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Central Coast Marketing Academy

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The inaugural Central Coast Marketing Academy continues in Winter 2020. To learn more, click here!

Small Business Management Program

Small Business Management Program (SBM)

The Small Business Management Program is the flagship program of the Oregon Coast Small Business Development Center. The program features monthly workshops with expert speakers on a wide range of business topics, from September 2019 through June 2020. And, SBM participants meet with their personal business advisor each month, one on one, in a confidential setting, to discuss long-term strategies and goals, or to discuss other aspects of their business that may be of concern at the time. It’s the best way you can build in time each month to ensure you’re working ON your business, not merely IN your business. Click here to learn more.

Internet Security

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Ransomware, encrypted files, stolen information. Do you or your employees use email and the Internet? In this hands-on course you’ll learn how to identify and safely handle malicious emails, misleading links, and destructive websites. Save time by learning how to configure spam filters. Protect your company’s information, computers, and reputation. Learn how to test your antivirus software, how to spot an infected computer, and what to do if a computer is infected.

By the end of this course, you’ll understand…

• How to examine hidden email “header” information.

• How to determine if an email really came from the sender’s address.

• How to positively identify a malicious link in an email.

• How to configure email blocking

• How to identify a malicious website.

• How to identify a spoofed or hacked website.

• How to tell where a link goes before clicking it.

• How to stop (“kill”) runaway scripts on the computer

…and much more!

Every participant will receive a free Antivirus Test Program

INSTRUCTOR: BOB YOUNG
MONDAY, 5:30-8:30PM • JANUARY 13 • $35
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY • RM 222 | Register Here

Facebook Marketing for Advanced Users

Social Media: Advanced Facebook Marketing

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Do you have a Facebook business page? Have you noticed a drop in the engagement of fans and organic reach of your content? If you feel like you are talking to an empty vacuum in cyberspace, you’re not alone. With the constant changes in Facebook algorithms, attracting, keeping, and engaging fans on a business page is a constant struggle – one that can be time-consuming and expensive. This workshop will cover some of the methods and strategies big businesses are using on Facebook. We will cover time-saving tips and tricks, as well has how to generate reasons for engagement, and even how to reward customers who engage with and share your content. Learn how to provide content that is valuable and builds customer relationships, and how to be heard above the noise.

INSTRUCTOR: MISTY LAMBRECHT
MONDAY, 2PM – 5PM • MARCH 9 • $35
CENTRAL CAMPUS, NEWPORT • RM 61 | Register Here

Real Estate Brokers License Course

Real Estate Brokers License Course

Have you tried studying online, independently (and alone) for your Real Estate Broker’s License test? All too often, independent online study grinds on for months and months longer than you planned. This class is designed to keep you and your classmates on track, week in and week out, as you work as a group and independently towards preparing to successfully take your Real Estate Broker License test. Start in January, and take your test before Spring Break! There are definitely cheaper online independent study programs available. This course, though, proves the reliable axiom that one gets what one pays for. The course meets Tuesday evenings, with additional online study required throughout the term. Students are also required to attend an all-day final exam prep session on the Saturday after the final Tuesday class.

COURSE TITLE: Real Estate Broker’s License Exam Prep Course
INSTRUCTOR: LINDA ROY
TUESDAYS, 5:30-8:30PM • JANUARY 14 – MARCH 17 & SATURDAY, MARCH 21 • $600
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY • Room 211 | Register Here

Doing Business in Lincoln County

Doing Business in Lincoln County

An introduction to business formation, licensing, registration, marketing, and operations. The course is a mix of general start-up information and specific considerations for Oregon Coast businesses. From its start, with a lively exercise in determining break-even point, to philosophical discussions of the traits and personalities common in successful entrepreneurs, this class is a powerful first step for someone contemplating launching their own business and a robust refresher for owners and managers of established businesses.

