Livelihood NW Program

SUPPORTIVE BUSINESS NETWORK
 
Once connected, business owners have this revelation: “I don’t have to be alone.” As a participant, you’ll be surrounded by CEOs, like you, who will become your trusted advisors. There is also an alumni group of CEOs, living around the country, for you to connect with for advice and business opportunities.
PRACTICAL BUSINESS EDUCATION
In partnership with Prosper Portland, Livelihood NW brings you Increase Project, powered by Interise's award-winning StreetWise 'MBA'™ curriculum.

ACCESS TO CAPITAL  & CONTRACTING 
 
Prepare for opportunities with government and anchor institutions, and learn from experts in the field of both public and private lending. Preparation for contracting success is a unique feature of the StreetWise 'MBA'™
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2018 National Program Results
Based on 2017 Assessment Data, collected by Interise

  • 70% of alumni businesses increased or maintained their annual revenues, with an average annual revenue growth of 51%. 
  • 80% of alumni businesses reported being profitable. 
  • $863 million in government contracting secured by alumni businesses. 
  • 63% of alumni CEOs stay connected to fellow participants, with 26% doing business with each other. 
  • 70% of alumni businesses added or retained jobs.

Basic Eligibility Requirements 

  • Business owner must live and/or own a business within Portland city limits
  • $100,000+ in annual revenues 
  • Have 1+ employee(s)
  • Been in business for at least 2 years
  • Willingness and ability to attend class for 7 months, complete mandatory assignments, and complete program survey's as requested
  • 50% of the business is owned by a person of color
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MEET THE GRADUATES

"Increase Project provided vital tools that any business could use to guide its path through growth stages toward success. On top of the essential business education, I can’t imagine making this journey without the collective support of an incredible community of likeminded entrepreneurs!” 
“Increase Project was an amazing instrument of insight for us: into the approach & practice of other businesses in our cohort, into the means & mechanisms necessary to scale, and into our own understanding of the parts & pieces of our business that had gone unadressed for either fear or misunderstanding for far too long.” 

Jessica Chan
WinkPens

Michele Sanders 
and Miguel Salinas
Attic Journals


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