Welcome to the Small Business Development Center SBDC

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.

< Register Here for Free Business Advising >


Small Business Management (SBM) Program

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. 

For the 2023-24 year, we’re proud to announce the launch of a second SBM program — one geared specifically to Lincoln County restaurants! Watch for more details!

Come see why more than 400 Lincoln County entrepreneurs have already leapt at the chance to join the SBM.

Business Workshops

A robust lineup of business workshops and classes is set for Spring 2023. Check out the lineup and register here! And, check back often for new offerings. Speaking of NEW offerings, don’t miss the newly announced SBA Lenders Panel, set for May 17! It’s free, but you need to pre-register to attend. 

< Register Here for Business Workshops >


Rent the Digital Media & Marketing Studios

Lincoln County businesses are invited to take advantage of the world-class cameras and equipment in the SBDC’s Digital Media & Marketing Studios. Made possible by funding from the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners via the Economic Development Alliance of Lincoln County, the studios exist to ensure local artists, manufacturers, and creators can compete online with the highest-quality photographs and other digital marketing content. 

< Reserve the Studio in Newport or Lincoln City >

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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.

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