INSTRUCTOR: WENDY LUDWIG
TUESDAY, 5:30PM-730PM • FEBRUARY 4 •$25
CENTRAL COUNTY CAMPUS, NEWPORT
WEDNESDAY, 11:30AM – 1:30PM • FEBRUARY 5 • $25
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY | Register Here

Hiring and Personnel Management

Hiring & Personnel Management Fundamentals

Hiring an employee can be one of the scariest, most-difficult tasks business owners face – but it can also be the most rewarding. Hiring the right person is only the beginning. Keeping good employees, and following the myriad BOLI rules that govern employment in Oregon, can be overwhelming. Designed for small business owners who want to improve their skills and interactions with their employees, in this class you’ll learn how to locate and hire the best employees, increase employee effectiveness, and improve employee relations.  This class will cover topics such as:

• New-hire forms, employment eligibility verification and W-2’s

• Breaks, sick time, family leave and holidays

• Creating an effective employee manual

• Problem solving for employee issues

• Working with seasonal and part time employees

• Successful staff meetings and sharing company mission

INSTRUCTOR: MISTY LAMBRECHT
WEDNESDAY, 9AM – NOON • MARCH 18 • $35
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY • RM 222
WEDNESDAY, 2PM – 5PM • MARCH 18 • $35
CENTRAL CAMPUS, NEWPORT • RM 61 | Register Here

WaveApps Bookkeeping

WaveApps: A Bookkeeping Alternative For Small Business

Surf up some better performance with WaveApps

Have you been doing your books by hand, on a spreadsheet or not at all? Is QuickBooks too expensive or too complicated for your small business? WaveApps is a free online cloud-based solution for small business owners. This class will cover WaveApps services such as generating the reports needed for loans, taxes, and business performance evaluation. WaveApps works with your checking account with direct downloads from most banks. WaveApps offers two mobile apps that work from mobile devices, allowing you to process receipts on the road, invoice on the job site, and take credit cards for a fee of 2.9%, plus 30 cents. Don’t leave another job site without leaving behind the invoice or collecting a payment. There are no monthly f-ees for WaveApps, and it is cloud based, so you needn’t be stressed about that old computer you plan to back up … someday.   

INSTRUCTOR: MISTY LAMBRECHT
WEDNESDAY, 9AM – NOON • FEBRUARY 5 • $35
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY • RM 108 | Register Here
MONDAY, 5:30PM – 8:30PM • FEBRUARY 24 • $35
SOUTH COUNTY CENTER, WALDPORT • RM 113 | Register Here

CCB License Prep and Exam

CCB Prep & Exam

Are you ready to start your contracting business? For many, the process begins with passing the Oregon CCB license test. OCCC is proud to offer the only program in the state that allows you to prep for the test – and take the test – over a 16-hour period, without having to drive to the Valley for testing. The OCCC Small Business Development Center offers the course in concert with the Clackamas Community College SBDC, via videoconference live from our classroom in Lincoln City. Pictured at right are the ten participants from the Fall term – all of whom passed all their tests.

INSTRUCTORS: DAVE PRICE & MISTY LAMBRECHT
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, 8AM – 5PM
MARCH 6 & 7 • $425
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY • RM 208 | Register Here

Build Your Own Website

Build Your Own Website

Got an old, outdated website? Got four free Fridays?

In the space of four weeks, working with instructor Misty Lambrecht, you can build a robust, attractive new website from the ground up. No need to defer to a developer to wait for (and pay for) simple updates and changes as your business grows. You’ll be in control, and should you decide to bring in web-developing support, you’ll be able to speak the language and explain what you need and why. The class uses the powerful WordPress platform, which powers many of the best and most successful small-business websites in Lincoln County, and across the planet.

INSTRUCTOR: MISTY LAMBRECHT
FRIDAYS, 9AM-NOON & 1PM-4PM JAN 10 – 31 • $180
CENTRAL CAMPUS, NEWPORT • RM 61 | Register Here
Note: This class is offered to established businesses only.

