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Business Counseling

Through its partnership with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Clatsop Community College and the U.S. Small Business Administration, CEDR offers private, confidential business counseling sessions at no cost to the business. This service is available to anyone who starts, operates or owns a small business in the area, and can be helpful at any stage of the business life cycle.

Business Strategy and Planning

Business counselors at the SBDC in Seaside can help you analyze the feasibility of a new business; develop a business plan and sales strategy; plan for an expansion; and look ahead to succession plans and exit strategies.

Marketing

The SBDC can also help you to develop a marketing plan; evaluate existing marketing efforts and materials; leverage the power of social media and other internet marketing techniques; and identify potential distribution strategies.

Operations

Tap the resources of the SBDC to identify weaknesses in your existing operation; come up with strategies to run leaner and more profitably; and be better able to anticipate and plan for changes in the way you do business.

Financing

Let the business counselors at the SBDC help you navigate different financing options for your business. Counselors can help you assess your existing financing arrangement, or prepare you to put your best foot forward when applying for new financing.

In addition, the SBDC offers training, information and technical assistance for all aspects of business management, and throughout all phases of the business life cycle. Services are designed to help business owners and operators with access to capital; bookkeeping; business plans; recruiting, training and retaining employees; marketing; technology and more. Training and technical assistance are offered at low or no cost. See our Events for upcoming opportunities or contact us for more information.

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