The Small Business Development Center at Oregon Coast Community College provides a number of services to the small business owners and would-be entrepreneurs of Lincoln County. If you’re in business on the Oregon Coast, we can help you thrive! That’s our simple mission: To create joy and wealth in Lincoln County by helping start, grow, and retain profitable businesses. Click the links at right to register for free advising, or to peruse the list of upcoming SBDC classes and workshops.
Childcare Series Begins Oct. 19
This new SBDC workshop runs three sessions, plus independent study (for First-Aid certification), and is designed to rapidly prepare new in-home childcare businesses to launch and operate successfully. Learn more
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Who are our clients?
Our clients are small business owners from throughout Lincoln County. They’re ordinary people doing extraordinary things, with the SBDC team squarely in their corner.
Please register in order to receive free, confidential business advice from our advisors. Registration is fast, easy, and free.
Our business counseling services are:
- Effective – We have years of experience helping small businesses succeed
- Confidential – All our clients, their businesses, and related information are kept strictly confidential – we will not sell or provide your information to anyone without your permission.
- Free – Our business counseling services are provided free of charge to businesses and entrepreneurs
Fall 2021 Small Business Workshops
Boost your business’s success
The Small Business Management Program is the cornerstone of the multiple support services offered by the SBDC to both new and existing businesses.
SBM is a nine-month program (October-June). Classes are once a month lasting three hours and are held in Lincoln City in the morning and the south county in the afternoon on alternate weeks to better accommodate all types of business. COVID-19: SBM classes are delivered in safe classroom settings. The 2-hour monthly one-on-one advising sessions are flexible around your busy schedule, with early morning, or evenings sessions available. We will meet with you at the Oregon Coast Community College location nearest you, or by video conference or phone. There are also make-up classes available if you miss a class. Several scholarships are available and can make this class affordable – even free, for some businesses.
Learn relevant business concepts to help you to identify and prioritize outcomes. You will learn from proven business coaches on how to develop a plan and achieve your goals. It applies directly and immediately towards improving your business.
Not all businesses are candidates for the SBM, but if your business doesn’t fit the program, have no fear. The SBDC offers a number of classes and workshops – and confidential one-on-one business advising – to help you meet your business, personal and financial goals. Find out if the SBM is right for you, by completing this online application.
2nd Thursday of Each Month
(Exceptions: Sept. 30 is first session; Nov. session is Nov. 18 due to holiday)
9 a.m. to Noon Lincoln City*
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Newport*
*Sessions dependent on student demand; Cohorts may be combined into one group meeting in different locations on alternate months.
Here’s a list of the session topics for SBM for the 2021-2022 year:
Goal-Setting & Profitability
In the first session, you’ll meet your fellow SBM participants, the SBDC staff, and get comfortable. Then we’ll talk about profitability: what it means, and how to achieve it.
Fundamentals of Business Finance
During the pandemic, many businesses in Lincoln County missed out on generous grants because they didn’t have meaningful, accurate, and actionable financial statements. In this session we’ll review the key financial statements your business should be keeping and answer your questions about how to create, interpret, and use them to improve your day-to-day operations.
Profit Mastery & Breakeven Analysis
This session is a deeper dive into how your different financial statements relate to one another along with a close look at one of the cornerstone exercises every entrepreneur should know how to conduct: a break-even analysis.
The past few years have seen legislation at the state and federal level that has fundamentally changed the way many of us calculate and pay taxes. This session will update you on these and discuss how you need to address any pandemic-related assistance your business received in 2021.
Explore the ever-changing media landscape, learn about new tools and resources, and share best practices for marketing in this most-unusual marketplace we call The Oregon Coast.
Should your LLC become an S-Corp? Do you really need so much liability insurance? Is that competitor’s logo looking more and more like your own? Topics like these will be on the agenda, along with a lively Q&A session, as we explore business law with a Lincoln County attorney.
Cybersecurity & Insurance
Ransomware is not the hottest Spring fashion trend; it’s costing real businesses real money, right here in Lincoln County. Learn about this and myriad other online threats, and how to protect yourself and your customers’ data.
“The employer generally gets the employees he deserves,” observed J. Paul Getty. Get the employees your deserve, and keep them, with the help of this course.
Personal Selling & Marketing
Our guest lecturer on the vital topic of personal selling is one of the very best. This is a class to invite a key manager or front-line customer service employee to attend with you.
Wealth Creation & Exit Strategies
All good things come to an end. How do you plan to exit your business?
To learn more, call the SBDC at 541-994-4166 or Misty Lambrecht, the SBM Coordinator.
Is the SBM right for you? Interested in joining us in the Fall 2021 term? Class Start for Level One Sept 30 and continue on the third Thursday of the month through the year. Feel free at any time to schedule a one on one appointment with Misty at the following link: https://go.oncehub.com/BookingwithMistyLambrecht
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On Aug., 9, 2021, the Lincoln City Council voted to support scholarships for any business located within Lincoln City limits for ANY SBDC program, for July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. If your business is located within Lincoln City, call 541-994-4166 for assistance registering for workshops with this scholarship. And, the Roger and Lois Mills Scholarship and donations from other former SBDC clients and SBM graduates provide additional assistance for some Lincoln County businesses seeking SBDC services, including the Small Business Management Program. Annual support from the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners helps keep costs down for all SBM participants, too. To find out if you’re eligible for one of these programs, call our office at 541-994-4166.