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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

Native American Small Business Assistance Programs

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on November 07, 2023

November is Native American Heritage Month and a great opportunity to celebrate Native American small business owners. According to data from the US Census Bureau, there are approximately 40,000 employer and 315,000 nonemployer Native-owned businesses nationwide that generate roughly $50 billion in revenue each year.

Whether you’re a business owner or an entrepreneur planning to start a business, government agencies and other organizations can support you. These programs provide training and technical assistance. They also offer resources that can help put Native American small business owners on the path to prosperity.

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

Small Business Success Story: Joy Crazy

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on November 06, 2023
Spreading Joy and Building Success: Joy Crazy, LLC
In this video, Shannon Diffenderffer, owner of Joy Crazy, 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 =

5 Small Business Tax Planning Strategies

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on October 17, 2023

As the end of the year approaches, it’s time for small business owners to put tax planning on their radar. You have until December 31 to make some strategic moves that can help you take advantage of more tax breaks, maximize your tax deductions, and minimize the amount you’ll owe when tax filing time comes. 

Keep these five year-end tax planning tips in mind to help place your small business in the best position possible when tax season rolls around.

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

Small Business Success Story: Poley Creative

Posted by PCC Small Business Development Center on October 10, 2023
In this video, Michael Poley and Elizabeth Kozup, co-owners of Poley Creative, talk about their 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 =

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