Apply now to the Small Business Management Program

This Fall, take the next step in the evolution of your business. Enroll in the Small Business Management Program. 

For the first time, you can choose from our traditional SBM — or the new restaurant-industry-specific SBM, for hospitality businesses in Lincoln County. 

Fall '23 Small Business Workshops

Lincoln County Childcare Accelerator

Sept. 13 to Nov. 29, 2023
Newport OCCC Campus | 400 SE College Way

This free workshop, using materials created by Kathryn Brown,  has been designed in concert with the Central Oregon Community College SBDC, the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners, and Family Connections.  The course is designed to help new in-home childcare providers get trained, certified, registered, and doing business successfully in a supported fashion here in Lincoln County.

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Using Artificial Intelligence for Your Small Businesses

Tues., Aug. 29, 11am-1pm
Newport & Lincoln City OCCC Campus Locations (Live-streamed) | 400 SE College Way, Newport & 3788 SE High School Dr., LC

Come join instructor Steven Winters, owner and operator at Untold Studios for this exciting, new, and innovative class online.

This is a class designed to teach small business owners and entrepreneurs how to utilize AI technology to improve various aspects of their business. The class will cover several topics, including: Learning the basics of interacting with AI systems and how to use them to automate tasks. How to use AI-powered tools to generate website copy, blog posts, and social media content. How AI can help with Customer Engagement. The benefits of using AI for image generation, and how to use AI tools to create custom images for your business. How to use AI to generate website code, making it easier and faster to create new pages and features on your website.”

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Connect 2 Oregon (C2O) Government Contracting Workshop

Wed., Sept. 13 |  8am-2pm
Lincoln City OCCC Campus | 3788 SE High School Drive

Join from 8am to 2 p.m. for a lively, informative session with representatives from Oregon State Government, agencies, and many other helpful presenters to explain how YOUR business can capitalize on local, state, and federal grant programs. Businesses as small as cafes and landscaping firms compete in the contracting space — and so should you!

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Federal Contracting for Small Business

Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 8-10am
Newport OCCC Campus, Rm. 151 | 400 SE College Way

Join the Small Business Development Center team and our guest speaker, Dee Edwards from GCAP – Oregon’s Government Contracting Assistance Program. Over a complimentary light breakfast, Edwards will explain how small businesses in Lincoln County can be certified to compete for federal contracts. GCAP provides support and assistance for small businesses across the state to navigate the certification process. The workshop — and breakfast! — are free, but pre-registration is required.

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CCB License Prep & Test 

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 by Oregon regulations. The course is unique in that participants will learn the material and take the test over the same two days. There is no textbook to purchase. Please bring a sack lunch each day. 

Instructors: SBDC Staff
8am-5pm Thurs. & Fri., Oct. 5 & 6 
Lincoln City | $425

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SBDC: Starting a Business in Lincoln County

The SBDC’s “start-here” class for would-be business owners, Starting a Business in Lincoln County is a great workshop for anyone considering launching a business in this beautiful, seasonal, challenging, and rewarding market. You’ll learn some of the fundamentals of Oregon Coast business ownership, as well as something about what it takes to be a successful owner of a small business.

Instructor: Wendy Ludwig
10am-Noon  |  Tues., Sept. 26  |  Live, Via Zoom  |  $25

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SBDC: Excel Level 1: The Basics of Excel  

Gain a solid understanding of the Basics of Microsoft Excel. Learn how to navigate the Ribbon; enter and edit data; the basics of formulas and the most common functions used in the Office. Dramatically increase your efficiency and effectiveness with dozens of shortcuts, tips and tricks.

Instructor: Josiah Dean
3-5pm |  Tues., Sept. 26  |  Live, Via Zoom  |  $25 

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SBDC: Excel Level 2: Tips and Tricks for Intermediate Excel

Go even farther with Microsoft Excel. Get insights into new and advanced fuctions, show off your data with charts and graphs, and learn how to integrate Excel with other programs.

