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SBDC - Five Times You Can Attend an SBDC Orientation in January 2020

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on November 27, 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 turn  business ideas 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

Meet Our New Capital Access Team Advisor: Harlan Barcus

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on November 27, 2019

With over 35 years of professional banking experience under his belt, Harlan Barcus began his work with the PCC Small Business Develop Center and Oregon Small Business Development Center Network Capital Access Team in October 2019.

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Topics: Small Business, Meet the SBDC Team, funding, Capital Access Team, PCC Stories

Instructor Spotlight: Jackie Babicky-Peterson on the Business Design Series

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on November 15, 2019

Jackie Babicky-Peterson has been with Portland Community College since 2001. With a well-versed background, Jackie teaches the Business Design Series for PCC's Small Business Design Center. Keep reading to learn more about the program. 

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Topics: Small Business, Meet the SBDC Team, Business Design Series, PCC Stories

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

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

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

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

Advisor Spotlight: Jill Beaman (Getting Your Recipe to Market)

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on August 29, 2019

With a deep background in the wine industry, professional education in agriculture and business, and experience as a food researcher, Jill Beaman came to lead the Getting Your Recipe to Market Program at the PCC SBDC 7 years ago. This is her story.

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Topics: Small Business, Business, Food, Getting Your Recipe to Market, PCC Stories

SBDC Clients Take Their Recipes to Market

Posted by Sean Harry on August 29, 2019

What do Brazi Bites, Seely Mint, A Better Bean Co, Pozole to the People, and Driftwest Water Kefir have in common? They are all graduates of the PCC Small Business Development Center Getting Your Recipe to Market program (GYRM).

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Topics: Small Business, Food, Getting Your Recipe to Market, PCC Stories

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