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The Portland Community College (PCC) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and Global Trade Centers are part of the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network (OSBDCN). The Oregon Small Business Development Network was launched in 1983 and is part of a national network of Small Business Development Centers. The PCC SBDC and Global Trade Center teams work with businesses in every industry and at every stage of growth from start-ups to well-established companies, from one employee to 100+ employees. In addition to no-cost confidential advising with experienced business advisors, we offer training that covers a wide range of business topics and resources to help your business start, reopen, recover and become resilient.
Our team has supported over 600 small businesses since March of this year. Due to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 virus we have developed specific and easy to use tools, resource links, access to expert advisors and simple training. Explore our Adversity Response below to understand how we’re assisting small business owners who are starting or pivoting, reopening, recovering and working toward resilience.
The Oregon Small Business Development Centers are partially funded by the US Small Business Administration and the Oregon Business Development Department.
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PCC SBDC COVID-19 Adversity Response
Click here to discover remote resources for small business experiencing adversity due to COVID-19 closures and related challenges.
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From the SBDC Blog
- Advisor Spotlight: Kayla Banda
- Tue, 24 May 2022
- Kayla Banda moved to Portland from Reno, Nevada during the COVID pandemic. Having worked at the Small Business Development Center in Reno, she reached out to inquire about assisting small businesses in Portland and was immediately welcomed to the PCC SBDC team.
- Adviser Spotlight: Jackie Babicky-Peterson in 2022
- Tue, 29 Mar 2022
- After 22 years at the PCC SBDC, Jackie Babicky Peterson still has enthusiasm! Sean Harry sat down with Jackie in March 2022 to catch up on what she is up to these days.
- Client Success Story: Becca Schultz and Vesper School of Music
- Thu, 17 Feb 2022
- Becca Schultz started developing her piano pedagogy while still a student at Portland State University. Since then she has helped hundreds of students learn to play and enjoy music, while simultaneously employing multiple musicians as teachers. Her business has grown so much in the past couple of years that they have recently had to move…
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