Tillamook County is nestled between the Oregon Coast Range and the Pacific Ocean. Famous for trees, cheese and the ocean breeze, there is much more to the county’s thriving economy. Tillamook County is a patchwork quilt of many small communities that house hundreds of small businesses – most of which have fewer than five employees. These communities rely on the SBDC to be their go-to resource for access to mostly free services that help their businesses thrive and grow.
The Tillamook SBDC, hosted in Tillamook Bay Community College, serves all variety of businesses, from small commercial fishermen to restaurateurs to manufacturers. The tourism industry is one of our fastest-growing market segment, as the world continues to discover this slice of paradise. We offer free, confidential one-on-one advising for businesses in every phase of development, from a rough idea to a small empire. Our workshops allow clients to interact with each other and explore common areas of need.
We love what we do. All of us have entrepreneurial backgrounds and know the pros and cons of being a business owner. We are here to help you realize your dream, whatever that may be.
Contact us and we will help you unlock your business potential.
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I view the services that were offered through the SBDC as a vital opportunity to network and to learn about what resources are there. Portland has a vital food landscape, but for a foraging food entrepreneur, it’s hard to pick through everything out there
We feel lucky to have found Kat and the Small Business Development Center. She answered our many questions and set us up with Live Plan, which helped us think through and articulate a clear business plan.
The Southwestern Oregon Community College Small Business Development Center has been an invaluable resource during the planning process. With the help of SWOCC SBDC Director, Arlene Soto, the business plan came together.
A lot of what has been helpful is (my adviser) confirming that what I’m doing is right. I’ve taken myself out of the job in the business and working on it is the best thing I could have done. But I needed to hear from a professional that I was doing the right thing.
I can’t even begin to put a value on SBDC…such a great service at a time when we are trying to grow our business. A big thanks to the SBDC and Rick!
All the payment platforms, social media and finances can be really confusing, so it was really great to have direction broken down into easy steps instead of feeling overwhelmed. It’s always nice to have a person to bounce ideas off of that has experience.
You’ll never experience what business is like today, until today. The SBDC really taught me to do what I do best, and to outsource the rest.
In the course we gained a wealth of information about human resource management, customer service, marketing, technology and much more.
The (SBDC) classes were fabulous. They really helped prepare you.
We were able to receive guidance on cash flow management and help preparing loan documents. These services helped us achieve our goal of obtaining a larger commercial facility that will help our business grow now and in the distant future.
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From our intensive Small Business Management Program cohort-based classes to workshops on new laws, HR and emerging marketing trends, we have the classes you need to help start and grow your business. It all starts by connecting with your local center.