Business Development

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Why Should You CLIMB?

The CLIMB Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is one of 19 in the state of Oregon, offering growth and development opportunities for small business owners throughout the PCC district.

Whether you have owned a business for years or you are thinking about starting a new business, the Portland Community College - CLIMB Center is here to help. CLIMB means continuous learning for individuals, management, and business, and we are dedicated to helping business owners of all kinds. From planning the initial stages of your new business to preparing for your retirement, we offer training, advice, and resources that cover all aspects of the business community. When it comes to business development, you can count on us to guide you every step of the way.

The Portland Community College - CLIMB Center is based out of Portland, OR, and we proudly assist business owners throughout the region. Whether you own a business in Oregon or you are planning to start one somewhere else, you can take advantage of our services. From advising you on the whether or not to expand your business to helping you reinvent your business with a completely new idea, we do it all and more. Through our business workshops you will learn the ins and outs of entrepreneurship, including how to start a business, how to grow it, and how to continue your success for years to come.

Browse our site to learn more about the Portland Community College - CLIMB Center and what is can do for you. There is nothing more important to us than helping you with all aspects of business development, so don't hesitate to get in touch with us any time you need our assistance. For more information or to get started, give us a call now!

SBDCPart of the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network. Visit to request business advising.

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How to Work with the SBDC
Start your entrepreneurial journey on the right path by getting the help and support you need to succeed.
THINKING about Starting a Business
Thinking about starting a business? Not sure if you are ready or have a viable idea? We will help you make an educated decision.
LAUNCHING a New Business
Now you are ready to start. Or perhaps you have already started your business and you are in over your head. Let us help direct you onto the path toward success.
GROWING Your Current Business
Your business is up and running, but now you are ready to make it grow. We can show you how.
When you are ready to expand your business with employees or an additional location, or reinvent the business, we have the resources and support you need.
Workshops for Operating Your Business
Basic education in specific areas. These quick classes will keep you on the road to success.