The Increase Project began as a pilot program that provided minority-owned small businesses with tools for growth and expansion. In July 2016, the program recognized its first class of graduates. Each graduate spent almost 40 hours in class, as well as countless additional hours completing prep work and assignments, engaging in peer-mentoring meetings, and writing individual growth plans. With the launch of the Inclusive Business Resource Network, the services of the Increase Project are now provided by the Portland State University Business Outreach Program.
Increase Project Graduates
Ten companies completed the Increase Project pilot program.
Attic Journals. Journals, banners, coasters, jewelry and other paper goods made from discarded books. Learn More
Champions Barbering Institute. Building better barbers through education. Learn More
Don Felipe Products. A family-owned business specializing in artisan Mexican chorizo. Learn More
Essance LLC. Herbal infused skincare. Learn More
Good Green LLC. Art direction, graphic design, and custom printing. Learn More
Hestmark Designs. Sustainable clothing, bags, designs. Learn More
Imagination Station Daycare Center. Reliable, affordable, professional child care. Learn More
Pretty Petals. Local custom flower arrangements. Learn More
Tanglewood Beverage Company. Handcrafted specialty drinks. Learn More
Wink Pens. Innovative and quality writing instruments. Learn More