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.
- Improved financial management, better bookkeeping and being loan ready
- Taxes and tax planning
- Hiring employees, staff training, and employer resources
- A better understanding of applicable business law and administrative rules
- Understand your market and marketing plan
- Plan for greater profit and returns for owners
- Analyze your operations for better management
We don’t talk at you. We don’t tell you what to do. We’re here to work beside you and treat you as the expert on your business. We want you to feel empowered to stretch and grow. The SBM program is a safe environment to try new things and share your successes and challenges with other experienced business owners.
Find out if the SBM is right for you! Click the “SBM Application” window, below.
“The Small Business Management Program provided me with the tools, resources and, most importantly, the encouragement I needed to get my new business off to a strong start. This program is a great asset to our community!” Jenica H., SBM Graduate, June 2016
“The one-on-one with Misty has been invaluable – critical, key, vital, necessary – for the success of my business!” — Jeri K., SBM Graduate, June 2016
Not all businesses are candidates for the SBM, but if your business doesn’t fit the program, have no fear. The SBDC offers a number of classes and workshops – and confidential one-on-one business advising – to help you meet your business, personal and financial goals. Find out if the SBM is right for you, by completing this online application.
To learn more, call the SBDC at 541-994-4166 or Misty Lambrecht, the SBM Coordinator.
The Small Business Management Alumni Program is available for those businesses who have graduated from the program in the past. Membership allows your business to attend any regularly SBM class or special event during the year. There is no limit to the number of SBM classes and events you can attend.
The cost is $100
Apply below and you will be contacted for payment