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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

Fall Programming offered by PCC SBDC

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on August 22, 2019

Registration for fall programming opened last week and PCC SBDC is accepting applications from small business owners, entrepreneurs and global trade professionals seeking to tap into the experts and advisors at the PCC Small Business Development Center. Read on to learn more!

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Topics: Small Business, CLIMB Center, Retail, Global Trade, Restaurants, Getting Your Recipe to Market

Why the PCC SBDC remains optimistic about retail, despite recent headlines.

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

Earlier this month, Barneys filed for bankruptcy, joining a growing list of other large retailers to file in recent years including Toys “R” Us, Radioshack, Sears and Sports Authority. Another story in the Guardian newspaper last week reported that tourists in NYC are surprised by the shuttering of retailers.  What's going on? 

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Topics: Small Business, Retail, Retail Business Builders

Business Profile: Beanstalk Children's Retail Clothing

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on August 01, 2019

Carmen Ripley Wilson approached the PCC Small Business Development Center seeking help with her new retail business. She was going through a career shift, having spent 15-years working as a naturopathic doctor. Combining her passion for retail with an emphasis on sustainability, Carmen came up with the idea for Beanstalk Children's Store!

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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles, Retail, Retail Small Business Management, Retail Business Builders

SBDC - Grow Your Business Growth FAST! Learn How with an SBDC Orientation

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on June 28, 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

Meet Our Newest Food Business Advisor: Hannah Kullberg

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

Hannah Kullberg began her work with the PCC Small Business Develop Center in March of 2019. She is an advisor in the Getting Your Recipe to Market (GYRM) Program. This is her story.

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Topics: Small Business, Meet the SBDC Team, Starting a Business, Growing a Business, Food, Getting Your Recipe to Market

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