Our Classes

Manage your small business with confidence.

We offer a variety of small business training programs to fit your needs – from just starting out to running an established business with employees.

Each training program includes:

  • Experienced subject-matter experts that cover critical components of running a small business, like understanding financials, managing employees, developing operating procedures, attracting and keeping customers, and more.
  • One-on-one business advising to take what you learned in class and apply it directly to your business.
  • A dynamic cohort-learning environment in which you learn from and network with your peers and develop long-lasting connections.

To learn more, reserve your seat in one of our New Client Orientations.

Find A Class For Your Business

IDEA: You have an idea for a business, but it isn’t off the ground yet. You may have some of the pieces in place or a working plan but aren’t yet in business. This is sometimes also called “pre-venture”.

LAUNCH: Your business is up and running. You may not yet be profitable and things still feel new.

EXPANSION: Your business is generating a consistent source of income and you regularly see new customers. You are looking at new opportunities for your business.

RENEWAL: Business conditions, leadership and other factors can lead to changes in direction. This is a time to look at new processes and big decisions to move the business forward. It is often when businesses pursue new avenues for growth.

EXIT: You are ready to make a big change in the business and exit to new opportunities. Business succession plans need to be identified early to achieve your desired outcomes.

BUSINESS CONCEPT & PRODUCT: Creating and refining your business concept toward products & services that have growth potential and revenue models that propel your business.

CUSTOMER RELATIONS & BRANDING: Finding the right customers, understanding community demographics and building a brand that enhances public relations, marketing and networking are critical to your success.

ORGANIZATION & HUMAN RESOURCES: How your company is structured as a board, employees, partnerships, business processes and legal issues.

OPERATIONS & FINANCE: The operations side of your business, including financials, funding, production and deliveries, IT systems and facilities.

What can we help you with?
  • All
  • Classes
  • Business Concept & Product
  • Customer Relations & Branding
  • Operations & Finance
  • Organization & Human Resources
  • Portland SBDC
Select your business cycle
  • All
  • Idea
  • Launch
  • Expansion
  • Renew
  • Exit

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

June 5, 2019 - June 5, 2019
CRN: 26499
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: PCC Sylvania Campus, ST 100
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Sylvania Campus Address: 12000 SW 49th Ave. Portland, OR 97219
Parking: CLIMB, Cascade, Sylvania and SE 82nd are official PCC campuses and there is a parking fee. There are parking permit boxes in the parking lot area.
ADA: If you need accommodations to participate in this event, contact Disability Services at 971-722-4341 or 503-246-4072 (TTY).

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation. Sylvania Campus Address: 12000 SW 49th Ave. Portland, OR 97219 Parking: CLIMB, Cascade, Sylvania and SE 82nd are official PCC campuses and there is a parking fee. There are parking permit boxes in the parking lot area. ADA: If you need accommodations to participate in this event, contact Disability Services at 971-722-4341 or 503-246-4072 (TTY).
12000 SW 49th Ave.
Portland, OR 97219

Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

June 13, 2019 - June 13, 2019
CRN: 21630
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: SE Campus, Library room 216
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Address: 1626 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

Parking: CLIMB and SE 82nd are official PCC campuses and there is a parking fee of $5 per day. There are parking permit boxes in the parking lot area.
ADA: If you need accomodations to participate in this event, contact Disability Services at 971-722-4341 or 503-246-4072 (TTY).

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation. Address: 1626 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214 Parking: CLIMB and SE 82nd are official PCC campuses and there is a parking fee of $5 per day. There are parking permit boxes in the parking lot area. ADA: If you need accomodations to participate in this event, contact Disability Services at 971-722-4341 or 503-246-4072 (TTY).
2305 SE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97216

Thursday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

June 20, 2019 - June 20, 2019
CRN: 21653
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: PCC Cascade Campus, Terrell Hall (TH) 112
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Campus Address: 705 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, OR 97217

Parking: CLIMB, Cascade and SE 82nd are official PCC campuses and there is a parking fee. There are parking permit boxes in the parking lot area.
ADA: If you need accomodations to participate in this event, contact Disability Services at 971-722-4341 or 503-246-4072 (TTY).

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation. Campus Address: 705 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, OR 97217 Parking: CLIMB, Cascade and SE 82nd are official PCC campuses and there is a parking fee. There are parking permit boxes in the parking lot area. ADA: If you need accomodations to participate in this event, contact Disability Services at 971-722-4341 or 503-246-4072 (TTY).
705 N. Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR 97217

Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

June 24, 2019 - August 26, 2019
CRN: 34496
Instructor: Jackie Babicky-Peterson
Location: PCC Willow Creek, 208
Fees: $799

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Perhaps you are retired or you have been laid off, and you're looking for some extra income or something to keep you busy. Encore Entrepreneurship is on the rise for people like you. Never before has it been easier for 50+ individuals to monetize their knowledge, skills, and experience into a rewarding small business.

Or, you became an ENCORE or Solo entrepreneur because you love what you do. But, you're doing it all. And getting bogged down in running your business can cause you to lose track of the passion that got you started. There is another way.

From marketing to invoicing, do you ever wonder how you got into this mess? ENCORE and Solo is designed specifically for those over 50 starting a business or wanting to focus on growing and developing their business so that the business gives them the results they want.

-Share ideas and solve problems. Working as a solo entrepreneur can be lonely and isolating. You'll meet fellow solos to learn about the keys to success and overcoming common problems. Keep yourself accountable to your goals.

-Work one-on-one with an advisor to take action. Need a sounding board? You'll meet with your advisor regularly to develop an action plan, track your progress, and work on problems you encounter along the way.

-Find clarity, focus on your mission. We'll help you clearly define your mission, services and products, and your target market. With this focus, you'll be able to navigate opportunities and challenges, ultimately increasing your sales.

-Refine your business model. Encorepreneurs need a different business model. Learn about the Waterbug Model and how to build a network of Encorepreneurs, and focus on doing what you love. Work smarter, not harder.

Turn your experience into a rewarding small business.

For more information go to: http://bit.ly/Solo-BB.

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Perhaps you are retired or you have been laid off, and you're looking for some extra income or something to keep you busy. Encore Entrepreneurship is on the rise for people like you. Never before has it been easier for 50+ individuals to monetize their knowledge, skills, and experience into a rewarding small business. Or, you became an ENCORE . . . or Solo entrepreneur because you love what you do. But, you're doing it all. And getting bogged down in running your business can cause you to lose track of the passion that got you started. There is another way. From marketing to invoicing, do you ever wonder how you got into this mess? ENCORE and Solo is designed specifically for those over 50 starting a business or wanting to focus on growing and developing their business so that the business gives them the results they want. -Share ideas and solve problems. Working as a solo entrepreneur can be lonely and isolating. You'll meet fellow solos to learn about the keys to success and overcoming common problems. Keep yourself accountable to your goals. -Work one-on-one with an advisor to take action. Need a sounding board? You'll meet with your advisor regularly to develop an action plan, track your progress, and work on problems you encounter along the way. -Find clarity, focus on your mission. We'll help you clearly define your mission, services and products, and your target market. With this focus, you'll be able to navigate opportunities and challenges, ultimately increasing your sales. -Refine your business model. Encorepreneurs need a different business model. Learn about the Waterbug Model and how to build a network of Encorepreneurs, and focus on doing what you love. Work smarter, not harder. Turn your experience into a rewarding small business. For more information go to: http://bit.ly/Solo-BB.
241 SW Edgeway Drive
Beaverton, OR 97006

Tuesday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

June 25, 2019 - June 25, 2019
CRN: 33129
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: PCC Willow Creek, 207
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
241 SW Edgeway Dr
Beaverton, OR 97006

Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

July 1, 2019 - July 1, 2019
CRN: 30615
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: PCC CLIMB Center, 307
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
1626 SE Water Ave
Portland, OR 97214

Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

July 9, 2019 - July 30, 2019
CRN: 30695
Instructor: Jackie Babicky-Peterson
Location: PCC Sylvania Campus, Social Science (SS) 204
Fees: 125.00

Take the first steps to turn your idea into a profitable business. If you have a business idea and need help getting started, the Business Design Series is for you!

In the Business Design Series participants are introduced to key aspects of designing and building a business so they can develop a workable action plan that will become the foundational piece for meeting with an SBDC Advisor. We begin with a self-assessment to help determine an entrepreneur’s level of comfort and competence in 20 critical business focus areas. Instructions, in class activities, articles and worksheets will provide students with tools to address the 4 basic challenge areas to every business: an attractive Business Concept, strong Organizational Structure, lasting Customer Relations and profitable Business Operations.

This class that meets once a week for 2 hours. In 4 weeks students will be able to:

• Use the GrowthWheel to assess their readiness to start a business

• Select a business entity and start a business

• Utilize the Customer Relationship Arc model to design a successful business

• Clarify an idea to determine the viability of the business

• Identify key customers and develop a Customer Persona

• Design a revenue model to meet the needs of key customers

• Create an effective Elevator Pitch

• Explore 21.5 questions every business owner must answer before starting a business

• Determine start up costs and create a basic budget

• Create an action plan with key milestones

• Answer the question "Do I need a traditional business plan?"

At the end of this course entrepreneurs will have a workable Action Plan for taking the next steps in building a successful and profitable business.

