Our mission is to foster business sustainability and growth for historically under-served entrepreneurs within local communities. We provide exceptional business development support services to promote lifelong learning, empowerment, and positive economic impact.
Bottom Line for Portland
Annually, Livelihood NW provides free and low cost professional business support services to hundreds of businesses in Portland. We help entrepreneurs build skills, overcome challenges, and achieve their business goals and personal dreams. Our services are centered around breaking down barriers and addressing the wealth gap for underserved populations, specifically low-to-moderate income individuals, BIPOC, women, and the LGBTQ+ community.
"I am and will ever be grateful to Livelihood NW for the unfathomable support and care I get from them. I didn't think my dream would become a reality without their guidance and endless support. Today I am more confident and able to dream even bigger than I thought I ever would because of Livelihood NW." -Livelihood NW Past Client
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Livelihood NW recognizes the realities of systemic racism in our world as well as local communities and strives to uphold an anti-racist culture, policies and procedures, by continuously examining our organizational and individual biases and working to learn, improve, and overcome them. Read our Anti-Racism Statement here.
Historically underserved populations receive priority for all our programs & services.