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Business Profile: Garnish Apparel

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on January 18, 2018

Garnish apparel is the brain child of chief designer and store owner Erica Lurie. They are located in the Pearl District of NW Portland, OR and feature "designed in house, made in Portland" fashion apparel for women. 

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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles

How Integrative Medicine Can Help Answer the Opioid Crisis

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on January 16, 2018

Integrative medicine combines Western approaches to medicine with more traditional ways of caring for the body and mind. These practices, when used together, can improve a patient’s quality of life. For instance, cancer patients often need treatment with chemotherapy, a type of Western medicine. However, they can also benefit from nutrition therapy and acupuncture, which can help them keep their energy up and experience less pain.

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Topics: Healthcare, Integrative Healthcare

How to Set Professional Goals for Yourself in 2018

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on January 09, 2018

A vital element for any successful career is setting professional goals. Both long-term and short-term career goals will help you develop a roadmap that will guide you in everything from choosing a career to achieving success. In this post, we’ll discuss ways you can formulate goals that you can stick to and achieve to advance your career in 2018.

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Topics: Professional Development

Top 7 Misconceptions About Working in Healthcare

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 28, 2017

Of the top 20 fastest growing jobs in the United States, over half are healthcare positions. From occupational therapists to home health aides, physical therapy assistants to physicians, there’s a huge demand for healthcare workers in all areas of the field.

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Topics: Healthcare

Business Profile: Red Castle Games

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on December 27, 2017

Matthew Micetic opened his new storefront in FoPo JUST IN TIME for the 2017 holiday gift giving season. Matthew is a graduate of PCC's Small Business Development Center Retail Small Business Management Class. Matthew shares his story below.

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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles

Top 13 Blogs and Resources for Restaurant Owners

No matter how successful you are, owning and operating a successful restaurant is an ongoing challenge to maintain - and build upon - your accomplishments. Whether it’s keeping up to date on the latest in restaurant news, or finding tips and tricks on how to improve service and food quality, it’s important to continually tap into resources that can help improve your business.

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Topics: Restaurants

4 Healthcare Careers Taking Off and Making a Difference

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on December 26, 2017

In the growing field of healthcare, you can find a job to fit your needs and skills. Whether you enjoy working face-to-face with people or enjoy focusing on little details, you can find a satisfying. Almost all healthcare careers are taking off, with hundreds or thousands of new positions added every year, so you are unlikely to have trouble finding a job opening for your abilities.

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Topics: Healthcare

10 Traits of Highly Persuasive Professionals

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on December 21, 2017

As a business owner or professional, a lot of your time is spent interacting with others, whether they are your employees, customers, vendors or professional colleagues. In fact, part of your overall success as a business owner comes from being able to influence people to do what you want. But it’s hard to influence others, right? Well, not if you practice and continually work to enhance your persuasion skills. What is persuasion? Simply, Merriam Webster defines it as the “act or process or the instance of persuading.”

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Topics: Professional Development

5 Small Business SEO Tips to Get Found First

An important ingredient for small business success in today’s digital environment is visibility in search engine results. When someone searches for a product they need, will it be your business they find or one of your competitors? Think of your own practice when you’re searching for a website. Do you ever click over to the second page of results? If you’re like most consumers, you probably click on one of the first two or three results. So, how do you increase your chances of showing up in one of those top positions?

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Topics: Small Business

7 Steps to Conflict Resolution (Without the Dread)

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

Whether it’s a dispute with a coworker or disagreement with a supervisor, the workplace is fraught with conflicts, disputes, and disagreements that have to be ironed out one way or the other. And as much as we try to avoid conflict - or even ignore those that exist - at some point everyone will need to employ some kind of conflict resolution skills to cope with workplace disagreements.

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Topics: Professional Development, HR & Organizational Effectiveness