Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

LAUNCHING a New Business

LAUNCHING a New Business

Our new business launching programs are designed to help you achieve your start-up business goals at the pace at which you are ready to embark. Whether you are on a fast track or want to take it slow, our Business Launching programs will fit your life's schedule. With class work, one-on-one advising and peer mentorship, you will learn the skills essential to building a solid business foundation. Contact us at sbdc@pcc.edu prior to enrolling for a program application..

Which program is right for you?

The Entrepreneur Skills Series (ESS)

The ESS program is the premier program for launching-stage entrepreneurs. It is designed to provide entrepreneurs with the information and resources necessary to develop a firm foundation for their first year in business. The ESS is designed to help thinking and launching stage entrepreneurs develop the essential skills for supporting a successful business. Learn the importance of focusing within your field and earn what you are worth as an entrepreneur. While participating in this program, the entrepreneur is: launching their business; learning management essentials; establishing systems to support the emerging company; developing entrepreneurial skills; and creating a business plan worthy of presentation. Prerequisites: Program application through a guided interview process. Learn more about The Entrepreneur Skills Series »

Getting Your Recipe to Market

A 12-week intensive program designed to provide the food entrepreneur with a solid foundation in business, organizational, and product development, as well as food safety, packaging, production and distribution.

Keith Kullberg, owner of The Better Bean Co and Claudia Knotek, Community Relations Manager at New Seasons Market
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Pre-requisite: program application

Developed by the SBDC, the Food Innovation Center, and New Seasons Market, this program combines the talents of our instructors, business advisors and food professionals to provide a rich learning environment; one that creates a foundation for the entrepreneur. The workshop sessions engage the entrepreneurs in considering the complexity and inter-relationship between business planning, product development, and launching of your product so that you produce, promote and profit from your recipe/food concept as a food entrepreneur. Learn more about Getting Your Recipe to Market »

Better, Smarter, Richer

Better, Smarter, Richer is a 4 week study group that follows the principles and workbook of "Better, Smarter, Richer: Seven Business Principles for Solo and Creative Entrepreneurs" by Jackie Babicky-Peterson. Learn more about Better, Smater, Richer.

Next Steps:

For more information on this program contact SBDC: 971-722-5080 | sbdc@pcc.edu

To Register:
  1. View the current schedule of classes for LAUNCHING a Business and write down your CRN.
  2. Visit Non-Credit Registration and create a new account. Returning PCC Students can skip this step.
  3. Register for your course online using MyPCC.