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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

PCC IHP Herbalism Program Teaches You How to Use Herbs to Promote Health and Wellness

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 11, 2019

As society drifts towards a more inclusive understanding of health, seemingly more attention has turned to natural ways to manage it. In fact, two-thirds of Americans state that herbal remedies will take centerstage in the management of their health in the coming year. As these individuals incorporate herbs into their daily diet, they may also be able to reduce their reliance on traditional medications — and potentially leave the side effects behind.

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, institute for health professionals, Herbalism

PCC Institute for Health Professionals- IPNB program overview

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 08, 2019

The brain is an important and incredibly complex organ - and only in recent decades have we begun to understand many of its intricacies. It's no surprising that the behaviors and actions of others have been confounding us for most of our lives! The brain plays a critical role in nearly every major body system, and some of its main functions include processing sensory information, regulating blood pressure and breathing and releasing hormones. But beyond regulating physical tasks, our brains also have a role in how we perceive people and our environment, how we remember (and forget), how we may act and think differently than someone else - and how were interact with others in our daily lives.

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Topics: Healthcare, Mental & Behavioral Health, Interpersonal Neurobiology, institute for health professionals

Our Foundations of Clinical Research Program Highlights

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 07, 2019

Clinical research offers rewarding careers for people who want to make a difference in healthcare. Year after year, this field experiences tremendous growth with jobs constantly opening up across the public and private sectors. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that this field will grow by more than 13 percent by 2026, which is nearly double the industry average of seven percent.

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Clinical Research, institute for health professionals

Business Profile: Deepak Saxena and His DesiPDX Food Cart

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on February 27, 2019


DesiPDX is a food cart located in Portland’s Mississippi district serving food inspired by Indian spices and flavors that are blended with cooking styles from the West and other parts of the world. OR as Deepak calls it "Local Fare with Indian Flair!" 

Deepak participated in the PCC Small Business Development Center Restaurant Business Builders program. This is his story...

What inspired you to start your business? I’ve had a passion for cooking for about 20 years and was interested in turning that into a business when I started getting bored [with] my previous career in the tech industry. 

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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles, Restaurants, Food Cart

Celebrate National SBDC Day March 20

Posted by Sean Harry on February 25, 2019

March 20, 2019 is National SBDC Day!

The 62 state and regional Small Business Development Center networks provide free one-on-one consulting to small businesses at nearly 1,000 locations throughout the nation. In 2019:

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Topics: Small Business

Advisor Spotlight: Warren Banks - Global Trade Specialist

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

Warren Banks has been with the PCC Small Business Development Center for nine years. He currently is the lead instructor and advisor for the Global Trade Management program. (Click on the link below to review upcoming course dates)

Why do you teach & advise? I love to learn about companies and help them get to where they want to be. In general, I’m one of those people who want to help others--I think most people are. By helping others, I feel that I am paying it forward. When I help out these business owners and employees, I get to share some of the many resources I’ve found over the years.

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

Clinical Research Graduate Demonstrates the value of the relationship between PCC Institute for Health Professionals and Providence

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on February 11, 2019

Sometimes finding a fulfilling career doesn't follow a uniform A-to-B trajectory. Such was the case for Cynthia Trinidad, one of our first Clinical Research internship recipients, who initially graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Oregon, but wasn’t sure where to go once she entered the workforce. Her passion for people led her to a career in the healthcare industry where she started as a CNA. She originally hoped to grow her skillset into nursing, until she realized she had a passion for research.

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, Clinical Research, institute for health professionals

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