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PCC Small Business Development Center

The Portland Community College Small Business Development Center has helped thousands of businesses over the past 30 years. We combine one-on- one advising with programs taught by business experts to give our clients the resources they need to grow their businesses.

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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 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

SBDC - Three Locations Where You Can Attend an SBDC Orientation this December

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on November 30, 2018


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

Meet Your Advisor: Dr. Sean Harry

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

Dr. Sean Harry is a Senior Advisor and Instructor who has worked with the PCC Small Business Development Center for over seven years. Each year he helps more than 150 small business owners turn their dreams into reality. Sean works with businesses at every stage of the small business growth curve, from start-up to mature businesses with more than $10m in sales. 

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Topics: Small Business, Meet the SBDC Team

How is your business doing? Represent Oregon in the 2018 Federal Reserve Small Business Credit Survey

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on November 20, 2018

How can we better inform Federal policy makers about the needs of Oregon's small businesses? 

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Prepare for the Holiday Season - 3 Options to Support Neighborhood Businesses During Small Business Saturday - November 24

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on November 16, 2018

As the nation prepares for the holiday retail season, Small Business Saturday is a unique campaign to remember businesses with the most direct connection to people across the Portland Metro region – your neighborhood small business.

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Instructor Spotlight: Terry Long

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on October 30, 2018

After spending 30 years in the banking and financial services industry, SBDC Advisor and Instructor Terry Long shares his expertise to help small business owners set up, understand and utilize their financial information to build a successful business. Here is his story. . .  

Why do you teach & advise? I get great fulfillment when working with Small Business Owners in assisting them with their passion and dreams of taking on this exciting adventure in achieving a successful and profitable business.

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Topics: Small Business, small business builders, Finance, Growing a Business, Starting a Business, Meet the SBDC Team, Stories & News

Business Profile: Sasha Scamarone, L.Ac.

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on October 30, 2018


Sasha Scamarone is a board-certified acupuncturist licensed in the state of Oregon and is a graduate of the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. Sasha runs an acupuncture practice out of the Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy office in Lake Oswego, Oregon.  In 2017 she participated in the PCC SBDC Small Business Builders Program.

What inspired you to start your business? I have a strong desire to make a professional living doing what I love – helping people overcome health challenges and achieve optimal health with acupuncture and other Chinese medicine therapies. I had already gained significant clinical experience working in a variety of clinical settings as an intern, employee and independent contractor, but I increasingly wanted to create a business that was uniquely my own. My business coach at the SBDC has been a steadfast and encouraging inspiration in helping me to realize this dream.

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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles, small business builders, business builders

SBDC - Grow Your Business Growth FAST! Learn How with an SBDC Orientation

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on October 10, 2018


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 you turn your business idea 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, Starting a Business, Getting Your Recipe to Market, Growing a Business, Encore Entrepreneurship

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