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Maxwell Cabana on Sounds of PDX

The first time I saw Maxwell Cabana live I knew I had to get the Portland trio on the show to ask them about their eclectic and captivating sound. I would describe the band’s sound as a combination of Jimi … Continue Reading

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Maiah Wynne on Sounds of PDX

Singer-songwriter Maiah Wynne was recently on the program to talk to us about her influences, original music, and perform a few songs for our listeners. As a songwriter Maiah draws inspiration from artists in all different genres but says “I’m … Continue Reading

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Chris Margolin Album Release on Sounds of PDX

One week before releasing his latest LP, Chris Margolin and The Dead Bird Collection dropped by the show to debut the record for our listeners. On this episode of the program, Chris shared the events in his life that helped … Continue Reading

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Emily Aldridge on Sounds of PDX

After seeing Emily Aldridge live for the first time at a Woman Crush Music showcase, I invited her to hang out with me on the program to talk about her music, influences, and how she made her way to Portland. … Continue Reading

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Shannon Entropy Single Release on Sounds of PDX

On a recent episode of the show Shannon Entropy joined us to launch the single “No Disgrace” off of their now released debut LP Out There Ideas. This podcast features an inside look at the making of the new … Continue Reading

Biz503 Podcast Preview: Making Your First Sale

Sales cycle, prospects, warm vs. cold leads…the world of selling can look overwhelming to someone new to the game. And for folks launching startups or planning to open a business, it can be the one area that appears hardest to … Continue Reading

Biz503 Podcast Preview: Marketing 101 for Startups

Ah, marketing…it makes the wheels of business go ’round and ’round. And yet it’s an aspect in business-building that many entrepreneurs (who are more interested in making than marketing) miss out on.

And it shows when sales suffer, new … Continue Reading

Biz503 Podcast Preview: How to Build a Business

So you want to launch a business.

First question to ask yourself: Are you sure you’re ready?

That’s not to say you’re not a fantastically savvy entrepreneur, or that there’s reason to assume your venture will crash and burn. But … Continue Reading

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Mothertapes on Sounds of PDX

On a recent broadcast Jen Em and I welcomed Pete Bosack from Mothertapes to the program. Dynamic changes, sonic layers, and memorable melodies are just a few things you can expect to hear on the band’s self titled LP so … Continue Reading

Biz503 Podcast Preview: Getting Your Invention to Market

It’s the inventor’s dilemma – make the product themselves, or sell the idea?

There’s no easy right-or-wrong solution, and both methods can make innovators cash. But it’s a decision best made early in the game, and requires an assessment of … Continue Reading

Biz503 Podcast Preview: How to Bootstrap Your Startup

To bootstrap or to fundraise? That’s one of the many forks in the road entrepreneurs have to decide between.

Although seed capital is abundant these days, there are incentives to launch a business on your own dime. Bootstrappers have more … Continue Reading

Biz503 Podcast Preview: How to Attract the Right Team

It’s one thing to convince people that your startup has potential – it’s a whole other thing to convince people that your potential startup should be their next place of employment.

This is a challenge that plagues business big and … Continue Reading

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Santiam on Sounds of PDX

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On this episode of the show, we had Chris Spicer and Jen Deale of Santiam stop by the station to talk about the bands latest single, songwriting process, and the sonic expansion of their new sound. Having recently released the … Continue Reading

Biz503 Podcast Preview: The Basics of Beta Testing

You may have grand visions of breezily launching a business from concept to product, with not a hitch in between…but let’s be practical. Few startups make it up the success ladder without planning, testing, and revising.

And that mean beta … Continue Reading

Biz503 Podcast Preview: The Nuts & Bolts of Prototyping

A picture may paint a thousand words, but a prototype can save you a thousand dollars.

There’s nothing like a physical mock-up of a product to give an entrepreneur a clear vision of the flaws and strengths of their innovation. … Continue Reading

Biz503 Podcast Preview: Patents, Copyrights & Trademarks

Patents and copyrights and trademarks, oh my!

That’s what a novice entrepreneur might think when facing down these aspects of intellectual property law, right?

And to be fair, these are not elements of running a business that come intuitively to … Continue Reading

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Ashley Xtina on Sounds of PDX

This show is all about whats new in the Portland music scene so we were extremely excited to have Ashley Xtina on this episode to debut her new single “Gone“. This evening’s PDX Spotlight playlist was full of … Continue Reading

Biz503 Podcast Preview: From Idea to Business Plan

We all have a million ideas, but only a few entrepreneurs successfully turn ideas into millions.

What’s the trick?

Here’s a hint – it takes a lot of work. Assuming that you’ve gone through the steps of validating your business … Continue Reading

Free Geek: Turning the Needy into Nerds

There’s a nonprofit in S.E. Portland that’s turning the needy into nerds.

Meet Free Geek, an organization dedicated to recycling and repurposing old electronics while running technology education classes on the side. Their goal is twofold, but simple: Help mend … Continue Reading

Biz503 Podcast Preview: Can My Idea Make Money?

You have a lightbulb moment – while stuck in traffic, in the shower, or at 3 a.m. Maybe it’s an idea, a product, a solution, a fantastic business plan…and it starts to grow on you.

The natural question to ask … Continue Reading