Instructor: Josiah Dean
3-5pm |  Tues., Oct. 10  |  Live, Via Zoom  |  $25

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SBDC: QuickBooks Online Level 1

For QuickBooks beginners. Learn how to use the most popular business accounting software program used by small businesses. If you have never used QuickBooks or are just starting to use the program, this training is for you! Class includes setting up company files, creating a chart of accounts, adding customers, jobs, and vendors. Also covers paying for expenses, invoicing, and receiving payments.

Instructor: Josiah Dean
3-5pm |  Tues., Oct. 24  |  Live, Via Zoom  |  $75 

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SBDC: QuickBooks Online Level 2

For intermediate QuickBooks Online Users. If you have completed QB Level 1 or are slightly more than a “new user” of QuickBooks, this training will help expand your existing base of knowledge. Class includes lessons in fundamentals of accounting, reconciling bank accounts, inventory, and running reports.

Instructor: Josiah Dean
3-5pm |  Tues., Nov. 7
Live, Via Zoom  |  $75

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SBDC: Canva for Digital & Printed Marketing Asset Creation

Canva has quickly become the go-to tool for many graphic designers, both trained professionals and the rest of us: business owners and managers who have graphic design responsibilities, like it or not! Come participate in this workshop to learn some of the tips and tricks your instructors – and fellow workshop participants – are using. We’ll meet in a computer lab so that you can practice while you’re learning.

Instructors: Julia Ryan and Dave Price
9-11am |  Tues., Nov. 7  |  Newport  |  $25

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Capital Access: Non-Traditional Funding Options  for Lincoln County

Learn about secondary lending options, gap financing, small business start-up loans, and grant options in  Lincoln County. You will hear from professionals  focused on capital resources for small businesses  from Business Oregon, the Economic Development Alliance of Lincoln County and Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments about a wide range of programs, services, and resources for your small business.

Instructor: Gregory Price
8-10am |  Tues., Nov. 14  |  Live, Via Zoom  |  FREE 

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TikTok for Your Business

Is your business using TikTok to build your brand or sell your product? Come share your experience in this facilitated roundtable discussion. We’ll hear what’s working well for Lincoln County creators and business owners, and what questions remain about this perplexing but engaging social media tool. We’ll create a TikTok together to explore different design tools and techniques.

Instructors: Julia Ryan and Dave Price
10am-Noon |  Mon., Nov. 13  |  Waldport  |  $25

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Digital Marketing & Branding

Learn to promote your business using the various social media platforms, create online ads and buy ad space on social media sites, and manage your company on Google.

Instructor: Gregory Price
3-5pm |  Mon., Oct. 9  |  Lincoln City  |  $25

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Looking for more?

Find more personal enrichment and professional development courses on OCCC’s Ed2Go account! Study at your own pace or take courses scheduled for specific dates and times — all from the comfort of home!

See the schedule here



Free, confidential, one-on-one business advising

Don’t forget the core service the Oregon Coast CommunityAdvising Image College Small Business Development Center has delivered for more than three decades throughout Lincoln County: No-cost business advising, available to anyone, from longtime owners of established businesses to folks just considering starting their very first new business — and everyone in-between. Register here!

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Meet your SBDC team

Greg Price

Greg Price


Administration, Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Portland State University (PSU) Graduate School of Business MBA, International Business Management Portland State University, B.S. Environmental Science and Policy Portland State University, Associates of Science


Phone: 541-994-4166


Talaina King

Talaina King

SBDC/NCC Coordinator

Community Education, North Center, Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Seattle Pacific University, Bachelor of Arts, Communication and Sociology


Phone: 541-996-6222 ext. 201


Dave Price

Dave Price

Vice President, Engagement

Administration, College Marketing, Foundation, North Center, Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

MBA | Oregon State University '03
BS Journalism (Advertising Sequence) | University of Kansas '91


Phone: 541-614-4163



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