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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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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.”

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Four Ways To Build An Elite Team


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.

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.

HOW TO: Build an App for Your Small Business


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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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


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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!)

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.

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.

60 of the Top Domain Name Millionaires

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As the Vice President of Finance for iHoldings, Inc., In 2000, King moved to Portland, Oregon to co-found Snapnames.com, which created new ways of acquiring domain names. Do you own a domain name? Have you ever given any thought to how much that domain name might be worth? You might be surprised at how many people have made their millions off of domain names alone. The following is a list of the 60 top domainers. Adam Dicker (DNForum).

My XOXO Talk

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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.

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.

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.

Private Company Valuations: Second Porch, Inc.

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is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. The company recently closed its Series A round of financing, bringing in $1.5 Leading this round was the Oregon Angel Fund Summer will be here before we know it, and with that some of you out there might be able to finally get to take a vacation to relax. This week we are going to take a look at a newer company that could provide those vacationers access to the perfect vacation rental or possible purchase.

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.