Whether you've been in business for thirty years or thirty days... we can help you plan for success, access resources and build a great community business


First step - grab a cup of coffee with Derecus Slade, business advisor with MicroEnterprise Services of Oregon. Derecus is on 42nd Avenue every week to point you in the right direction, whether you need help developing a business plan or negotiating a lease. Contact derecus today!


our 42nd Avenue is your connection to grow your business, linking you to:

business planning & advising with partners including -

  • Hacienda CDC

  • Portland State University

  • MicroEnterprise Services of Oregon

  • Small Business Development Center

  • Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization
    and more...

legal advising -

  • Lewis and clark small business legal clinic

capital access -

  • craft3

  • microenterprise services of oregon

  • portland development commission

Location services - looking for a space for your business? contact us