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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 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. 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
- SBDC - Grow Your Business Growth FAST! Learn How with an SBDC Orientation
- Wed, 10 Oct 2018
Orientations offered by PCC’s Small Business Development Center (at no cost!) are a great way to learn about the opportunities we offer to help you turn your business idea into action. A typical orientation includes a small group of future entrepreneurs – but may also include sole-proprietors and small business owners seeking to find efficient, practical and effective solutions to common business-related challenges. You’ll leave our 2-hour orientation having identified new resources, and with an action plan to guide your next steps.
- Instructor Spotlight: David Kohl, Global Trade Liaison
- Sun, 30 Sep 2018
Global Trade Liaison, David Kohl, enjoys working with a wide range of businesses to assist them in understanding the opportunities and challenges related to global trade. He feels gratified when facilitating an increased perspective that leads to business success both domestically AND internationally. Here is his story. . .
- Instructor Spotlight: Jackie Babicky Peterson
- Fri, 31 Aug 2018
Jackie Babicky Peterson is a strategic adviser to small businesses at Portland Community College’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Her clients are interested in making a living doing what they love. Her most recent project is a book titled, "Age is Opportunity," and capitalizes on her energetic approach to equip SBDC clients with the ability to combine their small business ideas with decades of professional experience into a plan to become successful business owners later in life.
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