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Tips to Run A Restaurant More Efficiently, from Restaurant Business Builders

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on March 20, 2019

Restaurant Business Builders is our once-per-year course created specifically for current or aspiring restauranteurs. It doesn't matter if you have a brick and mortar location, or a food truck, or are currently in the planning stage. The fundamental restaurant-centric business practices applied in this program, and curated with the support of Portland foodie experts, will help restauranteurs improve business practices, identify efficiencies and avoid trial and error - while developing support from a network of mentors and peers. Restaurant Business Builders is accepting participants for the next program, beginning in April. To commemorate, we're assembling content from several blogs that our experts have produced over the years:

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Topics: Small Business, CLIMB Center, Restaurants

PCC IHP Herbalism Program Teaches You How to Use Herbs to Promote Health and Wellness

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 11, 2019

As society drifts towards a more inclusive understanding of health, seemingly more attention has turned to natural ways to manage it. In fact, two-thirds of Americans state that herbal remedies will take centerstage in the management of their health in the coming year. As these individuals incorporate herbs into their daily diet, they may also be able to reduce their reliance on traditional medications — and potentially leave the side effects behind.

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, institute for health professionals, Herbalism

Our Foundations of Clinical Research Program Highlights

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 07, 2019


Clinical research offers rewarding careers for people who want to make a difference in healthcare. Year after year, this field experiences tremendous growth with jobs constantly opening up across the public and private sectors. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that this field will grow by more than 13 percent by 2026, which is nearly double the industry average of seven percent.

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Clinical Research, institute for health professionals

Clinical Research Graduate Demonstrates the value of the relationship between PCC Institute for Health Professionals and Providence

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on February 11, 2019

Sometimes finding a fulfilling career doesn't follow a uniform A-to-B trajectory. Such was the case for Cynthia Trinidad, one of our first Clinical Research internship recipients, who initially graduated with a degree in psychology from the University of Oregon, but wasn’t sure where to go once she entered the workforce. Her passion for people led her to a career in the healthcare industry where she started as a CNA. She originally hoped to grow her skillset into nursing, until she realized she had a passion for research.

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, Clinical Research, institute for health professionals

How to Support Families Affected by Perinatal Mood Disorders and Birth Trauma

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on February 07, 2019

One of the most beautiful times in a woman's life is the birth of her children, but certain events can impact the birthing experience. This can lead to perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) - affecting nearly 1 million women annually - which can cause women significant stress and even prolong the healing process.

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Topics: Healthcare, CLIMB Center, Interpersonal Neurobiology, institute for health professionals

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: Small Business, CLIMB Center, Retail Small Business Management

Meet Your Instructor: Ryan Hofer

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

Ryan Hofer is a Rolfer living in Portland, OR. He taught English in Japan and South Korea before graduating from the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute in Boulder, CO. He is currently an instructor with the interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB) program. 

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Topics: Healthcare, Meet the IHP Team, CLIMB Center, Interpersonal Neurobiology

CLIMB in the News with Certified Production Technician Program

Posted by CLIMB Center on April 08, 2016

PCC CLIMB Center with PCC WorkSource Willow Creek launched a Certified Production Technician (CPT) program. 

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Topics: CLIMB Center, Stories & News

[Podcast] Biz503: Mom-and-Pop Shops

Posted by CLIMB Center on March 25, 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, CLIMB Center

[Podcast] Biz503: Reinventing Retail

Posted by CLIMB Center on February 12, 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, CLIMB Center, Retail, Growing a Business

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