Learning Programs


The North Coast SBDC offers 50 to 100 workshops a year in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties on a variety of topics. Learn about the Business Basics Series. Visit the Workshops & Trainings calendar for schedule and online registration.

Online & Self-Paced Training

Learn at your pace and on your schedule. Visit the online training & tutorials page.

Special Programs & Series

Take a workshop series to gain skills useful to all business owners, or dive into a Flight: a 3-6 month learning program for low-and-moderate income entrepreneurs in special industries and groups.

Interested in a program, but concerned about the cost? Submit our Income Certification Scholarship Form to determine your eligibility for our scholarship program and three years of free workshops.

Humboldt Small Farm Business Workshop Series

This program goes live April 19th of 2021! For more information, visit this page.

Food Makers & Sellers Flight

SBDC’s food program will be starting up again this fall! Visit northcoastsbdc.org/food for program details. Email flights@northcoastsbdc.org to to be notified when to apply. 

Artists & Craft-makers Flight

Begins Fall of 2022. Visit northcoastsbdc.org/art for program details. Email admin@northcoastsbdc.org to be notified when to apply.

E-Commerce Series (Spring Digital Marketing Intensive)

While our standard E-commerce series is on hold for now, we’re opening a Digital Marketing Intensive this spring. Digital Audit applications and workshop registrations will be launched at northcoastsbdc.org/ebiz by March 31st. Email admin@northcoastsbdc.org for program information.

Childcare Flight

The development of the childcare flight program has been put on hold due to COVID-19. For more information or assistance with a childcare business or startup, please visit contact admin@northcoastsbdc.org.

Business Basics

A new set of Business Basics courses are being developed in partnership with NorCal SBDC. For more details, click here.

Financial Management for Business Owners Series

Dates TBD, based off interest. Want to join a program? Let us know and get updated here. Learn more here. Email admin@northcoastsbdc.org for program information. Workshops in this series are open to all.

HR Management for Business Owners Series

Dates TBD. Sign up for updates here, or learn more at northcoastsbdc.org/learn-HR. Email admin@northcoastsbdc.org for program information, or extended@humboldt.edu for registration questions. Workshops in this series are open to all.

Independent Bookkeepers & Accountants: “Grow Your Business” Flight

This flight will not be offered in 2021. Click here for program details. Email flights@northcoastsbdc.org to be notified when to apply.

Hacer Crecer Su Negocio Flight

Agosto – Noviembre 2018. Visite northcoastsbdc.org/crecernegocio para obtener detalles del programa. Envíe un correo electrónico a flights@northcoastsbdc.org que se le notifique cuándo aplicar.

Tourist-serving Businesses Flight

The Tourism Program will not be offered in 2021. Visit northcoastsbdc.org/tourism-flight-2017 for program details. Email flights@northcoastsbdc.org to be notified when to apply.

Small & Niche Manufacturers Flight

The Niche & Small Manufacturing Program will not be offered in 2021. Visit northcoastsbdc.org/manufacturing for program details. Email flights@northcoastsbdc.org to be notified when to apply. 

Young Entrepreneurs Summer Incubator Flight

The Young Entrepreneurs Incubator will not be offered in 2021. Email flights@northcoastsbdc.org for details.