Diverse people collaborating with a computer. The following Nonprofit organizations provide small business support services in a variety of areas:

  • BDI (Business Diversity Institute)
    • formerly known as MBOC (Minority Business Opportunity Committee)
    • provides training and education to minority owned businesses in Oregon and SW Washington
  • DiversityBusiness.com
    • a membership-based exchange platform that facilitates contacts and communication, supplier diversity tools, streamlines business processes and provides vital business news and information
  • National Minority Business Council
    • provides business assistance, educational opportunities, seminars and related services to small, minority and women-owned businesses across the country
  • OAME (Oregon Association of Minority Entrepreneurs)
    • holds monthly business networking meetings for small and large businesses and government representatives to discuss contracting opportunities.  
    • provides access to capital and technical assistance for small businesses
  • PABA (Portland Area Business Association)
    • promotes business and offer support to its membership, which is made up of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgenders and their allies in business
  • PBA (Portland Business Alliance)
    • promotes and fosters an environment in the Portland region that attracts, supports and retains private sector jobs, spurs economic vitality and enables quality educational opportunities for the region's residents
  • Small Business Legal Clinic
    • provides business transactional legal advice to new and emerging businesses, primarily those owned by women, minorities, and recent immigrants​

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