2019 Schedule

The workshops are organized into three tracks:

  • TRACK #1 –Things you need to know to START A BUSINESS
    This track has three classes that discuss everything from federal and state taxes to working with the state of Oregon as a contractor.
  • TRACK #2 – Things you need to know to STAY IN BUSINESS
    The classes in this track focus on how to take your business to the next level. How to become certified. Where to get money. What to look for in a contract.
  • TRACK #3 – Things you need to know to GROW A BUSINESS
    Track Three covers current topics that are top of mind for small business. How to leverage social media, branding, and diversity to advantage.

You are welcome to attend workshops from any track.

Saturday, September 14th

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8:00am

Exhibit Hall

Registration Opens

Please register before attending any workshops, and pick up your parking pass.
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8:00am – 4:00pm

Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall – Open all day

Spend some time in the Exhibit Hall where over 50 booths with professionals will be waiting for you. Stop by with your questions.
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9:00am – 10:30am

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Digital Marketing


Are you suffering from digital marketing overwhelm? Get a great overview of what this is and how it can help your business. Learn how to choose the right tools for the job, and how to keep up with the ever-changing digital landscape

Business Development & Financial Statements


Is your profit and loss statement your most valuable business tool? Find out how to make this information work for you when developing your business plan.

Doing the Job vs Running the Business


How is doing the job different from running the business, and when is it time to get help?
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11:00am – 12:30pm

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How to pick a business structure


What do all these acronyms mean for your business? C, S, LLC, B, etc. We can help you make sense of the alphabet soup of business structure, and how to determine which choices are right for you


Understanding taxes can be overwhelming! Get a clear overview as well as detailed information so you can stay on top of this important aspect of owning a business.

Branding vs Marketing

Marketing vs Branding

Are these interchangeable terms? Learn the difference and why they are critical to the success of your business


Understanding taxes can be overwhelming! Get a clear overview as well as detailed information so you can stay on top of this important aspect of owning a business.

Intellectual Property & Trademarks

What you don't know might hurt you or your business

Have you ever heard of Visicalc? It was the original spreadsheet software before Lotus123 and Excel. Guess what they didn’t do?? Guess how much it cost them! Learn how to protect what is yours.


Understanding taxes can be overwhelming! Get a clear overview as well as detailed information so you can stay on top of this important aspect of owning a business.

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12:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunch Break

Due to the closing of the University, lunch will not be provided on site.
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2:00pm – 3:30pm

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TAXES


Understanding taxes can be overwhelming! Get a clear overview as well as detailed information so you can stay on top of this important aspect of owning a business.

COBID/ORPIN/DIVERSITY –
AVENUES OF OPPORTUNITY


CoBID – Certifications can help level the playing field when competing for business.

ORPIN – Are state contracting opportunities a potential source of business for your company?

Diversity – Beyond the social implications, why is diversity important for the health of your business?

FUNDING


Are you past the point of self-funding and maxing out credit cards? Learn about traditional funding, government funding, and alternative funding in an informative panel discussion format.

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8:00am – 4:00pm

Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall – Open until 4:30pm

One last chance to visit our exhibitors!
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