Small Business Education


Mercy Corps Northwest provides education and advisement through classes, seminars and consulting by industry experts that will help you improve your skills and give you the support you need to successfully start and grow your small business.


Attend a free, 1-hour introduction to Mercy Corps Northwest to learn more about our services and programs. Offered every other Monday evening and the occasional Wednesday.  No advanced registration is required. Visit our Events calendar to see upcoming dates.

Small Business Education
Highly engaging and collaborative, our classes give you the foundation you need for small business success. You will learn how to move your idea from concept to reality in our Business Foundations I class, how to manage business growth and new challenges in Business Foundations II, and create a plan for success in Business Plan Workshop.

Business Advising
For record keeping, credit, legal or general business advice, sign up for an hour of one-on-one consulting  with professionals from the field.

Mercy Corps Northwest hold 2-3 hour long seminars twice a month that provide a deeper look at a specific topic. Leading experts lead sessions on a wide variety of subjects such as business strategy, marketing, small business taxes, financial literacy, web development, human resources and access to capital.

Market Vending Opportunities 
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Income-based partial scholarships can help make Business Foundations I a reality for entrepreneurs with limited financial resources. Submit an application before registering for class and save up to 50% on tuition.