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.

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

Sign Up here

Schedule a meeting with Misty Lambrecht  Here

Fall Term Classes & Workshops

Fall 2019 SBDC Workshops

Click here to jump to the current lineup of robust Small Business workshops and events, specifically designed and tailored for entrepreneurs on Oregon’s Central Coast. 

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.

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.

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  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. 

SBM Meeting Times

Attendees can choose to attend the same cohort (Lincoln City or Newport) each month, or can choose to attend either session each month, depending on which is most convenient at the time. 

9am-Noon • Every Second Wednesday (October – June) • Lincoln City (+ Last Wednesday in September, 9.25.19)
2pm-5pm • Every Third Tuesday (October – June) • Newport (+ Last Tuesday in September, 9.24.19)
• One-on-one advising sessions with business advisor to be scheduled individually each month to suit participants’ schedules. 

SBM qualifies for the 12-hours of the electives portion of the CCB mandatory continuing education requirements.

Call  541-994-4166.  or contact

Misty Lambrecht

Small Business Management Program Coordinator

Apply Here

Central Coast Marketing Academy

EARLY REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Businesses can declare interest in a new program, due to launch in Fall 2019

In October, the Oregon Coast Community College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will launch its brand-new Central Coast Marketing Academy, funded by a grant from Lincoln County (using Transient Room Tax revenue). The program was planned by a first-ever partnership between the SBDC and Oregon State University’s College of Business, and an early registration form is posted for those interested in the program.

“We are working with OSU and our statewide SBDC Network to bring some of the sharpest minds in marketing to the coast to arm local business owners and managers with the very latest in marketing tools and technology, as well as fundamental tenets of effective marketing,” said SBDC Director Dave Price. The program will also pull in experts from across the state’s network of SBDCs, and it kicks off with two presentations (October and November) both focused on sales strategies. “We’re really excited about those first sessions,” Price said, “as sales training and strategy is almost impossible to come by here on the coast.” {Complete program details here.}

The Marketing Academy is designed for established businesses in the hospitality, dining, or retail industry. The SBDC anticipates more interest in the program than it can accommodate, so expressing interest via this new online form is not a guarantee of participation.

The county grant will cover much of the tuition for the inaugural class of the Marketing Academy, which will meet monthly from October 2019 through June 2020. To express interest in one of the limited number of available seats in the program, visit oregoncoastcc.org/marketing-academy or call 541-994-4166.

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.

 

Meet SBDC Advisor Craig Grant

SBDC Advising from Oregon Coast Community College on Vimeo.

 

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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