Willamette Angel Conference Invests More than $450K

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The event concludes three months of study (called “due diligence”) by the group of more than 30 angel investors, about half and half from the Oregon university towns Corvallis and Eugene. This year’s event was held on campus at Oregon State University.

ProfessorVC: Man Camp

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Just returned from a golf trip to Bandon Dunes , Oregon. And even if he built it, would anyone come to this remote Oregon outpost?" I take CFO roles in early stage companies and participate on the management team during the early financings and business model development phases.

4 Reasons Why Credit Unions Are Better For Your Business

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My mentor was my dad, who owned a small business in Milwaukie, Oregon. Today I’m CEO of Oregon’s second largest state-chartered credit union, and I love going to work every day, making a difference in the lives of our members, employees and the communities we serve.

My Favorite 2014 Trend is Boomer-Millenial Partnerships

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I see it happening, anecdotally, both around my local community in Eugene, Oregon, and around my online community in social media, LivePlan, and so forth. Financing a Business Partnerships Starting a Business 2014 small business trends smallbizlabs Steve King

Starting a Nonprofit: Chapter 1 of The ‘RIDE Eugene’ Story

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In Oregon, nearly 30 percent of all traffic fatalities are related to drunk driving. ” Finance News indiegogo niche markets nonprofits RIDE Eugene Drunk driving is a problem.

Four Ways To Build An Elite Team

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Let’s use the Oregon football team as an example. Previously, DeRam founded successful companies for almost 30 years across multiple sectors including finance, medical and nonprofit. by David DeRam, co-founder and CEO at greenlight.guru.

Latest Deal Terms for DesignMedix, Inc.

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is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. Round of Financing: Series A. Interested in getting access to data on other company's venture financing rounds? See how to model your own financing and exit events in minutes with the Portfolio Company Analysis Tool

An Introduction to Entrepreneurship

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The core curriculum has been taught at the University of Oregon. Topics include: business basics and start-up; market analysis and strategy; developing financials; getting financed; the importance of the Web and Social Media; building a team; legal issues; tax issues; and making the pitch.

How to Balance Cash Flow in a Seasonal Business

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Small Business Administration (SBA), your state’s Business Development Department, and many other financing sources for small businesses. My business is busy in the spring, summer and fall but slows in the winter. How do I ensure I have sufficient cash flow throughout the year?

From Surfing Vacation Dream to $24 Million Business

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Billy Taylor and Brook Harvey-Taylor, the husband-and-wife founders of Portland, Oregon-based vegan beauty retailer Pacifica , were named National Small Business Persons of the Year at the Small Business Administration''s National Small Business Week awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. Scents and fragrances were always a passion for Brook Harvey-Taylor, who moved from Montana to Eugene, Oregon in the early 1990s to study aromatherapy.

The Next Generation Of Funding For The Next Generation Of Entrepreneurs

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Startups are hungry for credit, but banks and other financial institutions have never been stricter with their financing parameters. By Ingrid Vanderveldt, Dell’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence. It’s the paradox of the modern startup.

Media Rush Good News Bad News for This Startup

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Some times things just come together right for a startup.

Looking for Investors? Try City Hall

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City officials in New York City, Philadelphia, and Portland, Oregon, launch their own venture capital funds to attract start-ups. New York City and Portland, Oregon, recently launched VC funds that provide seed capital to local start-ups.

Hard lessons lead to success – the story of RealLead

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” Short term goals for the company are to raise another round of financing this summer and to hire more staff to accommodate their fast growth. A few years ago, LivePlan customer Caroline Cummings considered herself an “entrepreneur in recovery.”

Optimism in the Face of Uncertainty: A Look at Small Business in 2017

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My neighborhood of Alberta in Portland, Oregon, where small local businesses are plentiful. Source. If you’re considering making the leap and starting your own business, you’re likely eager to ensure that you’re making a smart decision.

Why Getting a Loan May Get Harder

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The newest finance regulator on the block, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, does business very differently than traditional banking regulators, said David Hemmingway, Chief Investment Office of Zions Bancorporation. Regional and community banks are crucial to small business financing.

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What’s an SBDC and Why You Want to Know

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For a class on bookkeeping, marketing, business planning, getting financed, call your nearest SBDC. That’s for questions about starting up, establishing ownership, finding financing, dealing with permits and legal requirements, even online marketing and search engine optimization.

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Big Idea: City Bikes by Subscription

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Alta Bicycle Share, Alison Coen's Portland, Oregon-based company, operates in four cities. Alta Bicycle Share, Cohen's Portland, Oregon-based company, already operates bike-sharing programs in four cities.

How to Start a Farm: Your Complete Guide to Success

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Step 3: Get financed. For example, Oregon State University Extension has a “Small Farms” portal where you can find out more about crops, grains, soil, livestock, and much more. Step 3: Getting financed. Your day begins before the sun has even risen.

These Shoes Were Made Where?

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Jordan spent a couple of years as a hippie snowboarder in Vermont and Oregon and then built a successful real estate brokerage in Manhattan. Brothers Jordan and Jensen Adoni are blending old-school craftsmanship and social media sizzle in a New York City shoe business, The Adoni Group.

