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Business Foundations I – Thursday 4-7pm at Forest Grove Fire Station

Forest Grove Fire Station 1919 Ash Street
Event Contact Person: Angelica Perez
Forest Grove

About this event

This event is provided by Mercy Corps Northwest

Are you struggling to make ends meet, or feeling ‘stuck’ in your job? For some people, starting a business can be a great way to bring in extra cash or to make a living doing something you enjoy. Many don’t realize how easy it can be to learn the basics of starting and operating a small business.

Business Foundations was created for people just like you – people with families to provide for, limited time and money, and great ideas that you’ve been waiting to explore. No prior business experience or education is necessary, and the class is designed to help you determine if you’re ready to start a business. Over six short weeks we’ll cover everything you need to get started, including:

How to decide if a business idea will work
How to get the word out and attract customers
Figuring out how much money you’ll need to start it, and to keep it going from one month to the next
The steps for registering your business with the state
Learning how you can best use your valuable time and resources
People who have taken Business Foundations discover that it’s a fun, easy way to learn about business ownership and a great way to make new friends right here in your community. Here’s what other aspiring entrepreneurs had to say after completing the class:

“Hearing others and sharing helped give me the confidence I needed to move
“I really liked having a plan–having the combination of course book, homework, and class was perfect–it made an overwhelming prospect much more manageable. I was able to mull things over and be prepared for class—which always address questions that came up for me–even if I wasn’t the one asking. The whole format and instruction was incredibly valuable”
“This class was so supportive and empowering!”
“Great opportunity for people with limited sources. Thank you.”
“Thank you, class was amazing. I knew absolutely nothing prior and now look
forward to taking next level once by business up and running for a bit. You
are such an incredible resource, thank you.”
Times: The course consists of six three-hour sessions. Class is held on Thursday 4-7pm on the following dates.

January 14
January 21
January 28
February 4
February 11
February 18
***Attention there will be partial scholarships available for 6 participants.

Please Contact Angelica at [email protected] or (503) 896-5050***


*Partial scholarships are available to low-income individuals with proper
documentation. To make a payment by check, you must drop off payment in person at our office. Our office is located at 43 SW Naito PKWY, Portland, OR 97204. Registration is not complete without payment. PLEASE DO NOT PRE-REGISTER IF YOU PLAN ON APPLYING FOR A SCHOLARSHIP – wait until your scholarship application has been approved or denied. We cannot refund partial tuition amounts.