Strengthen Our Community

We offer businesses the opportunity to learn and grow through comprehensive one-on-one support, assistance, and financing.

Need a Loan?

MESO provides a variety of financing options. Find out if you qualify. Call 503-841-3351, email meso@mesopdx.org, or fill out our online application.

Looking for Business Support?

We focus on strategic planning and collaboration with each business owner. Click here for more information.

Our Impact

We place a high value on outcomes. Perhaps it’s best said by a client, “Everyone at MESO is fantastic and supportive…My needs have always felt important when communicating with any of the MESO staff.”

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

Lindsey Rickert Photography

Lindsey Rickert, of Lindsey Rickert Photography, provides commercial photography, wedding photography, and fine art.

When Lindsey came to MESO, she was finishing college and as Lindsey puts it, was “working at a dead-end job that I hated.”

She was saving money and networking but struggled to take the bold step of full-time self-employment until her employer closed her work location and she discovered MESO.

Three years later Lindsey has a beautiful website, marketing materials, a comprehensive business plan, new photo and printing equipment, and a

system for goal-setting and mentorship. During her time with MESO, Lindsey completed her IDA and accessed a report through Marketlink. Additionally, she launched a Kickstarter campaign, which funded her tour of drive-in movie theaters across the United States in a sponsored car and self-published her first photography book based on those travels. She has since shared her knowledge of Kickstarter success with other MESO business owners.

A remarkable, determined person, Lindsey says,

Never be afraid to ask for what you want. The worst someone can do is to say no.