Running a business in a pandemic is challenging, and we’re here to help. We offer one-on-one consultation sessions to existing business owners, whose business has been affected by COVID-19.
During this one-on-one session, our consultant will:
If you are interested in a Mercy Corps NW Microloan for your business, please review our loan details and complete an online loan inquiry form prior to our meeting. Here is the link to apply: https://www.mercycorpsnw.org/business/loans/inquiry/
Here’s more information about our loan program: https://www.mercycorpsnw.org/business/loans/
This 30-minute consultation will take place over Zoom and can be joined by video or phone. Your consultant will email you a conferencing link in advance of the event. For any scheduling questions or concerns, please contact Gabrielle directly at [email protected].
Gabrielle Giscombe is the Small Business Financing Advisor with a passion for working with small business owners who are women and those in underserved communities. She will take the time to listen to your needs, and work with you to find a solution. She started her career working in Fortune 500 companies, with roles in credit underwriting, and sales support teams in business banking and commercial loans. She believes that small businesses are the soul of our communities. Having the opportunity to work hard and support your family through your business is what ultimately grows our community and helps many generations.
Gabrielle advises small businesses through financial planning, business plan review, business plan financial projections, cash flow review, business strategy review, and COVID-19 related resources for small businesses. Also, grants and loans available within Oregon.
Gabrielle earned her Masters of Business Administration from Willamette University in Salem Oregon and her B.A. in International Business from The University of North Florida.
Policy notice on consecutive sign-ups and event absences:
The consultants we work with are volunteering their time. Due to high demand, and out of respect for their time, we encourage clients to only sign up for one consultation per consultant every three months. This way we can ensure that others get an opportunity to work with them.
If you miss a consultation, or cancel without 24 hours notice, you will have to wait three months before registering for another event with the same consultant.
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration