Minority Business Owners
Women Business Owners
|Network of Entrepreneurial Women
The Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NEW) is an independent, non-profit organization founded to encourage and support self-directed entrepreneurial women and their businesses.
Office of Women's Business Ownership
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Women’s Business Ownership has fostered the participation of women entrepreneurs in the economy, especially those who have been historically under-served or excluded.
Women Entrepreneurs of Oregon (WEO)
WEO is the premier organization for women entrepreneurs in Oregon. We motivate and inspire our members to build, grow, and strengthen their businesses through an unprecedented connection to community and high impact professional resources.
Small Business Owners
|Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
The DBE certification is for firms seeking contracting opportunities with recipients of federal transportation-related projects. Some of the recipients in this category include the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), Tri-Met and the Port of Portland.
Oregon Entrepreneurs Network
The Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN) is the largest entrepreneur assistance organization in the state of Oregon. OEN fosters the flow of entrepreneurial ideas, services, and capital to entrepreneurs and helps connect emerging Northwest businesses to growth-stimulating expertise and valuable resources.
Oregon Main Street Revitalization
Working with communities to develop comprehensive, incremental revitalization strategies based on a community’s unique assets, character, and heritage.
Small Business Administration (SBA)
The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a variety of programs and support services to help you navigate the issues you face with your initial applications, and resources to help after you open for business.
Veteran Business Owners
|Albina Opportunities Corporation
Albina Opportunities Corporation is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution providing loans to small business owners.
Certifications for Minority, Women & Emerging Small Businesses
The Office of Minority, Women and Emerging Small Business (OMWESB) administers the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Women Business Enterprise (WBE) and Emerging Small Business (ESB) certification programs. These programs are designed to promote economic opportunities for small businesses.
Economic & Business Equity (MWESB)
Economic & Business Equity promotes economic opportunities and assists in obtaining certifications for Oregon's disadvantaged, minority-owned, woman-owned, and emerging small businesses.
Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber
The Hispanic Chamber offers services to assist businesses with a start up or expansion, business plans or software training, offers small business loans, as well as guidance with contracts and procurements.
Oregon Microenterprise Network (OMEN)
A revolving loan fund that provides capital access to Oregon communities who have little or no access to loan programs and cannot access traditional financial services.