Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon seeks to improve the economic opportunities of underserved individuals through empowerment, education, and entrepreneurship for the benefit of the greater community.
– Access to capital in the form of SBA micro loans (under $50,000), credit building loans (under $2,500), and loans to purchase real estate and larger business assets ($50,000-$275,000).
MESO provides access to low-interest loan funds to clients who traditionally do not have access through the mainstream financial institutions – Access to grants in the form of Individual Development Accounts (matched savings program) – MarketLink market research reports (Sliding scale fees based on household income), offers access to the same customized market research tools and services that many large-scale companies enjoy.
MarketLink’s research can do the following: measures market size, analyzes current and future trends, show market share for the industry, conduct both primary and secondary market research, and customize reports to each business and its specific location.
– Customized one-on-one assistance (business plans, growth strategies, financials, etc) – Small business workshops covering a range of business fundamentals (i.e> contracts and agreements, social media marketing, employee matters, inventory control, partnership considerations, management, growth strategies) – Resource referrals – Branding support (includes business card design, websites, social media support, logo design) – Family and Community Empowerment Program provides culturally-specific resources and entrepreneurial services.
FACE supports the Asian, African American, and Latino/Hispanic communities
Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon (MESO)
Address: 4008 NE MLK Jr. Blvd