PCC / Class Schedule / Summer 2014: NonCredit /

CLIMB: Small Business Development

Campus Contacts

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides training and educational programs for business owners. For information, visit our website at www.bizcenter.org/PCC or contact the SBDC at 971-722-5080.

How to Work with the SBDC

Start your entrepreneurial journey at our website: www.BizCenter.org/PCC, and you are on your way!

The first step on your path: attending our New Client Orientation. At BizCenter.org/PCC, choose the ORIENTATION tab where you will find a list of available New Client Orientations. Select the Orientation that best fits your location and schedule and reserve your seat by using the REGISTER for This Event Online feature.

In the Orientation we will help you assess your level of readiness and provide you with access to programs and resources. The Business Development path includes: THINKING about starting a business, LAUNCHING a new business venture, GROWING your current business, and RE-INVENTING or expanding a business. Each level of learning gets you to a higher level of business and personal development. Step out and enjoy the path to success on the SBDC Business Development Pathway.

New Client Orientation and Business Advising

THINKING about Starting a Business

After attending the New Client Orientation, the next step is the Directed Self-Study (DSS) Program which allows small business owners to direct the pace of their study, develop and refine their business idea by completing a business plan draft, prepare for a higher level of readiness when they meet with their SBDC business advisor, and participate in Peer Mentoring Groups.

After preparing a draft business plan, you will work with one of our business advisors to create a custom Action Plan for your business success and growth. You will also engage and network with your peers on a montly basis. DSS is for individuals thinking about starting a business, small business owners who are in the start-up phase and for those who are already running a business but still need a business plan.

Offered in a blended online learning and in class format at 3 PCC campuses.

Directed Self-Study (DSS) Business Planning Online

LAUNCHING a New Business Venture

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 to get your venture started in the right direction toward success.

The Entrepreneur Development Series (EDS) is designed to help launching stage entrepreneurs develop a solid foundation of the essential skills necessary to support a successful business. Series consists of 5 separate modules: Leadership and Mananging Relationships; Strategic Planning for Making $$; Understand Your Financials; Marketing, Marketing, Marketing; Building Operations & Systems.

The EDS Peer Group gives you the opportunity to learn from and network with your peers on an ongoing basis. The support system you will build through your Peer Group will become an integral part of your business development. Enrollment into a Peer Group is available after you attend any EDS module and continues for up to 8 months.

Entrepreneur Development Series - Marketing, Marketing
Entrepreneur Development Series - Understand Your Financials
Entrepreneur Development Series - Operations & Systems
Entrepreneur Development Series - Peer Mentoring

GROWING Your Current Business

Our innovative programs for established businesses are designed to help you achieve your business goals through improved management, organization and operation skills. Through class work, one-on-one long-term advising, and peer mentorship you will learn how to develop, maintain, and use effective marketing and management tools, how to implement a plan for sound growth and expansion, and how to understand and use your financial data. Pre-program assessment required prior to enrollment.

Programs starting Fall 2014 - please contact us at sbdc@pcc.edu for information on the next available program.

RE-INVENTING or Expanding a Business

When you are ready to expand your business by adding a location, employees or equipment, or re-invent with additional products or services, our advanced business management programs are designed to help you achieve your business goals. Through class work, one-on-one long-term advising, and peer mentorship you will learn how to implement a plan for sound growth and expansion, and how to understand and use your financial data to maximize your growth potential. Pre-program assessment required prior to enrollment.

Programs starting Fall 2014 - please contact us at sbdc@pcc.edu for information on the next available program.

International Trade Small Business Managment Program

WORKSHOPS for Operating Your Business

Operating Your Business workshops offer basic education in specific areas useful to small business owners. These quick workshops will keep you on the road to success.

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