ONLINE | Southern Washington | Consulting: Business with Kari Morrison | October 1st - 31st

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Session overview

No matter the challenge your business is facing, our one-on-one small business consulting sessions pair you with an expert who can help you develop a path forward. In this session, you can discuss a wide range of topics including... 

  • How to develop and polish off a clear business plan
  • How to prepare a budget for your business 
  • Issues to consider when making a change to your business model 
  • General advice on registration, marketing, knowing your customer, and more

Please register for our legal and financial consulting sessions on our events page.

Registration policy

  • Registration closes two business days prior to the event start date. Once the event registration is closed, you will need to wait for the next offering in order to register. We cannot accommodate late registrations.
  • To cancel your registration please submit a request to Training prior to the webinar or consultation date.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact

This class is only open to individuals whose businesses are physically located in Clark, Cowlitz, or Skamania counties in Washington. The cost of  this class is covered by local funders and supporters of Mercy Corps Northwest’s Southern Washington Office

About the speaker

Kari Morrison

Kari Morrison


Kari Morrison has one basic philosophy to life and business is the golden rule of “treat people in the way you would want to be treated.” She is currently a consultant for Mercy Corps Northwest’s L.I.F.E. program and teaches courses as part of the Oregon Women’s Business Center. 

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