Take the first steps to turn your idea into a profitable business. If you have a business idea and need help getting started, the Business Design Series is for you! In the Business Design Series participants are introduced to key aspects of designing and building a business so they can develop a workable action plan that will become the foundational piece for meeting with an SBDC Advisor. We begin . . . with a self-assessment to help determine an entrepreneur’s level of comfort and competence in 20 critical business focus areas. Instructions, in class activities, articles and worksheets will provide students with tools to address the 4 basic challenge areas to every business: an attractive Business Concept, strong Organizational Structure, lasting Customer Relations and profitable Business Operations. This class that meets once a week for 2 hours. In 4 weeks students will be able to: • Use the GrowthWheel to assess their readiness to start a business • Select a business entity and start a business • Utilize the Customer Relationship Arc model to design a successful business • Clarify an idea to determine the viability of the business • Identify key customers and develop a Customer Persona • Design a revenue model to meet the needs of key customers • Create an effective Elevator Pitch • Explore 21.5 questions every business owner must answer before starting a business • Determine start up costs and create a basic budget • Create an action plan with key milestones • Answer the question "Do I need a traditional business plan?" At the end of this course entrepreneurs will have a workable Action Plan for taking the next steps in building a successful and profitable business.
12000 SW 49th Ave.
Portland, OR 97219

Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

July 11, 2019 - July 11, 2019
CRN: 30694
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: PCC Sylvania Campus, Science Technology (ST) 215
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
12000 SW 49th Ave.
Portland, OR 97219

Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

July 18, 2019 - July 18, 2019
CRN: 30765
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: SE Campus, Student Commons (SCOM) 314
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
2305 SE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97216

Friday, Saturday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

July 19, 2019 - July 20, 2019
CRN: 31531
Instructor: Judy Beebe
Location: PCC Sylvania Campus, South Classroom Building (SCB) 203
Fees: $330

The Contractors Licensing Education is designed to help the construction contractor meet educational requirements of ORS 701.280 for licensing or renewal.

The intense live classroom program is held over 2 full days. The course times run Friday and Saturday, 8am - 6pm. Space is limited and pre-registraion is required.

The Contractors Licensing Education is designed to help the construction contractor meet educational requirements of ORS 701.280 for licensing or renewal.

The intense live classroom program is held over 2 full days. The course times run Friday and Saturday, 8am - 6pm. Space is limited and pre-registraion is required.

12000 SW 49th Ave.
Portland, OR 97219

Tuesday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

July 23, 2019 - July 23, 2019
CRN: 33129
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: PCC Willow Creek, 207
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
241 SW Edgeway Dr
Beaverton, OR 97006

Wednesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

July 31, 2019 - July 31, 2019
CRN: 34462
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: PCC Cascade Campus, Terrell Hall (TH) 112
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
705 N. Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR 97217

Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

August 1, 2019 - August 1, 2019
CRN: 33134
Instructor: Jackie Babicky-Peterson
Location: PCC Willow Creek, 208
Fees: 125.00

Take the first steps to turn your idea into a profitable business. If you have a business idea and need help getting started, the Business Design Series is for you!

In the Business Design Series participants are introduced to key aspects of designing and building a business so they can develop a workable action plan that will become the foundational piece for meeting with an SBDC Advisor. We begin with a self-assessment to help determine an entrepreneur’s level of comfort and competence in 20 critical business focus areas. Instructions, in class activities, articles and worksheets will provide students with tools to address the 4 basic challenge areas to every business: an attractive Business Concept, strong Organizational Structure, lasting Customer Relations and profitable Business Operations.

This class that meets once a week for 2 hours. In 4 weeks students will be able to:

• Use the GrowthWheel to assess their readiness to start a business

• Select a business entity and start a business

• Utilize the Customer Relationship Arc model to design a successful business

• Clarify an idea to determine the viability of the business

• Identify key customers and develop a Customer Persona

• Design a revenue model to meet the needs of key customers

• Create an effective Elevator Pitch

• Explore 21.5 questions every business owner must answer before starting a business

• Determine start up costs and create a basic budget

• Create an action plan with key milestones

• Answer the question "Do I need a traditional business plan?"

At the end of this course entrepreneurs will have a workable Action Plan for taking the next steps in building a successful and profitable business.

Take the first steps to turn your idea into a profitable business. If you have a business idea and need help getting started, the Business Design Series is for you! In the Business Design Series participants are introduced to key aspects of designing and building a business so they can develop a workable action plan that will become the foundational piece for meeting with an SBDC Advisor. We begin . . . with a self-assessment to help determine an entrepreneur’s level of comfort and competence in 20 critical business focus areas. Instructions, in class activities, articles and worksheets will provide students with tools to address the 4 basic challenge areas to every business: an attractive Business Concept, strong Organizational Structure, lasting Customer Relations and profitable Business Operations. This class that meets once a week for 2 hours. In 4 weeks students will be able to: • Use the GrowthWheel to assess their readiness to start a business • Select a business entity and start a business • Utilize the Customer Relationship Arc model to design a successful business • Clarify an idea to determine the viability of the business • Identify key customers and develop a Customer Persona • Design a revenue model to meet the needs of key customers • Create an effective Elevator Pitch • Explore 21.5 questions every business owner must answer before starting a business • Determine start up costs and create a basic budget • Create an action plan with key milestones • Answer the question "Do I need a traditional business plan?" At the end of this course entrepreneurs will have a workable Action Plan for taking the next steps in building a successful and profitable business.
241 SW Edgeway Drive
Beaverton, OR 97006

Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

August 1, 2019 - August 1, 2019
CRN: 30765
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: SE Campus, Student Commons (SCOM) 314
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
2305 SE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97216

Monday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

August 5, 2019 - August 5, 2019
CRN: 30615
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: PCC CLIMB Center, 307
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
1626 SE Water Ave
Portland, OR 97214

Tuesday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

August 13, 2019 - August 13, 2019
CRN: 34462
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: PCC Cascade Campus, Terrell Hall (TH) 112
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
705 N. Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR 97217

Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

August 21, 2019 - September 11, 2019
CRN: 33135
Instructor: Jackie Babicky-Peterson
Location: PCC Cascade Campus, Cascade Hall (CH) 209
Fees: 125.00

Take the first steps to turn your idea into a profitable business. If you have a business idea and need help getting started, the Business Design Series is for you!

In the Business Design Series participants are introduced to key aspects of designing and building a business so they can develop a workable action plan that will become the foundational piece for meeting with an SBDC Advisor. We begin with a self-assessment to help determine an entrepreneur’s level of comfort and competence in 20 critical business focus areas. Instructions, in class activities, articles and worksheets will provide students with tools to address the 4 basic challenge areas to every business: an attractive Business Concept, strong Organizational Structure, lasting Customer Relations and profitable Business Operations.

This class that meets once a week for 2 hours. In 4 weeks students will be able to:

• Use the GrowthWheel to assess their readiness to start a business

• Select a business entity and start a business

• Utilize the Customer Relationship Arc model to design a successful business

• Clarify an idea to determine the viability of the business

• Identify key customers and develop a Customer Persona

• Design a revenue model to meet the needs of key customers

• Create an effective Elevator Pitch

• Explore 21.5 questions every business owner must answer before starting a business

• Determine start up costs and create a basic budget

• Create an action plan with key milestones

• Answer the question "Do I need a traditional business plan?"

At the end of this course entrepreneurs will have a workable Action Plan for taking the next steps in building a successful and profitable business.

Take the first steps to turn your idea into a profitable business. If you have a business idea and need help getting started, the Business Design Series is for you! In the Business Design Series participants are introduced to key aspects of designing and building a business so they can develop a workable action plan that will become the foundational piece for meeting with an SBDC Advisor. We begin . . . with a self-assessment to help determine an entrepreneur’s level of comfort and competence in 20 critical business focus areas. Instructions, in class activities, articles and worksheets will provide students with tools to address the 4 basic challenge areas to every business: an attractive Business Concept, strong Organizational Structure, lasting Customer Relations and profitable Business Operations. This class that meets once a week for 2 hours. In 4 weeks students will be able to: • Use the GrowthWheel to assess their readiness to start a business • Select a business entity and start a business • Utilize the Customer Relationship Arc model to design a successful business • Clarify an idea to determine the viability of the business • Identify key customers and develop a Customer Persona • Design a revenue model to meet the needs of key customers • Create an effective Elevator Pitch • Explore 21.5 questions every business owner must answer before starting a business • Determine start up costs and create a basic budget • Create an action plan with key milestones • Answer the question "Do I need a traditional business plan?" At the end of this course entrepreneurs will have a workable Action Plan for taking the next steps in building a successful and profitable business.
705 N Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97217

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

August 21, 2019 - August 21, 2019
CRN: 30694
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: PCC Sylvania Campus, Science Technology (ST) 112
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
12000 SW 49th Ave.
Portland, OR 97219

Tuesday, Wednesday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

August 27, 2019 - August 27, 2019
CRN: 33129
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: PCC Willow Creek, 207
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
241 SW Edgeway Dr
Beaverton, OR 97006

Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

September 3, 2019 - September 3, 2019
CRN: 30615
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: PCC CLIMB Center, 307
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
1626 SE Water Ave
Portland, OR 97214

Thursday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

September 5, 2019 - September 5, 2019
CRN: 30694
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: PCC Sylvania Campus, Science Technology (ST) 112
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
12000 SW 49th Ave.
Portland, OR 97219

Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

September 19, 2019 - September 19, 2019
CRN: 30765
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: SE Campus, Student Commons (SCOM) 314
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
2305 SE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97216

Monday 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

September 23, 2019 - December 9, 2019
CRN: 44804
Instructor: Leslie Hildula
Location: PCC CLIMB Center
Fees: $799

Ready to start your own restaurant or run yours more efficiently?

Are you wondering how to begin finding staff, buying and managing food inventory, or tracking your cash flow?

Want to know how to create additional revenue streams, build a buzz around your brand, and attract more people?

Learn how to find the right location, equipment, employees, and inventory to keep your business competitive and your customers coming in and coming back. Build a network that will provide resources and advice on how to reach your goals, assist you with an action plan, and help you hold yourself accountable.

