Community Economic Development
Who we are:
We believe entrepreneurship empowers immigrants and their families through growth in assets, income and a sense of achievement.
Our culturally-specific Microenterprise Program incubates businesses by providing microenterprise training, access to capital and markets, affordable commercial kitchen rental and, in the future, retail space. We serve low income microentrepreneurs at any stage of business development - from an idea to an established entity. The majority of our clients are Latinos from the Portland Metro Area and from underserved communities.
Starting your business:
We offer several services to entrepreneurs who are starting their businesses, including:
- Arrancando mi Negocio: An 11 week course on business fundamentals, you will learn from guest speakers, interactive materials and networking, culminating in the creation and presentation of your business plan.
- Technical Assistance: Meet with our staff or a mentor one-on-one to strategize how to launch and grow your business.
- Specialized Trainings: From a few hours to four weeks, our trainings allow you to receive in depth information on specific topics.
If you are an microentrepreneur, the first step is attending Reunión de Información. To learn more or to register, please contact:
Alison Brown at 503-961-6411.
Micro Mercantes is an intiative of Hacienda CDC in Portland, Oregon. We are a social enterprise incubator that empowers and collaborates with hard working Latino culinary entrepreneurs. We offer access to an affordable commissary kitchen, trainings, technical assistance and more. For more information or to order food from one of our businesses, please visit www.micromercantes.com
The Future Portland Mercado
In 2014, we plan to open Portland’s first Latino public market, the Portland Mercado. Low income entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to apply for affordable retail space in this market. Vendors will also foster their leadership skills by taking part in the market’s decision making process. For more information, please visit our blog at http://portlandmercado.wordpress.com/
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