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What We Are Reading This Summer

Posted by Sean Harry on June 29, 2021

With the overwhelming heatwave we've been experiencing the past week or so, you may have noticed that summer has officially arrived in Portland! Along with summer comes time for reflection and expanding our knowledge – which means summer reading (and/or listening) lists. We’ve asked some PCC SBDC Advisors to share what’s on their reading list this summer and thought we would share it with you. Some of these books are specifically focused on business, while some of them are more for personal pleasure and/or professional development. Here's what's on our reading lists this summer:

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Topics: Small Business

Guidelines for Re-opening Oregon Small Businesses post-Coronavirus

Posted by Sean Harry on June 16, 2020

Leslie Hildula of the PCC Small Business Development Center offers a presentation on the guidelines set forth by the Oregon Health Authority for re-opening restaurants, retail, and personal service businesses following the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Coronavirus shutdown. In these two videos Leslie provides information on compliance requirements for the re-opening of small businesses that have been impacted by the Governor's orders. 

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Topics: Small Business, Retail, Restaurants, Oregon, Retail Small Business Management, Retail Business Builders, coronavirus, Covid-19

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

Celebrate National SBDC Day March 20

Posted by Sean Harry on February 25, 2019

March 20, 2019 is National SBDC Day!

The 62 state and regional Small Business Development Center networks provide free one-on-one consulting to small businesses at nearly 1,000 locations throughout the nation. In 2019:

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Topics: Small Business

Awesome Opportunity for Coffee Cart in Hillsboro

Posted by Sean Harry on November 07, 2018


The Portland Community College Willow Creek Center is seeking Informal Requests for Proposals for: Coffee Cart at Willow Creek Center

The College is seeking informal competitive proposals for an indoor coffee cart at the Willow Creek Center located at 241 SW Edgeway Drive, Beaverton, OR 97006. This is a 100,000 square-foot educational center and serves as a one-stop destination for customers of Washington County Workforce Development as well as those wishing to take classes from PCC. Portland State University and Oregon Institute of Technology also offer classes at the center.

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Topics: Small Business, Coffee

7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a Business

Posted by Sean Harry on July 02, 2018

Starting a small business can be a daunting process, and being underprepared can spell disaster. If you’re thinking about starting a business, ask yourself these questions first.

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Topics: Small Business, Starting a Business

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