Clatsop Community College’s Small Business Management Program starts Thursday. The program, geared toward business owners, covers business planning, operations, leadership, financial basics, reports and statements, branding, marketing, human resources, strategic planning and more. It includes a combination of monthly classes at the college’s South County Campus, monthly one-on-one coaching sessions at the participant’s business and the opportunity to network with other business owners.

The program costs $695, equating to an hourly rate of about $14 per hour. Kevin Leahy, the director of the college’s Small Business Development Center, said some private consultants charge more than $100 an hour for similar services. The college recently added Walt Postlewait, executive vice president and chief lending officer of Craft3, as manager of the program.

For information, email or call the South County Campus and Small Business Development Center at 503-338-2402.