The Restaurant Business Builders program gives you access to a range of subject-matter experts for profitable advice that will save you years of trial and error. Our list of guest speakers includes restaurateurs, legal experts, local health department representatives, marketing professionals, and more.

Learn more at http://climb.pcc.edu/restaurant-business-builders

Ready to start your own restaurant or run yours more efficiently? Are you wondering how to begin finding staff, buying and managing food inventory, or tracking your cash flow? Want to know how to create additional revenue streams, build a buzz around your brand, and attract more people? Learn how to find the right location, equipment, employees, and inventory to keep your business competitive and . . . your customers coming in and coming back. Build a network that will provide resources and advice on how to reach your goals, assist you with an action plan, and help you hold yourself accountable. The Restaurant Business Builders program gives you access to a range of subject-matter experts for profitable advice that will save you years of trial and error. Our list of guest speakers includes restaurateurs, legal experts, local health department representatives, marketing professionals, and more. Learn more at http://climb.pcc.edu/restaurant-business-builders
1626 SE Water Ave.
Portland, OR 97214

Tuesday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

September 24, 2019 - December 10, 2019
CRN: 43101
Instructor: Jill Beaman
Location: PCC CLIMB Center
Fees: $1995

A 12-week intensive program designed to provide the food entrepreneur with a solid foundation in business, organizational, and product development, as well as food safety, packaging, production and distribution. Pre-req: guided phone interview and program application

Developed by the SBDC, the Food Innovation Center, and New Seasons Market, this program combines the talents of our instructors, business advisors and food professionals to provide a rich learning environment; one that creates a foundation for the entrepreneur.

The workshop sessions engage the entrepreneurs in considering the complexity and inter-relationship between business planning, product development, and launching of your product so that you produce, promote and profit from your recipe/food concept as a food entrepreneur.

A 12-week intensive program designed to provide the food entrepreneur with a solid foundation in business, organizational, and product development, as well as food safety, packaging, production and distribution. Pre-req: guided phone interview and program application Developed by the SBDC, the Food Innovation Center, and New Seasons Market, this program combines the talents of our instructors, . . . business advisors and food professionals to provide a rich learning environment; one that creates a foundation for the entrepreneur. The workshop sessions engage the entrepreneurs in considering the complexity and inter-relationship between business planning, product development, and launching of your product so that you produce, promote and profit from your recipe/food concept as a food entrepreneur.
1626 SE Water Ave.
Portland, OR 97214

Tuesday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

September 24, 2019 - September 24, 2019
CRN: 41650
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: PCC Willow Creek
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
241 SW Edgeway Dr
Beaverton, OR 97006

Wednesday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

September 25, 2019 - December 11, 2019
CRN: 42513
Instructor: Terry Long
Location: PCC Cascade Campus
Fees: $799

Start your business off on the right foot! Learn how to become profitable in the shortest time possible.
The SBB is a 10 week intensive class that is offered twice a year. This class is for small business owners who are just getting started – from month 1 through the second year of business.

- Each 3 hour weekly session covers topics critical to building a successful business including: Defining your Business Model, Marketing, Branding, setting up Business Processes, Sales, Customer Service, Financial Planning, Bookkeeping, Legal Issues for Small Business, and Time Management.

- Get one-on-one help with your business. You don't have to go it alone. In addition to class sessions, each participant receives up to 5 hours of one-on-one advising during the program and into the 10 months following the class.

- Leverage the power of a peer network. Our cohort learning model connects you with business owners facing the same struggles, giving you the support you need as you build your business. Form powerful bonds and solve problems together as your businesses grow

Start your business off on the right foot! Learn how to become profitable in the shortest time possible. The SBB is a 10 week intensive class that is offered twice a year. This class is for small business owners who are just getting started – from month 1 through the second year of business. - Each 3 hour weekly session covers topics critical to building a successful business including: Defining . . . your Business Model, Marketing, Branding, setting up Business Processes, Sales, Customer Service, Financial Planning, Bookkeeping, Legal Issues for Small Business, and Time Management. - Get one-on-one help with your business. You don't have to go it alone. In addition to class sessions, each participant receives up to 5 hours of one-on-one advising during the program and into the 10 months following the class. - Leverage the power of a peer network. Our cohort learning model connects you with business owners facing the same struggles, giving you the support you need as you build your business. Form powerful bonds and solve problems together as your businesses grow
705 N. Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR 97216

Monday, Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

September 26, 2019 - December 12, 2019
CRN: 43181
Instructor: Jackie Babicky-Peterson
Location: PCC CLIMB Center
Fees: $799

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Perhaps you are retired or you have been laid off, and you're looking for some extra income or something to keep you busy. Encore Entrepreneurship is on the rise for people like you. Never before has it been easier for 50+ individuals to monetize their knowledge, skills, and experience into a rewarding small business.

