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Buy Local or Say Bye to Your Dollar

A rising tide lifts all boats… Portland is filled with inspiring individuals that get up every day and strive to make a difference. Last Friday Derek attended the Creative Mornings talk on Urbanism featuring Supportland Co-Founder, Katrina Scotto di Carlo. Katrina is one of those people who are striving to make a difference in Portland […]

Lessons Learned From My First Time at Startup Weekend

I’ve always been an admirer of the Startup Weekend events in my area, but have never attended. I would actively follow tweets during the events and read press coverage from the days following. As a fan of the Lean Startup principles, Startup Weekend was a great way to see theories go through the validation process […]

What Facebook’s New Redesign May Mean for Small Business

Facebook just announced a major redesign today to their News Feed. To get an idea of what you’re in for, check out this quick release from Facebook: http://newsroom.fb.com/News/581/A-New-Look-for-News-Feed or check out these videos:   Here are just a few of the highlights of the redesign: Stories that are visually rich will be displayed at a […]

Location & Lease Negotiation

Location… Location… Location. If you’re going the brick and mortar route for your business, finding the right location and negotiating an ideal lease can determine whether or not your business will have longevity. In this session of CAKE, Ashkahn from Float On shares with you what it takes to find the right location as well […]