Small Business Training

Small business entrepreneurs learn about marketing, finance, cash flow, and other business fundamentals.
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Special Event: Key Bank Business Pitch Competition

Ready to spread the word about your business? Compete in our first business pitch competition, in partnership with Key Bank.

Highly interactive and practical, our classes train you to start or grow a small business at an unbeatable price.
*Classes currently offered only in Oregon.

Our comprehensive course is designed to help you start a small business.

Foundations I: Start Smart  Gain the core competencies you need to start a business in this six-week course.
Foundations Il: Next Level  Use your own business as the “textbook” to build on your business skills in this four-week workshop.
Write Your Business Plan Complete your business plan in this four-week course.


Get trained by business experts in topics like Business Strategy, Marketing, Technology, and Finance in these 1 - 3 hour long workshop-seminars.

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Receive one hour of undivided attention with a business expert. Improve your business plan, answer legal questions, and get your bookkeeping system organized.


Free 1-hour introductions to the range of services we provide. No RSVP necessary, just show up!

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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.