Summer Small Business Boot Camp
In business, you get out of it what you put into it. This summer, invest in your business and invest in yourself. Sign up for Clatsop SBDC's virtual Small Business Boot Camp, and we'll help you get your business in shape and ready to thrive!
1 Month. 7 Sessions. Results you can measure.
This webinar series (a $210 value) is FREE thanks to Wauna Credit Union & OSU Extension!
Live Session Schedule
Note: On-demand sessions will be posted following each live event.
Use Social Media Data & Insights to Boost Your Marketing
with Alyssa Logan | Tues, August 4, 2–3:30 pm
Social media platforms provide free and easy-to-use ways for you to take a look, get to know, and better understand your customers—who they are, what they like, and how they respond to your marketing efforts. Yet that data can be a little tricky to find, read, understand, and use effectively. In this session, we'll cover:
- Where to find your insights on Facebook and Instagram
- What key information to review regularly
- Which insights can help indicate marketing success
- How to set social media goals for your business and track progress
Budgeting & Cash Flow Forecasting
with Sarah Lambert | Thurs, August 6, 2–3:30 pm
Now, more than ever, you need to understand the cash coming in and going out of your business. A simple cash flow projection is a critical tool that will help you better understand your financial position, the economic impact of decisions, and how to model different financial scenarios. In this session, we'll walk through the steps of creating a simple cash flow projection you can use to inform decisions for now and for years to come.
Writing An Effective Job Description
with Jessica Newhall | Tues, Aug 11, 2–3:30 pm
Having an accurate job description for each person on your team is key to ensuring operational efficiency, effective recruitment, personnel management, and employee retention. Skipping this crucial step can lead to costly miss-hires, workplace conflict, and high turnover. In this session, we'll cover:
- The key components of an effective job description
- How to define a role and outline necessary duties
- How to determine the characteristics of the ideal candidate
- You'll put this in practice by writing your own—because "Jack or Jill of all Trades," is not a job description!
Boot Camp Celebration & Trivia Night!
Tues, Aug 13, 2–3:30 pm
Now Available On-demand
Ready, Set, Plan for Success
Effective business planning is challenging—especially during uncertain times. Without a plan, decisions may be based on instincts or emotions. And while instinct and intuition are important factors in entrepreneurial success, they can impede your ability to achieve long-term success. Instead, use simple planning tools to help you analyze your situation, explore areas of opportunity, and allow you to test your instincts.
Messaging Mastery: Know Your Client and Inspire Action
You have a GREAT product or service, but that isn't always enough to drive sales. In this session, learn how to connect deeply with your target market and inspire them to take action through clear and strategic messaging.
Online Marketing Tips & Tricks for Getting Found and Driving Sales
Inbound marketing allows you to attract customers to your business through the combination of compelling content and being in the right place, at the right time, with the right call to action.
Understand Your Financial Statements
Understanding your business' financial statements is the first step to taking control and making data-based decisions. But in order to do so, you need to first understand what they are, how to read them, and why they are important.
Co-Sponsor(s): Wauna Credit Union and OSU Extension
Fee: No Cost