Launch My Business - Start-up Boot Camp

Tue 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
5 sessions ending Tue, Dec 6
Topic: Start-up Assistance

Have you been thinking about starting your own business or have you 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. Participating businesses will develop and present a business plan at the conclusion of the course, with the top three presenters earning $500, $300 and $200 respectively toward start-up costs, thanks to the generous support of Wauna Credit Union and Clatsop Economic Development Resources (CEDR).

The five boot camp sessions will be held in person with an option to participate via Zoom on the dates below. Advising sessions with a Clatsop SBDC advisor will be scheduled in the week following each course.

Course Agenda & Topics

  • October 11: Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  • October 25: Getting to Know Your Market & Customer
  • November 8: Developing Your Financial Forecast
  • November 22: Preparing for a Successful Launch
  • December 6: Present Your Business Plan

The Start-up Boot Camp is open to those who have recently started a business, or are preparing to start a business, 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, Advisor, Clatsop SBDC Meyer 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. He recently launched his own business – Playful Pickleball, which offers pickleball lessons and coaching on the North Coast. Eric Stromquist, Advisor, Clatsop SBDC Eric 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.

Already Registered? Sign in for more information.
Phone: 503-338-2402


Clatsop Community College SBDC
Lexington Campus
Towler 310, Astoria
1651 Lexington Avenue, Astoria OR 97103