Achieve your vision for a successful business in Portland by tapping into the power of partnerships and smart fundamentals. Featuring keynote speakers Mayor Charlie Hales and Mr. Michael Bush, serial entrepreneur and president and founder of The 8 Factors.
Opening Speakers include:
- Charlie Hales, Mayor, City of Portland
- Patrick Quinton, Executive Director, PDC
- And more!
- Introduction: Nancy Hales, First Stop Portland
- Michael C. Bush,
President and Founder of The 8 Factors
The day will also include breakout sessions with local experts, and in-person access to resources for small businesses and community organizations:
- Business Best Practices:
Understanding your financials, cash flow management and practical business planning.
- The Value of Business District Associations:
Learn from some of the city’s best organized associations to promote your local assets and advantages.
- Getting Ahead of the Game:
Learn to make the smart choices about where to put your energy and investment.
- Know Your Neighborhood:
Find out how to spot trends, adapt your business plan and make the most of shifting demographics and market dynamics.
On the Spot Connections:
Our Resource Room offers face time with representatives of financial, business, workforce development and community resource organizations.