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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
- Introduction to Retail Small Business Management
- Thu, 24 Jan 2019
How will you drive your retail business growth this year?
That’s a question facing all retail business owners - and a problem we help to solve for small businesses registered in the Retail Small Business Management program.
- Business Profile: Nikki Guerrero (Hot Mama Salsa) Wins Good Food Award
- Wed, 23 Jan 2019
Hot Mama Salsa's Chilly Oils won a Good Food award in January 2019.
Nikki Guerrero started the Hot Mama Salsa business when she moved to Portland and realized she could not find the fresh Mexican flavors she had grown up with. Nikki participated in the PCC SBDC Advanced Small Business Management program in 2017. This is her story.
- Meet Our Newest Advisor: Kim Allchurch-Flick
- Wed, 26 Dec 2018
Kim Allchurch-Flick begins her work with the PCC Small Business Develop Center in January 2019. She will be the cohort lead for the Encore & Solo Business Builders Program.
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