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Introduction to Retail Small Business Management

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on January 24, 2019

How will you drive your retail business growth this year?

That’s a question facing all retail business owners - and a problem we help to solve for small businesses registered in the Retail Small Business Management program.

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Topics: Retail Small Business Management, Small Business, CLIMB Center

Business Profile: Nikki Guerrero (Hot Mama Salsa) Wins Good Food Award

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on January 23, 2019

Hot Mama Salsa's Chilly Oils won a Good Food award in January 2019.

Nikki Guerrero started the Hot Mama Salsa business when she moved to Portland and realized she could not find the fresh Mexican flavors she had grown up with. Nikki participated in the PCC SBDC Advanced Small Business Management program in 2017.  This is her story. 


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

Meet Your Instructor: Ryan Hofer

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on January 22, 2019

Ryan Hofer is a Rolfer living in Portland, OR. He taught English in Japan and South Korea before graduating from the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute in Boulder, CO. He is currently an instructor with the interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB) program. 

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, Interpersonal Neurobiology, CLIMB Center

Meet Your Instructor: Armando Martinez

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on January 22, 2019

Armando Martinez (BS, CCRA, CCRP) is an instructor in the Foundations of Clinical Research program. He teaches courses on study team roles/responsibilities, study operations, drug supply management/accountability, subject interaction, and study procedures/data collection.

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Topics: Healthcare, Clinical Research, Meet the IHP Team

Meet Your Instructor: Robyn Gobbel

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on January 04, 2019
Robyn Gobbel is part of the Institute for Health Professionals team at PCC and an instructor with the Interpersonal Neurobiology program. 
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Topics: Interpersonal Neurobiology, Meet the IHP Team, Healthcare, Stories & News

Meet Our Newest Advisor: Kim Allchurch-Flick

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on December 26, 2018

Kim Allchurch-Flick begins her work with the PCC Small Business Develop Center in January 2019. She will be the cohort lead for the Encore & Solo Business Builders Program.

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

How the Sister Sciences of Yoga and Ayurveda Overlap

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 26, 2018

Both yoga and Ayurveda have their roots in India, where they are commonly practiced as ways to improve the health of both the body and mind and prepare oneself for liberation. Though each of these sciences has been used for thousands of years, they have become more popular in Western cultures over the past few decades. By 2020, it is estimated that the Yoga industry in the US will reach $11.6 billion and the global Ayurveda market is not far behind. From a variety of yoga studios to herbs, spices and essential oils, the value of these practices is blossoming across the United States.

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Topics: Healthcare, Ayurveda, institute for health professionals

Changing Customer Service Trends Require Adjustments to Technology

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on December 19, 2018

Michelle Brubaker’s experience at PCC offers a common story. It starts out something like this: she’s passionate about what she does, she’s been with PCC for over two decades, and she’s constantly keeping up to date with industry trends to bring timely relevance to the topics she instructs. She's also an author of several books about marketing and a consultant and public speaker. We connected with Michelle to learn a little more about her experience, vision and what she brings to the classroom.

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Topics: Professional Development, Customer Service

Interest in a career in Clinical Research? 3 Key Things You Need to Know.

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 18, 2018

Clinical Research Associates (CRAs) have a vital role in the healthcare industry. They help advance medical knowledge and patient care by monitoring clinical trials, ensuring compliance with trial protocol, reviewing case report forms and working closely with clinical research coordinators (CRCs). In some cases, the success of clinical trials rely heavily on the skills and competence of the CRA.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Clinical Research

What to Expect as a Patient Access Specialist

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 13, 2018

We’ve all faced the dread that comes with going to a doctor or hospital. And in some cases, a poor first impression is all it takes someone for someone to turn around and leave, even if it means missing out on necessary treatment. That first impression is everything - and it’s what you’ll be able to provide as a patient access specialist.

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Topics: Patient Access, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Healthcare, institute for health professionals

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