small business

Jefferson Exchange | June 17, 2014 | 9:00
10:10 am
Tue June 17, 2014

A Hand Up From Business Coaching And Consulting

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Gary Einhorn explains some of the key elements in small business success.

So you have an idea for a business, and you take the first steps to get it started. 

Where to turn for advice and assistance? 

A number of economic development organizations offer mentoring programs to provide "training wheels" to startups. 

That's the business Gary Einhorn of Ashland is in. 

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Jefferson Exchange | April 16, 2014 | 8:30
11:34 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Touched By An Angel To Start A Business

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Steve Vincent gives us the details on the upcoming conference.

So you've got a good idea and a model of a product.  Now what?

It can still be tricky in the best of conditions to secure the start-up money for a new business, even in this age of crowdsourcing. 

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Jefferson Exchange | March 6, 2014 | 8:00
10:10 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Market Research For Small Businesses

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Jack Vitacca of SOU's Small Business Development Center details the workings of the Market Research Institute.

One of the challenges of starting a small business is having information about the potential market for a product or service. 

Market research costs money, sometimes a lot of it.  So the Oregon Small Business Development Center Network just launched a Market Research Institute to perform market research for clients of the OSBDCN's centers. 

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Jefferson Exchange | October 16, 2013
10:46 am
Wed October 16, 2013

I Heard It Through The (Jefferson) Grapevine: Mentoring Entrepreneurs

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Alex Pawlowski and John Lamy explain how Jefferson Grapevine works.

Quick, what's the first thing any business needs to get started?

Money is bound to be the number one answer, but supporters and mentors would not be far behind. 

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Jefferson Exchange | September 16, 2013
2:19 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Fire/Smoke Relief For Small Businesses

The Jenny Fire, part of the Big Windy Complex, and the Rogue River.
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SBA's Kevin Wynne explains who is eligible for disaster loans after the summer fires and smoke.

The summer fires in Josephine and Douglas counties damaged few structures.

But they put a huge dent in the tourism business, especially during the time the Rogue River was closed to rafting. 

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Jefferson Exchange | September 6, 2013
11:13 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Small Business Help Hits The Road

Banner for the Governor's Marketplace Roadshow.
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Cheryl Myers, Director of the Governor's office of Economic & Business Equity in Oregon, explains how small business owners can use the "Governor's Marketplace Roadshow."

Political leaders often talk about making life easier for small business owners.  Oregon's governor sends people who can help on the road.  The "Governor's Marketplace Roadshow" visits Grants Pass, Klamath Falls and Eugene in the weeks ahead, putting state and federal agency representatives face-to-face with business owners.  You'll hear who attends and what kinds of help they can expect.

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