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Sep 17, 2009
SECP September | Creating Multiple Income Streams
Oregon Stamp Society

One of the most popular modules of our new Self-Employed Academy ( is the one that talks about creating multiple streams of income. This module not only shows how to do that but we also talk about the different 'quadrants' of income you need to develop in order to stabilize you income.

Stabilize your income | What does that mean? What do you do when clients don't want to buy 'services'? It happens. The market tends to be cyclical. When it's down (like now) clients hold onto their money. They want to try to do it themselves. Where does that leave you if you're a service provider?

We're going to show you! There are experts right here in our own community that are doing fine earning a living by creating multiple income streams. SECP has pulled together a stellar panel who will share with you what they're doing to make it work. They'll give you some real examples of what they're doing and then they'll answer your questions.

Visit our site to check out our panel:

Oct 15, 2009
Affiliate Marketing for Creative Professionals & Service Providers
Oregon Stamp Society

Have you considered using affiliate programs to market your products or services?

Have you considered joining affiliate programs and promoting products you love?

Would you like to learn some basics and hear from others interested in the same thing?

We all have products we love, whether or not we are the creators. Affiliate marketing is a great tool, especially for small business owners. Whether you are promoting your own product, or someone else’s, affiliate marketing can develop into a great additional revenue stream.

In this presentation and facilitated discussion, you’ll learn:

* What an affiliate program is
* How to earn commissions on products you already love and promote
* Resources to get you started
* Feedback and insight from those already doing it!

This workshop is best for: Small business owners and service providers learning about and beginning to use or start affiliate programs.

Brandie Kajino - known as "The Home Office Organizer" - is a Professional organizer, author, speaker, blogger, small business technology and marketing enthusiast. Her specialty is empowering micro-businesses and home office professionals with information, technology, productivity tools and customized organizing solutions.

Some of Brandie's media credits include Portland Family Magazine,'s "Blogwatch",, and her internet radio show & podcast "The O-Myth". Her resource-packed website, (The Home Office Organizer DOT com) offers resources, teleclasses, products, a service menu and a blog. Brandie is also an active participant in social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Apr 22, 2010
Writing for an Invisible Audience | Susan Rich of RichWriting
IASECP Webinar

Are you writing for the internet? Whether you are writing website copy or blog postings, your goal is to resonate with an invisible audience.

Write it Rich! Real-World Writing Tips for Reluctant Writers is a fast-paced workshop covers:

* How to organize your thoughts and pick a key message
* Ingredients for memorable online content (both written and video)
* Tips and tricks to capture your target market’s attention *Q & A – strongly encouraged!

Susan Rich has earned a degree in journalism…which led to a career writing for newspapers and magazines. Along the way she joined several major companies, including Boeing and Tektronix. She learned how airplanes fly (and why they crash), and what goes on inside a logic analyzer (it isn’t logical if you’re not an engineer). To that end, Susan managed PR and marketing campaigns, developed materials for product launches, and fought the good fight with Excel. She lost — which only goes to show that she writse better than she can build a spreadsheet. After two decades in the corporate sector, Susan left in 2004 to start her own business… Welcome Susan!

You can learn more about Susan, her services, classes and events, and her company RichWriting here:

May 20, 2010
5 Important strategies for self publishing your nonfiction book as a business building tool
IASECP Webinar

Kaya Singer | Awakening Business Solutions

These days many people want to write “Their book!” It feels like getting something in print is one way to help build your business. This is true, however, how you write it, what you write about, who you write it to, what you want to accomplish and how you publish it makes a big difference in terms of meeting your goals.

Kaya Singer ( is the author of the newly published book, “Clear Your Focus, Grow Your Business: 7 Simple Steps to Empower Your Business and Bring Your Money and Freedom.” She helps successful small and solo business owners get clarity on what they need to do to overcome obstacles and take their business to the next level through her coaching programs, tools and seminars.

Kaya has also recently launched a new online community for solo business owners who want real community. Awake Business TeaHouse. You are invited to come and have a peek.

May 27, 2010
Free half-day seminar on DB2 for z/OS by Sheryl Larsen, IBM Gold Consultant
Lloyd 700 Building

Sheryl Larsen is one of the most sought-after DB2 consultants in the world, and IBM is sponsoring her to present a free half-day seminar about DB2 10 (the newest version of DB2 z/OS recent) and valuable advice from dozens of real-world SQL performance tuning engagements.

Jun 1, 2010
Multiple Income Streams for Self-Employed Professionals
through Online

Is your website ready for Multiple Income Streams? Join us June 1 – 3 for a 6-hour summit focused on getting your website Income Stream Ready.

Learn to:

* Set up & using Google Analytics;
* Build a killer list & generate leads
* Set up your eJunkie Shopping cart
* Use Social Media tactics to create buzz
* Create & your information product &
  turn your business into a cash machine
* Craft can’t-miss sales pages

For class schedule, speaker info, early bird discount info and to register, visit:

Aug 17, 2010
Developing Information Products: Create, Launch, Sell & Revise!
through Hood River Hotel

A fun getaway PLUS a powerful workshop on the step-by-step process to create and marketing high-end information products to bulk up your income streams. Perfect for solo pros especially those in the communications and creative service industries, consultants and coaches, or other service-based professionals.

