Launch My Business - Start-Up Boot Camp

Tue 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
5 sessions ending Tue, May 28
Topic: Start-up Assistance

We apologize but this event has reached the maximum number of attendees. Please contact our advisors for waitlist information in case someone cancels.

Launch My Business - Start-Up Boot Camp

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.

The five boot camp sessions will be held in person from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Clatsop Community College Lexington campus in Astoria. Advising sessions with a Clatsop SBDC advisor will be scheduled in the week following each course.

Course Agenda & Topics

April 2: Introduction to Entrepreneurship

April 16: Getting to Know Your Market & Customer

April 30: Developing Your Financial Forecast

May 14: Preparing for a Successful Launch

May 28: 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. 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 & Eric Stromquist Meyer Freeman took on the role of Lead Business Advisor in March 2023 after three years as a part-time SBDC adviser, during which time he specialized in supporting those working to start their small businesses. Originally from Knappa, Meyer returned to Clatsop County after a 20-year career in Portland with nonprofit Sport Oregon. He has advised more than 200 local entrepreneurs and business owners, and recently launched his own business, Playful Pickleball. 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.

Phone: 503-338-2402


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