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Impact and Advance Your Career as a Certified Global Business Professional

Becoming a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) can increase your value as an employee and open the door to new opportunities. Just consider the fact that 70% of the world’s purchasing power lays outside the United States — this certification proves your proficiency at international trade, which is extremely useful and highly sought after in today’s economy. Today’s post will provide an overview of what global business certification is and how to become certified.

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Topics: Small Business, Growing a Business

Core Motivational Interviewing Strategies and How to Use Them

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on November 09, 2017

Originally developed for substance-abuse counseling, motivational interviewing is a powerful way to help any type of client to change. It relies on four processes — engaging, focusing, evoking, and planning — to identify and resolve internal conflicts and help motivate the client to change themselves. While the most obvious application of motivational interviewing is for counseling and therapy sessions, other health professionals (for instance, a dietitian) seeking to assist clients in changing behaviors can utilize this method as well.

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Topics: Healthcare

How International Trade Can Impact Your Business

With 70% of the world’s purchasing power existing outside of U.S. borders, global trade is an appealing prospect even to small businesses. This is especially true when you recall some of the data about how international trade is good for Oregon’s economy in general, as well as small businesses specifically. But it’s important to remember that being a great choice for some companies doesn’t make global exportation the right choice for your business. That’s why we’ve gathered three benefits and risks to help you determine how international trade can impact your business.

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Topics: Global Trade

New Criteria in the Clinical Evaluation Process

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on October 31, 2017

Clinical evaluations are a tool health care professionals use to help evaluate someone for addiction and addiction treatment. These evaluation help determine if someone has an addiction to alcohol, heroin or other substances. They also help health professionals understand if they are ready to change and are in an environment that supports overcoming addiction.

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Topics: Healthcare

Why Excel is an Indispensable Business Tool

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on October 31, 2017

If you have a hand in business, whether it’s marketing and communications, purchasing promotional items, organizing events, or any involvement in financials or analytics, then Excel is a must-have business tool.  Here are three examples of how to use Excel for business to maximize your efficiency, but there are many ways in which a business owner or user could utilize this multi-functional tool

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Topics: Professional Development

4 Steps to Run Your Restaurant More Efficiently

Running a restaurant is a difficult endeavor, and it requires effective restaurant management to help your restaurant thrive. Diners expect quick and excellent service from staff that strive to ensure they have a pleasurable meal; the best way to provide that is through an efficiently-managed restaurant. This requires a myriad of things to run properly and smoothly, including your management, wait and cook staff, and even the layout of your restaurant can have an impact. Without each of these things operating cohesively, your restaurant as a whole could suffer. We’ve put together four steps to strengthen each of these areas and improve performance.

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Topics: Growing a Business, Restaurants

How to Kickstart Your Career in Clinical Research

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on October 27, 2017

Clinical research explores new ways to deliver medical care, from new medicines and treatments to improved diagnostic tests. Clinical researchers play a vital role in advancing medical care and improving the health and lives of people across the globe.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Clinical Research

Most Common Communication Challenges (and How to Overcome Them)

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on October 19, 2017

There are many ways that people communicate throughout the world, including facial expressions, verbal cues, and body language. Since there are many ways to convey a message, it’s important to make sure one is clear in their intent when communicating. This is especially true in the workplace when you’re engaged with a team to finish an important task or project.

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Topics: Professional Development, Communications

Why Functional Nutrition is a Future-Focused Field

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on October 18, 2017

Functional nutrition, a type of functional medicine, focuses on using healthy, natural foods to help people improve their health. Functional nutritionists provide flexible, individualized care to each person based on their needs. Each person may have a different functional nutrition treatment based on what will be most effective to improve their physical, mental and even spiritual health.

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Topics: Healthcare, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare

Business Profile: Chocolates by Bernard

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on October 16, 2017

La Quita Corbet Martin found success in her business Chocolates by Bernard Lake Oswego with the help of PCC's Small Business Development Center. Here is her story.

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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles