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Small Business Accounting Basics

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on November 14, 2022

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Topics: Small Business, Starting a Business, Growing a Business, Finance, business builders, Business Design Series

Setting Your Small Business Up as a Sole Proprietorship

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on October 31, 2022

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Topics: Small Business, Starting a Business, Growing a Business, Business Design Series

Client Success Story: IRL Social Skills

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on October 24, 2022

PCC SBDC client Mara McLoughlin built IRL Social Skills to help autistic and other socially struggling teens, adults, and their parents lead successful social lives. When the COVID-pandemic hit, Mara sought professional guidance through PCC SBDC's one-on-one business advising. Her advisor, Jackie B. Peterson, guided Mara in building a foundation on which her new business could grow. Now, IRL Social Skills is serving individuals and families in Oregon and beyond, helping them make and keep friends! This is Mara's story.

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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles, Business, Starting a Business, Growing a Business, Business Design Series

Small Business Success Story: StudioAWEsome

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on July 21, 2022
Logo of local small business StudioAWEsome

When Kim Boyd recognized the impacts of isolation our community was facing due to the COVID pandemic, she decided to help reconnect individuals with themselves and their communities through Art, Wonder, Exploration and Story labs that provide inclusive, accessible spaces for artful play and story building. Kim came to the PCC Small Business Development Center for help turning her idea into a fully functioning business, and took advantage of structured businesses courses and no-cost, one-on-one business advising. Now, studioAWEsome has reached almost 200 Oregonians in just two months, with strategic plans for future growth. 

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Topics: Small Business, Business Profiles, Starting a Business, Growing a Business, Business Design Series

Upcoming Small Business Development Courses from the PCC SBDC

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on December 16, 2019

Business development classes from the PCC Small Business Development Center are available throughout the year! We've summarized available small business programs below. All programs are available virtually. 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 Design Series

Instructor Spotlight: Jackie Babicky-Peterson on the Business Design Series

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on November 15, 2019

Jackie Babicky-Peterson has been with Portland Community College since 2001. With a well-versed background, Jackie teaches the Business Design Series for PCC's Small Business Design Center. Keep reading to learn more about the program. 

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Topics: Small Business, Meet the SBDC Team, Business Design Series, PCC Stories

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