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:

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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

COMMUNITY FOCUS:

Hispanic/Latino/a/e community

INDUSTRY FOCUS:

Construction

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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

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Built Oregon

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.

Email | Web
Phone: 503-490-1538

INDUSTRY FOCUS:

Consumer products

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Prosper Portland

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

Email | Web
Phone: 503-823-0465

INDUSTRY FOCUS:

Athletic and Outdoor, Metals and Machinery, Clean Tech, Software and Media

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Oregon Native American Chamber (ONAC)

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

Email | Web
Phone: 971-404-8996

COMMUNITY FOCUS:

Native, Indigenous Community

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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

COMMUNITY FOCUS:

Hispanic/Latino/a/e, Slavic communities

INDUSTRY FOCUS:

Childcare

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Black American Chamber of Commerce (BACC)

Provides business mentoring, coaching and development centered around stability and growth.

Email | Web
Phone: 503-564-8933

COMMUNITY FOCUS:

Black community

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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

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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

INDUSTRY FOCUS:

Construction

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Urban League of Portland

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

Email | Web
Phone: 503-280-2600

COMMUNITY FOCUS:

Black community

INDUSTRY FOCUS:

Construction

2022-09-27T13:19:57-07:00

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.

Email | Web
Phone: 971-340-4861

COMMUNITY FOCUS:

AAPI, Jade District communities

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NuLeaf Project

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

Email | Web
Phone: 404-644-0319

COMMUNITY FOCUS:

BIPOC community

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Professional Business Development Group (PBDG)

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

Email | Web
Phone: 971-314-9840

 

INDUSTRY FOCUS:

Construction

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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.

Habla español

Email | Web | 503-222-0280

COMMUNITY FOCUS:

Hispanic/Latino/a/e community

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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

COMMUNITY FOCUS:

Native, Indigenous, and Cully area communities

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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

COMMUNITY FOCUS:

Hispanic/Latino/a/e

INDUSTRY FOCUS:

Food & Beverage

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Xcelerate Women

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.

Email | Web
Phone: 971-288-3567

COMMUNITY FOCUS:

Women

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Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)

Provides culturally specific and responsive services to immigrant and refugee entrepreneurs through small business foundational training and one-on-one technical assistance.

Multiingual support available

Email | Web
Phone: 503-954-6259

COMMUNITY FOCUS:

Immigrant and Refugee community

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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

COMMUNITY FOCUS:

BIPOC community

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
  • Anielis Raas – retail support
  • Philippine American Chamber of Commerce of Oregon– access to additional professional services

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