ONLINE - Mercy Corps Northwest Small Business Orientation | February 22

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Session overview

Join us for a free program orientation and find out which of our business development services is right for you. Mercy Corps Northwest staff will introduce our small business programs (loans, matched savings IDA grants, education & training) and briefly discuss our other community initiatives.

Registration policy

  • Registration closes at 8:00AM the morning of the event. Once the registration is closed, you will need to wait for the next offering in order to register. We cannot accommodate late registrations.
  • Clients must complete all sections of the prompted questionnaire to successfully register for each course. If you do not complete the entire questionnaire, your spot will not be reserved. If you need assistance registering, please contact Training.
  • Our classes and events are in high demand. If, after registering, you are no longer interested or able to attend, please notify us as soon as possible at Training.

For  Frequently Asked Questions, please visit  Oregon Women’s Business Center Classes & Events Frequently Asked Questions

Event registration

Session
Name
###-###-####
Address
Include apartment, unit, or suite number
Do you reside in a rural part of the state of Oregon?

Rural is defined as cities with less than 30,000 people or living outside the following areas: Albany, Bend, Corvallis, Eugene, Grants Pass, McMinnville, Medford, Portland Metro Area, Salem/Keizer, or Springfield.

If you heard about this program from another organization or source not listed, please specify. 
What phase is your business in?

Existing businesses

Okay to estimate.
If your business is registered, use the legal business name listed on your business license.

If your business is not registered, put your First and Last name.
 
What is your business ownership percentage?
Mercy Corps Northwest (MCNW) is committed to protecting the personal information of all clients. MCNW collects the following data to report trends and analyze performance, but there is no personal data associated with these reports. 
Your answers will not impact your ability to participate in MCNW services.
Do you consider yourself an economically disadvantaged individual (per the definition below)?
Economically disadvantaged individuals are individuals who have experienced difficulties in competing in the business world because of their identity as members of a specific group. It could also be because of their financial situation. 

These groups could be, but are not limited to, racial, ethnic, gender, or disability groups. 
 
Do you speak a language other than English at home?
Which language do you speak at home?
MM/DD/YYYY
Do you identify as LGBTQ+?
Are you a member of a federally recognized tribe?
Have you ever been incarcerated?

All individuals are eligible to participate, regardless of their level of involvement with the justice system.

Have you ever served in the U.S. Armed Forces, Reserves, or National Guard (including currently)?
Are you a person with a disability?
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) defines a covered disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a history of having such an impairment, or being regarded as having such an impairment.
 
Based on your household SIZE, please select the option that best describes your household income.
Household definition: all individuals who share the space they use for eating and living together and share financial dependency. Include yourself.

Household income: refers to annual gross income for all adult members of the household.

Household income includes monthly gross salary or wages, self-employment income (owner’s draw), general assistance (food stamps, SNAP, TANF), SSI or SSDI (Social Security Benefits), unemployment compensation (UI, COVID or PUA), retirement income (Pension/401ks/Annuities/IRAs), investment income, child support/alimony, dependent benefits.
 
Because Mercy Corps Northwest is a federally-funded non-profit, we are required to report the following demographic information for our small business clients. Thank you for taking the time to complete the following questions.
Gender
Are you Hispanic?
Race/Ethnicity (Check all that apply)
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Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration