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PCC Small Business Development Center

The Portland Community College Small Business Development Center has helped thousands of businesses over the past 30 years. We combine one-on- one advising with programs taught by business experts to give our clients the resources they need to grow their businesses.

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Small Business Success Story: Sue Gee's Sauces

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on May 21, 2024
Sue Gee's Sauces: A Multigenerational Culinary Legacy
In this video, Sue Gee Lehn and Kim Lehn, owners of Sue Gee's Sauces, discuss their entrepreneurial journeys and the support provided by the PCC SBDC along the way. Read more below:
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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles, Business, Starting a Business, Growing a Business, Restaurants, Advanced Small Business Management =

Small Business Success Story: Pest & Pollinator

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on April 16, 2024
Budding Business: Eco-Entrepreneurship with Pest & Pollinator 
In this video, Keith Chaloux, owner of Pest & Pollinator, talks about his entrepreneurial journey and the support provided by the PCC SBDC along the way. Read more below:
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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles, Business, Starting a Business, Growing a Business, Restaurants, Advanced Small Business Management =

Here’s Your Business Tax Preparation Checklist

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on March 26, 2024

Business tax prep can seem daunting, especially for small business owners filing for the first time. Use this checklist to ensure that you’re ready to file your federal tax return and know how to maximize your business tax deductions.

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Topics: Small Business, Growing a Business, Getting Your Recipe to Market, business builders

Small Business Success Story: Bad Nutrition Chia Pudding

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on March 05, 2024
Bad Nutrition Chia Pudding: Defying Diet Culture, One Delicious Bite at a Time
In this video, Sophia Malek, owner of Bad Nutrition, talks about her entrepreneurial journey and the support provided by the PCC SBDC along the way. Read more below:
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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles, Business, Starting a Business, Growing a Business, Restaurants, Advanced Small Business Management =

How to Get a Business Loan in Oregon

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on January 29, 2024

Oregon is home to nearly 400,000 small businesses. Many of these ventures started with a great idea. But to turn a concept into reality, you need working capital.

A small business loan can help you get your business off the ground or take an existing one to the next level. Keep reading to learn the steps to getting the business financing you need to make sure your company stays strong and healthy.

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Topics: Small Business, Growing a Business, Getting Your Recipe to Market, business builders

5 Cybersecurity Tips for Oregon Small Businesses

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on January 22, 2024

You may have heard news accounts about the increase in hacks, scams, malware attacks, viruses, ransomware, and other online assaults. A recent report showed that these attacks now happen with alarming frequency—in fact, there are about 720 cyber attacks per hour.

The situation has gotten worse since the pandemic. As technology has become more and more vital in our professional and personal lives, more people and businesses have become vulnerable to scams. Hackers took advantage of many of the quickly assembled platforms that businesses set up to let their staff work from home. 

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Topics: Small Business, Growing a Business, Getting Your Recipe to Market, business builders

Small Business Success Story: Haruharu Studio

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on January 16, 2024
Haruharu Studio: Nurturing Korean Creativity and Culture
In this video, Jimin Kim, owner of Haruharu Studio, talks about her entrepreneurial journey and the support provided by the PCC SBDC along the way. Read more below:
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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles, Business, Starting a Business, Growing a Business, Restaurants, Advanced Small Business Management =

How to Start a Business Online

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on December 14, 2023

Starting a business that operates exclusively online can be an appealing way to earn a part-time or full-time income. It comes with the freedom and flexibility to work from anywhere you choose.

If you have a business idea for selling products or services online, below are considerations to keep in mind and the steps to take to get it up and running. First, here are some answers to common questions we often hear from potential online business owners.

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Topics: Small Business, Growing a Business, Getting Your Recipe to Market, business builders

Small Business Success Story: Cassie's Plant-Based Kitchen

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on December 10, 2023
Cooking Up Success: The Inspiring Journey of Cassie’s Plant-Based Kitchen
In this video, Cassie Larson, owner of Cassie's Plant-Based Kitchen, talks about her entrepreneurial journey and the support provided by the PCC SBDC along the way. Read more below:
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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles, Business, Starting a Business, Growing a Business, Restaurants, Advanced Small Business Management =

Oregon Resources for Veteran-Owned Businesses

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on November 14, 2023

The United States shows its appreciation to the people who’ve worn the uniform of our armed forces in many ways. From travel discounts to no-down-payment mortgages, your selfless military service has earned you some valuable perks and benefits. On top of that, some advantages extend to helping your veteran-owned small business.

Are you a veteran who currently owns a small business? Or are you a veteran with a business idea that you need help bringing to life? You should learn all about the various national, state, and regional resources available to you and the services each one provides.

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Topics: Small Business, Growing a Business, Getting Your Recipe to Market, business builders

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