Mar 27, 2012
Proprietor to Employer; What's the Process?
Red Lion Hotel Portland - Convention Center

Agenda: 6:00--7:00 Networking and no-host dinner 7:00--7:30 Introductions and announcements 7:30--8:30 Main Presentation (followed by Q&A):

RSVP to Proprietor to Employer; What's the Process?

The presentation will cover:

Mind Mapping
The Business Plan
Wheel of Employment
Dangers of Going it Alone
Core vs. Non-Core Functions
Risk Management Myth or Reality?
Distraction to Profit
Reaching the Next Level
Tools & Resources

Presented by Troy Neimann: Portland Representative for HR Support

Experience: As an advisor in tactical human resource strategies for over seventeen years. He is a licensed insurance broker, professional in human resource management and retirement plan fiduciary analyst.


Oct 7, 2017
Consultants Workshop
Tektronix Conference Center ( Building 38 )

This presentations at this IEEE sponsored workshop will hone your business and networking skills, to help you succeed at technical and engineering consulting. Experienced consultants and entrepreneurs will explain the proven strategies that enabled them to succeed. Members of the IEEE-USA Alliance of IEEE Consultants' Networks Coordinating Committee (AICNCC) will be attending to answer your questions.

The workshop will be in Tektronix Building 38 from 8 am to 5 pm. A nominal registration fee between $20 and $45 depending upon IEEE membership. Registration at is required. It includes a continental breakfast and box lunch of your choice. Be sure to make your selection when registering.


8:00am - 8:45pm ---- Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45am - Welcome – By the Oregon Network Chair and the AICNCC Chair

9:00am – 9:50pm How to Stimulate and Hone your Networking Skills by Bob Krause P.E., IEEE-USA Alliance of IEEE Consultants' Networks Coordinating Committee (AICNCC)

The purpose of this workshop is to stimulate and hone networking skills. The session will cover the importance of networking, understanding the fundamentals of networking (who, basic process), strategies for networking (how to get what you want, Dos & Don’ts) and the ethics of networking. The session will include three exercises and audience participation will be required. Also, you will need to have business cards to participate in the final exercise.

10:00am – 10:50am How to Find Clients Using Networking & the Internet by Gary Blank P.E., IEEE-USA Past President

Dr. Blank is an experienced consultant. He will reveal all his secrets on how to find clients through networking and the Internet.

11:00am -11:50am Managing Risk for the Engineering Consultant, by Steve Wetterling, MSEE

Every business involves risks that should be identified and mitigated where possible. Mr. Steve Wetterling, an experienced engineer and project manager, will discuss Professional Risk, Business Risk, Client Risk, Legal Risk, Tax Risk, Core Risk, and Using Insurance to manage Risk.

Steve Wetterling owns and operates Servenger LLC, which provides customer solutions for product design, electronic design, project management for new production development, product introduction into manufacturing, solving problems with existing products and production and assisting with the resolution of organizational issues.

Prior to founding Servenger, LLC, Mr .Wetterling was with Tektronix as an engineer, manager and director, then with NEC America, NatSteel Electronics, and two start-ups. He has written three books on electronic design, holds two patents and three university degrees in engineering and business (from Stanford University and the University of Portland). He has recently added a Project Management credential to his toolset.

12:00pm – 1:00pm - Lunch (Make your sandwich selection when you Register.)

1:00pm – 1:50pm Creating the Business that's Right for You

This interactive session discusses the key life and business factors that a consultant needs to consider when starting their practice. Attendees will answer key questions which will help guide them into creating a business that fits the lifestyle they want, doing the activities that they want to do. Attendees will walk away with short and long term plans and action items to get their businesses started and going in the right direction. Jacob Beningo is an Independent Consultant and member of the IEEE-USA Alliance of IEEE Consultants' Networks Coordinating Committee (AICNCC).

2:00pm – 2:50pm How to Convert Your Ideas from Concept to Profit, by Dr. Chris Jacobs, PhD.

Dr. Chris Jacobs, a successful inventor, entrepreneur, and student of human nature, has owned and operated Jacobs Research & Development for many years, making money by producing or licensing his inventions. More recently he has become CEO and Chief Research Engineer at Genteel LLC, where he invented the first truly painless lancet for diabetics, the Genteel. Learn more at

3:00pm – 3:50pm Start-up Tactics by William R. Kassebaum P.E., Consultants' Networks Coordinating Committee (AICNCC)

This consultant turned entrepreneur will share his experience of going through this process. He will address: How to build a start-up company, Financing, Raising Money, Book Keeping and Valuation He will also cover issues like hiring/recruiting, dealing with employees, dealing with board members, business development, sales and marketing and What not to do!

4:00pm - 5:00pm - Question and Answer Session (All presenters available)

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There is a small fee, depending upon the registrant's IEEE membership status. The fees are: IEEE Members = $35, IEEE Student Members = $20, IEEE Life Members = $20, Non-IEEE Attendees = $45. The fee for this workshop includes a light, continental breakfast and a box lunch of your choice. Be sure to make your selection when registering. A vegetarian option is available.