Business Foundations II – Next Level Business Workshop Tuesdays, Beginning April 7th

2012 - Portland, Oregon USA. Mercy Corp North West offers business classes for beginning entrepreneurs looking for high-quality education programs include Business Foundations, a 6-week business planning course taught by Randhi Wilson and Bill Horton. Here students work together to list their ideas for building a strong foundation for their business.

Our Next Level Business Workshop is designed for owners who are ready to grow their businesses, be more efficient and generate additional revenue. This four-week course provides the focus you need to explore business fundamentals more deeply, particularly in the ways that relate to your day-to-day challenges and opportunities. Owners use their own businesses as a case study in this brief series of action-oriented classes, which are half the size of our Business Foundations I classes for more individualized attention and hands-on learning.


This workshop is designed for business owners looking for assistance in the following areas:

  • Changing business processes to increase your capacity as both owner and manager
  • Converting sales opportunities into repeat customers
  • Introducing new products or finding a new target market
  • Scheduling your time, and focusing on revenue-generating tasks
  • Defining your sales process and calculating projections
  • Keeping up with demand while expanding strategically
  • Telling customers your story
  • Receiving support from other business owners with similar challenges

Additionally, it’s for business owners who:

  • Have one year of revenue
  • Are willing to commit to four weekly sessions and 3-4 hours of research and business development activities each week
  • Are ready to participate with and support other business owners
  • Are ready to see changes take place in their business

What do our Foundations II graduates have to say?

Next Level Business Workshops are a perfect chance for the harried small business owner to take a deep breath and focus on breaking down their biggest challenges step by step. The class is very self-guided, almost like a small business therapy session. The questions and evaluations asked in the class require you to get a handle on your details and collect honest information about where you stand in your business – how you’re spending your time and money, what your costs really look like, who your customers are – and use that information to set a roadmap for increased success.

If you’re running a business and putting your paperwork on the backburner, or feel like you’re always doing a million things but not getting where you need to be, and you haven’t stopped to thoroughly take stock of what’s happening and how to change course, this workshop is a great opportunity to assess your strengths and weaknesses, and set off in the right direction with new resolve.

– Brian Watson

Sick String Guitar

Portland Custom Shop

1115 SE Morrison, Portland OR 97214

Times: The course consists of four three-hour sessions. Class is held on Tuesdays from 5:00 – 8:00 pm on the following dates:

  1. April 7
  2. April 14
  3. April 21
  4. April 28

*Scholarship Option: In partnership with the City of Portland, we are thrilled to be able to offer people of color scholarships to any  training activity. Eligible clients need to have a home or business address within the city of Portland. Our goal is to make business education accessible to everyone in our community. Link to Online Application.

PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR A TRAINING ACTIVITY IF YOU PLAN ON APPLYING FOR A SCHOLARSHIP – wait until your scholarship application has been approved or denied and then proceed with registration. You will be contacted via phone or email by Prosper Portland or Mercy Corps Northwest (depending on which scholarship you apply for) after we receive your application. Questions? Email

REFUND POLICY: Refunds are available up to one week prior to the start of the class. If you are unable to continue attending class we do our best to accommodate your situation. Registration is not complete without payment.

Event Details

Date & Time:


  • From Tue, Apr 7 2020 to Tue, Apr 28 2020 | 5pm-8pm
    9 seats left
Mercy Corps Northwest | 43 Southwest Naito Parkway, Portland, OR, USA
43 Southwest Naito Parkway, Portland, OR, USA

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