Central Coast Marketing Academy early registration is open

Businesses can declare interest in new program, due to launch in Fall 2019

In the Fall of this year, the Oregon Coast Community College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will launch its brand-new Central Coast Marketing Academy, funded by a grant from Lincoln County (using Transient Room Tax revenue). The program is a first-ever partnership between the SBDC and Oregon State University’s College of Business, and an early registration website is posted for those interested in the program.

“We are working with OSU and our statewide SBDC Network to bring some of the sharpest minds in marketing to the coast to arm local business owners and managers with the very latest in marketing tools and technology, from ‘geofencing’ to social media and other topics, like how to effectively market to millennials,” said SBDC Director Dave Price. The program will also pull in experts from across the state’s network of SBDCs, including Sean Harry, who will introduce participants to a suite of marketing tools within “GrowthWheel,” a robust business-planning and operations tool available to SBDC clients in Lincoln County and throughout Oregon.

The Marketing Academy is designed for established businesses in the hospitality, dining, or retail industry. The SBDC anticipates more interest in the program than it can accommodate, so expressing interest via this new online form is not a guarantee of participation.

The county grant will cover much of the tuition for the inaugural class of the Marketing Academy, which will meet monthly from September 2019 through May 2020. To express interest in one of the limited number of available seats in the program, visit oregoncoastcc.org/marketing-academy or call 541-994-4166.

To review the entire lineup of SBDC offerings for the ongoing Spring Term, which runs through mid-June, click here.

The SBDC also offers free, confidential, one-on-one business advising to any business owner – or anyone considering starting a business – in Lincoln County. Register anytime for free advising here, or call 541-994-4166 for additional information.