Welcome! Here at the SBDC, you’ll find…

  • No-cost business advising
  • Cutting-edge business workshops & instruction
  • Information referral services

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. Use the links on this page to register for free advising, or to peruse the list of upcoming SBDC classes and workshops.

No-Cost Business Advising

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
  • Register here for free business advising from an Oregon Coast SBDC Advisor.

Business Workshops

Check out our lineup of upcoming business workshops. Affordable (sometimes even free), powerful workshops tailored to support entrepreneurs right here in Lincoln County. View the lineup here. (And check back often for updates!) 

Small Business Management (SBM) Program:
Restaurant SBM 

Join the coast’s leading cutting-edge business development workshop. Running from October through June, this nine-month program will deliver a series of experts providing information and content you can put to work in your business immediately, plus monthly one-on-one business advising sessions. 

In the 2023-24 year, we launched a second SBM program — one geared specifically to Lincoln County restaurants. The program was a resounding success, and it returns for ’24-25, along with a brand-new Retail SBM.

It’s never too early to express interest in these upcoming SBM programs, which kick off in the Fall of 2024. Email the SBDC if you’d like to be notified when the SBM applications go live. 

Childcare Accelerator

If you’ve ever considered starting an in-home childcare business, this 7-session program is the perfect launching pad to prepare you to get propertly certified and successfully launched. And, there is a $5,000 start-up grant available for successful Accelerator completers.  Fall 2023 program is underway; Spring 2024 program will be delivered in Spanish. 

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This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration under Cooperative Agreement Number SBAHQ-19-B-0058.  Programs and services are provided to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals. SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services.  Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. 

Contact the SBDC at Oregon Coast Community College, 3788 SE High School Dr., Lincoln City, OR 97367, 541-994-4166.