Testimonials - BESThq - Collaborative Business Community
Celebrating 10 years of Business Expo West!




  • BESThq LLC, 10940 SW Barnes Road, #133 Portland, OR  97225
Celebrating 10 years of Business Expo West!





Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is a success.
– Henry Ford

Check out stories of BESThq members experiencing growth through community.

LouAnn McCormic

Office Manager, DAY CPM

Coming from the second floor of a traditional corporate office environment, the only interaction with other tenants was either in the elevator, on the way to the rest room or when we happened upon each other in the hallway. Then Mike Day met Ron White. Ron shared the purpose and vision of BESThq with Mike and we started packing up the files and desks!

BSC Oregon

Scot Thompson & Ryan Youngblood

BSC Oregon joined the BESThq community in 2011 as a growing youth competitive soccer club meeting in board members’ homes and local coffee shops. Scot Thompson, then Executive Director, had a greater vision for the club, setting a lofty goal of building the best soccer club in Portland with the most qualified coaching staff operating from their own facilities.

More praise from our many successful community members

When Ron White mentioned he had a vision of creating a place to support small business and help them flourish and grow we had no doubt it would be a success. From the beginning, we believed in his vision of fostering a community of collaboration, inclusion, and empowerment. And that is exactly what he and the BESThq family of businesses have created. Twirl has since lent their support to help bring BESThq's vision to life with branding and marketing support services. We have seen first hand how our peers have benefitted from this community, and we look forward to continuing to support their journey as advocates for small business.

Jennie & Victor    Twirl Advertising & Design, LLC   

BESThq is a community of business owners that provides its members with opportunities and connections that will help grow your business and provide you with the recourses needed to grow and prosper. If you haven't already taken the time to visit one of the events held at BESThq, you definitely should make it a priority!

Jamie Radcliffe    Bartercard Portland   

I had the recent opportunity to participate in one of BESThq‘s weekly Tuesday morning briefing meetings and I have to say that I was impressed. I participate in dozens of meetings per month and the BESThq meeting had a unique, enjoyable and informative format that I haven’t seen elsewhere. In addition to the requisite participant introductions, Ron White briefs everyone on current events — from international to national to regional, state and local — that could affect them. There’s also often a speaker and there’s discussion of training opportunities and upcoming requests for bids in which the members might want to participate. I’ll definitely try to participate in additional meetings. Definitely worth the time and effort.

Jon Turino    Owner, Jon Turino Marketing + Connections   

Scott and I just want to thank you for doing such a wonderful job bringing the community together to care about each other and help people make connections and building relationships. We so enjoy being a part of your “village.”

Orlena Ballard    The Confidence Coach   

I would undoubtedly would not be where I am today, with both my business and with myself, if it were not for these people here. The opportunity to work, network and learn in such a remarkable place is crucial to my success, and I gratefully credit BESThq for that opportunity.

Kendrick Mitchell    Owner, West Hills Electric   

The community at BESThq has been very supportive as I start my small consulting business. It is liberating, exciting and a bit scary being on your own after working in corporate for your entire career. BESThq consists of like-minded, but diverse businesses. The Tuesday Executive Briefing “Coffee Kick-starts” are informative, engaging, positive and fun! The diversity in this ‘incubator’ community is what makes it special. Thanks to Ron, Jill , Charlene and the members for making BESThq the best place for Westside small businesses.

Tod James    Owner, TMJ Consulting   

BESThq is an empowering, committed group of small businesses, ready and willing to help the community AND your business move forward and thrive. What an awesome concept!!

Belinda Balogh    Baby Boomer Fitness Solutions   

BESThq provides a wonderful community comprised of capable, great people. There is a huge variety of industries/specialties represented by the various members that create powerful synergies. Being a member and being able to relocate our small business our of our home office into this collaborative office environment has been a huge benefit for our employees and company.

Eric Ufer    Owner, Pest Solutions LLC   

BESThq is an outstanding organization that is truly focused on people, profit and planet. What this means to me is that rather than just lip service, Ron White leads by example and digs in to find out what is needed for both organizations and individuals, then is possibility oriented to find solutions and good connections. The BESThq community is really pulling together and for each other to help each other grow their businesses with integrity and sustainability.

Maria Locatell    Owner, Take Back Your Health   

Within BESThq, you have people with proven business success who can really guide and mentor the tenants and members in avoiding the typical pitfalls of owning a small business through fantastic business presentations every week or one-on-one mentoring. This very special community has an incredibly family oriented feel; it is a comfortable place to work and network with the other members. I really get the sense that everyone at BESThq is one big family pulling together for a sustainable business success. Often times, a concept like this one is only as good as the heart and expertise of its founder. Ron White has so much knowledge to give in so many different industries. He is a champion of diversity and success in small business. His passion and knowledge powers this engine to keep on going.

Todd Kimball    Founder, United by Media   

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