Southern Washington small business education

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Our team offers courses, seminars, and 1-on-1 training on a variety of business-related topics. Clark County residents can register for consulting sessions directly with the Southern Washington office as part of our “1-on-1 technical assistance” or clients are welcome to explore any of the classes offered by the Oregon Women’s Business Center at Mercy Corps Northwest.

Explore our classes and trainings

Our seminars are offered to fit differing needs, with classes from several hours to several-week. We welcome people of all gender identities to register for our classes. While our clients can access the Oregon Women’s Business Center at any time, we also host free and discounted classes just for residents of Clark, Cowlitz, and Skamania counties in Washington.

Multi-week classes

We offer extended business support for growing and expanding enterprises. These courses work with entrepreneurs at each stage of their business journey to tackle challenges, plan for the future, and grow successful companies.

Our long-form class, Business Foundations I, is a six-week course covers the necessary basics for launching a small business. Topics covered include marketing, cash flow operations, business registration, credit and many other essential things to know to succeed in the first year of business. Our interactive format empowers students to apply concepts learned in class directly to their business.

One-on-one consulting

We bring experts from different key business fields to offer one-on-one advice to small business owners. Consulting sessions are prioritized for entrepreneurs who have previously completed a Business Foundations course and those with an active loan at Mercy Corps Northwest.

Master Your Credit

Our Master Your Credit workshop works directly with entrepreneurs to review their credit, address any challenge areas and set them up for a strong financial future. We welcome everyone – including those currently without credit, those with low credit scores, and those who are ready to boost their scores. 

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Women’s Business Center

Did you know that Oregon Women's Business Center also offers classes to residents of Southern Washington? From multi-day classes, to one-on-one seminars, our center providers everything you need help you thrive as a small business owner.

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Explore free online courses on RISE

RISE is a free online learning platform that was created by women, for women. It offers self-paced learning for business owners on a number of topics, that can be accessed at any time.

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Find a mentor with Micromentor

We are excited to provide quality one-on-one mentoring services through a partnership with MicroMentor, a global network of entrepreneurs and business experts. Micromentor is a free social platform that connects entrepreneurs with experienced mentors.

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