Updated 09/29/2023: Mercy Corps Northwest completed our assignment as host of Oregon Women’s Business Center (WBC) on September 29, 2023, after more than a decade of service to the community. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is currently recruiting for the next home of the Oregon WBC that will be announced in the coming months. If you reached this page as an entrepreneur interested in Oregon or SW Washington resources for small business owners, please check out our downloadable resource guide here. For information and updates about the next home of the Oregon Women’s Business Center, please contact the Small Business Administration (SBA) District Office at sba.gov/district/portland.
Our small business education is developed to support entrepreneurs at all stages of their small business journey – from idea to expansion. We invite you to learn more about our courses, including information sessions, multi-day classes, one-time seminars, and one-on-one consultations here.
In 1988, the SBA established The Women’s Business Center Program to better help women overcome continuing barriers to success. Today there are Women’s Business Centers in almost every state. Mercy Corps Northwest is proud to host the only Women’s Business Center in the state of Oregon, located in Portland. The Oregon Women’s Business Center at Mercy Corps Northwest is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).