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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

Upcoming Classes and Programs from PCC's Small Business Development Center

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on February 18, 2020

Now is the time to start planning for our upcoming courses! We've summarized all upcoming programs and start dates below. Get in touch if you'd like to learn more about a program or need help with enrollment.

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Topics: Small Business, Business, Global Trade, Encore Entrepreneurship, Starting a Business, Growing a Business

Meet Our Newest Capital Access Team Member: Oscar Novelo

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on October 31, 2019

With a strong background in Community Development and Financing of Public Improvement Projects, Oscar Novelo brings his talents to the Oregon SBDC Capital Access Team.  This is his story

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Topics: Small Business, Business, Finance, funding, Capital Access Team, PCC Stories

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, PCC Stories

Business Profile: Angela Church of Precision Fiber, Inc.

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on January 10, 2017

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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles, Business

5 Ways to Help Your Small Business Thrive through Innovation

Innovation is a big word. It probably conjures up ideas about expansive R&D departments at corporate powerhouses like Apple and Google, but the truth is that innovation is imperative to businesses of all sizes in the 21st Century. The terms “innovation” and “small business” are no longer independent of each other.

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Topics: Small Business, Business, Growing a Business

5 Ways to Celebrate Women's Small Business Month

Established by the U.S. Small Business Administration, October marks National Women’s Small Business Month and while the glass ceiling might still be prevalent, women are steadily coming toward the forefront of small business ownership.

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Topics: Small Business, Business, Leadership, Growing a Business, Leaders

How the Increase in Minimum Wage Affects You & What You Can Do to Prepare

In 2013, President Obama raised minimum wage to $9/hour, as previous wages were so low that families were unable to afford living costs. Today, states are raising wages even higher, with California being the first state to adopt the legislation that will gradually raise minimum wage to $15/hour. This increase is a positive one for workers, but what does this mean for small business owners like you? Well, it could mean that jobs might need to be cut if employers are expected to pay higher rates. We could also see an increase in prices (up to 4.3%) as well, as employers will need to make more money to pay a higher wage.

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Topics: Small Business, Business, Retail, Management, Growing a Business

How to Determine if the Small Business Management Program is Right for Your Architecture, Contractor, or Engineering Business

As an architect, contractor or engineer, you’re expected to be an expert in your field who delivers quality work. However, your educational pursuits and years of on-the-job experience working for someone else probably didn’t prepare you to own and operate your small business. You are a pro in CAD software, but a novice when it comes to accounting programs.

The truth is running a business is never as easy as costs versus profits. To help your small business grow, you’ll need to brush up your small business management knowledge.

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Topics: Professional Development, Small Business, Business, Management

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