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Business Profile: Angela Church of Precision Fiber, Inc.

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on January 10, 2017

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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles, business

5 Ways to Help Your Small Business Thrive through Innovation

Innovation is a big word. It probably conjures up ideas about expansive R&D departments at corporate powerhouses like Apple and Google, but the truth is that innovation is imperative to businesses of all sizes in the 21st Century. The terms “innovation” and “small business” are no longer independent of each other.

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Topics: Small Business, business, Growing a Business

5 Ways to Celebrate Women's Small Business Month

Established by the U.S. Small Business Administration, October marks National Women’s Small Business Month and while the glass ceiling might still be prevalent, women are steadily coming toward the forefront of small business ownership.

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Topics: Small Business, business, Leadership, Growing a Business, leaders

How the Increase in Minimum Wage Affects You & What You Can Do to Prepare

In 2013, President Obama raised minimum wage to $9/hour, as previous wages were so low that families were unable to afford living costs. Today, states are raising wages even higher, with California being the first state to adopt the legislation that will gradually raise minimum wage to $15/hour. This increase is a positive one for workers, but what does this mean for small business owners like you? Well, it could mean that jobs might need to be cut if employers are expected to pay higher rates. We could also see an increase in prices (up to 4.3%) as well, as employers will need to make more money to pay a higher wage.

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Topics: Small Business, business, Retail, Management, Growing a Business

How to Determine if the Small Business Management Program is Right for Your Architecture, Contractor, or Engineering Business

As an architect, contractor or engineer, you’re expected to be an expert in your field who delivers quality work. However, your educational pursuits and years of on-the-job experience working for someone else probably didn’t prepare you to own and operate your small business. You are a pro in CAD software, but a novice when it comes to accounting programs.

The truth is running a business is never as easy as costs versus profits. To help your small business grow, you’ll need to brush up your small business management knowledge.

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Topics: Professional Development, Small Business, business, Management

[Podcast] Biz503: Should Corporate Taxes be Higher?

Posted by CLIMB Center on April 29, 2016

The PCC CLIMB Center is a proud sponsor of Portland Radio Project's Biz503 show - the new Portland-centric startup and small business talk show on PRP.fm. 

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Topics: Small Business, business

[Podcast] Biz503: Women In STEM Careers

Posted by CLIMB Center on April 22, 2016

The PCC CLIMB Center is a proud sponsor of Portland Radio Project's Biz503 show - the new Portland-centric startup and small business talk show on PRP.fm. 

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Topics: Small Business, business

[Podcast] Biz503: Success as a Solopreneur

Posted by CLIMB Center on April 15, 2016

The PCC CLIMB Center is a proud sponsor of Portland Radio Project's Biz503 show - the new Portland-centric startup and small business talk show on PRP.fm. 

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Topics: Small Business, business

Global Trade Q&A: Mike Budd

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on April 11, 2016

Mike Budd works in International Sales at Triad Speakers Incorporated and completed the 2014 International Trade Small Business Management program at SBDC.

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Topics: business

Global Trade Q&A: David Jensen

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on April 11, 2016

David Jensen is past President at Acumed LLC . He has been a PCC SBDC business advisor and has also been a client of the PCC SBDC. 

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Topics: Small Business, business

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