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A little history about CAKE and how you can help

Prepare yourself for a story… In December of 2011, Graham Talley (Co-Founder of Float On) and I (Derek Wyatt) were chatting in a coffee shop about the lack of small business resources available for people who just had an idea and didn’t know what to do next… mainly our friends. Having backgrounds in business & […]

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Networking is Not Working and What You Can Do About It

I’ve never been a fan of traditional, hand shake, business card swapping networking events. At the earliest stages of my career, I was more concerned about doing quality work instead of having a quantity of work. This method didn’t boast well for my bank account. However, the value that my clients received, made them clients […]

Portland Business Journal: Struggling with your startup? ‘Entretherapy’ is on the way

From the Portland Business Journal: “Get more than a couple entrepreneurs in a room together and the conversation can some times turn into group therapy. Taking that idea, the founders of CAKE (Consulting And Knowledge Exchange) are taking what has become a weekly meetup for some free business consulting and turning it into Entretherapy…” Read […]

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There is No Secret Recipe

With the influx of business information out there, why are businesses still failing? Perhaps it’s taking shortcuts, missing steps, or failing to have the proper knowledge? These are good people with good ideas, and yet they still can’t make it happen. In business school we are essentially taught how to be good employees. We are […]

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 […]