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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.


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Disaster Recovery Guide available to help local businesses

Tonia Anderson

OCCC North County Coordinator and SBDC Office Manager Tonia Anderson shows off an early copy of the Recovery Guide.

LINCOLN CITY – The Oregon Coast Community College Small Business Development Center has launched a new Disaster Recovery Guide for businesses impacted by the recent wildfires. This guide helps business owners understand and assess their situation so they can make the best decisions in the recovery process.

“We are very excited to have this new workbook to help businesses in our community,” said Dave Price, OCCC’s Vice President of Engagement & Entrepreneurship and director of the SBDC.  “We have seen the devastation from these wildfires, and we know that the recovery process will take time. The OCCC SBDC is here to help with no-cost one-on-one confidential business advising with our expert advisers.”

The Disaster Assistance Guide is based on the experiences of Small Business Development Center advisers both nationally and in Oregon responding to disasters throughout the United States. The guide is structured as a workbook, with specific steps to take to understand the state of the business’s finances, inventory, marketing, customers and employees. The workbook is intended to be used with no-cost business advising from the Small Business Development Center to help business owners make the best decisions during this recovery.

“If a business is struggling or has a question, the best recommendation we have is to give us a call,” Price said. “Our experienced advisers are here to help.”

Businesses may request a free advising appointment (and a free copy of the Guide) by clicking here

OSHA proposes new COVID-related rules for workplaces

NOV. 9, 2020 – The SBDC is urging Lincoln County businesses to review these proposed OSHA rules, announced the evening of Oct. 13 and slated for enactment Monday, Nov. 16. The rules will be in place at least until May 2021. Read more at the top of our Coronavirus Resources Page. 

County Grants 

Lincoln County and City of Newport offer new small business grants. {Grant apps currently closed. Check for new opportunities any time at the Community Lending Works page.}

Read more on our Coronavirus Resources page

Fall term SBDC programming: Responsible, Safe, Accessible

The Fall 2020 workshop schedule has been announced (here) and registration is already underway. COVID-19: SBDC classes are delivered in safe, socially distanced classroom settings AND/OR live-streamed via Zoom. Do not attend in-person if you are suffering any common symptoms{Click here to read OCCC’s COVID-19 guidelines, including policy on face coverings.}

Lincoln City expands scholarship assistance to all businesses in Lincoln City

On Monday, Aug. 24, the Lincoln City City Council voted unanimously to fund $5,000 worth of scholarships for SBDC workshops (any SBDC workshop) offered in the Fall 2020, Winter 2021, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021 terms. The scholarship is administered simply: Any Lincoln City business that would like to register for a workshop throughout this academic year can call the SBDC office, 541-994-4166, to register for free. “This investment in supporting small businesses is inspired, and it’s got the potential to be immensely valuable to Lincoln City businesses as they navigate the long process of recovery – and any unexpected surprises COVID-19 might throw at us in the meantime,” said SBDC Director Dave Price. Complete lineup of Fall term courses available here. {Read more.}

Leadership Lincoln

Leadership Lincoln, which starts in September and runs through June 2021, is a powerful way for Lincoln County’s present and future leaders to learn about the county and the various communities and organizations that make it such a remarkable place. Jalene also leads a robust leadership development track within the program that develops leadership qualities in the participants while they’re learning about the county at large. Learn more and register, here.

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. Learn more about them! Here’s a story in the Newport News-Times about Karlee & Cliff Davis’s business, Ocean Mist Counseling & Wellness, in Newport. 

Free Confidential 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

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Fall 2020 Classes & Workshops

Fall 2020 Small Business Workshops

Click here to jump to the complete list, including links to easy online registration.

Small Business Management Program

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. {Complete details, plus applications to SBM 1 and SBM 2, here.}

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, socially distanced classroom settings AND live-streamed via Zoom for participants who choose to join from home or the office.  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. 

Is the SBM right for you? Interested in joining us in the Fall 2020 term?  Feel free at any time to schedule a one on one appointment with Misty at the following link:


Call  541-994-4166.  or contact

Misty Lambrecht

Small Business Development Center Counselor


Scholarship Assistance

In 2019, Waldport and Lincoln City Urban Renewal Agencies approved funding for SBDC scholarships for businesses located within the U.R. Districts in those two cities. 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.




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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