Join our Summer Lunch & Learn Series! 

Check out the course descriptions and details, below. 
Or, click here to get registered now!

Brews & Business

Tuesday, June 20 from 5:30-7:30 PM
Join us at Pelican Brewing for networking and a discussion of how AI can help your small business. Appetizers and one beer provided per guest. Space is limited, so register today!

Register for Brews & Business

Spring '23 Small Business Workshops

SBA Lenders Panel to discuss small business financing

Workshop coming to Newport Wednesday, May 17

Facilitator: Gregory Price
11am-12pm  |  Wed., May 17  |  FREE
Register Here

The Oregon Coast Community College Small Business Development Center is set to host an SBA Lenders Panel on May 17 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event, to be held at the College’s Newport Campus, will bring together local and regional lenders to discuss the current commercial lending scene for small businesses in the area. The panel will cover topics including common barriers for businesses seeking small business financing, the most important criteria for evaluating a startup loan, and success stories of businesses that have obtained SBA funds.

The panel will be moderated by Anna Shapiro, from the U. S. Small Business Administration’s Portland District Office. She will be joined by several SBA lenders, including Jedd Fly, a vice president with Oregon Coast Bank here in Lincoln County.

“In today’s economy, small businesses need access to financing to grow and succeed,” said SBDC Director Gregory Price. “This panel will provide valuable insights into what lenders are looking for and what businesses can do to secure funding.”

The panel will also field questions from the audience and touch on other queries, such as “What is the single most important thing that a business can do today to secure small business financing in the future?” and “What are the most important criteria lenders look for when evaluating a loan to grow an existing business?”

Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear success stories from local businesses that have obtained SBA funds, and learn how these funds made a significant impact on their business and community.

The SBA Lenders Panel is free and open to the public. Registration is required, and seating is limited. To register, click here. The event will be held at OCCC’s Central County Campus in Newport, 400 SE College Way. 

The Small Business Development Center serves clients in the Newport, Waldport, and Lincoln City Oregon Coast Community College Campuses. The SBDC offers free, one-on-one, confidential advising services to any business owner and anyone considering launching a business.

To register for advising, click here

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. Live, via Zoom. 

Instructor: Josiah Dean
2-4PM  |  Wednesday, May 31  |  $75
Register Here

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. Live, via Zoom. 

Instructor: Josiah Dean
2-4PM  |  Wednesday, June 14  |  $75
Register Here



Starting a Business in Lincoln County

The SBDC’s “start-here” class for would-be business owners (aka “wantrepreneurs”), Doing 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
4-5:30PM  |  Tuesday, April 4   |  $20  Newport
Register Here

Summer '23 Small Business Workshops

Hungry For Success?

Join the Oregon Coast SBDC’s
Summer Lunch & Learn Series

Just $50 for the Entire Series, or $25 per any one session. Lunch included!

Series meets at Oregon Coast Community College’s Central County Campus

400 SE College Way
{Or join via Zoom}

Beyond Survival: Achieving Sustainable Business Growth, Parts 1 & 2

June 27 & July 25, 11am-1pm

Are you tired of running on the turnover treadmill?

Your Beyond Survival: Achieving Sustainable Business Growth workshop covers how to attract and retain quality people who stick around and contribute to your business success

In this two-part workshop (you do not need to attend both to gain value – join us!) you’ll be shown how to:

  • Attract the RIGHT staff
  • Decrease the stress of hiring
  • Creating support to increases staff and customer retention
  • Retain staff and customers for the long term

Register here


Using Artificial Intelligence for Your Small Businesses

Aug. 22, 11am-1pm

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.”

Register here


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

Wendy Ludwig

Wendy Ludwig

Business Advisor

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

BS Accounting, Linfield College CPA Oregon and California


Phone: 541-994-4166


Dave Price

Dave Price

Vice President Engagement and Entrepreneurship

Administration, North Center, Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

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


Phone: 541-994-4166


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


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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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