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Build a Profitable and Rewarding Small Business
The Oregon Small Business Development Center at Portland Community College has helped thousands of business owners in the Portland, OR metro region over the last 30+ years. We combine one-on-one business advising with training programs taught by business experts, giving our 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. At orientation, you will:
- Identify where your business is on the small business growth curve
- Discover education opportunities, advising services, and other resources available to you
- Create a plan for action to guide your next steps in your business journey
Starting a New Business
Start your business on the right track, from refining your entrepreneurial idea to stabilizing your business for growth.
Managing Your Established Business
Keep your business growing by making the right decisions. Maintain your competitive edge through innovation.
SBDC Course Schedule
From the SBDC Blog
- What’s the Difference Between a Bookkeeper and an Accountant?
- Thu, 08 Mar 2018
When it comes to starting a business, there are few roles as important as your bookkeeper and accountant. Sound bookkeeping and accounting are vital for small businesses to get up and running, and to maintain their financial stability.
Bookkeeping and accounting professionals perform a number of tasks that are essential for your business, including having your books in order, staying in compliance, filing taxes on time and correctly, managing payroll, and more. If you’re considering starting a new business or are already in the beginning stages, you might be concerned that you don’t have the right professional to manage them. Do you need an accountant or a bookkeeper to take on these crucial functions?
- Business Profile: Garnish Apparel
- Thu, 18 Jan 2018
Garnish apparel is the brain child of chief designer and store owner Erica Lurie. They are located in the Pearl District of NW Portland, OR and feature "designed in house, made in Portland" fashion apparel for women.
- Business Profile: Red Castle Games
- Wed, 27 Dec 2017
Matthew Micetic opened his new storefront in FoPo JUST IN TIME for the 2017 holiday gift giving season. Matthew is a graduate of PCC's Small Business Development Center Retail Small Business Management Class. Matthew shares his story below.
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