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Which Global Trade Management Sessions Are Right for You?

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on April 01, 2020

The recent coronavirus pandemic has created uncertainty for businesses seeking to expand their products or services to customers outside the US - and for understandable reasons. The professionals working at the PCC SBDC and Global Trade Center continue to monitor all developments as it relates to small business and will contribute that expertise to the Global Trade Management Series for the foreseeable future.

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Topics: Small Business, Global Trade, Growing a Business

Remote Professional Development Courses for Online Learning - Part 1

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on March 26, 2020

The national coordinated response to the Coronavirus Pandemic has led to many challenges across the American workforce - and the impact to PCC has been no different. Fortunately, our Professional Development and Training team team is able to adapt, holding many of our programs remotely (including Customized programming) during spring term. To make it simpler for prospective students to see which classes are available online, we're creating a two-part blog series listing all remote spring learning opportunities. 

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Topics: Professional Development

We’re standing apart, but coming together as a community of learning

Our community of small businesses and the partners who serve them is one of innovation, creativity, resilience and drive.

Without question, the COVID-19 pandemic is challenging many of our traditional approaches to small business services, including business advising and training. We are rapidly adapting the ways we bring together communities of small businesses as we learn and fortify together.

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Topics: Small Business, coronavirus

Boosting Immunity with Yoga and Ayurveda

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 19, 2020

Coronavirus  Update – 3/20/20 4:39 p.m. Online classes will run as scheduled and will not be impacted by the college response to coronavirus (COVID-19). Additional information will be shared as it becomes available. For more information on PCC’s college-wide response, visit: pcc.edu/coronavirus

People have been asking if Yoga and Ayurveda have tips for boosting immunity, staying well, and surviving coronavirus. The following post explores what we know about Ayurvedic tips for boosting immunity, staying well, and surviving coronavirus:  
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Topics: Healthcare, Integrative Healthcare, Ayurveda, Herbalism

Oregon Business Adversity Response Plan Regarding COVID-19

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on March 17, 2020
The Oregon SBDC Network has developed a set of guidelines for you to consider in not only this unprecedented situation created by COVID-19, but in any situation that may create significant impacts to your business operation. The reason for developing these guidelines is simply to help you be prepared in advance to respond to an abrupt decline in sales or profit, and to identify any changes to your operations that would make your business more resilient. The objective is to develop a plan of actions that you can implement quickly should they become necessary.
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Topics: Small Business, Business, coronavirus

What is Ayurveda Yoga?

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 16, 2020

When you think of yoga, it's common to think of it as a method of relaxing and finding inner peace. What many people don't realize is that there are various types of yoga that allow you to work on your mental, physical, and emotional health through different exercises. It's not solely a method of meditation or working your muscles, but also a way to fully embrace your health and healing.

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Topics: Portland, Ayurveda, Yoga

7 Ways Patient Access Specialists Make Life Better for Hospital Patients

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 13, 2020

If you've ever been to the hospital, you've likely dealt with a patient access specialist. Patient access specialists (PAS) are typically the first point of contact. Their job is to help, direct, and comfort the patient. Often, a PAS will be responsible for scheduling, billing, and taking you to your appointment. They are also responsible for calling the insurance company, getting your messages to the doctor, and being there to generally answer any question you may have. Portland Community College is proud to offer training to anyone looking to join the profession.

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Topics: Healthcare, Entry Level Healthcare Careers, Patient Access, Portland Community College

What Are the Five Conflict Resolution Strategies?

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on March 11, 2020

Different people use different methods to resolve conflict, and most people have one or more natural, preferred conflict resolution strategies that they use regularly. It is possible to scientifically measure an individual's inclinations toward specific conflict resolution strategies. In this article, we will discuss the five different categories of conflict resolution from the Thomas-Kilmann model, as well as their advantages and disadvantages.

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Topics: HR & Organizational Effectiveness, Communications, Leadership, Management

Meet Functional Nutrition Instructor, Sarah Molbert

Posted by PCC Institute for Health Professionals on March 10, 2020

Sarah Molbert, MScN, is an adjunct faculty member at Portland Community College. She is originally from the southern part of Louisiana and moved to Portland four years ago to pursue a Master of Science in Nutrition and a Master of Science in Global Health from the National University of Natural Medicine.

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Topics: Healthcare, Functional Nutrition, Integrative Healthcare

What Are Portland’s Laws on Tattooing?

Posted by CLIMB Professional Development and Training on March 09, 2020


Being a successful tattoo artist requires both knowledge and skill. One of the most important aspects of any tattoo artist's knowledge base is an in-depth understanding of the laws and rules that apply to your trade. In Portland, Oregon, the laws and rules that regulate tattooing come primarily from two bodies: the Board of Electrologists and Body Art Practitioners and the Health Licensing Office.

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Topics: Professional Development, CLIMB Center, Oregon

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