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 control over their business; they’re forced to be innovative and scrappy, and they attract team members who are in sync with their vision.

But no one says bootstrapping is easy. It requires entrepreneurs to shoulder high opportunity costs, personally and financially. Not to mention that without a fast injection of venture capital funds, building a business might take a lot longer.

Want to learn how to get a business off the ground with a little cash and a lot of moxie? You’ve come to the right place:

Join us Friday, May 26th, 1-2 p.m. for Biz503: How to Bootstrap Your Startup. Listen live at 99.1 FM in the heart of Portland – or online anywhere at

Our current Biz503 series is about taking your idea from a concept to profitability, and all the steps along the entrepreneurial way. This week we’re looking how to get your startup rolling on a shoestring budget.


Rebecca Webb, founder, Portland Radio Project

Kedma Ough, Director, Mount Hood Community College (SBDC) 


Dave Barcos, founder, The Bridge Incubator 

Marie Daniels, founder, Me Out Loud

Jared Goodman, founder, Morgan St. Theater

This week on Biz503 Immix Law Group, trusted legal advisors to startups and small business, will give away a free hour of legal work on an issue or challenge you’re facing in your business. (Terms and conditions of an engagement letter will apply.) Listen to the live show for a chance to text-to-win!