Or, you became an ENCORE or Solo entrepreneur because you love what you do. But, you're doing it all. And getting bogged down in running your business can cause you to lose track of the passion that got you started. There is another way.

From marketing to invoicing, do you ever wonder how you got into this mess? ENCORE and Solo is designed specifically for those over 50 starting a business or wanting to focus on growing and developing their business so that the business gives them the results they want.

-Share ideas and solve problems. Working as a solo entrepreneur can be lonely and isolating. You'll meet fellow solos to learn about the keys to success and overcoming common problems. Keep yourself accountable to your goals.

-Work one-on-one with an advisor to take action. Need a sounding board? You'll meet with your advisor regularly to develop an action plan, track your progress, and work on problems you encounter along the way.

-Find clarity, focus on your mission. We'll help you clearly define your mission, services and products, and your target market. With this focus, you'll be able to navigate opportunities and challenges, ultimately increasing your sales.

-Refine your business model. Encorepreneurs need a different business model. Learn about the Waterbug Model and how to build a network of Encorepreneurs, and focus on doing what you love. Work smarter, not harder.

Turn your experience into a rewarding small business.

For more information go to: http://bit.ly/Solo-BB.

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Perhaps you are retired or you have been laid off, and you're looking for some extra income or something to keep you busy. Encore Entrepreneurship is on the rise for people like you. Never before has it been easier for 50+ individuals to monetize their knowledge, skills, and experience into a rewarding small business. Or, you became an ENCORE . . . or Solo entrepreneur because you love what you do. But, you're doing it all. And getting bogged down in running your business can cause you to lose track of the passion that got you started. There is another way. From marketing to invoicing, do you ever wonder how you got into this mess? ENCORE and Solo is designed specifically for those over 50 starting a business or wanting to focus on growing and developing their business so that the business gives them the results they want. -Share ideas and solve problems. Working as a solo entrepreneur can be lonely and isolating. You'll meet fellow solos to learn about the keys to success and overcoming common problems. Keep yourself accountable to your goals. -Work one-on-one with an advisor to take action. Need a sounding board? You'll meet with your advisor regularly to develop an action plan, track your progress, and work on problems you encounter along the way. -Find clarity, focus on your mission. We'll help you clearly define your mission, services and products, and your target market. With this focus, you'll be able to navigate opportunities and challenges, ultimately increasing your sales. -Refine your business model. Encorepreneurs need a different business model. Learn about the Waterbug Model and how to build a network of Encorepreneurs, and focus on doing what you love. Work smarter, not harder. Turn your experience into a rewarding small business. For more information go to: http://bit.ly/Solo-BB.
1626 SE Water Avenue
Portland, OR 97214

Friday, Saturday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

September 27, 2019 - September 28, 2019
CRN: 45699
Instructor: Judy Beebe
Location: PCC Sylvania Campus
Fees: $330

The Contractors Licensing Education is designed to help the construction contractor meet educational requirements of ORS 701.280 for licensing or renewal.

The intense live classroom program is held over 2 full days. The course times run Friday and Saturday, 8am - 6pm. Space is limited and pre-registraion is required.

The Contractors Licensing Education is designed to help the construction contractor meet educational requirements of ORS 701.280 for licensing or renewal.

The intense live classroom program is held over 2 full days. The course times run Friday and Saturday, 8am - 6pm. Space is limited and pre-registraion is required.

12000 SW 49th Ave.
Portland, OR 97219

Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

September 27, 2019 - September 27, 2019
CRN: 41832
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: PCC Cascade Campus
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
705 N. Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR 97217

Tuesday 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

October 1, 2019 - December 10, 2019
CRN: 44796
Instructor: Leslie Hildula
Location: PCC Cascade Campus
Fees: $799

Plan or start your retail business with Retail Business Builders. Whether you're opening an e commerce store or a brick & mortar storefront, starting a retail business is exciting and includes a lot of moving parts.

Only 47% of retail businesses are still in operation after 4 years. Be a survivor right from the start by launching your retail business eyes wide open, and knowledgeable of the ins and outs of running a successful retail business.

For more information go to: bit.ly/Retail-BB

Plan or start your retail business with Retail Business Builders. Whether you're opening an e commerce store or a brick & mortar storefront, starting a retail business is exciting and includes a lot of moving parts. Only 47% of retail businesses are still in operation after 4 years. Be a survivor right from the start by launching your retail business eyes wide open, and knowledgeable of the . . . ins and outs of running a successful retail business. For more information go to: bit.ly/Retail-BB
705 N Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97217

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

October 2, 2019 - October 2, 2019
CRN: 45700
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: PCC Sylvania Campus
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
12000 SW 49th Ave.
Portland, OR 97219

Thursday 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

October 3, 2019 - December 12, 2019
CRN: 45701
Instructor: Warren Banks
Location: PCC CLIMB Center
Fees: $799

The Global Trade Management program is ideal for business owners or top-managers wanting to become more familiar with the ins and outs of international trade. Participants will:
- Learn from international trade professionals on important topics including global management, global marketing, global supply chain, and trade finance.
- Have access to Certified Global Business Professionals for one-on-one advising.
- Make connections with peers and international trade organizations like Small Business Administration, U.S. Export Assistance Center, U.S. Commercial Services, the State of Oregon, and Port of Portland.

