General Small Business Consulting with Erica Ellingsen, October 24, 2019

Have questions about running your business?

Our small business consultants can help you work through your questions and advise you on business operations and growth strategy. Share your ideas and challenges with professional business strategists and established small business owners to make better, informed decisions about:

  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Strategy

Note: Each one on one consulting session lasts 50 minutes. Please bring specific questions as well as your current bookkeeping system, and arrive ten minutes early for your session to complete the required intake paperwork.


  • You must be a Mercy Corps Northwest loan client or Foundations student having completed Week 4 of your class.  If you do not meet these criteria, please call 503-896-5086.
  • Cost: $25 per session, advanced registration is required.

About the Consultant

Erica Ellingsen is an experienced finance professional who grew up on the southern Oregon coast. In her youth, she watched her father start and grow a small business. This experience fostered a deep appreciation and respect for entrepreneurship in her. After attending the University of Portland, earning her B.B.A. in Global Business, she set out to develop the skills necessary to become a business leader. In the last 5 years, Erica has worked for creative service agencies in Denver and Portland. She most recently held the position of Finance Director at an experiential marketing agency with offices in Portland, New York, and London. In her free time, you can catch Erica at a Portland Thorns game in the summer or snowboarding at Mt. Hood in the winter.


*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 email 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

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  • Thu, Oct 24 2019 | 1:00-1:50
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  • Thu, Oct 24 2019 | 2:00-2:50
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  • Thu, Oct 24 2019 | 3:00-3:50
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Mercy Corps Northwest | 43 Southwest Naito Parkway, Portland, OR, USA
43 Southwest Naito Parkway, Portland, OR, USA

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