights and support to help you rapidly start a successful in-home (or offsite) childcare business here in Lincoln County.

There is no charge for the three OCCC-provided classes; students are required to complete an online First Aid training program ($55) to complete to course.

Oct. 19, Oct. 26, Nov. 2 & Independent Study (First Aid training, online, $55 paid to provider)

Learn more, and find link to registration, here. 

Fall 21 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. This course is designed for Lincoln County 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

• Crafting an effective employee manual

• Problem-solving for employee troubles

• Working with seasonal and part-time employees 

• Successful staff meetings and sharing company mission

MONDAY, OCT. 25  |  9 – NOON
Register here

Fall 21 WaveApps Online Bookkeeping


Have you been doing your books by hand, on a spreadsheet or not at all? WaveApps is an ideal solution for small solo business owners, contractors, or non-profits. WaveApps is ideal for anyone needing to move from estimate, to invoice, to payment – all from a mobile phone, while in the field. WaveApps works from mobile devices, allowing you to generate estimates on the road, invoice on the job site, and provide customers a paid receipt. Do not leave another job site without supplying an invoice or collecting a payment. There are no monthly fees for WaveApps, and it is cloud-based, so you need not be stressed about that old computer you plan to back-up … someday. 

MONDAY, NOV. 8  |  9 – NOON
Register here

Fall 21 The Legal Side of HR

The Legal Side of HR 

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear the latest on employment law from Oregon business law experts. Representatives from the Lewis & Clark Law School Small Business Legal Clinic are traveling to Lincoln City to deliver this workshop on workplace/employment law. If enough registrations are received, we may be able to set up a remote classroom in Newport to allow participants from south and central Lincoln County to join the workshop via Zoom from classroom-to-classroom while saving some of the drive. The presentation will dive into employment law and the issues that may arise when hiring or contemplating the hiring of employees. Participants who wish to may arrange to meet with a SBLC law student for a one-on-one consultation for just $25. 

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13  |  10:30 am  – NOON (Note: Originally scheduled for 9 a.m. start – new time is 10:30)
Register here

Fall 21 Build Your Own YouTube Channel

Build Your Own YouTube Channel 

This class will offer insights 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. We will also discuss how to monetize your YouTube channel, how to get more exposure for your videos, and more. And, we’ll discuss how to use YouTube to drive more traffic to your website.

MONDAY, DEC. 6  |  9 – NOON
Register here

Fall 21 Social Media Marketing incl. TikTok

Social Media Marketing
(includes TikTok and LinkedIn) 

Keeping up with constant changes on the various social media platforms is essential to staying effective on social media. Social media sites make changes and updates which can affect how successful your efforts are in reaching your target clients. Learn what has changed in Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, LinkedIn and other new platforms you might want to consider. Which social media platforms may be the best fit for your target audience? Investing too much effort in the wrong platforms and you may find your audience has left … or was never there in the first place.

Some course highlights:

• Tips for success 

• Social media platforms: Get a behind-the-scenes look into Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, & 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, no prior design skills necessary

• Creating a social media strategy: Learn the tricks I have used to land dream clients from the very beginning – tricks you can copy and use 

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

• How to calculate your ROI easily

MONDAY, NOV. 29  |  9 – NOON
LINCOLN CITY  |  $35  
Register here

Fall 21 Launching a Business in Lincoln County

Launching a Business in Lincoln County:
Startup and 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 costs and break-even analysis

• Licensing and registration

• Local advertising and marketing
• Customer service essentials

• Local resources for business owners 

Instructors: Wendy Ludwig & Dave Price
5:30-7:30PM Wednesdays  |  $45
Sept 29, Oct 6, Oct 13 | NEWPORT
Class canceled. Email us to get on a waiting list for next time!

Fall 21 Financial Fundamentals for Small Business Owners

Financial Fundamentals
for Small Business Owners

You’re passionate about your business because of the services you offer and/or the products you make. What you may not be passionate about is tracking all of 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

• Creating a financial dashboard

• Avoiding cash flow crises

• Pros and cons of different types of funding

• How to be ready to obtain bank financing 

• Paying yourself and reinvesting in the business

Instructor: Wendy Ludwig
5:30-7:30PM Wednesdays  |  $45
OCT. 20 & 27 and NOV. 3 | NEWPORT
Register here

Fall 21 Bookkeeping with QuickBooks Online

Bookkeeping with QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online is a powerful bookkeeping option that meets the needs of many small businesses here in Lincoln County. This class will help you determine if it’s right for you and your business. We’ll explore…

• What exactly is bookkeeping, anyway?

• Establishing your monthly process

• Which version of QuickBooks is best

• Customizing the Chart of Accounts

• Making the bank feed work for you

• Help with non-routine transactions – examples

• Getting the reports you need from QB

• When and how to get help

Instructor: Wendy Ludwig
5:30-7:30PM Wednesdays  |  $45
NOV. 10, 17 & 24 | NEWPORT
Register here

Fall 21 Income Tax Basics for Small Businesses

Income Tax Basics 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
DEC. 1, 8 & 15 | NEWPORT
Register here

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Vice President of Student Affairs Andres Oroz
541-867-8511 or 
Human Resources Manager Joy Gutknecht

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

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