Project Description

Inclusive Business Resource Network

Contact IBRN 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.

Approximately 1,000 businesses are served through IBRN each year, with the goal of serving more than 70 percent entrepreneurs of color and more than 50 percent female entrepreneurs.

At Prosper Portland we maximize our impact by working with and investing in partners who specialize in programs that serve business owners of color, immigrants, women founders, and other underrepresented communities.

Culturally specific navigators and geographically based advisors in North, Northeast, and East Portland can help you find the resources that you need and make a plan to bring your business dreams to life.

Receive support from someone you trust: one-on-one advising, training, and consultation from business advisors to help you create a road map for your business. Several partners in the Network provide loans and matched savings grants.

Dare to dream big. Learn what you need to step into the startup world of pitch decks, angel funding, and product market fit. Our partners offer startup boot camps, business incubators, and mentoring. Services that integrate with the Network include the Mercatus platform; a portfolio of capital programs such as micro loan products, seed funding and business loans; and legal support, accounting, and market research.

Provider Services

The following providers offer support with:

Financing for your business
Intensive business advising
Navigating business services
Networking & workshops
Peer to peer learning

Click on a service type to find a provider:

2020-10-01T10:14:31-07:00

Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)

Provides multicultural outreach and assistance for small businesses. APANO’s skilled staff will help you navigate available small business resources. Provides multicultural outreach and assistance for small businesses. APANO’s skilled staff will help you navigate available small business resources.

Email | Web
Phone: 971-340-4861

ROLE:

Navigating Business Services

SERVICES:

Networking & Workshops

2020-10-01T10:15:21-07:00

Hacienda Community Development Corporation (CDC)

Provides client-led, culturally specific business advising to entrepreneurs looking to start or grow their business.
Habla español

Email | Web |
Phone: 971-280-3825

Role:

Intensive Business Advising

Services:

Financing for Your Business

Networking & Workshops

2020-10-05T09:29:58-07:00

Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber (HMC)

Provides bilingual/bi-cultural outreach, long-term one-on-one advising, and business development services.
Habla español

Email | Web | 503-222-0280

ROLE:

Intensive Business Advising

SERVICES:

Financing for Your Business

Networking & Workshops

2020-10-02T15:33:46-07:00

Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)

Provides culturally specific, multilingual advice and support to aspiring business owners.

Email | Web
Phone: 503-954-6259

ROLE:

Navigating Business Services

SERVICES:

Financing for Your Business

2020-10-01T10:17:40-07:00

LatinoBuilt

Provides bilingual/bi-cultural outreach, technical assistance and referrals to Latinx-owned construction firms.
Habla español

Email | Web
English: 503-969-7542 | Español 503-908-4793

ROLE:

Navigating Business Services

SERVICES:

Networking & Workshops

2020-10-01T10:16:48-07:00

Livelihood NW

Provides technical assistance and one-on-one consulting services to small business owners and entrepreneurs, including construction firms.
Habla español

Email | Web
Phone: ​503-990-8255

ROLE:

Intensive Business Advising

Navigating Business Services

SERVICES:

Peer to Peer Learning

Networking & Workshops

2021-02-10T10:51:29-08:00

Mercatus

Business directory for entrepreneurs of color that provides a platform for storytelling, pathways to new market opportunities, and access to signature events such as My People’s Market.

Email | Web
Phone: 503-442-6339

ROLE:

Navigating Business Services

SERVICES:

Networking & Workshops

2020-10-01T10:19:44-07:00

Mercy Corps Northwest

Provides business education, loans, grants and mentorship. Spanish, Russian, Arabic and Swahili speaking staff.
Habla español

Email | Web
Phone: 503-896-5070

ROLE:

Intensive Business Advising

SERVICES:

Financing for Your Business

Networking & Workshops

2021-09-24T10:54:31-07:00

Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO)

Provides financing, matched savings, market research and tailored one-on-one business advising and technical assistance.
Habla español

Email | Web
Phone: 503-841-3351

ROLE:

Intensive Business Advising

Navigating Business Services

SERVICES:

Financing for Your Business

Peer to Peer Learning

Networking & Workshops

2020-10-02T15:30:14-07:00

National Association of Minority Contractors of Oregon (NAMC-OR)

Provides outreach, technical assistance and referrals to minority-owned construction firms.
Habla español

Email | Web
Phone: 503-288-1393

ROLE:

Navigating Business Services

SERVICES:

Networking & Workshops

2020-10-01T10:27:36-07:00

Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA)

Provides one-on-one coaching, classroom business education and support to vendors through its marketplaces and powwow.
Habla español

Email | Web
Phone: 503-288-8177

ROLE:

Intensive Business Advising

Navigating Business Services

SERVICES:

Financing for Your Business

Peer to Peer Learning

Networking & Workshops

2020-10-02T15:32:51-07:00

Neighborhood House

Provides technical and educational support for Slavic and Latina in-home child care providers.
Habla español

Email | Web
Phone: 503-246-1663 x 4001

ROLE:

Intensive Business Advising

SERVICES:

Peer to Peer Learning

2020-10-02T15:58:10-07:00

NuLeaf Project

Provides technical assistance and small grants and loans for cannabis entrepreneurs of color

Email | Web
Phone: 404-644-03191

ROLE:

Intensive Business Advising

Navigating Business Services

SERVICES:

Financing for Your Business

Networking & Workshops

2020-10-02T15:36:40-07:00

Oregon Native American Chamber (ONAC)

Provides a statewide infrastructure of support and connection to Native American business mentors.

Email | Web
Phone: 971-404-8996

ROLE:

Navigating Business Services

SERVICES:

Networking & Workshops

2020-10-02T15:38:58-07:00

Portland Incubator Experiment (PIE)

Incubator for diverse founders of technology and consumer products companies; shares mentor networks and lessons learned from nearly a decade of service.

Email | Web
Phone: 503-616-3767

ROLE:

Intensive Business Advising

SERVICES:

Peer to Peer Learning

Networking & Workshops

2020-10-02T15:41:19-07:00

Professional Business Development Group (PBDG)

Provides technical assistance and individualized one-on-one advising to construction firms.

Email | Web
Phone: 971-330-0292

ROLE:

Intensive Business Advising

SERVICES:

Peer to Peer Learning

Networking & Workshops

2020-10-02T15:44:17-07:00

Prosper Portland

Provides access to real estate and small business financing products and industry support and connections.

Email | Web
Phone: 503-823-0465

ROLE:

Navigating Business Services

SERVICES:

Financing for Your Business

Peer to Peer Learning

Networking & Workshops

2020-10-02T15:47:25-07:00

TiE Oregon

Provides education, connections to mentors and funding sources for concept stage technology and consumer products companies.

Email | Web
Phone: 971-303-9063

ROLE:

Intensive Business Advising

SERVICES:

Financing for Your Business

Peer to Peer Learning

Networking & Workshops

2020-10-02T15:49:30-07:00

Urban League of Portland

Provides outreach, technical assistance and referrals to Black-owned construction firms.

Email | Web
Phone: 503-280-2600

ROLE:

Navigating Business Services

SERVICES:

Networking & Workshops

2020-10-02T15:51:16-07:00

XXcelerate

Provides business support, education and pathways to funding for Oregon’s womxn entrepreneurs.

Email | Web
Phone: 971-288-3567

ROLE:

Intensive Business Advising

SERVICES:

Peer to Peer Learning

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