WE Source — Support for Women Entrepreneurs

Along your business journey, the right connections and information can smooth the way, make things happen and inspire you personally and professionally. WE Source connects you to the professionals and resources you need to dream, launch and grow a business. Learn more

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Funding for startups and new businesses

Working Solutions is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that specializes in startup and early-stage financing for Bay Area entrepreneurs. They’re committed to helping local entrepreneurs get the support they need to thrive by providing capital, consulting and community connections.

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Finding money for your business

From traditional bank loans to micro-lending, you may be surprised by how many new funding options are available today. We help connect you to them, regardless of business stage or need.

Where are you in your journey?


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Your business is a great idea. Is it ready to be real?


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Your business is ready to jump. Is now the time?


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Your business is humming along. Is it ready to roar?


From Pharma to Photography: Heba Salama’s Success Story

Heba Salama has worked in pharmaceutical sales and co-owned a restaurant, but for 20 years she's made her creative passion for photography into a thriving business. Find out how she did it and what keeps her going. Learn how Heba built her business.

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Tuesday April 2, 2019

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm PST

15 NW 22nd Ave. Portland, OR

Designer, innovator, and global leader Lorrie Vogel shares the keys she has used to unlock creativity as an instrument for success in both personal and professional challenges. Tapping into the right brain allows for complex problem solving that can result in superior innovations and advancements. 

Lorrie is the founder of ImagineNOW Inc.

Sponsored by: The Link

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Wednesday May 22, 2019

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm PST

115 NW 22nd Ave. Portland, OR

Join us as 3 immigrants from Turkey, Brazil and Scotland share their experience and stories about the successive waves of immigrants arriving from all countries of the globe, and about our nation’s struggle to both absorb them as well as adapt to them as a constant thread in our history.

Sponsored by: The Link

We’re just getting started. Get in on the ground floor.

WE Source is a new community for women entrepreneurs with big dreams — just like you. We’re continually adding events, resources, and insights from business owners and important voices in the business and finance industries. Sign up now to receive updates.

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Loans and lines of credit are subject to credit approval. Terms, conditions, fees and other restrictions may apply.