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*We will be taking the Summer off from Retail Meetups and be back on Sept. 28th!!*

This is a challenging time for brick and mortar retailers. It’s difficult to know how to continue to operate, or if to continue to operate, without the normal flow of physical customers. Now is a good opportunity to use creativity, drive, innovation, and alternative resources to support your business during these times of adversity. What other sales channels are available and which are other retailers finding success with? Is now the time to launch or invest in e-commerce? What are the advantages/disadvantages of the various platforms? And how difficult is it to do on your own?

The PCC SBDC (http://pcc.edu/sbdc) Business Builders (https://climb.pcc.edu/business-builders-newsletter) program has created a virtual environment for retail entrepreneurs to explore these questions and many more. It is a supportive environment. We call this the Retail Virtual Meetup. We know we are stronger together, and doing what comes naturally we share! This community, coming together in conversation and creative solution-finding will bring us all together, even as we are now standing apart and facing the hardship of temporarily shuttering or closing your business. We want to bring the retail community together to have these conversations and learn from each other. All are welcome, no matter where your business resides.

The Retail Virtual MeetUp will meet virtually 1x per month on the last Tuesday. Oregon residents can also request 1:1 advising sections (non-Oregon residents please contact your local SBDC for advising). The Retail Virtual MeetUp is available at no-cost. Information and the Zoom link can be accessed at sbdc@pcc.edu or via this page.

Curious to learn more about SBDC programming? Sign up to this newsletter (https://climb.pcc.edu/business-builders-newsletter) or visit http://pcc.edu/sbdc

Upcoming events (5)

PCC SBDC Retail Virtual Meetup

Online event

Topic and guest speaker TBD. We are trying to be responsive and also welcome any topic suggestions, so we are setting topics as we go along. I will update the description as soon as we have the details. Do let me know if there is an area you'd like us to address!

Please Use the zoom link from this page you see after you RSVP. I will message it out again the day of!

PCC SBDC Retail Virtual Meetup

Online event

Topic and guest speaker TBD. We are trying to be responsive and also welcome any topic suggestions, so we are setting topics as we go along. I will update the description as soon as we have the details. Do let me know if there is an area you'd like us to address!

Please Use the zoom link from this page you see after you RSVP. I will message it out again the day of!

PCC SBDC Retail Virtual Meetup

Online event

Topic and guest speaker TBD. We are trying to be responsive and also welcome any topic suggestions, so we are setting topics as we go along. I will update the description as soon as we have the details. Do let me know if there is an area you'd like us to address!

Please Use the zoom link from this page you see after you RSVP. I will message it out again the day of!

PCC SBDC Retail Virtual Meetup

Online event

Topic and guest speaker TBD. We are trying to be responsive and also welcome any topic suggestions, so we are setting topics as we go along. I will update the description as soon as we have the details. Do let me know if there is an area you'd like us to address!

Please Use the zoom link from this page you see after you RSVP. I will message it out again the day of!

Past events (18)

PCC SBDC Retail Virtual Meetup

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