Security for Smartphones & Tablets

Security for Smartphones & Tablets

Bring your smartphone or tablet to class and learn how to make it more secure. You’ll be able to identify security risks before they do damage. Bank and shop online safely. Use built-in security features more effectively. Learn about third party security software (apps). Learn best practices to keep your device and information safe and secure. Learn how to use cloud backups. Class focuses on Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini) and Android (all manufacturers).

INSTRUCTOR: BOB YOUNG
TUESDAY, 5:30-8:30PM • JANUARY 21 • $35
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY • RM 108 | Register Here

Marketing with Instagram

Marketing with Instagram

Ask any member of GenZ and they’ll tell you – Facebook was yesterday, TikTok might be tomorrow, and Instagram is today. Learn how your Lincoln County business can best harness the power of this growing phenomenon. In today’s ever-changing media landscape, social media channels need to be capitalized upon while they’re popular and relevant. Instagram is both of those things now, in the Winter of 2020. Don’t wait to learn how you can take advantage of it. In this class you’ll learn how to set up a business account and how you can create attention-grabbing advertising messages to reach your present and future customers where and how they want to be reached.

INSTRUCTOR: MISTY LAMBERCHT
WEDNESDAY, 9AM – NOON • JANUARY 15 • $35
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY • RM 108 | Register Here
WEDNESDAY, 2PM – 5PM • JANUARY 15 • $35
CENTRAL CAMPUS, NEWPORT • RM 151 | Register Here
MONDAY, 5:30PM – 8:30PM • FEBRUARY 10 • $35
SOUTH COUNTY CENTER, WALDPORT • RM 113 | Register Here

QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks Online

Cameron James

Cameron James

QuickBooks Online is the cloud-based version of one of the most trusted accounting applications available. We will cover the basic features, getting set-up and getting started, navigating the program, reporting, and how to use expanded features to customize QuickBooks for your business. Basic financial and accounting terms, year-end reporting, and generating reports will also be covered in this hands-on course; students should bring a notepad and be familiar with operating a windows computer.

INSTRUCTOR: CAMERON JAMES
TUESDAY, 9AM-NOON • JANUARY 21 & 28 • $70
NORTH COUNTY CENTER, LINCOLN CITY • RM 222 | Register Here

Class locations are noted for each session, and are typically either at the OCCC Central County Campus in Newport (map), the OCCC North County Center in Lincoln City (map), or the OCCC South County Center in Waldport (map). Other locations will be noted where applicable.

Disabilities

Oregon Coast Community College is committed to providing equal opportunities for students with disabilities throughout the College community. Students with documented disabilities are entitled to reasonable accommodations under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Our philosophy is to maximize your independence and self-reliance, providing a variety of support options to assist you in achieving your educational and/or vocational objectives. To receive services, you must submit documentation of your disabling condition(s) to the Director of Student Services. To initiate support services, please contact the Director of Student Services at 541-867-8511 or ccarlson@occc.cc.or.us. Students are responsible for requesting, in a timely manner, accommodation and documenting the nature and extent of their disability.

Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination

The College prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law in any area, activity or operation of the College. The College also prohibits retaliation against an individual for engaging in activity protected under this policy, and interfering with rights or privileges granted under anti-discrimination laws. In addition, the College complies with applicable provisions of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended), related Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended), Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (“USERRA’), and all local and state civil rights laws. Under this policy, equal opportunity for employment, admission, and participation in the College’s programs, services, and activities will be extended to all persons, and the College will promote equal opportunity and treatment through application of this policy and other College efforts designed for that purpose.

Persons having questions about equal opportunity and nondiscrimination should contact either: 
Dean of Students Cindy Carlson 541-867-8511 
ccarlson@oregoncoastcc.org

Human Resources Manager Joy Gutknecht 541-867-8515    
joy.gutknecht@oegoncoastcc.org.

Questions can also be mailed to their attention at:
400 SE College Way, Newport, OR  97366. 

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