SBA Newsletter -- August

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August 2012

Portland District Office Newsletter

Brought to you by the U.S. Small Business Administration

Could You Benefit From Insights On Funding & Financing Your Clean Tech Business? 9/13

Portland District and OR BEST are co-sponsoring a unique half-day event to share about traditional and non-traditional funding and finance resources for clean tech companies. SBA Region X Administrator Calvin Goings will be kicking off the event, which is tailored to present diverse funding considerations to clean tech entrepreneurs and business owners. Come learn about finding green for your clean tech endeavors!

Upcoming Programs for Exporters

Whether you are interested in a day-long exporter resources session or diving into a more intensive curriculum, SBA and partners have just the information to satiate your curiosities about becoming an exporter or growing your export markets. On September 20th, the Portland Export Assistance Center will be hosting a seminar in Oregon City on export strategies, techniques and tools. And, available starting September 26th, the Small Business Development Center at PCC will be launching an International Trade Small Business Management multi-class curriculum.  

Are You Ready to Bid On and Win Government Contracts?

Certification Info Event, 9/7

Join Jim Klitzke-Kidd and Yuri Dyson from the Portland District Office to learn how to register and get certified to sell your goods and services to the Federal Government. The session is part of the First Friday Professionals series and will be held at OAME, 4134 N. Vancouver Ave, Portland, OR 97217, September 7th, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

PDO Well Wishes to OKC Director Dottie Overal

SBA Portland Staff thank Oklahoma District Director Dottie Overal for her leadership and assistance this spring.
We wish her all the best as she returns to her duties in OKC!


Tech Summit for Social Media

9/18, 8:00-3:00p.m. Clatsop SBDC, Astoria 

SBA @ Governor's Roadshow

9/19, 8:30-2:00p.m. Pendleton

OR Small Biz Fair

9/22, 8:30-4:30p.m. at Ambridge Center


SCORE: Successful Online Marketing

9/12, 9:00-noon,
Concordia U.

WBC: Copyrights for Creative Entrepreneurs

9/24, 6:00-8:00p.m. Mercy Corps NW