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Crowdfunding and Kickstarter Laws w/ Matthew Abts

Are you considering unique fundraising methods like Kickstarter or Crowdfunding? The new JOBS Act has changed the way businesses can look for financing. Matthew Abts of OregonStartup.com covered some of the anticipated provision in Crowdfunding. We’ve given Matthew the title of CAKE’s Official Fountain of Information. Due to the fact that Matthew has broken all […]

$100 Startup Author Chris Guillebeau at Powell’s

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs This week we took a field trip to Powell’s City of Books to hear Chris Guillebeau (Author of The $100 Startup) speak in front of a packed crowd of fans and non-conformists. If you haven’t picked up a copy yet, you […]

This is Only a Test

This session of CAKE dove into the world of testing. We primarily focus on using the scientific method when it comes to our business decision making. It may sound a little nerdy, but testing out your ideas will save you a lot of time and money by not chasing things that aren’t important. There are […]

Weapons of Choice (Recap)

Before we go diving into a variety of apps to increase communication and productivity it should be known that a series of good habits should be in place before implementing more tools. We like to follow a couple of classic rules: “A place for everything and everything in it’s place.” – Your team (even just […]

Weapons of Choice (Preview)

Wednesday February 15th we’ll be covering some of our most favorite websites, applications, and software that’s available for businesses to use. If you want to jump ahead and download Evernote, you’ll be prepared with an awesome note taking tool… just in time for this week’s CAKE. We’ll be attempting to crash at the Lucky Labrador […]

Week 2: Finding Your MVP

Thanks to what was covered during week one, you should have a pretty good idea of what your ideal business might look like. Even if funding is unlimited, it’s not wise to jump into business without testing the market first. An easy way to soft launch your business is to find your minimal viable product […]