Inclusive Business Resource Network
Contact: IBRN Team via email
The Inclusive Business Resource Network (IBRN) is a citywide program that brings multiple services for small business into a single network for entrepreneurs.
Each year IBRN serves approximately 1,000 businesses, with the goal of serving more than 70 percent entrepreneurs of color and more than 50 percent women entrepreneurs.
At Prosper Portland we invest in partners who specialize in programs that serve business owners of color, immigrants, women founders, and other underrepresented communities.
From your initial idea to a growing and successful business, IBRN partners are there to help. Through IBRN, entrepreneurs can receive one-on-one advising from trusted business advisors, training, and other resources. Several partners in the Network provide loans and matched savings grants. Additional professional services are available only to Network clients – such as legal services, accounting and bookkeeping support, and credit coaching.
Services are available in the following categories:
How do I get support?
Identify which category above represents the stage of your business
Select and connect with a partner via phone or email to receive business support
Access additional business professional services
Grow your business!
Connect with a Partner
Click/tap on a category to find a matching provider:
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber (HMC)
Provides free professional support to businesses in all industries, at all stages. Services are centered around breaking down barriers and addressing the wealth gap for underserved populations, specifically low-to-moderate income individuals, BIPOC, women, and the Hispanic business community.
Urban League of Portland
Xcelerate Women offers coaching, mentorship and education to support the growth and scale of Oregon’s growth oriented businesses. We specialize in offering services that serve the specific needs of women, including peer mentorship groups, one-on-one coaching, growth mindset & education and navigation services.
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)
APANO Communities United Fund provides technical assistance, connections, and other resources for Asian American and Pacific Islander owned small businesses within Portland. They work with entrepreneurs thinking about starting a small business or existing business owners hoping to scale up. Cultural responsiveness and language support are available.
AAPI, Jade District communities
Professional Business Development Group (PBDG)
Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)
Oregon Native American Chamber (ONAC)
National Association of Minority Contractors of Oregon (NAMC-OR)
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
Black American Chamber of Commerce (BACC)
Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO)
Hacienda Community Development Corporation (CDC)
Provides access to retail sales opportunities for consumer product companies through the Bridges program, one on one business coaching and advising, peer to peer resources and gatherings, access to experienced mentor network, mental health support, and a consumer product Accelerator program.
The following partners provide additional services to IBRN clients by referral:
- Small Business Legal Clinic – legal advising
- Livelihood NW – accounting and bookkeeping support
- PCC Small Business Development Center – global trade
- TiE Oregon – startup bootcamp
- Metropolitan Family Service – credit coaching
- Vibrant Future – capital advising
- Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon– access to additional professional services