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Are You Ready for Your Encore?

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on May 30, 2019

After years of working as a solo entrepreneur, a CPA, and a strategic adviser at the Portland Community College’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Jackie Babicky Peterson realized her clients did not want to hire employees, but rather were interested in making a living doing what they love (especially those over 50),  So she created a program to address their needs.

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Topics: Small Business, Meet the SBDC Team, Solopreneurship, Encore Entrepreneurship

IHP Orientations for Summer 2019

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on May 21, 2019

The PCC Institute for Health Professionals offers several orientations in the next month to help you determine the program that may be best for you and your interests. Two examples include entry-level certificate programs help you acquire valuable training for jobs that come with good hourly rates - and many of these potential jobs offer great healthcare and savings benefits, too. Don't hesitate to contact us for more information. 

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy

Business Profile: New Horizons Wellness Services

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on May 13, 2019

Patrick and Melodie Ethel-King, owners of New Horizons Wellness Services 

New Horizons Wellness Services, for many years existed as Dr. Patrick Ethel-King’s successful mental health private practice.  Starting in 2012, Melodie began to work within the clinic to expand the services provided with a combination of physical and mental health treatments. They have a unique, multidisciplinary wellness approach that includes occupational therapy, speech therapy, psychology and counseling, psychological evaluations, social skills development groups, and summer camps. This is their story. 

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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles, Advanced Small Business Management =

Functional Nutrition Webinar - June 20

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on May 10, 2019

Are you serious about starting a healthcare career in nutrition, or incorporating nutrition into your current healthcare practice? Discover how the Functional Nutrition program at PCC Institute for Health Professionals can help you become a nationally Certified Nutrition Professional, and support your career goals! Join the Functional Nutrition online webinar on June 20th from 6 - 7:30 p.m. 

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Topics: Healthcare, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare, institute for health professionals

SBDC - Four Times You Can Attend an SBDC Orientation in May 2019

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on April 30, 2019

Orientations offered by PCC’s Small Business Development Center (at no cost!) are a great way to learn about the opportunities we offer to help turn  business ideas into action. A typical orientation includes a small group of future entrepreneurs – but may also include sole-proprietors and small business owners seeking to find efficient, practical and effective solutions to common business-related challenges. You’ll leave our 2-hour orientation having identified new resources, and with an action plan to guide your next steps.

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Topics: Small Business, Encore Entrepreneurship, Starting a Business, Growing a Business, Getting Your Recipe to Market

Advisor Spotlight: Scott Goddin - Global Trade Specialist

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on April 29, 2019

Scott, what drives you towards advising and teaching for the Global Trade Center (GTC)?   I have worked with the GTC and its predecessor for over twenty years as a part of the Oregon trade service providers community.  Oregon has a unique partnership of local (Global Trade Center), state (Business Oregon) and Federal (US Commercial Services) partners who service exporters through training, counseling and other services to support their success in global markets.  I joined the GTC to continue to contribute to that role.

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Topics: Small Business, Global Trade, International trade, Importing, Imports, Exporting, Exports

May Courses Offered by PCC Institute for Health Professionals

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on April 26, 2019

It's that interim period between spring and summer enrollment, but did you know that PCC Institute for Health Professionals offers several workshops during the month of May for health professionals seeking additional training? Below we've shared information about two of our upcoming courses. 

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center

SBDC Client Success Story: Remote.ly Launches in North Portland Mississippi District

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on March 30, 2019


The PCC SBDC Capital Access Team helped Oliver Alexander launch his dream business (Remote.ly) in the trendy N. Mississippi Avenue district of Portland. Oliver was finding it difficult to secure and finance a Class A commercial lease until he started working with Tammy Marquez-Oldham (PCC SBDC Director) and Noah Brockman (CAT Team Lead) who were able to connect him with the right people to help get his business off the ground in Portland, Oregon

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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles

Improve Efficiency, Performance and Leadership with PCC Professional Development Courses Occurring in April, May and June

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on March 25, 2019

PCC offers noncredit courses each term for talented professionals seeking new skills or trainings from a variety of topics to improve performance around the office. Below we've assembled a list of one-day workshops occurring in April, May and June - and selected from both our Professional Development and Training and Institute for Health Professionals programs. 

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Topics: Professional Development

Tips to Run A Restaurant More Efficiently, from Restaurant Business Builders

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on March 20, 2019

Restaurant Business Builders is our once-per-year course created specifically for current or aspiring restauranteurs. It doesn't matter if you have a brick and mortar location, or a food truck, or are currently in the planning stage. The fundamental restaurant-centric business practices applied in this program, and curated with the support of Portland foodie experts, will help restauranteurs improve business practices, identify efficiencies and avoid trial and error - while developing support from a network of mentors and peers. Restaurant Business Builders is accepting participants for the next program, beginning in April. To commemorate, we're assembling content from several blogs that our experts have produced over the years:

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Topics: Small Business, CLIMB Center, Restaurants

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