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
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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Looking for compelling new music to tickle your earbuds?
Portland’s bliss pop Souvenir Driver may be just the ticket.
Their moody, melodic sound – a great blend of shoe gaze, pop and rock – is easy to get hooked on.… Continue Reading
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
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
Here at Portland Radio Project (PRP), we aim to be your friendly local station, keeping you up to date on events in our city. Our show hosts are passionate professionals who love not only music but our entire community. Our … Continue Reading
When Portland-based band Ezra Bell takes the stage, the floor fills up with folks eager to dance. And this was definitely true during the intimate Doug Fir Lounge show on March 16.
Lead singer Ben Wuamett set a playful tone … Continue Reading
Cybercast Oregon is supported by Mount Hood Community College Small Business Development Center, where they work every day to open opportunities for the entrepreneurs, innovators, and inventors. You can get started on your quest to business success HERE.
You … Continue Reading
Here there be giants – industry giants. Nike. Adidas. Columbia Sportswear. And newcomer Under Armour.
Oregon has been an unexpected magnet for athletic apparel companies since Nike moved its world headquarters to Beaverton in 1990. In the decades following, the … Continue Reading