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Meet Our Newest Capital Access Team Member: Oscar Novelo

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on October 31, 2019

With a strong background in Community Development and Financing of Public Improvement Projects, Oscar Novelo brings his talents to the Oregon SBDC Capital Access Team.  This is his story

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Topics: Small Business, Business, Finance, funding, Capital Access Team, PCC Stories

5 Ways Dental Assistants Add Value to a Dental Office

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

Dental assistants are an integral part of the day-to-day operations within a dental office. They provide patient care, as well as support for the dentist as they conduct exams and certain procedures. A recent survey by the DALE Foundation indicates how valuable dental assistants are and how they contribute to dental offices. 
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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, dental assisting

5 of the Latest Trends Transforming the Clinical Research Field

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on October 16, 2019

Clinical research is constantly evolving. There are always new findings, practices and technologies transforming the way clinical research is conducted and managed. Staying on top of the latest trends and changes is key if you’re a clinical research professional or someone interested in entering the field.

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Topics: Healthcare, Clinical Research

Nov. 12 - Acquire Your Certification as a Global Business Professional

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on October 10, 2019

Renowned Instructor and Trade Expert Jim Foley returns to Portland in November to lead a course preparing students to become certified global business professionals thorough NASBITE - the National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators. PCC's Small Business Development Center will host the two-and-a-half-day program at its Global Trade Center in downtown Portland.  

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Topics: Small Business, CLIMB Center, Global Trade, Importing, Imports, Exporting, Exports

SBDC - Grow Your Business this Fall! Learn How with an SBDC Orientation

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on October 01, 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 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, Encore Entrepreneurship, Starting a Business, Growing a Business, Getting Your Recipe to Market

Upcoming Professional Development Courses for PDT

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on September 20, 2019

PCC's Continuing Education programming offers professional development workshops in addition to its long term certification programming. This Fall, PCC Professional Development & Training offers 4-8 hour courses in communication, leadership, delegating, resolving conflict, supervision and project management. 

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Communications, Leadership, Project Management

Upcoming Fall Courses from the Institute for Health Professionals

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on September 20, 2019

Each term, PCC's Institute for Health Professionals offers professional development courses, in addition to its longer term certification programming. This fall, PCC IHP offers one-day courses in mindfulness, cultural competency, motivational interviewing and several introductory courses for the Interpersonal Neurobiology program. 

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, Mental & Behavioral Health

How Much Revenue Do You Need as a New Restaurant or Bar in Portland?

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on September 16, 2019

In August of 2019, the Northeast Portland brunch cafe Beeswing closed its doors. The restaurant had been open for two and a half years and was owned and operated by industry veterans. The reason? It wasn’t profitable enough. And Beeswing isn’t alone: Portland has a long history of shuttered restaurants and bars that served amazing food and drink but were still eventually closed because they didn’t make sense financially.

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Topics: Small Business, CLIMB Center, Food, Restaurants

How to Prepare for Your Real Estate Broker License Exam

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on September 10, 2019

As a real estate agent, you position yourself for some incredible job benefits. You get to be your own boss and enter a field with nearly limitless opportunities for income and business growth. You will have the satisfaction of helping people find their dream home and location as well. PCC's Professional Development and Training offers two real estate test preparation courses - one for prospective brokers and one for prospective property managers.

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Real Estate

Restaurant Business Builders Begins Sept. 23

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on September 09, 2019

"The program was a great help, I wish we would have started (with Restaurant Business Builders) before we actually considered the idea of opening our own business."

Watch: Senior Advisor and Program Facilitator Leslie Hildula interviews Daisy and Ivan from Good Karma Rose Juice Bar & Caffé - located in Portland, Oregon's Kenton neighborhood - and recent graduates of the Restaurant Business Builders program.

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Topics: Small Business, CLIMB Center, Business, Restaurants, small business builders

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