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

Tammy HeadshotOur 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.

In preparation for creating a supportive and resource rich environment during this time the PCC SBDC is working with technical service providers, is deploying a Rapid Response Team and has taken critical learning online. We continue to assemble resources for small business using a new page at our website titled, PCC SBDC Adversity Response

As a small business owner under the stress and urgency of deciding how to find the critical resources needed TODAY! we are working to make the resources more visible, support you through this time, and bring our expertise as advisers, trainers and small business owners ourselves.

As you may be feeling quite alone during this time, we are placing small business training online. This online learning community of small businesses will help to share resources, while learning together.

We are optimistic there are positive outcomes that will emerge from these changes in business models, reaching customers, and fortifying businesses foundations with tools, resources, strategy and access to resources.

About Tammy Marquez-Oldham.
Tammy brings 30 years of experience in the education, healthcare, software and food industries to the clients she serves in her capacity at Portland Community College. She has owned several businesses and hired, trained and developed hundreds of employees. She has experience building business domestically and internationally, impacting more than 2,000 clients over the past 10 years. As director of the Portland Community College Small Business Development Center and the Oregon Small Business Development Center’s Global Trade Center, Tammy leads the vision of providing the highest level of business education and advising possible. With a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development from Warner Pacific College and a Master’s in Business from George Fox University, Tammy brings a unique and holistic approach to her work.

Topics: Small Business, coronavirus

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