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.
Director, Portland Community College SBDC
What I gained from the SBDC was learning how to market my business and I gained a lot more customers from that. Without the SBDC’s help I don’t know if that would have been possible.
Not only the support for what is needed to run a business, but also the emotional and personal support has been a great benefit. That extra support has been really important to me.”
I view the services that were offered through the SBDC as a vital opportunity to network and to learn about what resources are there. Portland has a vital food landscape, but for a foraging food entrepreneur, it’s hard to pick through everything out there
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.
We’ve won industry and Small Business Administration awards, thanks in no small part to SBDC.
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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.