The Global Trade Management program is ideal for business owners or top-managers wanting to become more familiar with the ins and outs of international trade. Participants will: - Learn from international trade professionals on important topics including global management, global marketing, global supply chain, and trade finance. - Have access to Certified Global Business Professionals for . . . one-on-one advising. - Make connections with peers and international trade organizations like Small Business Administration, U.S. Export Assistance Center, U.S. Commercial Services, the State of Oregon, and Port of Portland.
1626 SE Water Ave
Portland, OR 97214

Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

October 7, 2019 - October 7, 2019
CRN: 41833
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: PCC CLIMB Center
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
1626 SE Water Ave
Portland, OR 97214

Tuesday, Thursday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

October 8, 2019 - October 29, 2019
CRN: 41426
Instructor: Jackie Babicky-Peterson
Location: PCC Southeast Campus
Fees: $125

Take the first steps to turn your idea into a profitable business. If you have a business idea and need help getting started, the Business Design Series is for you!

In the Business Design Series participants are introduced to key aspects of designing and building a business so they can develop a workable action plan that will become the foundational piece for meeting with an SBDC Advisor. We begin with a self-assessment to help determine an entrepreneur’s level of comfort and competence in 20 critical business focus areas. Instructions, in class activities, articles and worksheets will provide students with tools to address the 4 basic challenge areas to every business: an attractive Business Concept, strong Organizational Structure, lasting Customer Relations and profitable Business Operations.

This class that meets once a week for 2 hours. In 4 weeks students will be able to:

• Use the GrowthWheel to assess their readiness to start a business

• Select a business entity and start a business

• Utilize the Customer Relationship Arc model to design a successful business

• Clarify an idea to determine the viability of the business

• Identify key customers and develop a Customer Persona

• Design a revenue model to meet the needs of key customers

• Create an effective Elevator Pitch

• Explore 21.5 questions every business owner must answer before starting a business

• Determine start up costs and create a basic budget

• Create an action plan with key milestones

• Answer the question "Do I need a traditional business plan?"

At the end of this course entrepreneurs will have a workable Action Plan for taking the next steps in building a successful and profitable business.

Take the first steps to turn your idea into a profitable business. If you have a business idea and need help getting started, the Business Design Series is for you! In the Business Design Series participants are introduced to key aspects of designing and building a business so they can develop a workable action plan that will become the foundational piece for meeting with an SBDC Advisor. We begin . . . with a self-assessment to help determine an entrepreneur’s level of comfort and competence in 20 critical business focus areas. Instructions, in class activities, articles and worksheets will provide students with tools to address the 4 basic challenge areas to every business: an attractive Business Concept, strong Organizational Structure, lasting Customer Relations and profitable Business Operations. This class that meets once a week for 2 hours. In 4 weeks students will be able to: • Use the GrowthWheel to assess their readiness to start a business • Select a business entity and start a business • Utilize the Customer Relationship Arc model to design a successful business • Clarify an idea to determine the viability of the business • Identify key customers and develop a Customer Persona • Design a revenue model to meet the needs of key customers • Create an effective Elevator Pitch • Explore 21.5 questions every business owner must answer before starting a business • Determine start up costs and create a basic budget • Create an action plan with key milestones • Answer the question "Do I need a traditional business plan?" At the end of this course entrepreneurs will have a workable Action Plan for taking the next steps in building a successful and profitable business.
2305 SE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97214

Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

October 18, 2019 - October 18, 2019
CRN: 41832
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: PCC Cascade Campus
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
705 N. Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR 97217

Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

October 24, 2019 - October 24, 2019
CRN: 46819
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: SE Campus
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
2305 SE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97216

Tuesday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

October 29, 2019 - October 29, 2019
CRN: 41650
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: PCC Willow Creek
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
241 SW Edgeway Dr
Beaverton, OR 97006

Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

November 1, 2019 - November 1, 2019
CRN: 41832
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: PCC Cascade Campus
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
705 N. Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR 97217

Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

November 4, 2019 - November 4, 2019
CRN: 41833
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: PCC CLIMB Center
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
1626 SE Water Ave
Portland, OR 97214

Tuesday 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

November 5, 2019 - November 26, 2019
CRN: 43024
Instructor: Jackie Babicky-Peterson
Location: PCC CLIMB Center
Fees: $125

Take the first steps to turn your idea into a profitable business. If you have a business idea and need help getting started, the Business Design Series is for you!

