Portland SBDC

Small business advising and training to help you reach your business goals


Our team of business advisers and instructors are ready to serve you, your family and your community. Together, we can help your business grow and thrive.

As an entrepreneur myself, I have experienced the challenges of growing a small business. I know the importance of continuing to learn as your business grows. I understand the difficulties of balancing family, while learning about operations, financial statements, marketing, sales, human resources and customer service. Our team of experienced business advisors and instructors are here to help, so you are not alone.

At your SBDC, you will work with experienced professionals who are service-focused. We will help you find the right resources for your business. Together, we form a team that will support you for the long-term.

We look forward to meeting you and helping you build your business.

Tammy Marquez-Oldham
Director, Portland Community College SBDC

Sometimes it’s just needing to know I am on the right track. I know if I need something I can call my adviser up or email him and say I need a sounding board.
Virginia JoplinVerbio

Find a class near

From our intensive Small Business Management Program cohort-based classes to workshops on new laws, HR and emerging marketing trends, we have the classes you need to help start and grow your business. It all starts by connecting with your local center.