Launch My Business - Start-up Boot Camp
Have you been thinking about starting your own business, or have you just recently launched a new business?
The Clatsop SBDC has assembled a thorough 5-session course covering everything you need to know to successfully refine your business concept and create a solid working plan. Coupled with individual coaching from an expert SBDC advisor, this course covers the start-up journey and provides actionable insight into what you need to know to get your business off the ground. Participants will develop and present a business plan at the conclusion of the course to receive a $100 grant towards their start-up costs (provided by CEDR), and be eligible to win a special $500 grant for the top business plan presented.
These course sessions will be held via Zoom on the dates below from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Individual advising sessions will be scheduled in the week following each course.
Course Agenda & Topics
- October 19: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
- November 2: Getting to Know Your Market & Customer
- November 16: Developing Your Financial Forecast
- November 30: Preparing for a Successful Launch
- December 14: Present Your Business Plan
The Start-up Boot Camp is supported by Wauna Credit Union and is limited to approximately 10 participants who have either recently started or plan to start businesses in Clatsop, Pacific or Wahkiakum counties. Reserve your spot today and you will be contacted by an Advisor to confirm your registration.
Clatsop Community College SBDC workshops are not eligible for continuing education credits, and we will not be able to issue any certificates of completion or provide similar statements or documentation.
Speaker(s): Meyer Freeman has been an SBDC Advisor since March 2020 and specializes in supporting individuals who are looking to start their small business. Originally from Knappa, Meyer returned to Clatsop County after a 20-year career in Portland with non-profit organization Sport Oregon, and has assisted more than 100 local businesses during the economic fallout caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eric Stromquist spent over 40 years around the Portland restaurant scene, starting as a server with McCormick & Schmick’s while completing his BS degree at PSU, then becoming director of their retail products division. He co-founded Hot Lips Pizza in 1985, also working as a consultant and instructor at Portland’s SBDC. He joined Western Culinary Institute in 1996 as an instructor, eventually becoming VP of Academic Affairs before co-founding Oregon Culinary Institute in 2006 where he served as President until 2015.
Fee: $ 99.00
Non-credit Class/Workshop Refund Policy: For a class with three sessions or more, students must drop the class within two business days of the class start date in order to receive a full refund.