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Tips for Becoming a Better Decision Maker in Business and in Life

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on February 02, 2017

Making sound decisions throughout life and business is an acquired skill. Much like picking up a new language or training in a sport, your business will run more efficiently if you know when to hold a meeting, which vendor to go with, or if it’s worth spending the money on improving a certain process.

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Topics: Professional Development

Business Profile: Carmen Farmer Coaching

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


The PCC Small Business Development Center is proud of the great work all of their clients are accomplishing in their businesses. Our Business Profile feature series highlights businesses at all stages of development and success. 

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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles, Starting a Business

How to Get Started Exporting Products Globally for Your Business

It’s believed that 95% of the world’s customers exist outside the United States, and indeed, 70% of the world’s purchasing power exists beyond our borders. Exports have a major impact on the U.S. economy (more than $2 trillion just over five years ago, or nearly 14% of the GDP) and companies that participate in global export are more robust, growing faster while becoming 8.5% less likely to go out of business. You may believe that means only big businesses and corporations can afford that kind of investment, but the truth is, despite the fact that medium and small businesses only represent less than a third of export value, they make up 98% of U.S. exporters.

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Topics: Small Business, Global Trade

How to Prepare Yourself for the Increasingly Aging Population

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on January 24, 2017

Every day, 10,000 Baby Boomers (people born between 1946 and 1964) turn 65 years old. The United States is soon going to have its largest senior population ever, with more than 70 million people (one in five Americans) ages 65 or older by 2030. Communities and health care professionals across the country must prepare to meet the needs of seniors, from offering specialized exercise courses to increased access to long-term health services.

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Topics: Healthcare, Aging Adult

5 Plays Every Manager Should Be Running When Coaching Employees

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on January 24, 2017

When managing a team, the players (employees) look to their coach (manager) for leadership, guidance, and support when approaching a game or a project. To keep the team motivated and performing at its best, it’s up to the coach to draw out the skills that make each individual unique and use that to your company’s advantage. Here are some management tips when coaching employees in the workplace:

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Topics: Professional Development, Management

Get Your Recipe To Market Success Stories: Kembers

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on January 23, 2017

Kembers Gluten-Free is a local small business that makes gluten-free, soy-free, and dairy free baking mixes and spices. Marilyn Roseburrough used the help of PCC's Get Your Recipe to Market program to make her business a success. For a complete list of where Kembers products are sold and to buy online click here.

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Topics: Small Business, Starting a Business, Food

10 Ways Your Business Will Grow When You Train Your Team Time Management Skills

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on January 20, 2017

As the old adage goes, “time is money,” so being able to effectively manage your time is an important asset in both your personal and professional life. Especially in this day and age, there are many things competing for our attention. Think about it, how many times throughout the day do you get distracted or derailed in getting done what you set out to accomplish?

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Topics: Professional Development, Management

Business Profile: Timewise PDX

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on January 20, 2017

Tamara Sanderson Dissanayake, MD found success in her business Timewise PDX with the help of PCC's Small Business Development Center. Tamara shares her story below.

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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles

Meet Your Instructor: Julie Guenette, PhD, MScN

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on January 20, 2017

Julie Guenette, PhD, MScN is an instructor in the Functional Nutrition Program at PCC. She teaches Nutrition in Lifecycles.

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, Functional Nutrition

4 Signs That Unethical Leadership Could Be Negatively Impacting Company Success

Posted by Mary Bradbury Jones on January 18, 2017

There’s an old saying that “a fish rots from the head down.” Nowhere can this be truer than in the business world. From huge corporations, to small business, leadership at all levels sets the tone for any organization. If any of that leadership is unethical, it will more than likely have a trickle-down effect to the rest of the company.

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Topics: Professional Development, Leadership

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