Aspiring entrepreneurs in East Multnomah County face many inequities and barriers in their entrepreneurial journey. We build bridges of connection — creating access to training, support, and resources
Current and future small business owners are confronted with political, socioeconomic, and cultural challenges at every turn. In most cases, their social and economic class, gender, and ethnicity prevent them from accessing needed resources and skilled experts willing to aid them in their entrepreneurial journey. We address economic inequity by closing the gap between those with resources and those in need. Our programs support aspiring and existing entrepreneurs to build healthier businesses that generate financial revenue and provide products, services, and employment for their communities.
If you are an entrepreneur in East Multnomah County looking for support, contact us today!
We help historically underserved entrepreneurs in East Multnomah County establish and grow small businesses by giving them access to training, capital, mentorship, and government programs.
We are currently serving 40+ entrepreneurs in Rockwood and East Multnomah County.
We are building a network of care.
We are building a network of Community Navigation agencies and Service Providers who are working together to launch and develop this exciting, new initiative. We are building bridges of connection for those who enroll in this business development program, so they will have access to training, support, and resources.
We connect entrepreneurs to community navigators.
Aspiring business owners and micro-businesses in East Multnomah County can turn to these Community Navigation agencies that have deep ties to the community. They are your first step in connecting with this network by enrolling in this Pilot program.
We provide pathways to business ownership.
We support the underserved and underrepresented as they explore starting and sustaining small businesses. We work to create opportunities to access business training and mentorship programs, capital, and government programs that are earmarked for small business development.
Are you a community navigator looking to join us or entrepreneur looking for support?
Our Navigation Agency Partners
Our Navigation Agency Partners are a key part of our work. Navigation Agencies have a unique identity - whether racial/ethnic, woman, veteran, refugee or many others – that empower them to reach deeply into underserved communities because they are known and trusted. They serve as mentors and guides as they help entrepreneurs and pre-entrepeneurs navigate business growth, development, scale, and management.