Betting on Sense

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Delaware, Nevada, Montana, and Oregon are all exempt from the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act which was a federal law that banned states from getting into the bookmaking business.

The 3 Most Damaging Myths in Entrepreneurship

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That’s what we teach in business schools and classic entrepreneurship: you develop a business plan, you get financed, and then you start. He has an MBA from Stanford and degrees with honors from the University of Oregon and the University of Notre Dame.

Meet the Grand Prize Entrepreneurs of the BEC Boost

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She sells her products in 11 stores and two restaurants in and around Oregon House, California, where Freja’s Foods currently operates.

10 Entertaining Things to Check out While You’re Waiting in Line Today

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One great example is Little Boxes PDX , which is Portland, Oregon’s answer to major chains with deep discounts: local stores offering discounts are all listed on a map of the city and smart phone app, and there’s a raffle with tons of different small business-related prizes.

5 Ways to Make It Big in a Small Town

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He''s got the data to show you exactly how much harder it will be to hire your team, finance your growth and sell your company. Getting to know investors at the regional level is important when you need to stitch together financing from several angel groups or smaller funds.

Some Thoughts on Leadership Going into 2016

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His name was Chip Kelly and he came off of a very successful stint as the coach of the collegiate Oregon Ducks. Yes, great leaders need to travel more than programmers or finance directors. Having time to think about “leadership” at most startups feels like a luxury. It feels like something you could turn your attention to once you have tens of millions of dollars and a large staff to run operations and you could step back from it all and think about how to lead.

What’s the Secret to Your Success? With Jesse Thomas of Picky Bars

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After doing my MBA at the University of Oregon, I decided I wanted to try to become a professional triathlete. Our first employees were actually University of Oregon students that came in and made the bars in our house.

The Latest Questions Small Businesses Are Asking

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Many people who want to start a business believe they will be able to get grants or loans to help them finance the venture. How do I decide if a business idea is likely to be successful?

From Food Cart to Award-Winning Restaurant: A Secret to Success Story

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Tired of working for someone else, in 2010 they opened a Northwest-style-meets-Southern-cuisine food cart in downtown Eugene, Oregon. The University of Oregon marketing department also did a survey for us to see what beers and food worked best in a 50-mile radius.

Billabong’s Ambitious Acquisition Streak

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Berg and Nicholas Nathanson, a finance and new media executive and a former e-commerce analyst respectively started Swell.com a report in trade publication Apparel News revealed. Billabong acquired two companies last year including Oregon accessory maker DaKine and San Diego skateboard maker Sector 9.

Episode 8: Charlie’s Bcast Email, Startup Incubators, and 10 Reasons Why Startups Fail | The Bcast

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Peter: Well, fortunately I know how to pronounce his name because I felt and that was some of his incubator work but Joe is a local entrepreneurial champion here in Oregon. They never worked with the startup who had needed to raise multiple rounds of financing.

A Detailed Sample Restaurant Sales Forecast

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Don’t fear the math, or the financing. He has an MBA from Stanford and degrees with honors from the University of Oregon and the University of Notre Dame.

A Detailed Sample Restaurant Sales Forecast

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Don’t fear the math, or the financing. He has an MBA from Stanford and degrees with honors from the University of Oregon and the University of Notre Dame.

How to Target the Coveted College Market

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” To overcome this wrinkle, Sean Thorne, a 23-year-old senior at the University of Oregon, relies on the kindness of mentors. Students have a natural in on campus: access. Here''s how they''ve learned to overcome empty pockets, high turnover, and other challenges.

The 50 Best Blogs By Business Professors

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Finance and Economics. Professor Mark Thoma at the University of Oregon shares some of his thoughts on issues like banks, the economic crisis, government budgets, and more. Touching on both economics and finance, Professor Mark J. Everything Finance.

A Tax Break For (Almost) Every Block

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These are the perks that come into play when a company threatens to move its plant, say, to Tennessee from Oregon, and both states try to cut a deal. Those in smaller cities might not have someone in that position, in which case you’d try the finance department.

Where Have All the Big VC Deals Gone?

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CB Insights, a research firm in New York City, projects that some 1,000 recently funded seed companies will be "orphaned"--or unable to raise follow-on financing. Martens is co-founder and CEO of CPUsage, a Portland, Oregon-based company with five employees.

Is Bootstrapping Right For You? How to Decide

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I ventured out of Silicon Valley this week to Portland, Oregon, where tech entrepreneurs are building their companies even though local venture capital is all but nonexistent. It does mean you have to be extremely disciplined about managing your finances.

HOW TO: Build an App for Your Small Business

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28 Entrepreneurs Discuss Why they Started Their Businesses

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Since then, Anvil has achieved Fastest Growing, Most Admired and Most Philosophic Companies in Oregon. Thanks to Stacey Price, Healthy Business Finances. #27 Being in love is great. Being in love with your business, when you’re an entrepreneur, is even better.