Small Business Seminars

Develop your marketing, finance, or small business strategy with one of our small business seminars.

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Business seminars at Mercy Corps Northwest offer a deep exploration in a range of business topics.

Seminars cover technology, marketing, finance, law, and other topics that are highly relevant to the small business owner. The sessions are interactive and also give the small business owner a chance to network among the business community. Each seminar is taught by a volunteer professional who is an expert in his/her field. They bring a diverse set of knowledge to the classroom, and are receptive to individual business problems. Learn more about our presenters.


Upcoming Business Seminars

April 2015

Would You Like to Tell a Better Story?
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 6 - 8pm
Presenter: Bill Horton & Wave One Group

May 2015
Key Bank Business Pitch Competition
Date: Wednesday, May 6, 4:15 - 8pm
Presenter: Key Bank & Mercy Corps Northwest

Simplified Bookkeeping for Start Up Businesses
Date: Wednesday, May 13, 6 - 8pm
Presenter: Stephen Naylor

SEO Strategy that Moves the Needle in 2015
Date: Wednesday, May 20, 6 - 8pm
Presenter: Alex Gabriel

Building Social Revenue
Date: Wednesday, May 27, 6 - 8pm
Presenter: Elizabeth Spitzer

June 2015
Business Branding Brainstorm
Date: Wednesday, June 10, 6 - 9pm
Presenter: Austin Buchholtz

Get even more value out of our seminar program with Subscriber Packages

  • Buy a 4-Pack of Seminars for $75 (a $25 savings)
  • Buy an Annual Subscription for $125 and attend unlimited seminars (we offer 20 unique seminars per year)
  • Learn more about our Subscriber Packages


    Finding Mercy Corps Northwest

    Our office is located at 43 SW Naito Parkway (Riverside Entrance). Our building is easily accessible by the Red or Blue MAX lines at the Skidmore Fountain stop. Participants are encouraged to use public transportation or bicycles, but parking is available after 6pm to participants in the lot directly adjacent to our building. Otherwise, there is plenty of street parking in the area which one must pay for until 7pm.

    Refund Policy: Due to administrative costs, refunds are not available for seminars except in the event of a cancellation. Reasonable accommodations can be made to credit paid participants for a different seminar with at least 24 hours advance notice.

    Mercy Corps Northwest hosts the only Women’s Business Center in Oregon, providing funds and other resources to help entrepreneurs become self-sufficient.

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    Mercy Corps NW is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the US Small Business Administration (SBA) All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

    If you have any questions, contact our Training & Communications Coordinator, Alysse Kerr, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)