In the Business Design Series participants are introduced to key aspects of designing and building a business so they can develop a workable action plan that will become the foundational piece for meeting with an SBDC Advisor. We begin with a self-assessment to help determine an entrepreneur’s level of comfort and competence in 20 critical business focus areas. Instructions, in class activities, articles and worksheets will provide students with tools to address the 4 basic challenge areas to every business: an attractive Business Concept, strong Organizational Structure, lasting Customer Relations and profitable Business Operations.

This class that meets once a week for 2 hours. In 4 weeks students will be able to:

• Use the GrowthWheel to assess their readiness to start a business

• Select a business entity and start a business

• Utilize the Customer Relationship Arc model to design a successful business

• Clarify an idea to determine the viability of the business

• Identify key customers and develop a Customer Persona

• Design a revenue model to meet the needs of key customers

• Create an effective Elevator Pitch

• Explore 21.5 questions every business owner must answer before starting a business

• Determine start up costs and create a basic budget

• Create an action plan with key milestones

• Answer the question "Do I need a traditional business plan?"

At the end of this course entrepreneurs will have a workable Action Plan for taking the next steps in building a successful and profitable business.

Take the first steps to turn your idea into a profitable business. If you have a business idea and need help getting started, the Business Design Series is for you! In the Business Design Series participants are introduced to key aspects of designing and building a business so they can develop a workable action plan that will become the foundational piece for meeting with an SBDC Advisor. We begin . . . with a self-assessment to help determine an entrepreneur’s level of comfort and competence in 20 critical business focus areas. Instructions, in class activities, articles and worksheets will provide students with tools to address the 4 basic challenge areas to every business: an attractive Business Concept, strong Organizational Structure, lasting Customer Relations and profitable Business Operations. This class that meets once a week for 2 hours. In 4 weeks students will be able to: • Use the GrowthWheel to assess their readiness to start a business • Select a business entity and start a business • Utilize the Customer Relationship Arc model to design a successful business • Clarify an idea to determine the viability of the business • Identify key customers and develop a Customer Persona • Design a revenue model to meet the needs of key customers • Create an effective Elevator Pitch • Explore 21.5 questions every business owner must answer before starting a business • Determine start up costs and create a basic budget • Create an action plan with key milestones • Answer the question "Do I need a traditional business plan?" At the end of this course entrepreneurs will have a workable Action Plan for taking the next steps in building a successful and profitable business.
1626 SE Water Avenue,
Portland, OR 97214

Friday, Saturday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

November 8, 2019 - November 9, 2019
CRN: 40718
Instructor: Judy Beebe
Location: PCC Sylvania Campus
Fees: $330

The Contractors Licensing Education is designed to help the construction contractor meet educational requirements of ORS 701.280 for licensing or renewal.

The intense live classroom program is held over 2 full days. The course times run Friday and Saturday, 8am - 6pm. Space is limited and pre-registraion is required.

The Contractors Licensing Education is designed to help the construction contractor meet educational requirements of ORS 701.280 for licensing or renewal.

The intense live classroom program is held over 2 full days. The course times run Friday and Saturday, 8am - 6pm. Space is limited and pre-registraion is required.

12000 SW 49th Ave.
Portland, OR 97219

Thursday 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

November 14, 2019 - November 14, 2019
CRN: 46819
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: SE Campus
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
2305 SE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97216

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

November 20, 2019 - November 20, 2019
CRN: 45700
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: PCC Sylvania Campus
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
12000 SW 49th Ave.
Portland, OR 97219

Tuesday 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

November 26, 2019 - November 26, 2019
CRN: 41650
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: PCC Willow Creek
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
241 SW Edgeway Dr
Beaverton, OR 97006

Tuesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

December 2, 2019 - December 2, 2019
CRN: 41833
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: PCC CLIMB Center
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
1626 SE Water Ave
Portland, OR 97214

Friday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

December 6, 2019 - December 6, 2019
CRN: 41832
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: PCC Cascade Campus
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
705 N. Killingsworth St.
Portland, OR 97217

Thursday 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

December 12, 2019 - December 12, 2019
CRN: 46819
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: SE Campus
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
2305 SE 82nd Ave
Portland, OR 97216

Tuesday 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

December 17, 2019 - December 17, 2019
CRN: 41650
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: PCC Willow Creek
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
241 SW Edgeway Dr
Beaverton, OR 97006

Wednesday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

December 18, 2019 - December 18, 2019
CRN: 45700
Instructor: Yevette Johnson
Location: PCC Sylvania Campus
Fees: 0

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you.

There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running.

Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.

Our New Client Orientation is designed to quickly and succinctly give you the information you need to know to access our many services. You'll hear about what we do, what we offer, what you can expect of us, and what we'll expect of you. There is plenty of time for questions. After hearing the information you can decide which of our services can best serve you and your business needs. We'll also . . . help direct you toward the services available that meet you where you are so you can hit the ground running. Business Advising is an integral part of our Business Development Pathway. You'll learn about how to access our advising services in the New Client Orientation.
12000 SW 49th Ave.
Portland, OR 97219

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