Spring 2020 Workshop Schedule | Classes Delivered for FREE, Online

This term, the SBDC is pulling out all the stops to help our Lincoln County business community. We’ve scrapped the charges for all our classes, and we’ve made them available online, live and “in person.” You’l be able to join, for free, from anywhere in the county (ideally with a webcam on a PC – Zoom also works well with recent smartphones). And, you may always request free, confidential, one-on-one business advising. For the time being, all advising will be delivered via Zoom.

Free Business Law workshop coming Thursday, May 28

Join this free workshop from the Lewis & Clark Law School’s Small Business Legal Clinic. It’s a great introduction to fundamental principles of business law, and an introduction to the SBLC, where you’ll learn how your business could access up to 10 hours of legal services … for just $25! Click here to learn more and register.


Special Programming to Address the Coronavirus | Delivered via Zoom Videoconference

Twice-Weekly COVID-19 Business Roundtable via Zoom Videoconference  |  FREE  |  Monday & Wednesday, 10am-11am, Weekly Until Further Notice,
Click here to Join Videoconference


Mind Over Money

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Are you tired of living paycheck to paycheck? Good money habits can be the difference between barely making ends meet and building real financial security.   Excellent foundation for young adults but useful for anyone at any stage of life! This class will help you understand how to take control of your money, step by step.  You will learn:

1. How to create and use a monthly budget
2. Strategies for smart spending and saving
3. How to manage debt and build credit
4. Tips for those major purchases
5. Insurance – what kinds, why, how much

TUESDAYS, 10AM-NOON ● APRIL 21 & 28, MAY 5 & 12 ● FREE
Register Here

Business Law

Business Law

Fundamentals… plus an introduction to a valuable, affordable legal services resource

Join this free workshop from the Lewis & Clark Law School’s Small Business Legal Clinic. It’s a great introduction to fundamental principles of business law, and an introduction to the SBLC, where you’ll learn how your business could access up to 10 hours of legal services … for just $25! Click here to learn more and register.

Social Media Changes

Social Media Changes

Do you need to reevaluate how you are approaching your social media marketing but don’t know where to start? Not sure which new tools and tactics to incorporate into your strategy? Do you need new ideas to inspire people to take action? Learn my favorite tips and hacks to take your social media marketing to the next level. Tap into recent purchasing behavior among Facebook users, get creative with life events targeting, and build loyalty with Facebook custom audiences. We’ll discuss…

• Creating a calendar for the targeted social media content Using Social Media template apps
• Designing ads for custom audiences
• Planning targeted ads for small targeted audiences
• Questions and Answers
• Plus Nextdoor & Tiktok

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.

WED., 11AM – 1PM ● MAY 20 ● FREE
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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

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.   

MONDAY, 5:30PM – 8:30PM ● APRIL 6 ● FREE
Register Here

Build Your YouTube Channel

Build Your YouTube Channel

Do you want to increase YouTube views and subscribers, but you aren’t sure where to start? Are you in search of tips and tactics that will help build brand awareness through creative and effective YouTube strategies? This class will offer insight into an array of YouTube features, strategies, and more. Learn how to increase views and subscribers through the content of your videos and strategic use of YouTube features. We will also cover SEO, best practices, end screens, YouTube cards and more.

Register Here

Central Coast Marketing Academy

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The inaugural Central Coast Marketing Academy continues in Spring 2020, COVID-19 situation permitting. The April 9 session is canceled. 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.

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.


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: 
Interim Dean of Students, Chris Ousley 541-867-8511 

Human Resources Manager Joy Gutknecht 541-867-8515    

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

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