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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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ProfessorVC: Man Camp

Professor VC

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.

How to Calculate ROI For a Small Business

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While return on investment is a useful tool to look at profitability, calculations are complicated by other factors such as time, maintenance costs, financing costs, other investment considerations, and the overall goals of the company.

The Next Generation Of Funding For The Next Generation Of Entrepreneurs


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.

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?

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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.

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How to Start a Brewery

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In this two-part guide to starting a brewery, we’re going to talk with brewers who’ve been there-done-that, and we’ll get insights from experts in supporting industries such as insurance and finance, as well as discuss regulatory issues. Finances.

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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.”

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Media Rush Good News Bad News for This Startup

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Some times things just come together right for a startup.

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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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How to Write a Business Plan for an Outpatient Medical Practice

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Here’s a brief example: The problem : There is a lack of affordable pediatric and gynecological care available in coastal areas of Lane County, Oregon. Consider submitting your plan to at least five to 10 banks if you need help financing your startup costs.

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.

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.

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Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: VCs Are Not Always Right


Parallel6 is already clocking over $1 million in revenue and is looking to enhance its customer acquisition and also raise some financing. Misty Denson from Portland, Oregon, presented NameYourRentNow.com.

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.

The 50 Best Blogs By Business Professors


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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

The 10 Best Side Businesses to Fund Your Startup (Plus One Unexpected Suggestion)

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Now for the completely strange and unexpected: Jon Colgan, founder and CEO of fintech startup CellBreaker, used his background in sustainability to help finance his business. “I So, you have a great idea for a new business?

28 Entrepreneurs Discuss Why they Started Their Businesses


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.

5 Tips to Becoming a More Customer Centric Organization

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They attended property management association meetings in Oregon outside of the technology echo chamber of California to get a sense for people’s daily problems. Many people at a young startup are trying to manage their finances like the rest of their user base. Turn Your Organization Inside Out. This is part of my ongoing posts on Startup Advice. The world has changed much since I started my first company in 1999.

HOW TO: Build an App for Your Small Business


Webinar Recap: 14 Tips on How to Pitch and Get Funded

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The opportunity when I got to pitch on stage in front of 400 angel investors was for the largest angel investor conference in the Pacific northwest called Angel Oregon, and we competed with 60 other companies. This is the part that people hate the most, unless you’re a finance geek.

My XOXO Talk

Bryce Dot VC

A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to speak at the XOXO Festival in Portland Oregon. First thing we started with was trying to come up with a new type of financing document. The Andyies asked me to talk about our Indie.vc experiment and I was more than happy to oblige. A video of the talk is not online, but I did find a transcript which I’ve edited a bit here: Like Andy said, I’m not really supposed to be here. And that’s not a joke.

The Venture Capital Secret: 3 Out of 4 Start-Ups Fail


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Reinventing the Office: How to Lose Fat and Increase Productivity at Work

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The feature, titled “ Fitness Financed: Motion, Margin, Risk & Reward ,” offers an inside look into our office.). Fitness/life guru Tim Ferriss just posted my guest article on ff Venture Capital ‘s approach to building a fitness office. Thanks Tim!)

Top Social Media Measurement and Tracking Tools


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How to Grow Your Business by Setting Goals [Webinar]

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In the construction industry, I just heard from a bunch of people here in Oregon, I sit on the school bond review committee and we and we were looking for a construction cost of new schools that are getting built and the construction cost have gone up almost 30 percent.