Clatsop Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The Small Business Development Center at Clatsop Community College is where entrepreneurs and business owners turn for help and assistance. We serve the full spectrum of business stages- so whether you are pre-launch, expanding, or planning your exit strategy, our team is committed to helping your small business succeed.

Our trusted services include:

  • Small Business Advising

    Entrepreneurs and business owners at all levels can connect with a professional business professional for free, confidential business advice on a wide range of business topics.

  • Small Business Education & Workshops

    No-cost and affordable classes designed to keep your business ownership skills sharp.

  • Small Business Management

    If you are a business owner, the Small Business Management Program is a comprehensive 9-month business management program designed to enhance your skills and abilities in order to achieve greater business success. The program includes classroom sessions covering a variety of business topics and is a unique opportunity to gain new insights and exchange ideas with other business owners. The program also includes bi-weekly coaching sessions with an assigned Small Business Advisor to help apply the coursework to the most pressing areas of your business in a completely confidential manner. The course covers a variety of subjects critical to every business including: business planning, leadership, management, financials, sales & marketing, customer service, HR, legal, insurance and technology/systems. You will receive a certificate of completion at the conclusion of the program.

We offer two locations to serve the county (Seaside and Astoria). To request a free business advising appointment or to learn more, call us at (503) 338-2402 or visit