Portland Community College SBDC
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    Phone: 971-722-5080
    Email: Send
    Web: Website
    Address: CLIMB Center, 1626 SE Water Ave., Portland, OR 97214

Click here to register for free counseling.

Programs & Services
The Portland SBDC offers a wide range of services for small businesses no matter their stage, from pre-venture start-ups to mature businesses. View the "Events" tab to see a list of upcoming offerings..


Advising specialties:
Capital access, importing/exporting, value-added food products. Advising is by appointment only. To get started with an advisor, please reserve a seat at the next New Client Orientation found under the "Events" tab.

Portland Community College Orientation

Orientation
New Client Orientation - Sept 8 - Willow Creek - Beaverton
New Client Orientation - Sept 15 - CLIMB - Portland
New Client Orientation - Sept 19 - Newberg Center - Newberg
New Client Orientation - Sept 22 - Willow Creek - Beaverton
New Client Orientation - Sept 25 - SE 82nd - Southeast Center
New Client Orientation - Oct 6 - CLIMB - Portland
New Client Orientation - Oct 9 - SE 82nd - Southeast Center
New Client Orientation - Oct 10 - Newberg Center - Newberg
New Client Orientation - Oct 13 - Willow Creek - Beaverton
New Client Orientation - Oct 20 - CLIMB - Portland
New Client Orientation - Oct 23 - SE 82nd - Southeast Center
New Client Orientation - Oct 27 - Willow Creek - Beaverton
New Client Orientation - Nov 3 - CLIMB - Portland
New Client Orientation - Nov 6 - SE 82nd - Southeast Center
New Client Orientation - Nov 10 - Willow Creek - Beaverton
New Client Orientation - Nov 14 - Newberg Center - Newberg
New Client Orientation - Nov 17 - CLIMB - Portland
New Client Orientation - Nov 20 - SE 82nd - Southeast Center
New Client Orientation - Nov 24 - Willow Creek - Beaverton
New Client Orientation - Dec 1 - CLIMB - Portland
New Client Orientation - Dec 8 - Willow Creek - Beaverton
New Client Orientation - Dec 11 - SE 82nd - Southeast Center
New Client Orientation - Dec 12 - Newberg Center - Newberg
New Client Orientation - Dec 15 - CLIMB - Portland

Jim Lindly is the director of the Lane Community College Small Business Development Center

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Tammy

Tammy Marquez-Oldham

SBDC Director at Portland Community College

Primary Service area Multnomah, Washington, Columbia, Yamhill
Bio As a business leader in the 21st century, I believe I have a social responsibility to transfer the knowledge learned through my journey to those embarking. I have 25 years experience in the education, healthcare, software, and food industry. This experience has given me a unique ability to get to the “heart of the matter” and assist my clients in a variety of ways. Through my work, I educate, inspire, and transform my client’s individual needs into solutions; personal and professional.
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There is always something going on at the Portland SBDC. Here is a list of upcoming orientations, programs, and events.

Start your journey by registering for a New Client Orientation. Choose a time and location that best fits your schedule from the list under "Orientation."

Business Basics
Better, Smarter, Richer - Sept 2 - CLIMB - Portland
Entrepreneur Development: Operations - Sept 4 - CLIMB - Portland
Entrepreneur Development: Leadership & Relationships - Oct 2 - CLIMB - Portland
EDS Peer Mentoring Group - Oct 15 - CLIMB - Portland
Entrepreneur Development: Strategic Planning - Nov 6 - CLIMB - Portland
Better, Smarter, Richer - Nov 18 - CLIMB - Portland
EDS Peer Mentoring Group - Nov 19 - CLIMB - Portland
EDS Peer Mentoring Group - Dec 17 - CLIMB - Portland
International Trade
Before You Go Global - Online
CGBP Exam Prep - Oct 17 - CLIMB - Portland
Managing a Business
Better, Smarter, Richer: Symposium - Sept 17 - CLIMB - Portland
Small Business Management I - Oct 6 - CLIMB - Portland
Orientation
New Client Orientation - Sept 8 - Willow Creek - Beaverton
New Client Orientation - Sept 15 - CLIMB - Portland
New Client Orientation - Sept 19 - Newberg Center - Newberg
New Client Orientation - Sept 22 - Willow Creek - Beaverton
New Client Orientation - Sept 25 - SE 82nd - Southeast Center
New Client Orientation - Oct 6 - CLIMB - Portland
New Client Orientation - Oct 9 - SE 82nd - Southeast Center
New Client Orientation - Oct 10 - Newberg Center - Newberg
New Client Orientation - Oct 13 - Willow Creek - Beaverton
New Client Orientation - Oct 20 - CLIMB - Portland
New Client Orientation - Oct 23 - SE 82nd - Southeast Center
New Client Orientation - Oct 27 - Willow Creek - Beaverton
New Client Orientation - Nov 3 - CLIMB - Portland
New Client Orientation - Nov 6 - SE 82nd - Southeast Center
New Client Orientation - Nov 10 - Willow Creek - Beaverton
New Client Orientation - Nov 14 - Newberg Center - Newberg
New Client Orientation - Nov 17 - CLIMB - Portland
New Client Orientation - Nov 20 - SE 82nd - Southeast Center
New Client Orientation - Nov 24 - Willow Creek - Beaverton
New Client Orientation - Dec 1 - CLIMB - Portland
New Client Orientation - Dec 8 - Willow Creek - Beaverton
New Client Orientation - Dec 11 - SE 82nd - Southeast Center
New Client Orientation - Dec 12 - Newberg Center - Newberg
New Client Orientation - Dec 15 - CLIMB - Portland
Start-up Assistance
CCB Contractor Licensing - Home Study - On Going - CLIMB - Portland
Getting Your Recipe to Market - Sept 2 - CLIMB - Portland
Directed Self Study Online- Sept 4 - SE 82nd - Southeast Center
Directed Self Study Online- Sept 8 - Willow Creek - Beaverton
Directed Self Study Online- Sept 10 - CLIMB - Portland
Encore Entrepreneurs: Developing Your Business Concept - Sept 11 - CLIMB - Portland
CCB Contractor Licensing Education-Live Class - Sept 12- CLIMB - Portland
Directed Self Study Online- Oct 2 - SE 82nd - Southeast Center
Directed Self Study Online- Oct 6 - Willow Creek - Beaverton
Directed Self Study Online- Oct 8 - CLIMB - Portland
Encore Entrepreneurs: Developing Your Business Concept - Oct 9 - Willow Creek - Beaverton
Encore Entrepreneurs: Developing Your Business Concept - Oct 30 - CLIMB - Portland
Directed Self Study Online- Nov 3 - Willow Creek - Beaverton
Directed Self Study Online- Nov 6 - SE 82nd - Southeast Center
CCB Contractor Licensing Education-Live Class - Nov 7 - CLIMB - Portland
Directed Self Study Online- Nov 12 - CLIMB - Portland
Directed Self Study Online- Dec 1 - Willow Creek - Beaverton
Encore Entrepreneurs: Developing Your Business Concept - Dec 4 - CLIMB - Portland
Directed Self Study Online- Dec 4 - SE 82nd - Southeast Center
Directed Self Study Online- Dec 10 - CLIMB - Portland

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