Small business owners and people considering opening a new venture are invited to the 2023 Small Business Resource Fair to learn about available support. The Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) and Jade District, in partnership with Community Services Network, will bring together representatives from over nine groups to answer and guide entrepreneurs. The event will run from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on February 28th at 8188 SE Division Street.
Pre-registration for this free resource fair is available online. Participants will receive complimentary food and a chance to win prizes through a raffle. Event organizers encourage all small business owners to attend, even if they do not have questions in mind. They see this as an opportunity for business operators to share information with others and learn more about resources available to grow the business community. Representatives from Prosper Portland, PDX 311, Bureau of Development Services, and other business support providers will join APANO’s Small Business Advisor team at the event to talk with the business community.
Small businesses are the backbone of Portland’s economy, and the city has received recognition for its supportive environment for entrepreneurs. However, running a small business is far from easy. These last few years have amassed excessive pressure on business owners dealing with rising costs, labor shortages, and crime-related costs. The 2023 Small Business Resource Fair aims to bolster support for businesses in the area and is an opportunity for people to tap into support they may not have known existed.