Small Business Development Center
first aid COVID-19 Impact: The PCC SBDC and Global Trade Center is Open for Business
Classes are moving online due to coronavirus (COVID-19). We’re now providing 1:1 business advising virtually, and the majority of our upcoming training will be provided online. Review this blog to learn how Oregon business may prepare for disruptions caused by COVID-19. To get in touch, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 971-722-5080. We are here to be of service to you and your business. Additional information will be shared as it becomes available. For more information on PCC’s college-wide response, visit: pcc.edu/coronavirus
Updated 4/27/2020 4:40pm
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The Oregon Small Business Development Center at Portland Community College is adjusting to the unprecedented economic challenge created by the Coronavirus pandemic and COIVD-19. PCC SBDC is now offering all no-cost advising and programming remotely. Our center has helped thousands of business owners in the Portland, OR metro region over the last 35+ years. We combine one-on-one business advising with training programs taught by business experts, giving small business clients the resources they need to grow. We’ve celebrated many successes with clients at all stages of business development. We encourage you to attend our no-cost Intro to SBDC orientation to discover educational opportunities and to create a plan for action to guide your business journey.
Explore PCC SBDC Programming:
Start and Grow Your Business
Start your business on the right track, from refining your entrepreneurial idea to stabilizing your business for growth. Courses now offered online.
Managing Your Business
Keep your business growing through adversity by making the right decisions. Maintain your competitive edge through innovation. Courses now offered online.
Import/Export Trade Advising
Our team has decades of experience supporting small business professionals who seek to become importers/exporters.
SBDC Course Schedule
From the SBDC Blog
- Sparkling Palaces Uses UV as a Disinfectant -- A Client Success Story
- Thu, 16 Jul 2020
Amy Boggs owns and operates a local cleaning company that is on the cutting edge of innovation. Amy opened Sparkling Places in 2002 in an effort to afford to continue her college education and has turned to cutting edge technology to expand her business to address the needs of customers dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
- How Remote.ly is Building Resilience During Times of Adversity
- Fri, 03 Jul 2020
Oliver Alexander started the co-working space (Remote.ly) just over a year ago on March 7, 2019. They were just beginning to turn a profit, hitting the black for the first time in February 2020. Then Covid-19 hit and their momentum was wiped out. The Federal PPP and EIDL programs helped them survive. Now Remote.ly is looking forward to reopening their doors as Multnomah County enters Phase I of reopening, but things will look very different for Oliver and his customers. This is the story of how Remote.ly is building resilience during challenging times.
- Guidelines for Re-opening Oregon Small Businesses post-Coronavirus
- Tue, 16 Jun 2020
Leslie Hildula of the PCC Small Business Development Center offers a presentation on the guidelines set forth by the Oregon Health Authority for re-opening restaurants, retail, and personal service businesses following the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Coronavirus shutdown. In these two videos Leslie provides information on compliance requirements for the re-opening of small businesses that have been impacted by the Governor's orders.
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