ONLINE - Consulting: Finance with Greg Charles | June 7

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Session overview

Whether you need help creating a budget or calculating your break-even point, a one-on-one consultation with a finance professional can help you navigate the money issues your business might face. In this session, you can discuss a wide range of financial topics including... 

  • How to prepare a budget for your business 
  • Creating financial projections for your business plan 
  • Understanding how to determine the break-even point for your business 
  • Issues to consider when making a major financial decision 
  • Identifying loan and grant opportunities 

Please note that this consultation will not cover tax matters, however, most other finance related topics can be addressed. 

Registration policy

  • Registration closes the morning of the event at 8:00 am. 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

Refund policy

  • All refund requests must be submitted in writing to Training 24 hours prior to the webinar or consultation date.

For Frequently Asked Questions, please visit Oregon Women’s Business Center Classes & Events Frequently Asked Questions. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact

About the consultant

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Greg Charles

Greg is an instructor of our LIFE Program for incarcerated Oregonians and leads classes at the Women’s Business Center. Since 2002, Greg has been active in college and continuing professional education. He has taught in the fields of accounting, finance, and economics. He currently holds adjunct

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Business Information

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Business industry type - select the one that applies best
What phase is your business in?
Is your business registered with the Secretary of State?
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What type of business did you register?

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Is your business based out of your home?
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If you have a partnership with one woman and one man enter '50%'
Do you conduct business online?
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Are you 8a certified?
Number of SBA loans received
Enter total $ amount of SBA business loans you received
Number of non-SBA business loans you have received
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Number of grants and other non-loan financial assistance received.
Total $ amount of grants and other assistance
COVID-19 financial assistance received - please check all that apply
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Demographic Information

Because Mercy Corps Northwest is a federally-funded non-profit, we are required to report demographic information for our small business clients. Thank you for taking the time to complete the following questions.
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Do you identify as LGBTQ+?
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